Food — from where it grows, to where it goes, all of it matters to our bodies and our communities. A conversation about how farmers are creating equitable food systems inside cities, from urban agriculture to worker-owned cooperatives. Guests: Susan Chin-Design Trust, Karen Washington-Rise & Root Farm and Ysanet Batista-Woke Foods. +Excerpts from Peter Coffin's "Music for Plants" Support theLFShow, 10 Years of Making Power Through Media!
Farewell to America, or just to this year? This week, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Chris Hedges explains why President Donald Trump is just the predictable end of a long sad history of American avarice and greed. Then, Reverend Billy celebrates the season with not buying, but boisterous singing. Hear what happened when he and his partner Savitri D. did bid farewell to America and took their riotous rituals to Europe. Support theLFShow, 10 Years of Making Power Through Media!
Looking back on the midterm elections, we ask the tough questions about white women voters and race, then get introduced to the hi-pinky salute across the border. We meet the co-founders of SURJ, Showing up for Racial Justice, and speak with Grammy Award Winner Arturo O’Farrill. Music spotlight “Line in the Sand” from “Fandango at the Wall: A Soundtrack for the United States, Mexico and Beyond” by Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra. Support theLFShow, 10 Years of Making Power Through Media!
"By many accounts Macron's paying the price not so much for taxing carbon as for ignoring inequality and passing tax breaks for the rich, while pushing more austerity on people already at breaking point."
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Where do we begin to think about food? Is it about how we grow it, how we eat it, or who has access to it? Isn't it all of it? However you put it, food is as political as it gets. Today, we'll hear from farmers, organizers, workers, and seed-keepers who all attended the NESAWG conference on food justice in late October. Among them, Leah Penniman whose beautiful new book, Farming While Black: Soul Fire Farm's Practical Guide to Liberation on the Land, is out now. Thanks to Cheyenna Weber, consulting producer for the NESAWG segment. Support theLFShow, 10 Years of Making Power Through Media!