Wide Angle: Episode 44 – Healing Power of Farming – Web Extra

Despite the obvious need to feed an expanding population, fifty acres of prime agricultural land is paved over and developed every hour in North America. This at the same time that opioid addiction and overdoses have reached epidemic proportions. Could answers to both challenges be the same? Joining host Peter Bermudes with some hopeful responses to that question is Michael Ableman, one of the early visionaries of the organic and urban agriculture movements. He is the co-founder and director of Sole Food Street Farms in Vancouver, British Columbia, and has worked on and advised dozens of similar projects throughout...

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Wide Angle: Episode 44 – Healing Power of Farming

Despite the obvious need to feed an expanding population, fifty acres of prime agricultural land is paved over and developed every hour in North America. This at the same time that opioid addiction and overdoses have reached epidemic proportions. Could answers to both challenges be the same? Joining host Peter Bermudes with some hopeful responses to that question is Michael Ableman, one of the early visionaries of the organic and urban agriculture movements. He is the co-founder and director of Sole Food Street Farms in Vancouver, British Columbia, and has worked on and advised dozens of similar projects throughout...

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Wide Angle: Episode 43 – Screwnomics: How Our Economy Works Against Women and How We Might Change It

Economics at the macro level, that is, on the national and international scenes, is waged as a competition, replete with the vocabulary of war. And for over two millennia, it has been the sole purview of men. Yet at the micro level, those places we actually live our lives, where economics are about nourishing bodies, housing families and building communities, women have been the primary caretakers and economists across the ages. Could we invest the policies that decide our economic fates with some of the personal human concern we experience growing up around the hearth? And might women help...

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Wide Angle: Episode 42 – Daring Democracy Pt. 2

Winston Churchill is quoted as having said: “Democracy is the worst form of government, except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.” Peter’s guests disagree. They think that democracy–a government of, by and for the people–is actually pretty good, “noble” even. And something worth working for. Joining Peter to talk about our recent experiment with democracy are two guests: Frances Moore Lappe is the author of nineteen books, including Diet for a Small Planet, which the Smithsonian National Museum of American History described as “one of the most influential political tracts of the times.”...

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Wide Angle: Episode 41 – Daring Democracy Pt. 1

Winston Churchill is quoted as having said: “Democracy is the worst form of government, except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.” My guests today disagree. They think that democracy–a government of, by and for the people–is actually pretty good, “noble” even. And something worth working for. Joining Peter to talk about our recent experiment with democracy are two guests: Frances Moore Lappe is the author of nineteen books, including Diet for a Small Planet, which the Smithsonian National Museum of American History described as “one of the most influential political tracts of the...

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