Urban farming can change people, communities, land use, and how we think about our food — this according to Michael Ableman, author of numerous books about urban farming and founder and executive director emeritus of Center for Urban Agriculture at Fairview Gardens. In his 40+ years of bringing farms to cities, he has seen life-changing […]
Jan Miyasaki interviews Mary Bottari, Deputy Director of the Center for Media and Democracy, about the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision not to take up the Chisholm case, centering around several Wisconsin Supreme Court justices’ failure to recuse themselves in a case centered around their political contributors.
Lori Kido Lopez, Assistant Professor of Media and Cultural Studies in the Communication Arts department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, discusses this weekend’s film festival, spotlighting 4 films by and about Asian Americans. More information about the films and schedules can be found on the Asian American Media Spotlight Facebook page.
Some huge mergers are in the works: Dow & DuPont, Syngenta & ChemChina, and Monsanto & Bayer — seriously consolidating the food and agri-chemical industries in the U.S. Should these be allowed? Many consumer groups are against the plans, and are testifying in hearings about these proposed mergers. Patty Lovera from Food and Water Watch […]
Is the Social Security Administration an easy target to score political points? According to Nancy Altman from Social Security Works, the SSA has a $2.8 trillion surplus, does not affect the national debt, and functions with just 0.7% administration costs — what could be better? Yet it’s being choked by cuts from both the left […]
The REAP Food Group envisions fresh produce on every table in the state. A tall order, to be sure, but a worthwhile effort to help all residents (especially kids) eat healthier. Hannah Wente talks with Jan Miyasaki about their efforts and a couple of upcoming food celebrations occurring in October: Pie Palooza (10/30)and Farm to […]