Did you know that only 3% of the world’s clothes are made in the United States? Most of what we wear is made with cheap materials and labor—which isn’t good for the environment or the health and safety of textile workers. In this world of “fast fashion,” how can we make moral, sustainable choices about […]
For today’s special pledge drive episode, Patty talks about aging and going gray, hair dye, and the health and environmental impacts of the chemicals we use in our health and beauty routines with Ronnie Citron-Fink, editorial director of Moms Clean Air Force and author of True Roots: What Quitting Hair Dye Taught Me about Health […]
Today’s episode is a pledge drive conversation with writer and beekeeper Heather Swan about her new book, Where Honeybees Thrive: Stories from the Field.
We kick off our first week of winter pledge drive with today’s episode about food justice. Our guest is Monica M. White, professor of community and environmental sociology and author of Freedom Farmers: Agricultural Resistance and the Black Freedom Movement. She, Patty, and fundraising volunteer Kathy Hoveland have a lively conversation about the history of […]
Host Patty Peltekos speaks with Kory Stamper, former dictionary editor and author of Word By Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries. Joined in the studio by Kathy Hoveland, they talk about the magic of dictionaries, and answer particular listener comments such as: the Midwestern dialect, the use of the phrase “so what?,” Latin vs. Germanic […]
We continue our Board of Directors candidate interviews with Jane Richard, Stephen Lord, and Kathy Hoveland — running for volunteer positions on the Board. Again, the volunteer group consists of 6 out of the 11 seats. The candidates running as volunteers have all volunteered at least 5 hours of authorized work in each of three […]