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Michael Moran's 'The Reckoning,' Preventing Bullying, And Greendays Gardening

Steve Scher
04/10/2012 at 10:00 a.m.

Michael Moran: 'The Reckoning:' What is the future of American power? Can America sustain a unilateral approach — politically, economically, militarily — in an increasingly multilateral world? Michael Moran is a commentator for Slate and author of "The Reckoning: Debt, Democracy and the Future of American Power." He says America's days as the world's sole superpower are waning and explains why the country needs to grasp this shift before heated political rhetoric forces decisions that could make things worse.

Sticks And Stones: Thirteen million American children will be bullied this year, and 3 million will skip school to avoid it. That's according to the new documentary "Bully," out in theaters this week. The Internet takes jeering out of the schoolyard and onto the home computer for all to see. Does social cruelty seem to be on the rise? Most adults have personal experience with bullying from their growing years. Is bullying just "kids being kids," or mental health problems in the making? How should parents talk to their children about bullying?

Greendays Gardening Panel — Open Phones: The Greendays gardening panel offers their guidance to your questions. The sun is out, the daffodils are blooming. What does it mean for our gardens? How about all the rain? All open phones this hour. Call us at 800.289.KUOW (5869).

Related Event

ParentMap presents "Parenting Essentials for Preventing and Addressing Bullying" at Seattle Center's McCaw Hall tonight at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance/$25 at the door. The lecture will cover ages 6–16.

Michael Moran speaks at the Erickson/Balagan Theatre tonight at 7:00 p.m.


Michael Moran is a commentator for Slate and editor–in–chief of Renaissance Insights, an economic analysis project at the global investment bank Renaissance Capital.

Rosetta Lee is a sixth–grade science teacher and anti–bullying educator.

Marty Wingate writes about gardens and travel. You can find her works at Her book is "Landscaping for Privacy."

Willi Galloway is the host of the gardening and cooking website called Her book new book is "Grow, Cook, Eat."

Greg Rabourn is the Vashon basin steward and works on habitat restoration and salmon recovery on Vashon and Maury Islands. He also helps landowners in the Raging River and Patterson Creek watershed solve landscape problems sustainably. You can see him as co–host of King County TV's "Yard Talk."

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