Return of the Musk Ox
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Bonczek will be discussing VISION: THE PORTSFUTURE PROJECT.
Rich has worked for the Department of Energy’s Portsmouth/Paducah Project Office located in Lexington, Kentucky since 2006. However, his involvement with the Portsmouth and Paducah sites, where uranium enrichment occurred or is occurring through gaseous diffusion, respectively, goes back to the beginning of the environmental restoration activities at the sites in 1991. At that time, he began work as a Risk Assessment Team Leader for Martin Marietta (DOE’s Prime Contractor for operations and maintenance for the two sites at that time). Currently, for the Department, he serves as a senior technical advisor for the environmental management program and is heavily involved in strategic planning of the cleanup activities. He manages risk assessment activities at both sites and is a senior reviewer of project documents. Additionally, he is the Portsmouth/Paducah Project Office representative to the Department’s Environmental Management Low-Level Waste Disposal Facility Review Group (LFRG) and liaison to the Department’s Environmental Management Office of Groundwater and Soil Remediation. Finally, he is the Contract Officer Representative for grants with Ohio University and the University of Kentucky.
Rich has performed or managed risk assessments for over 100 areas located at multiple sites in Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, New York, and South Carolina. He is also the author or co-author of over 40 technical papers on risk assessment and risk management. He has taught courses in risk and health assessment for state and federal employees, including courses for graduate credit in human health risk assessment at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Rich has BS, MS, and PhD degrees in Animal Science (emphasis on genetics and animal breeding with minors in applied statistics and animal physiology) from Purdue University and the University of Minnesota. Post-doctoral research was completed with the Agricultural Research Service of the Department of Agriculture in the late 1980’s.
Dobbs will be discussing REBELS WITH A CAUSE.
Nancy Dobbs, President and CEO of KRCB Television and Radio, graduated from Sonoma State University with a degree in political science. Since that time she has been actively involved with public service in the areas of health care policy and telecommunications. She has been instrumental in putting six channels on the air over the past 35 years. Through her leadership efforts, KRCB brought public television (PBS) to residents of the North Bay and the greater Bay Area, followed by public radio (NPR) when KRCB launched Sonoma County’s first English language public radio station in September of 1994. Nancy served as the Finance Committee Chair for the Board of Trustees of Community Hospital (now Sutter Medical Center) and she was staff to the Assembly Health Committee and the Joint Legislative Audit Committee. She is currently the Chair of the Board of Directors of Palm Drive Hospital.
Kucinich will be discussing HOT WATER.
Dennis John Kucinich was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives for Ohio's 10th district from 1997-2013.
He was born on October 8, 1946 in Cleveland, Ohio. He is eldest of seven children by parents Frank and Virginia Kucinich.
Kucinich first ventured into politics while still a student at Cleveland State University, winning a seat on the Cleveland city council in 1969. In 1973, Kucinich received a master's degree in communications from Ohio's Case Western Reserve University.
In 1977, Kucinich became the youngest mayor in Cleveland, Ohio history. In addition to being Mayor of Cleveland, Dennis Kucinich has served as a Council Member for the City of Cleveland (1970-75, 1981-82), as the Clerk of Courts for the Cleveland Municipal Court (1976-77) and as an Ohio State Senator (1994-96).
In 1996, Kucinich was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. As a congressman, Kucinich has been a progressive proponent of environmental initiatives, sustainability practices, human rights issues and the social and economic interests of his Ohio constituents, including the troubled steel industry. In 2001-2003 Kucinich was Chairman, and later Co-Chairman (2004), of the Congressional Progressive Caucus.
Dennis Kucinich is known for his idealism, activism and indefatigable spirit. In 2003, Kucinich began his campaign for the 2004 Democratic presidential nomination with a platform largely dominated by human rights and environmental initiatives. In his campaign for the 2008 presidential nomination, he called for universal healthcare and an immediate withdraw from Iraq.
Kucinich was the chairman of the Domestic Policy Subcommittee of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee. He was also a member of the Education and Labor Committee.
Kelley will be discussing GO GANGES!
J.J. Kelley is a distinguished filmmaker and adventurer. A producer at National Geographic Television (NGT), Kelley has been contributing to the production of original content for The National Geographic Channel, NOVA, and PBS. Some of his shows include The President’s Photographer, Darwin’s Darkest Hour, and an upcoming one-hour special investigating the illicit trade in elephant ivory, Battle for the Elephants.
He is also the co-creator of the adventure production company, Dudes on Media. His award winning feature documentaries have aired NBC Universal Sports, PBS, Outside TV and 10 international television networks, in addition to winning over 20 film festival awards including The Spirit of Independence at the 2012 Fort Lauderdale Int’l Film Festival. Paddler Magazine called his Emmy nominated second film, Paddle to Seattle “the best feature film about paddling produced in the past decade.”
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