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Think & Drink on fossil fuel dependency and green jobs

Think & Drink on fossil fuel dependency and green jobs: A happy-hour conversation series sponsored by Oregon Humanities. Thursday, July 8, 2010, at 6:00 p.m. rontoms, 600 E. Burnside, Portland. Free and open to the public. Guests must be twenty-one and over.

The summer 2010 Think & Drink happy-hour conversation brings together environmental historian Thomas Andrews, investigative journalist Rebecca Clarren, and OPB radio host Emily Harris, who will moderate the discussion about fossil fuel dependency and the future of energy on Thursday, July 8, 2010, at 6:00 at rontoms, 600 E. Burnside, Portland. The happy-hour series, which sparks provocative conversations about big ideas, is sponsored by Oregon Humanities (formerly Oregon Council for the Humanities).

Thomas Andrews is an award-winning environmental historian whose first book, Killing for Coal: America’s Deadliest Labor War earned him the George Perkins Marsh Prize by the American Society for Environmental History, the Bancroft Prize from Columbia University, and others.

Rebecca Clarren is a Portland-based investigative journalist specializing in energy, environmental health, sustainability, and labor issues. She is a contributing writer to Salon.com, High Country News, Mother Jones, Orion, Fortune, Ms., and Utne Reader.

Emily Harris is the host of OPB's Think Out Loud program. She has served as a national correspondent for NOW with Bill Moyers and as an NPR international correspondent. She reported regularly from Iraq and shared in NPR's 2004 Peabody award for Iraq coverage.

Oregon Humanities connects Oregonians to ideas that transform communities. More information about our programs and publications, which include the Conversation Project: A New Chautauqua, Think & Drink, Humanity in Perspective, Teacher Institutes, Happy Camp, Public Program Grants, Responsive Program Grants, and Oregon Humanities magazine, can be found at oregonhumanities.org. Oregon Humanities is an independent, nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities and a partner of the Oregon Cultural Trust.

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