Featured Episodes

2020 Election: Policies that Can Tackle Corporate Concentration (Episode 72)

2020 Election: Policies that Can Tackle Corporate Concentration (Episode 72)

Hibba Meraay

May 16, 2019

Host Chris Mitchell is joined by ILSR co-directors Stacy Mitchell and John Farrell as well as ILSR co-founder David Morris to discuss the 2020 election and policy platforms that focus on anti-concentration.  READ MORE


Recent Episodes

Shining a Light on Anti-Competitive Behavior (Episode 69)

Shining a Light on Anti-Competitive Behavior (Episode 69)

Hibba Meraay

April 4, 2019

Host Chris Mitchell is joined by ILSR Co-Directors Stacy Mitchell and John Farrell for a conversation on various anti-competitive corporate actions and state policies that might have slipped under your radar.  READ MORE


Why Garbage Incinerators Are A Bad Deal For Communities (Episode 68)

Why Garbage Incinerators Are A Bad Deal For Communities (Episode 68)

Hibba Meraay

March 21, 2019

Host John Farrell speaks with ILSR’s Marie Donahue and Neil Seldman about the harmful impact of burning trash to generate electricity. The trio dive into ILSR’s recent report Waste Incineration: A Dirty Secret in How States Define Renewable Energy. They also discuss Baltimore’s recent passage of the Clean Air Act.  READ MORE


Internet Access: Getting the U.S. Up To Speed (Episode 67)

Internet Access: Getting the U.S. Up To Speed (Episode 67)

Hibba Meraay

March 7, 2019

Host Christopher Mitchell speaks with broadband champion Susan Crawford. Christopher and Susan talk about bringing better connectivity to rural and urban areas.  READ MORE


Race and the Economy: A Structural Problem (Episode 66)

Race and the Economy: A Structural Problem (Episode 66)

Hibba Meraay

February 21, 2019

Host Stacy Mitchell speaks with Maurice BP-Weeks, co-director of the Action Center on Race and the Economy. Stacy and Maurice discuss how our current economic structure is built on extracting wealth from people of color.  READ MORE


People Love Local Food. Yet Local Farmers are Disappearing. What’s Going On?  (Episode 65)

People Love Local Food. Yet Local Farmers are Disappearing. What’s Going On? (Episode 65)

Hibba Meraay

February 7, 2019

Host Stacy Mitchell speaks with Leah Douglas, a reporter covering the political economy of food. They discuss corporate concentration in the food industry and the future of American farming.  READ MORE


How Minneapolis is Planning for a More Equitable Future (Episode 64)

How Minneapolis is Planning for a More Equitable Future (Episode 64)

Hibba Meraay

January 24, 2019

Host John Farrell speaks with Minneapolis City Council Member, Jeremy Schroeder, about the city's plans to combat climate change, increase affordable housing, and make sure Minneapolis is accessible to all.  READ MORE


Electricity and Internet: Pieces of the Same Puzzle (Episode 63)

Electricity and Internet: Pieces of the Same Puzzle (Episode 63)

Hibba Meraay

January 10, 2019

Host Chris Mitchell speaks with community broadband network pioneer Billy Ray about parallels between the movements for municipal electric utilities and community broadband networks.  READ MORE


Will Santa Sleigh the Monopolies? (Episode 62)

Will Santa Sleigh the Monopolies? (Episode 62)

Hibba Meraay

December 27, 2018

Chris Mitchell is joined by ILSR Co-Directors Stacy Mitchell and John Farrell for a year in review. They discuss developments in the movement against corporate concentration, Amazon's stranglehold on the economy, batteries as a game changer in the energy world, and more.  READ MORE