Ari Berman‘s history of the 1965 Voting Rights Act is a surprisingly gripping narrative about the fight for the right to vote and the right for representation in a nation that still has a long way to go in ensuring basic participation in our democracy.
Wes Jackson, founder of The Land Institute, talks about solving not only problems within agriculture, but the problem of agriculture itself. What does that mean? Find out here!
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.
Mike Callicrate left industrial feedlot agriculture to raise meat animals in a way that is healthier for everyone, including the animals and the people who eat them.
Adam Danforth is part of a new breed of artisanal butchers who are concerned with quality of meat, quality of the animal’s life and death, and how to shift the way meat is produced and experienced.
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.
Climate change policy expert Calla Rose Ostrander explains how agriculture can play a huge, yes huge, role in pulling carbon out of the air and into the soil. It all has to do with really basic, earthy things, like compost and manure. Sounds stinky, but it’s working.
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.
Allen Williams recounts his travels across multiple continents practicing and teaching ecosystem-based ranching, and shares his vision of a world with healthy food, wildlife, and rural communities.