Capitalism depends on various inexpensive things to stay robust, including labor — both paid and unpaid — energy, food, and nature. What happens when they all stop being cheap at the same time? Jason Moore discusses whether capitalism can survive the rising costs of business as usual. Resources: Raj Patel & Jason W. Moore, A … Continued
Caroline welcomes the return of Terry Tempest Williams whose “The Hour of the Land” is just now available in paperback w ps addressing the current war on life dire threat to our National Parks. Strength derived from protecting Beauty will see us through. Terry Tempest Williams website: http://coyoteclan.com/ And ‘The Hour of Land’ book details
In our pre-inaugural show, Caroline is delighted to host Terry Tempest Williams honored for her dedicated story craft on behalf of the Earth and all our relations. Terry Tempest Williams is an author, activist, naturalist and fierce advocate for freedom of speech, she has consistently shown us how environmental issues are social issues that ultimately become … Continued
The book, The hidden half of Nature: The Microbial Roots of Life and Health, is an exploration of how microbes are transforming the way we see nature and ourselves. It reveals why good health—for people and plants—depends on Earth’s smallest creatures. Nurse Rona Renner interviews the authors, David Montgomery and Anne Biklé, about their insights into the similarities … Continued
Soil is essential for terrestrial life on earth. And like so many other parts of the environment, it’s under threat, degraded in a world where it’s being built on, contaminated, and eroded. Geographer Salvatore Engel-DiMauro argues that soil also highlights the many problems that the left has with understanding both the social and scientific, or … Continued
Hillary! Bernie! The GOP search for a Supreme Leader! All fodder for John Nichols, of The Nation. PLUS: Marga Gomez, award-winning performer and playwright, wit her new solo show, “Pound”. AND: Sir John Lister-Kaye, British conservationist and prolific nature writer, and his observations on the effects of climate change. With host Kris Welch.
Why are African Americans missing from our collective imagery of the environment and environmentalism? Cultural geographer Carolyn Finney discusses both the history of African Americans and nature — as it’s defined in the United States — and the history of African American environmentalism, separating myth from fact. For more details and higher-quality audio, visit againstthegrain.org.