Tuesday, February 7, 2023

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Bill to expand tax credits draws on children's health data, Alaskans file petition opposing giant grocery merger, and a revised Colorado water plan prioritizes conservation.

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President Biden is set to give the State of the Union address, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy calls the national debt limit the United States' greatest threat, and Kamala Harris announces new pledges to offer more economic stability in Central America.

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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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Falling Lake Powell Water Levels Put Wyoming Hydro Power at Risk

Part of the deal Wyoming struck for sending its water down the Colorado River was that state residents would be able to tap electricity generated at G…

Revised Colorado Water Plan Prioritizes Conservation

A coalition of conservation groups is giving Colorado's revised state water plan a thumbs-up for its increased focus on protecting Colorado's rivers…


AARP Wyoming Seeking Projects to Help Improve Communities

AARP Wyoming is putting out the call for creative projects to help improve communities, whether by creating new public transportation and housing …

Colorado Farmers Headed to Washington in Advance of Farm Bill

Farmers and ranchers from Colorado and across the U.S. are headed to Washington, D.C., this week in hopes of transforming the 2023 Farm Bill…


Report: Women’s Rights a Canary in Coal Mine for Democracy

By Jennifer Weiss-Wolf for Ms. Magazine.Broadcast version by Eric Galatas for Colorado News Connection reporting for the Ms. Magazine-Public News …

Public Health Benefits of Limiting Oil, Gas Methane Pollution

The public has until February 13th to weigh in on new rules proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency to reduce methane pollution at oil and gas…


Lawmakers Consider Expanding Health Coverage for 19,000 Workers

A bill that would expand Medicaid coverage for some 19,000 Wyoming workers who earn too much to qualify for standard Medicaid, but can't afford …

Consultas de telesalud post-pandemia siguen siendo altas en salud mental

El uso de la telesalud ha disminuido desde su punto más álgido durante la emergencia de salud pública por COVID-19, pero un nuevo …


Post-Pandemic Telehealth Visits Remain High for Mental Health

The use of telehealth has dropped since its peak during the height of the COVID-19 public health emergency, but more Coloradans continue to opt for …

Wyoming Legislature Tackles Election Integrity

Election integrity has emerged as a top concern for Wyoming lawmakers gathered in Cheyenne, but it remains unclear what priorities will emerge from …


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