Creating New Narratives: Youth Are the Present — Episode 157 of Building Local Power

Date: 11 Aug 2022 | posted in: Building Local Power | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The pandemic exacerbated the deeply rooted issues in cities around the nation — but the youth of Worcester, Massachusetts, decided that they wanted to enact change to create a better now. Their action lead to the formation of the Worcester Youth Cooperatives. On this episode of Building Local Power, we are joined by two youth collaborators Mario Harper and Samuel Posner and an adult ally Addison Turner.… Read More

Business Insider: Amazon bought the company that makes the Roomba. Antitrust researchers and data-privacy experts say it’s ‘the most dangerous, threatening acquisition in the company’s history’

Date: 8 Aug 2022 | posted in: Media Coverage, Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Ron Knox, senior researcher and writer for ILSR’s Independent Business Initiative shares why Amazon’s Roomba acquisition may be the most invasive and dangerous in the company’s history.… Read More

When a Win is a Win, and a Loss is a Lesson — Episode 156 of Building Local Power

Date: 28 Jul 2022 | posted in: Building Local Power | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

This episode previews a new six-part series from the Local Energy Rules podcast. John Farrell highlights the importance of local accountability, failures and successes of cities’ trajectories towards controlling their own power, and why exactly you should tune in. … Read More

A Movement to Mend Digital Inequities — Episode 155 of Building Local Power

Date: 14 Jul 2022 | posted in: Building Local Power | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Reggie Rucker and Luke Gannon are joined by guests Shayna Englin and DeAnne Cuellar who discuss how the digital divide is closely tied to housing, healthcare, immigration, and civic education concerns. As the pandemic moved everything online, they explained, we realized that connectivity is an issue that affects the entire human ecosystem. … Read More

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