Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation 

Working for peace, social justice and principled nonviolence since 1976

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TV Programs

The Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation’s TV program airs on Monday 1:30 pm, Wednesday 5 pm, Thursday 9 pm and will air twelve times through the month.  You and other people everywhere can watch it on TV or through our website, www.olympiafor.org, soon after it has debuted on TCTV. 

by Glen Anderson, producer and host of this TV series

For more than 29 years the Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation has produced one-hour TV programs on issues related to peace, social justice, economics, the environment, and nonviolence. The Olympia FOR’s program airs on Thurston Community Television (TCTV), channel 22 for Thurston County’s cable TV subscribers. Each program airs every Monday at 1:30 p.m. and every Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. and every Thursday at 9:00 p.m. for a full month. This creates THREE OPPORTUNITIES EVERY WEEK to watch each program

You can also watch the program described below (and about 100 of our previous interview programs and special programs at the Olympia FOR’s website, www.olympiafor.org, after they have debuted on TCTV.  Simply click the TV programs link, scroll down, and click the program you want to watch.  Many of our website’s monthly TV program listings also include a .pdf document describing the program.

by Glen Anderson, producer and host of this TV series

A much more thorough description of the program (in Word format and .pdf format) is posted below, immediately to the right of the link where you can actually watch this program on the “TV Programs” part of www.olympiafor.org

August 2016 "How Science and Art Explain the Carbon Cycle and Climate"

Advocates for the climate typically start by talking about extreme weather, melting ice, and fossil fuels, but many people find this hard to hear and accept. We would likely engage and convince more people if we were to start by explaining how Mother Nature’s carbon cycle works.

Plants take receive carbon dioxide and use photosynthesis to build carbon into their living parts, and they release oxygen. In balance, animals and people take in oxygen and release carbon dioxide. Trees, prairie grasses, and other plants store huge amounts of carbon in their living parts. Over millions of years they have decomposed into concentrated forms of carbon we know as coal, oil and natural gas – fossil fuels. Mother Nature’s balanced and sustainable carbon cycle has existed for millions of years.

However, recently people have been extracting huge amounts of these safely stored carbon fossil fuels, burning them, and dumping carbon dioxide wastes into our atmosphere and oceans. This has disrupted our ecosystems and climates.

The Olympia FOR’s August 2016 uses this alternative approach – explaining the carbon cycle first, rather than starting with extreme weather and melting ice and gas guzzlers – to explain the climate crisis clearly and convincingly. Our TV guests also explain how we can use the carbon cycle to devise practical remedies to store carbon safely again, in addition to sharply reducing fossil fuel use.

Our three TV guests and producer/host Glen Anderson designed this highly informative and engaging interview to be a powerful outreach tool to help ordinary people – including kids and people without science backgrounds – understand the climate crisis and promote practical remedies. Watching the TV program on TCTV or through Olympia FOR’s website can be a powerful outreach tool for welcoming new people into the climate movement and also offering new insights and new explanatory tools for experienced climate advocates – including remedies to reverse the climate crisis by storing carbon safely. This TV program deserves very wide publicity. Please help publicize it in any ways you can.

Three knowledgeable guests combine sensible science and visually explicit art to give non-scientists – and people of all ages – fresh ways to understand the climate crisis and practical remedies to reverse the damage and make our climate more sustainable. Our guests are Pat Boutin Wald, Richard Gammon, and Heather Taylor Zimmerman.

People anywhere can watch the Olympia FOR’s August 2016 TV program through the “TV Programs” part of our website, www.olympiafor.org. Cable TV subscribers in Thurston County can watch it through TCTV. See this information on pages 8 and 9 of our AUG-SEPT 2016 newsletter, which also is posted at www.olympiafor.org

Get more information from the resources we list at the end of the program (also in the summary posted next to the link for watching it through our website), or from TV program producer and host Glen Anderson, (360) 491-9093 glen@olympiafor.org


This program will air on TCTV channel 22 for cable subscribers in Thurston County:

-- Every MONDAY at 1:30 pm

-- Every WEDNESDAY at 5:00 pm

-- Every THURSDAY at 9:00 pm

Sometimes we produce special programs.  These air on TCTV at various dates and times.

We are posting our recent INTERVIEW and SPECIAL programs on the internet.  (Although we got broadcast rights for airing the “BIG PICTURE” films, we are not able to post them on the internet, although some might be posted under their own names.)  Also, our older programs are not available in this format.

To watch a program, simply click on a link below to watch that episode. 

Interview programs

Programs to Watch through www.olympiafor.org