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.
WORT reporter Kermit Hovey reports on a Madison rally in response to the U.N. Climate Change conference in Paris.
Jan Miyasaki interviews Lorrie Hurckes from the Dane County TimeBank about that group’s activities and community involvement.
Hyun Lee from Labornotes.org, author of “South Korean Organized Labor Strikes Back“, discusses the plight of South Korean farmers in light of labor market reform, free trade agreements, extreme force against labor protestors, and changes in the rice market.
“The top 20 individuals in the U.S. have more wealth than the bottom half of the population.” Jan Miyasaki interviews Chuck Collins from the Institute for Public Studies, co-author of the report “Billionaire Bonanza“, about wealth inequality and the growing gap between the very rich and the “average” U.S. citizen.