Back in April, we hosted food and agriculture writer Tom Philpott to talk about the impact of COVID-19 on our food supply. Today, he returns to the show to discuss his new book, Perilous Bounty, and the effects of climate change and farming practices on two major growing regions in the U.S.: California and the […]
California is burning, and Pacific Gas & Electric—one of the biggest privately-owned utility companies in the state—is coming under criticism for their role in the fires and their failure to provide service and safety to more than 2 million California residents who went days without power last week. To shed some light on this situation, […]
In this special field recording, Esty joins Johnny Casali, owner of Huckleberry Hill Farms, at his home in Humboldt County, Northern California to discuss cannabis farming in the Emerald Triangle. Johnny gives an overview of the history of the farm, his eight years in federal prison, the consequences of legalization in California, the role of […]
The American West is drying up, with 73 million people living in drought conditions. Brian Fuchs of the National Drought Mitigation Center joined the Monday Buzz with the thirsty details.
This week your host Sabi Atteyih presents poetry by revered Syrian poet Nizar Qabbani, a report on the controversy surround the California high school ‘Arab’ mascot, and the documentary “Reel Bad Arabs” written by Jack Shaheen. Sabi also reports on the settlement of a religious discrimination lawsuit in Albuquerque and the retirement of the former […]
As wildfires continue to spread throughout the west, on Friday August 30th, our host Esty Dinur had an in-depth conversation with Rich Fairbanks, who has been working in forestry for 41 years and is also a part of the Firefighters United for Safety, Ethics, and Ecology, and Debbie Miley the executive director of the National Wildfire Suppression Association to discuss the history and underlying politics of fighting wildfires and why the problem has escalated.