… and what undermines it? Money, corruption, inadequate laws, lack of enforcement of good laws … and the sense of despair that there are no solutions. But there are good, bipartisan solutions, according to Meredith McGehee of IssueOne.org.
Terry Tempest Williams and Brooke Williams talk about staying sane in wild lands, buying gas leases to protect land, and resistance through writing.
… is the name of Jordan Flaherty‘s book about the Savior Mentality, and the problems that self-styled savior activists pose to getting the real work done … and what better alternatives look like.
…seems possible, at least when you’re talking to Phyllis Bennis of the Institute for Policy Studies. She asks reasonable questions like, What would it take to transition to a less militaristic, diplomacy-based foreign policy?
Most legislators spend more than half their time asking for money instead of legislating. John Pudner talks about this deep DC dysfunction and how to achieve meaningful reform.
Author and attorney David Bedrick on how seemingly personal problems are often rooted in social injustice, and how a psychological perspective can make for more powerful activism.
Trevor Potter, Founder of the Campaign Legal Center, takes detailed look at how dark money in politics affects ordinary people.
Mark Sundeen, Author of The Unsettlers: In Search of the Good Life in Today’s America, profiles three families who went back to the land while remaining very much connected with society.
Since election day 2016, countless people have become politically active for the first time in their lives … or would like to but aren’t sure what to do. If that’s you, this podcast is for you. It’s also for activists who are leading the movements on issues of fairness, justice, and democracy.
Some of the programs will be about the latest news. Others will give history and deep background about how we got to this point in history. Some will be with well-known leaders; most will be with amazing people you’ve never heard of. All the shows offer ideas and solutions, and ways — big and small — that you can get involved.
We welcome your input, questions, and ideas!