Zahara Heckscher, writer, social justice advocate, and self-proclaimed “Cancer Thriver”, discusses the effects that adoption of the Trans-Pacific Partnership treaty would have on increasing the costs of medical treatment and thus limiting access to prescription medicine in the U.S. and the world.
Ever since Flint, Michigan’s, appointed city manager ordered the city to switch from using water from Detroit’s water supply to using the toxic Flint River as the city’s water source in an effort to save a few bucks, the city’s water has been contaminated with lead and other toxins. Lynna Kaucheck from Food and Water […]
An F-16 fighter jet uses as much fuel in one hour as the typical car uses in three years. Nick Buxton, Communications Consultant for the Transnational Institute and author of the book “The Secure and the Dispossessed – How the military and corporations are seeking to shape a climate-changed world”, talks with Jan Miyasaki about […]
Jan talks cheese with Gordon Edgar, author of the book “Cheddar: A Journey to the Heart of America’s Most Iconic Cheese”. His book looks at the history of cheesemaking in America, from small cheese companies to conglomerate consolidation and back again.
Two of the top three companies involved with farm seed and chemicals, Dow Chemical and Dupont, are attempting a merger. Patrick Woodall from Food & Water Watch, describes the issues to farmers and consumers should these two companies be allowed to merge.
Proposed Assembly Bill 450 requires local police to ask about immigration status. Nancy Flores from Voces de la Frontera, a labor support and immigrant resource center in Milwaukee, says that this will build mistrust of police in Wisconsin. A hearing, originally scheduled for December 15, 2015, was cancelled and has yet to be rescheduled.