Beyond Veganism: Food Justice and Racism in the food industry
Everyone should have the right to choose foods they want to eat, especially foods that are healthier for them and that meet some of their ethical beliefs. Communities of color and low-income communities often have difficulty accessing healthier foods when compared to higher income areas.
Host Theresa Mitchell gives Headlines, talks about Fukushima radiation contanimation on Nori seaweed and how vitamin C is hekping people. She also discusses Occupy PDX, Hanford as nuclear waste dump, coal trains & more.
David Cobb on Creating Democracy & Challenging Corporate Rule
Former Green Party presidential candidate David Cobb recently toured the Northwest giving his talk "Creating Democracy & Challenging Corporate Rule." This presentation is part history lesson and part heart-felt call-to-action! He spoke in Portland at SEIU Local 503 Hall on April 16th.
Cobb is an organizer and national spokesman for MoveToAmend.org, a coalition of over 190,000 people and organizations whose goal is to amend the United States Constitution to end corporate rule and legalize democracy.
Old Mole, Clayton Morgareidge, comments on various proposals to increase taxes on the rich. Is this enough to create economic justice or does it justify the economic arrangements that produced inequality in the first place? Listen to this brief commentary to find out. Here's Clayton's written version, which contains further links.
Host Michelle Schroeder Fletcher interviews Michael Sandel, author of "What Money Can't Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets." They'll talk about the difficult arguments missing from our public debates about the value being assigned by markets to nonmarket norms. What is the proper role of markets in a democratic society, and how can we protect the moral and civic goods that markets don't honor and that money can't buy?
Michael Sandel is a political philosopher and a professor at Harvard University. He is best known for the Harvard course 'Justice' which is available to view online, and for his critique of Rawls' A Theory of Justice in his Liberalism and the Limits of Justice (1982).
Abe Proctor and Joe Uris pontificate on a range of issues, all while imagining themselves to possess intellectual heft and moral authority. Meanwhile, it's Spring Membership Drive! Give us all your money or else!