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

How Black Gold (Composting) Combats the Climate Crisis — Episode 154 of Building Local Power

Date: 30 Jun 2022 | posted in: Building Local Power | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

On this episode of Building Local Power, hosts Reggie Rucker and Luke Gannon are joined by the Director and Project Manager of the Composting for Community Initiative, Brenda Platt and Linda Bilsens Brolis respectively. They discuss waste imperialism, composting equity, and the necessary paradigm shift within our consumer culture.… Read More

Anti-Merger Guidelines Would Stop Corporate Concentration, Revive Local Economies — Episode 153 of Building Local Power

Date: 16 Jun 2022 | posted in: Building Local Power | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

On this episode of Building Local Power, host Jess Del Fiacco is joined by her colleagues John Farrell, Stacy Mitchell, and Ron Knox, where they discuss the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission’s plan to overhaul their merger guidelines. … Read More

Policy Progress and Coalition Building — Episode 151 of Building Local Power

Date: 19 May 2022 | posted in: Building Local Power | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Host Jess Del Fiacco is joined by several ILSR colleagues: Susan R. Holmberg, Senior Researcher and Editor for the Independent Business initiative; Katie Kienbaum, Senior Researcher for the Energy Democracy initiative; and Sophia Jones, a Fellow with the Composting for Community initiative.… Read More

In New York and Oregon, Canning Reduces Waste and Changes Lives — Episode 150 of Building Local Power

Date: 5 May 2022 | posted in: Building Local Power, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In this episode of Building Local Power, Jess Del Fiacco and Neil Seldman are joined by several guests who are involved in the canning community. Canners, also called waste pickers or scrappers, collect recyclable materials such as cans and bottles from the streets and redeem them at recycling centers. … Read More

Building Local Power Highlight: People Love Local Food. Yet Local Farmers are Disappearing. What’s Going On?

Date: 14 Apr 2022 | posted in: Building Local Power, Podcast | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Leah Douglas is a reporter at Reuters covering the politics of food, agriculture, and the environment. Douglas discusses how the poultry industry is structured by contract production, how dairy farms are the bedrock for many rural communities, and Earl Butz’s conviction for farmers to plant “fence row to fence row” to enable economic food production. … Read More

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