On January 9, 1909, Senator Robert M. La Follette Sr. of Wisconsin founded The Progressive, a magazine for voices of peace, social justice, and the common good. Now in 2018, the publication is continuing its mission. For today’s episode, we catch up with Progressive contributors Douglas Haynes, Mrill Ingram, and Allie Tempus to hear about the December 2018/January 2019 special issue Climate Change, On the Ground, which looks at the environment from a variety of critical perspectives.
Douglas Haynes is a nonfiction writer and poet whose work focuses on marginalized people and places. His writing has been featured in dozens of publications including Longreads, the Boston Review, and North American Review. He teaches nonfiction writing at the University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh.
Mrill Ingram is online media editor for The Progressive. She is a geographer and has researched and written on environmental topics including knowledge networks in alternative agriculture, the development of USDA organic standards, ecological restoration, and urban environmental art. She is the coauthor of The Power of Narrative in Environmental Networks.
Alexandra (Allie) Tempus is associate editor of The Progressive. She has reported extensively on the ways climate change influences where and how we live at The Progressive, The Nation, Vice News, Verso, and elsewhere. Previously, she worked as a researcher at Rolling Stone, The Intercept, and BuzzFeed. She was a lead researcher on Naomi Klein’s 2014 bestseller This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs The Climate.