Less Oil or More Caskets?

Also, the true story of an archive of Holocaust eye-witness accounts

America’s dependency on foreign oil is a long-running subject of national security debate.

Today, the U.S. is much less dependent on foreign oil than it was a decade ago.  As shale oil production increased in the U.S., foreign oil imports declined.  However, industry forecasters say that while oil dependence should continue to decrease, petroleum will play a major role in the nation’s

Author Greg Ballard wrote Less Oil or More Caskets: The National Security Argument for Moving Away from Oil.

Photo courtesy of Author Greg Ballard

Author Greg Ballard, wrote Less Oil or More Caskets: The National Security Argument for Moving Away from Oil, appears on Smart Talk October 10, 2019.

energy consumption for the next twenty years.  Author Greg Ballard writes that by changing ideas about transportation and technology, our nation, and the world, could be on a path to freedom from oil dependence in that same amount of time. He says by eliminating the need to protect and preserve foreign oil supplies, money and lives will ultimately be saved.

Joining Smart Talk to discuss why America must cut dependence on foreign oil is Author Greg Ballard, who wrote Less Oil or More Caskets: The National Security Argument for Moving Away from Oil. Ballard is a retired Marine officer and a former Mayor of Indianapolis.

Also, in November 1940 in the Warsaw Ghetto, a secret band of journalists, scholars and community leaders decided to fight back with the only weapons they had: pen and paper. They documented life in the Ghetto and wrote detailed, eyewitness accounts of Nazi brutality.

Led by historian Emanuel Ringelblum, the underground group was known by the code name Oyneg Shabes. The story of their resistance is told as a feature documentary titled, Who Will Write Our History.

“Which side of the story becomes the official narrative? Whose accounts do we elevate to the level of ‘truth,’ and whose do we ignore or even bury?”
– Roberta Grossman, Nov. 18, 2018

Appearing on Smart Talk to share the story of the Jewish perspective and detail the “richest cache of eyewitness accounts to survive the Holocaust” is Roberta Grossman, writer, producer and director of Who Will Write Our History.

The documentary premiered globally in January. There is an exclusive screening in Harrisburg on Sunday, November 10, at the Chisuk Emuna Congregation.

Roberta Grossman

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Roberta Grossman, writer, producer and director of Who Will Write Our History, appears on Smart Talk on October 10, 2019.

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