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High gas prices are not slowing down Memorial Day travel, early voting starts tomorrow in Nevada, and Oregon activists seek accountability for dioxin contamination in low-income Eugene.

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Education Secretary Cardona calls for action after the Texas massacre, Republicans block a domestic terrorism vote, and Secretary of State Blinken calls China the greatest challenger to U.S. and its allies.

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High-speed internet is being used to entice remote workers to rural communities, Georgia is offering Black women participation in a guaranteed income initiative, and under-resourced students in Montana get a boost toward graduation.

Eric Galatas

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Galatas joined Public News Service in 2014 after 15 years leading Free Speech TV's (FSTV) programming and production efforts. He has produced over 100 hours of live broadcasts, including the first telecasts of Democracy Now! with Amy Goodman, and was an early organizer of the first Independent Media Center launched in Seattle during the infamous World Trade Organization ministerial meetings. In his spare time, Galatas writes and produces narrative work, including Fluffy, an award-winning short film, and Drunk by Noon, honored by Denver’s Westword as the “Best Drinking Film of 2006," and the web series Mile High Chronicles.


Languages Spoken: English

Topic Expertise: Climate, Environment, Media

Local Expertise: Colorado, Nebraska, Wyoming, Denver metro area

Location: Denver, CO

Demographic Expertise: People across racial, gender and ethnic lines experiencing homelessness, impacted by climate injustice, or experiencing food or housing insecurity. Children, women, seniors, and low-income families in Colorado, Nebraska and Wyoming.

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Latest Work

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