Thursday, May 09, 2013
Inspire Speakers Series
Join Phipps and Green Building Alliance (GBA) on the second Thursday of each month to hear from local and national sustainability experts as a participant in the Inspire Speakers Series. The special guest for the May 9 talk, entitled Defying Boundaries: Integrating Sustainability Practices, is David Orr (author, healthy building pioneer, environmental education expert and distinguished professor at Oberlin College). Refreshments will be provided and registrants are invited to tour Phipps one hour before the start of the talk. Register online at www.go-gba.org/inspirespeakersseries
KQV/Trib Total Media Listener Poll Should Pennsylvania consider waiving the new $700 surcharge for license renewals to independent taverns and restaurants to help defray costs passed by the liquor reform law? <More Info>
In June the liquor modernization law was passed and heralded as the most sweeping reforms for the state's liquor system since Prohibition. However the reforms are being assailed by independent bars and restaurants as pro-big business at the expense of small retail licensees. Tavern owners will now pay a surcharge of $700 for their license renewal while facing increased competition from grocery stores, gas stations along with on-premise sales by breweries and distillers.
How concerned are you about the foreign donations made to the Clinton Foundation while Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State?