This weekend, I received an astounding news tip relevant to the proposed Bakken crude oil pipeline. It was shared with me in confidence, but I can tell you that it literally made my jaw drop!
This breaking story has the potential to completely change the conversation about the pipeline. I’m sorry I can’t tell you more (if a source requests confidentiality, I respect that), but I’ll be able to share full details with you later this morning (Monday, May 11th) on my talk show at 11:00 a.m. on KDLF 1260 AM in Des Moines and online. The actual person breaking the news will join me in the studio. Please tune-in if you are able.
Other topics on today’s Fallon Forum:
(1) Taylor Brorby talks about the fracking/pipeline link.
(2) We discuss the latest problems confronting a foreign-owned fertilizer plant that received over half-a-billion dollars in public money to employ a mere 240 people.
(3) We look at the federal court of appeals ruling last week regarding cell phone spying – a ruling that might encourage Congress to revisit the so-called Patriot Act.
(4) For something a little different, we talk with Dr. Kevin Moore about the growing enthusiasm for investing in gold.
(5) In this week’s edition of Caucus Buzz, we consider the suggestion that some are offering: Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina is the perfect opponent for Hillary Clinton, who appears to be the Democratic establishment’s candidate of choice.
Listen to the Fallon Forum live Mondays from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon on KDLF 1260 AM (Des Moines) and online. Podcasts available after the show. Your input is welcome; simply call-in at (515) 528-8122. The program re-broadcasts Wednesdays on KHOI 89.1 FM (Ames) at 4:00 p.m. and on KPVL 89.1 FM (Postville) at 7:00 p.m.
May 18 – Bill McKibben at Grinnell College (Grinnell)
Bill McKibben will speak during the commencement ceremony at 10:00 a.m. at the amphitheater on central campus. (In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held in the Charles Benson Bear ’39 Recreation and Athletic Center, 1201 10th Ave.) Free admission. The event also will be live streamed on Grinnell’s website.
May 20 – “Walking the Line: Memoirs on Oil, Land & People” (Hiawatha)
Sharing his experience on the Great March for Climate Action and his 400-mile walk across Iowa along the path of the proposed Bakken Oil Pipeline, Ed Fallon discusses eminent domain and the urgency of tackling the climate crisis. It’s at Prairiewoods Franciscan Spirituality Center, 120 E Boyson Rd from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Contact Emelia Sautter at email@example.com.