Wednesday, December 1, 2021


As the U.S. Supreme Court takes up a high-stakes abortion case, it coincides with divisive arguments over voter fraud, mask mandates and more, and at least three are dead in a Michigan school shooting.


Republican lawmakers say government won't shut down; Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell says inflation will last well into next year; and an FDA panel greenlights first pill to treat COVID-19.


South Dakota foster kids find homes with Native families; a conservative group wants oil and gas reform; rural Pennsylvania residents object to planes flying above tree tops; and poetry debuts to celebrate the land.

Eric Galatas


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.


Latest Work

Latinos Win Seat at Voter Redistricting Table

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Suit Filed Over Plan to Poison Thunder Basin Prairie Dogs

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New Online Navigator Aims to Streamline Access to Veteran Health Benefits

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More CO Kids Received Supper During Pandemic School Closures

DENVER - Colorado was able to increase student participation in Afterschool Nutrition Programs in 2020, even during school closures, according to new …

Conservatives Call for Oil and Gas Reforms on Public Lands

CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- The Build Back Better Act making its way through Congress includes reforms for oil and gas production on public lands first …

All Eyes on New Douglas County School Board Over Masks

DENVER -- Students with disabilities in Douglas County won some time after a federal judge ruled last week a new county health department order making…

Resources for Foster Youths During Holidays

OMAHA, Neb. -- Some 24,000 teenagers in foster care across the nation officially become adults each year; in Nebraska it happens on their 19th …

Children's Advocates Urge Congress to Pass Build Back Better Act

DENVER - This week the U.S. House is expected to finally put the Build Back Better Act up for a vote, and children's advocates in Colorado are …

Congress Urged to Make Free School Meal Program Permanent

GOTHENBURG, Neb. -- During the COVID health emergency, the federal government made school meals available for free to all students, regardless of …

November Spotlights Benefits of Hospice and Palliative Care

TABERNASH, Colo. -- November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month, and advocates hope all Coloradans will consider these under-utilized …

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