Don't remember the past? Does that mean you're condemned to repeat it? What does our country's past tell us about our present— and how can it help us imagine a better future? This week, two leading thinkers, Scot Nakagawa, ChangeLab and Astra Taylor, author & filmmaker, on the tricky challenges of democracy. What are the best tools— and even the best words we can use to create a better future? Music Featured: "Freedom" by David Morales and Janice Robinson, courtesy of Diridim Records.
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Laura interviewed Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland and U.N. Special Envoy on Climate Change, at the Bellagio Women’s Leadership Forum. Robinson speaks on producing visionary women leaders and dismantling patriarchy, particularly as tools for achieving climate justice.
One of the biggest tasks we face in building a just transition to a habitable planet is, according to Mary, a huge shift in "the political will." Mary shares with us her convictions about who has the capacity to facilitate that shift. She brings their voices to the forefront in her new book ‘Climate Justice: Hope, Resilience, and the Fight for a Sustainable Future.’
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Fifty years ago at The Stonewall Inn, gay pride took the form of a riot, not a parade. Today, the question remains as relevant as ever: Just how do we define "love is love," and what are we willing to do to defend one another? This week, we speak with a group of LGBTQIA+ leaders who each have a different relationship to being out and proud. We've come a long way they say, but in the next 50 years, we have a long way to go. Here’s “Light of Love” by Lady Alma off her new full length album “Twilight”, a 9 track anthology, produced by Mark de Clive Lowe, released on Mashi-Beats
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GUESTS: Scot Nakagawa, Senior Partner, ChangeLab; Bri M., Creator and Producer of the podcast Power Not Pity; Kaz Mitchell, Co-Executive Director, Circle of Voices Inc.; and Edafe Okporo, Director, RDJ Refugee Shelter.
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Someone turns 65 every 8 seconds in this country, and as our elderly population grows, so does the need to build an economy around our future selves. In this episode, three leaders in the age justice movement share their ideas about how we can age with dignity, power, and change our society to reflect just that. Then we visit the largest home care cooperative in the U.S. to take a look at age justice, and worker justice, in practice. Music featured “A Minute” by Janine Lyons from her album “Epiphany” released on Honeycomb Music.
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Guests: Alice Fisher- The Radical Age Movement; Rachel McCullough- NY Caring Majority; Penny Cook- Pioneer Network; Ashton Applewhite Author, The Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism; Adria Powell- Cooperative Home Care Associates; Gladys Drew, Cooperative home Care Associates
400 years since the first enslaved Africans arrived in Jamestown, many people agree reparations are due, but what would they look like? How about affordable property put into Black hands, in perpetuity? Could community land trusts be one way of making repairs? A lawyer, a policy advocate and an organizer with homeless New Yorkers explain what’s possible, and what’s being done. Music Featured: "Waiting For The Sun" by Meltonix, released on Kid Recordings.
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