Join award-winning journalist Anna Day, Afghanistan Member of Parliament Mariam Solaimankhai, and Fmr. State Representative and President of Code Blue – Water Security Conflicts and Solutions on the climate crisis and water security at 3:07 Eastern today, April 24th. April 22 April 23 April 24 Opening Ceremony (Thomas Lopez Jr.) Musical Performance by Jack Johnson 9:30 Yoga with Nicole Cardoza We Are Greater Chaco (Mario Atencio, Daniel Tso, Kendra Pinto, Samuel Sage,… Read More

Joe Michaels, Iheart Radio, Feb. 14, 2020 — Hundreds of the state’s elected officials are calling on California Governor Gavin Newsom to phase out fossil fuel production. More than three hundred officials have signed a letter urging the governor to enact a comprehensive climate emergency plan. Mayor Randell Stone of Chico: We have to start pertaining energy from sources that are renewable sources. What we’re asking that the governor to do is… Read More

Kyle Rempfer December 26, 2019 Saber Guardian 19 is an exercise co-led by the Romanian Joint Force Command and U.S. Army Europe, was designed to improve the integration of multinational combat forces. (Lt. Alex Cornell du Houx/Navy) The Army is gearing up for some new exercises. The biggest one on the docket is Defender 2020. Secretary of the Army Ryan D. McCarthy said that it will be similar in size and scope… Read More

Nina Lakhani in New York The Guardian Wed 25 Dec 2019 02.20 EST Last modified on Wed 25 Dec 2019 02.22 EST — Amid mounting frustration with political leaders, a number of community activists are running for office on climate and environmental justice platforms in local and state elections. he climate crisis is hurting communities across the United States. Hurricanes, heatwaves and torrential downpours are on the rise, and have already exacerbated… Read More

Kim Hjelmgaard USA TODAY ABOARD A U.S. NAVY SHIP IN THE PERSIAN GULF — It’s a time for ritual, renewing family bonds, reminiscing and eating too many sweet potatoes. But if you’re one of nearly 340,000 active duty U.S. Navy personnel deployed on 81 ships and submarines around the world this Thanksgiving, it’s about this: sailors looking after sailors. “We’re a warship, 24-7, but every Thanksgiving I’ve had at sea is special,”… Read More

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon is requesting $4.5 billion in funds for the European Deterrence Initiative, the second straight year that the department has cut its request for the program. The EDI is a special part of the department’s Overseas Contingency Operations funding, focused on reassuring allies in Europe and deterring Russian aggression on the continent. The Pentagon requested $4.8 billion for EDI in FY18, a request which grew to $6.5 billion in… Read More

File photo of a U.S. Navy cable-controlled undersea recovery vehicle (CURV-21). (U.S. Navy/Lt. Alex Cornell du Houx) PACIFIC OCEAN – A U.S. Navy salvage team aboard a contracted vessel completed its mission supporting search and recovery operations with the Japan Self-Defense Forces (JSDF) after locating debris from the downed Japan Air Self-Defense Force F-35A off the coast of Japan, May 8. Working closely with JSDF forces, the salvage team deployed a U.S…. Read More

CounterPoint, A weekly public affairs radio program — Interview with Alex Cornell du Houx, president of Elected Officials to Protect America and former Maine state legislator and Vice Mayor of Culver City, California, Meghan Sahli-Wells, who serves as co-chair of Elected Officials to Protect California and is also on the steering committee of Elected Officials to Protect America, conducted by Scott Harris Alex Cornell du Houx and Meghan Sahli-Wells will discuss their… Read More

Check out my interview with Canadian Public Radio if you want to practice your French speaking skills 🙂

Tara Copp and Kyle Rempfer The top commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan said Thursday they would respect a week-long ceasefire with the Taliban in honor of Eid. The holiday marks the end of Ramadan fasting and a ceasefire was called for by Afghanistan’s president Ashraf Ghani. “We will adhere to the wishes of Afghanistan for the country to enjoy a peaceful end to the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, and support… Read More