Town Hall http://kplu.org en Put down coffee, pick up phone says Starbucks CEO http://kplu.org/post/put-down-coffee-pick-phone-says-starbucks-ceo <p>Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz has been in a letter writing mood lately and that&rsquo;s earned him lots of supporters&nbsp;to his political cause.</p><p>A few weeks ago, Schultz asked fellow CEOs to join him in freezing campaign contributions to politicians until they end what he calls their &ldquo;hyper-partisan&rdquo; behavior. Now he wants to talk to the rest of America.</p><p> Mon, 05 Sep 2011 14:00:00 +0000 Vanessa Romo 2535 at http://kplu.org Put down coffee, pick up phone says Starbucks CEO Poverty, health and chocolate: "Do-gooder central" http://kplu.org/post/poverty-health-and-chocolate-do-gooder-central <p>KPLU-Humanosphere’s event at Seattle Town Hall — <a href="http://humanosphere.kplu.org/2011/04/new-and-improved-and-more-inclusive-can-seattle-save-the-world/" target="_blank">Can Seattle Save the World? </a>– was clearly a huge hit, drawing in an estimated 700 people on Tuesday night. Yes, the title was a bit goofy. We intended it so.</p> <p>Obviously, people here care a great deal. Global health, global poverty and social justice are hot topics in this community, which I dubbed off-the-top-of-my-head “do-gooder central” at the event.</p> <p><strong>Here are a few moments from last night that stood out:</strong></p> <p><a href="http://humanosphere.kplu.org/2011/04/poverty-health-and-chocolate-do-gooder-central/">Read more:</a></p> Thu, 28 Apr 2011 12:43:44 +0000 Tom Paulson 1285 at http://kplu.org Poverty, health and chocolate: "Do-gooder central"