The environmental grass roots group “Don’t Waste Michigan” is joining others to fight the consolidated high-level radioactive waste storage site in New Mexico on the grounds that the plan will require long-distance transportation of radioactive materials through much of the country. Jan talks with Michael J. Keegan from that group.
Should historical statues be removed or destroyed, if the history of the subject is offensive by today’s standards? Adam Hochschild, Author and Professor of Journalism at UC Berkeley School of Journalism, talks about the recent “epidemic” of statue destruction worldwide.
Breaking the cycle of domestic violence and sexual assault for almost 24 years — that’s the history of UNIDOS Against Domestic Violence according to Community Engagement and Volunteer Coordinator, Manuel Cerda. He talks with Jan about their services.
Hope Owens-Wilson, Youth Organizer of the ACLU of Wisconsin, talks about their Virtual Summer Justice Institute for High School Students, this year going full digital. The program focuses on teaching and training high school students in the working of the criminal justice system, social justice, and combining these lessons with a side focus on art.
The proposed “Growing Climate Solutions Act” should actually be named “False Climate Solutions Act” according to Jason Davidson from Friends of the Earth. A proposed carbon trading proposal, decades of carbon trading has demonstrated that carbon trading actually increases carbon pollution.
Jan talks with Dr. Ricardo Salvador, Senior Scientist and Director of the Food and Environment Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists, about the history of worker exploitation in the U.S. from slavery to current practices of economically depressing agriculture workers.