Behind the News

Years of Life Lost Due to Cop Violence & The Looming Collapse of American Farming

Part 1:  The number of years of life lost to cop violence and of structural racism in the U.S.

Guest: Elizabeth Wrigley-Field is a sociologist and demographer at the University of Minnesota.


Part 2: The Collapse of American Farming

Guest: Tom Philpott is the food and agriculture correspondent for Mother Jones where he writes the “Food for Thought” blog online.  His new book is Perilous Bounty: The Looming Collapse of American Farming and How We can Prevent it.  The book looks at the severe ecological threats facing two crucial US agricultural regions, California’s Central Valley and the Corn Belt of the Midwest.



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