The Clean Water Act of 1972 established policies for cleaning up our nation’s water ways. Now these rules are being gutted–with potentially dire consequences for arid states like New Mexico. Rachel Conn of Amigos Bravos gives us an update.
Ben Goldfarb is a “beaver believer.” In his new book, Eager, he writes about the historical role of beavers in North American ecosystems, how they were nearly wiped out, and why communities are brining them back—and with them lusher wetlands and healthier rivers.
What is life like for ordinary Palestinians in the occupied territories? We talk to writer Ahmed Abu Artema and scholar Jehad Abusalim about the realities and hopes for Palestinians seeking human rights and dignity.
What do we see when we put aside the lenses of hope and optimism and look with clear eyes at climate disruption? In today’s program we travel with journalist Dahr Jamail, who paints a picture of beauty and danger–and asks each of us what we’re called to do in response.
Glenn Elzinga is a forester turned rancher in Idaho, and he has developed a system called “inherding” — which means basically living with cattle on the range, training them to eat a varied and healthy diet, and managing them so that land, water, and wildlife are restored.
The terror that teens experience every day going to school is inconceivable to adults to grew up before school shootings were a thing. We speak to courageous young activists about their work toward reasonable gun safety laws.
Bernardo Ruiz’s new film, Harvest Season, shows us a year in the Napa Valley with multi-generational Latino vineyard workers and business people–and it’s a celebration of all the people who work behind the scenes to make each bottle of California wine.
Every year journalists around the world are attacked, arrested, imprisoned, and killed for doing their work–including in the US. We talk to Courtney Radsch of the Committee to Protect Journalists about what this looks like, and how the situation can be improved.
Well…yes. Fascism has always been with us, as author and Yale professor Jason Stanley describes in his most recent book — for example, Hitler was inspired by our Jim Crow laws. We discuss the elements of fascist thinking, how to spot them, and how to fight back.
We hear daily that our nation is “polarized.” But there are important areas of collaboration and common ground that are happening under the radar. MacArthur genius Gary Paul Nabhan‘s work brings together environmentalists and food producers — with exciting results.