This update goes out a tad early in order to remind you of comedian/activist Lee Camp’s debut performance in Iowa tonight (Sunday, January 13) at 7:00 pm at House of Bricks, 525 E Grand in Des Moines. It’s a benefit for my legal defense against former-Congressman Leonard Boswell’s lawsuit. I hope to see you there!
This just in: I appeared in court on Friday and, regretfully, it appears the lawsuit will continue. Personally, I don’t know why Boswell and his attorneys don’t just drop it.
So, the comedy show is not only going to be a heckuva fun time but an important element in this ongoing legal saga in which I find myself. Lee is joined by Andy Fleming of Brother Trucker and local comedians Dan Umthun, Colin Ryan and Scott VerMulm. Tickets are $10 at the door or online at tikly.co. (And I hear from a friend that purchasing in advance online is a piece of cake.)
This week on the Fallon Forum, we’ll dwell on solutions to the problem of mass killings and gun violence. But we’ll also have plenty more to talk about beyond what’s listed below. Receive updates on that by “liking” my Facebook Page.
Monday, Adam Mason with Iowa CCI announces Tuesday’s rally and lobby day at 9:00 am at the Statehouse. Phil Roeder of the Des Moines School District dialogues with Ed about education.
Tuesday, we talk gun violence, and whether the answer lies in gun control, mental health counseling, limiting media violence or all of the above. Lars Pearson, Kim Houlding and others join Ed for this conversation.
Wednesday, Mary Lahay discusses the puppy mill problem and possible legislative solutions.
Thursday, Dr. Karin Huffer references her thirty years as a marriage and family therapist to analyze why someone would commit a mass killing. State Rep Dan Kelley joins us in the studio for a look at the Iowa Legislature.
Friday, Ben Stone with the ACLU and Jeffrey Weiss with Catholic Peace Ministry talk about drones and the Obama administration’s secrecy surrounding the issue. And Ray Lakers joins us to talk about recent efforts to legalize marijuana.
So, every Monday through Friday, live from Des Moines – the Cultural and Culinary Cross-roads of the Continent – join the conversation online from 12:00-1:00 pm on the Fallon Forum website. Call in at 244-0077 or toll free (855) 244-0077 and add your voice to the dialogue. And tune-in to Bradshaw, Monday-Friday from 1:30-2:30, also on the Fallon Forum website. If you miss a show, video and audio-only podcasts are available later in the day. Thanks!