… 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.
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.
Andrea James has seen the criminal justice system from inside and out, and tell us how it works against the most vulnerable people in our society — especially women and families.
Trevor Potter, Founder of the Campaign Legal Center, takes a detailed look at how dark money in politics affects ordinary people.
Dr. Mona El-Farra has been practicing medicine for decades, working with trauma survivors, and advocating for things like clean water and places for children to play.
Sandra Postel is an expert on water, and on balancing the needs of water users in creative ways, so that both wildlife and food can flourish. Yes, it can be done. And needs to be done a whole lot more.
Counselor Tatiana Smith has started a podcast for people of color, to challenge the stigma around mental health care that many carry, and to help people become more resilient in the face of our current challenges.
What happens when citizens vote for something and elected officials withhold it? Santa Fe, NM, is dealing with how people vote in the upcoming city council and mayoral elections.
Deena Metzger has been an activist all her life. A poet, writer, teacher, and healer, she takes her work on as a life journey with a commitment to depth of feeling and beauty as well as political action.
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!