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Pandemic and Profit (Encore)
Aug16

Pandemic and Profit (Encore)

On today’s show, we’ll revisit the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic by looking at two alternative supply chains for masks during the fallout from the Trump administration’s failure to prepare. We’ll be speaking with the ProPublica reporter David McSwane about his book Pandemic, Inc.: Chasing the Capitalists and Thieves Who Got Rich While We Got Sick. The book details the shadowy supply chain of brokers...

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Well Nourished: How Mutual Aid is Transforming Food Security for Single Moms in Ohio (Encore)
May31

Well Nourished: How Mutual Aid is Transforming Food Security for Single Moms in Ohio (Encore)

Federal food programs, like WIC, face big changes coming out of the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health. Meanwhile, a single moms collective in Ohio holds it down for the single pregnant and parenting people in their community. Motherful’s resource pantry serves their 325-strong membership out of a garage three times a week.  We talk to members and founders to learn what’s it’s like to participate,...

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The Response: Mutual Aid with Joshua Potash
Jan25

The Response: Mutual Aid with Joshua Potash

Joshua Potash is an anti-capitalist abolitionist based in New York City. Joshua co-founded Washington Square Park Mutual Aid, which provides free food, clothing, and various supplies once a week in the New York City park. They also co-host events like film screenings, skillshares, and various trainings. The group was founded in response to NYPD violence with the aim of creating a counter-narrative and being a community hub for folks...

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Well Nourished: How Mutual Aid is Transforming Food Security for Single Moms in Ohio
Dec07

Well Nourished: How Mutual Aid is Transforming Food Security for Single Moms in Ohio

  Federal food programs, like WIC, face big changes coming out of the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health. Meanwhile, a single moms collective in Ohio holds it down for the single pregnant and parenting people in their community. Motherful’s resource pantry serves their 325-strong membership out of a garage three times a week.  We talk to members and founders to learn what’s it’s like to...

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Aftershocks of Disaster: Puerto Rico Before and After the Storm (Encore)
May19

Aftershocks of Disaster: Puerto Rico Before and After the Storm (Encore)

Making Contact · Aftershocks of Disaster: Puerto Rico Before and After the Storm (Encore)   Three years after Hurricane Maria hit, Puerto Ricans are still reeling from its effects and aftereffects. We bring you a Haymarket Books talk by Marisol LeBrón, Yarimar Bonilla, and Molly Crabapple, on a collection of essays called “Aftershocks of Disaster: Puerto Rico Before and After the Storm” which discusses the legacy of Maria, and...

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The Deep: Rising Sea Levels and Corporate Control of Water (Encore)
Dec16

The Deep: Rising Sea Levels and Corporate Control of Water (Encore)

Making Contact · The Deep: Rising Sea Levels and Corporate Control of Water (Encore)   On this episode of Making Contact, we look at the privatization of our earth’s most precious resource – water. People around the world have been organizing against this privatization in the face of climate change and rising sea levels that threaten to contaminate our limited drinking water supplies. Like this program? Please click here and...

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Aftershocks of Disaster: Puerto Rico Before and After the Storm
Dec09

Aftershocks of Disaster: Puerto Rico Before and After the Storm

Making Contact · Aftershocks of Disaster: Puerto Rico Before and After the Storm     Three years after Hurricane Maria hit, Puerto Ricans are still reeling from its effects and aftereffects. We bring you a Haymarket Books talk by Marisol LeBrón, Yarimar Bonilla, and Molly Crabapple, on a collection of essays called “Aftershocks of Disaster: Puerto Rico Before and After the Storm” which discusses the legacy of Maria, and also...

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The Response: Fighting Misinformation in the Aftermath of the Mexico City Earthquake
Dec10

The Response: Fighting Misinformation in the Aftermath of the Mexico City Earthquake

Misinformation in the Aftermath of the Mexico City Earthquake The Response travels to Mexico City and puts the focus on the 2017 Puebla Earthquake — a magnitude 7.1 quake that toppled over forty buildings and killed over 350 people. In the aftermath of a disaster, information can mean the difference between life and death. After the earthquake hit in Mexico City, it wasn’t just buildings that collapsed, the normal lines...

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The Response: Restoring Power in Puerto Rico
Nov07

The Response: Restoring Power in Puerto Rico

Defend Puerto Rico This week, we shine a spotlight on Puerto Rico— an island that’s struggled through political storms under colonizing forces, and storms that were quite literal and just as devastating. In September of 2017, Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico causing thousands of deaths and knocking out power for nearly a year. Many consider it to be the worst natural disaster in U.S. history. Further, the devastation...

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