The Advocates – Energy, Alternate Fuels and Conservation 6-11-08

The Advocates


Wednesday, June11, 2008, at 12:00 Noon, I am hosting “The Advocates” on WVOX- 1460 AM, or you can listen to the program’s live streaming at  One can call the show at 914-636-0110 to reach us on the radio. 


Our special guests are Ms. Allegra Dengler, who is in the studio, and Mr. Ken Brooks, who is reporting from the Brookings Institute in Washington DC, and their Conference on Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles.  Today’s topic of course deals with energy, alternate fuels and ways to conserve our conventional usage of fossil fuel.


Allegra Dengler was a former Dobbs Ferry Village Trustee, is a member of the Sierra Club, serves on the New York Democratic Lawyer’s Council HAVA Committee (Help America Vote Act), and is a member of the Progressive Democrats of America Election Protection Working Group.  She was a candidate for the Greenburgh Town Board in 2005 and narrowly lost election for Mayor of Dobbs Ferry.  She is constantly working, along with the League of Women Voters, and other groups, to insure that New Yorkers have the proper paper ballots when the current lever machines are replaced under our new law.  Ms. Dengler, who has been an active watchdog regarding the Hudson River and Indian Point, is currently the new coordinator of the Greenburgh Office of Energy Conservation.


Kenneth R. Brooks founded Go-Eco in October of 2007. Ken also serves as the managing partner of the highly successful branded-entertainment agency, CAE (Creative Artist Enterprises Group). Under his leadership, CAE has helped some of America’s most notable brands, including Pepsi, RJR, Sirius, GM, Pennzoil Quaker-State, Greyhound, McDonald’s and others, establish mutually beneficial relationships with celebrities, from the world of television, film and music. Ken is also seasoned angel investor, and was one of the earliest and largest financial backers of MLG (Major League Gaming). MLG is the world’s first professional gaming league, and recently secured $10,000,000.00 in venture backing, as reported by the Wall St. Journal. As founder of Go-Eco, Ken leads the strategic direction of a new type of company, one that will help give shape to our nation's sustainable transportation infrastructure. He is also working with a team to bring hybrid vehicles to one of Westchester’s major cities. Ken is a resident of Westchester County.


Meanwhile, the mission of the “Advocates” is to bring to the public differing views on current “public policy “issues. “Public policy,” therefore, is what we as a nation legally and traditionally follow. Over the years, the “public policy” of the United States has changed or has been modified greatly. As an example, “free public education” is the public policy of the United States. Also, over time great struggles have ensued over the control of the direction of “public policy” For example: free trade vs. protectionism, slavery vs. emancipation, state’s rights vs. Federalism, and an all-volunteer armed forces or the “draft.”


The Program is sponsored by the Green Briar Adult Home, in Millbrook, Dutchess County, NY.

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Richard J. Garfunkel

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