On the Sept 5 Radiozine, Bruce Silverman interviews Wes Jackson, botanist, geneticist, proponent of using prairie ecology as the model for agriculture, and director of The Land Institute. He has edited a new book of essays called The Virtues of Ignorance: Complexity, Sustainability and The Limits of Knowledge. Jackson claims achieving a better world may require less information and technology, not more.
The attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on September 11, 2001 changed the lives of many Americans. None more so than Muslim-Americans, who were subjected to a wave of hostility not seen since Japanese-Americans were targeted following the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Have things improved seven years later?
Hosted by Luz María Gordillo, this show deals with issues affecting Mexican-Americans as well as immigration. We also learn about saving the planet, our city, and our neighborhoods by changing the way we landscape and garden in our yards. You can hear the whole show by clicking on the arrow above; or you can follow the links below to individual segments.
Community Organizing is going on around immigration issues in the Willamette Valley; two such activists are Amelia Cates and Amy Dudley. They talk with Old Mole Denise Morris about their work with PCASC (Portland Central American Steering Committee), PACT (Portland Allies Coming Together), and the Rural Organizing Project. Of immediate concern are two Sizemore ballot measures aimed against immigrants.
Dr. Rusty Barceló is the Vice President and Vice Provost for Equity and Diversity at the University of Minnesota and a nationally-recognized leader in the field, with more than 30 years of experience in equity and diversity in higher education. She is also a Chicana with deep roots in the Mexican-American community, and a singer-songwriter. Luz María Gordillo talks with her about her life, her community, her music, and her educational philosopy, and we hear several of her songs.
How can our gardens contribute to saving the planet? One neighborhood at a time! Alissa Hartman and Dreya Mancini offer tutorials on sustainable landscaping, and they talk with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about their work.