Local U.S. Post Offices served as small banks between 1910 and 1966. Mehrsa Baradaran, associate professor at the University of Georgia, discusses how reinstating this process could help low income people get small loans they need to survive and, in addition, expand the local economy.
Jan Miyasaki speaks with Columbia University history professor Mae Ngai about the history of immigration reform in the U.S. and how it could happen today.
Tristan Quinn-Thibodeau, Outreach and Partnerships Manager, Global Movements Program, of the group WhyHunger, discusses the group’s involvement in building the movement to end hunger and poverty by connecting people to nutritious, affordable food and by supporting grassroots solutions that inspire self-reliance and community empowerment. He and Jan also discuss the recently-awarded Food Sovereignty Prize.
Larry Dubuis from the ACLU of Wisconsin discusses a recent appeals court ruling that struck down ACLU’s request to make other forms of identification legal for voter identification. The expanded ID would have allowed Veteran’s ID, technical college ID, and out-of-state IDs to be used, and, as a result, limits access by some groups of […]
Brynne McBride, COO of discusses the activities of ABC for Health, a nonprofit public interest law firm dedicated to ensuring health care access for children and families, particularly those with special needs or who are at risk. They provide health care consumers with the information, advocacy tools, legal services, and expert support they need to […]
On Monday, five Kewaunee County petitioners filed an appeal of the DNR’s decision to permit Kinnard Farms to operate without a limit on the number of animals in the facility or a requirement to monitor the conditions of groundwater. Stacy Harbaugh, of Midwest Environmental Advocates, joins Jan Miyasaki to talk about the challenge to the […]