The Boulder Colorado World Affairs Discussion Group
Meets Tuesdays at 10 a.m. at the Meadows Library
|About the Group|
The Boulder World Affairs Discussion Group is attended by people interested in discussing current events
and topics of state, national and international interest. New participants are always welcome!
The Boulder-WADG group meets each Tuesday morning at 10:00 at the Meadows Branch of the Boulder Library located behind the Meadows shopping center at Baseline Road and Foothills Parkway. During the first hour we discuss current events or a topic selected by that week's Both hours are lead by a volunteer and terse eloquence is appreciated.
The Boulder WADG group members include Harriet Barker, Harry Benton, Shirley Bernstein, Robert Bushnell, John Bynum, Rusty Cannon, Attilio Catanzano, Yeida Chang, Nancy Colburn, Rosemary Cooke, John Cowley, Raul Daubt, Nicole DeLorimier, Gail Dohrmann, Jack Farrell, Zetta Feder, John Forbes, Ed Fuchs, Bob Gafvert, Marion Gately, Margaret Gelatt, Joan Graff, Ben Harrison, Ken Hausfather, Bruce Hudspeth, Trudy Hughes, Sylvia Hultkrans, Jack Herring, Amy Jaffe, George Langer, Andy Lattanzi, Jane Lederle, Rob Luneburg, Doug Macdonald, Bernard Mendonca, Alf Modahl, Wally Molsberry, Roger Moment, Walt Petersen, Mark Rochkind, Phillip Rogers, Bruce Rothenberg, John Rushton, Rob Rutherford, Martin Ryder, Gabriele Sattler, Kathleen Saunders, Randy Schwartz, Paul Silvers, Art Smoot, Steven Steinbach, Joe Stepanek, Kay Stevens, Larry Sutton, Jeff Wade, David Walden, Laura Lynn Walsh, Paul Weisskopf, Tony Wells, Susan Wilkes, Charlie Winn, Larry Winston, Sherrie Wolff, John Woodruff, Sara Yager, Jim Yanus and Art Zirger. 67 participants.
Here are the general guidelinesof the group and here are our running attendance figures. And as requested by the group, here are the Colorado Senators' Phone numbers.
|Our Books and Articles|
We typically read a book over the course of several weeks, depending on the subject and its length. Once
a book is finished we vote on the next book to be read. Typically the person who suggests the book leads
the initial discussion. We also will choose to discuss an article in a magazine or web site. Here we normally
only discuss it for one week.
The books that are currently up for consideration are:
Here are links to Articles submitted by various members of our group . These are Frequently Updated. Some of these have been discussed within the group.
Click here to suggest a book or an article for consideration.
Some books that we have considered in the past are here.
|WADG Group Communications|
In the beginning of 2017, the group discussed how we communicate online. There was some concern about the volumes of email that began with the new Google Group email list. The proposal was made that there should be two separate "things" for WADG:
At the beginning of each year we make predictions for the upcoming year. Here are our predictions for this year (2017) along with links to earlier years.
Here are some observations about civilization at the end of 2015.
Here are other discussion groups within the Boulder library system.
Here are the results of a quick survey of the attendees about their news sources.
Here are some suggestions from Mark Rochkind about the dangers of opening email.
And finally, here are some suggestions for addressing problems with your computer.