Progressive Radio Seattle

Hi All!

We had a famous local radio guest at our last Progressive Radio Seattle meeting! Following is the response from a Team member who couldn’t be there that I wanted to share:

“Hi. What interesting developments! I’m glad there are radio professionals who feel that broadcast radio is not doomed to irrelevance. My sense is that talk radio can be a means to build community and should be cultivated.

The problem is return on capital. There may not be enough profit potential to entice investors whose only interest is making more (and more) money, but there could be “social returns” that would stimulate donations and memberships from the community.

This means that there is an opening for alternative institutions based on democratic principles. We just need to frame the possibilities correctly, articulate institutional designs, and organize!” – PH, Seattle

We are still working to host a Reunion Event. If you want to help plan the event, and have not yet been contacted please email Julia:

Thanks all for hanging in there.  We’ll send out another update soon with some additional information.


U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

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04/29/2013 04:13 PM EDT
WESTON, FL, April 26, 2013 /CNW/ – Apotex Corp. announced today that it is conducting, on behalf of the manufacturer Hospira, Inc., a voluntary nationwide recall of 15 lots of Piperacillin and Tazobactam for Injection, USP 40.5 grams, NDC number 60505-0773-00 to the hospital / healthcare provider /user level. The impacted lots of Piperacillin and Tazobactam for Injection, USP 40.5 grams may show precipitation / crystallization in IV bag or IV line after reconstitution.
04/29/2013 03:46 PM EDT
Smart & Final of Los Angeles, Calif. is recalling 2.5 lb. La Romanella Tri-Color Cheese Tortellini because it may contain undeclared wheat, eggs and milk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to wheat, eggs and /or milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
04/29/2013 02:26 PM EDT
Maple View Farm is voluntarily recalling pint containers of Cookies & Cream, Carolina Crunch and Cookie Dough ice cream because the products contain allergens that were not declared on package labels. Some or all of the products contain wheat,soy, almonds and peanuts, which can cause serious allergic reactions in people who have an allergy or sensitivity to these ingredients.
04/27/2013 03:07 PM EDT
Today, ConAgra Foods, Inc., (NYSE: CAG) in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is voluntarily recalling packages of its Orville Redenbacher’s Classic Kettle Korn flavor ready-to-eat popcorn that may contain an undeclared allergen, milk. Certain bags of the Kettle Korn flavored ready-to-eat popcorn may have inadvertently been filled with white cheddar flavored popcorn, which contains an allergen, milk.
04/26/2013 08:22 AM EDT
Hospira, Inc. (NYSE: HSP), announced today that last August it initiated a voluntary nationwide user-level recall of one lot of 0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection, USP, 100 mL, Flexible Container, NDC 0409-7984-23. This action was due to one confirmed customer report where four separate particulate issues were identified in four individual flexible containers.

The True Cost of Climate Change

 By ThinkProgress War Room

Extreme Weather is Extremely Costly

We’re now six months out from Superstorm Sandy, which should serve as a reminder that we’re experiencing more damaging extreme weather events linked to climate change. And with the mounting frequency and severity of these events will come mounting costs.

A new report from our Center for American Progress colleagues finds a rather dramatic level of federal disaster relief spending – an average of $400 per household annually. You should check out the full report, but here’s an infographic that lays out the key facts:

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Capitol Building
Capitol Building (Photo credit: andrewmalone)

The Senate will meet in pro forma sessions only with no business conducted on the following dates at the following times:

–          Friday, April 26th at 11:30am,

–          Tuesday, April 30th at 10:00am, and

–          Thursday, May 3rd at 2:00pm.

Senate Reconvenes
Schedule for Monday, May 6, 2013


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 The next meeting is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on April 30, 2013.