Building Local Power Highlight: Democratizing Antitrust with Harry First

Date: 3 Mar 2022 | posted in: Building Local Power, Podcast | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Harry First, law professor and co-director of New York University’s Competition, Innovation, and Information Law Program discusses moving antitrust away from a technocratic approach, the politicization of law enforcement, and how to reinvigorate strong antitrust legislation. … Read More

Cities’ Exclusive Agreements With Trash Collectors Are Holding Back Community Composters – Episode 145

Date: 24 Feb 2022 | posted in: Building Local Power | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

On this episode of the Building Local Power Podcast, host Jess Del Fiacco is joined by her colleague Brenda Platt who leads the Composting Initiative and guests Sarah Boltwala-Mesina, Monique Figueiredo, and Kourtnii Brown who each run composting programs. They discuss solid waste franchising and how it impacts community composting. … Read More

Local Organizing Efforts Are Reframing the Digital Divide — Episode 144 of Building Local Power

Date: 10 Feb 2022 | posted in: Building Local Power | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

On this episode of the Building Local Power Podcast, host Jess Del Fiacco is joined by her colleagues on the broadband team, DeAnne Cuellar and Sean Gonsalves. They discuss where the bulk of the broadband funding from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is geared towards and how to engage local champions to create community broadband strategies. … Read More

Building Local Power Highlight: Centering Racial Justice in the Antimonopoly Fight

Date: 3 Feb 2022 | posted in: Building Local Power, Podcast | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In this miniseries, we return to our most insightful podcast conversations. These five minute episodes highlight critical themes that are still relevant today. Jeremy Greer and Solana Rice argue for organizers of color to be embedded and centered in the antimonopoly fight.… Read More

The Movement to Take Back Control From Monopoly Electric Utilities — Episode 143 of Building Local Power

Date: 27 Jan 2022 | posted in: Building Local Power, Energy | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In this episode of Building Local Power, we share a recording of ILSR’s recent event Democratizing Power: New Citizen Initiatives Challenge Monopoly Electric Utilities. Across the country, powerful utilities are actively blocking decentralized solar energy, degrading the reliability of the power lines even as they raise prices, and failing to make the grid investments needed for a clean, carbon-free future. Listen to ILSR’s Stacy Mitchell and John Farrell facilitate conversations with the advocates who are leading the movement to take back control from electric utility monopolies. … Read More

Building Local Power Highlight: Is Amazon Picking Winners and Losers Among America’s Cities

Date: 20 Jan 2022 | posted in: Building Local Power, Podcast | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In this miniseries, we return to our most insightful podcast conversations. These five minute episodes highlight critical themes that are still relevant today. Alec MacGillis discusses how economic concentration leads to regional disparity. … Read More

ILSR’s Year in Review: Shaping Policy to Empower Communities — Episode 142 of Building Local Power

Date: 23 Dec 2021 | posted in: Building Local Power | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

On this episode of Building Local Power, host Jess Del Fiacco is joined by John Farrell, ILSR Co-Director, and Ron Knox, Senior Researcher with ILSR’s Independent Business initiative. They take a look back at ILSR’s work in 2021 and share big wins, challenges, and interesting trends from the year.… Read More

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