I am a public health research scientist (pathobiologist) and long-time political activist. I would like to serve on the LSB of KPFK because this listener-supported station is the beacon of progressive hope in the Los Angeles area, and a significant part of the nationwide Pacifica Network. I would be honored to work with the Board on the primary tasks of preserving this precious local resource while simultaneously promoting non-violence, and social, economic and environmental justice everywhere.
My skills include working in committees to reach consensus, and scientific evaluation and editing regarding public health issues, particularly environmental health and toxicology. Professionally, I have worked nationwide [mostly with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the New York State Dept. of Health], and in South Asia, the Middle East, the Caribbean, and Western Europe [with the Johns Hopkins University International Center for Medical Research, World Health Organization (WHO), and others].
My involvement with progressive political organizations includes: ACLU; American Friends Service Committee (AFSC); Americans for Democratic Action/SoCal (Board Member); Amnesty International; Common Cause; Conscientious Consumers Bulletin (Co-editor); Greenpeace; Money Out/Voters In (MOVI); Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC); Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR); The Poor People’s Campaign; Student Mobilization Committee to End War in S.E. Asia; Topanga Peace Alliance; Union of Concerned Scientists; and War Resisters League (WRL). I have volunteered for several years with a Beverly Hills “soup kitchen” to provide nutrition, as well as friendship and a safe, secure meeting place for our “neighbors in need”.
SOME OF MY PETITION NOMINATORS
Sharon Brown, Calabasas
Ralph H. Erikson, Malibu
David Kelly, Laguna Beach
Dorothy Reik, Topanga
Myla Reson, Santa Monica
Chris Loken — Actor / Author / Screenwriter / Playwright (including: “Fighting For Freedom” (re. Immigration Rights & Social Justice)
Ian Ruskin — Actor/Writer/Producer (including: “To Begin the World Over Again: The Life of Thomas Paine” — America’s truly radical Founding Father; and “Wharf Rats to Lords of the Docks: The Life and Times of Harry Bridges — Union Activism & Social Justice)
Harvey Wasserman — Anti-Nuclear Activist