On Digging in the Dirt host Kevin Gallagher talks to Woody Tasch about his latest project “Beetcoin” which provides 0% loans to the regenerative farming community and sustainable businesses. Tasch is former chairman of Investors’ Circle, a nonprofit angel network that has facilitated more than $200 million of investments in over 300 early-stage sustainability-promoting companies. His books include: “Inquiries into the Nature of Slow Money: Investing as if Food, Farms, and Fertility Mattered” (from our friends at Chelsea Green press), “SOIL: Notes Towards the Theory and Practice of Nurture Capital” and “AHA!: Fake Trillions, Real Billions, Beetcoin and the Great American Do-Over” (Slow Money Institute). He is the founder of Slow Money and most recently Beetcoin.
Monday May 2 at 5:00 PM.
1) Peter Montgomery, Senior Fellow with People For the American Way and Right Wing Watch, discusses PFAW’s concern about the Republican Party’s culture war attacks on LGBTQ and trans youth, classroom censorship, banning of books, and their QAnon-inspired smears of political opponents, charging them with being pedophiles and groomers.
2) Nora Benavidez, Senior Counsel and Director of Digital Justice and Civil Rights at FreePress.net, will share her views on billionaire Elon Musk’s deal to purchase Twitter, and the group’s work with the Change the Terms coalition – and their “Fix The Feed” campaign.
3) Jean Ross, RN, and a president of National Nurses United, takes a critical look at local and state governments lifting of COVID mask mandates and the recent ruling by federal court Judge Mizelle striking down the Biden administration’s mask requirement on interstate transit. She’ll also discuss NNU’s advocacy for permanent OSHA work site standards to protect health care workers from COVID-19.
4) Michael Mechanic, a senior editor at Mother Jones magazine, talks about his new book, “Jackpot: How the Super-Rich Really Live―and How Their Wealth Harms Us All,” which examines the lives of the extremely rich, and the insidious ways this realm harms us all.
Monday, May 2, 8 pm and archived.
Host Tiokasin Ghosthorse welcomes Dr. Tink Tinker, the Clifford Baldridge Emeritus Professor of American Indian Cultures and Religious Traditions at Iliff School of Theology in Denver. He is a citizen of the Osage Nation and has been an activist in urban American Indian communities for four decades. Dr. Tinker is the autohr of “American Indian Liberation: A Theology of Sovereignty” (Orbis Press, 2008).
Tuesday, May 3 at 12:00 noon.
This month Hazel Kahan’s guest on North Fork Works is marine scientist Christopher Gobler who holds the Endowed Chair of Coastal Ecology and Conservation in the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University. After explaining the four “Horsemen of the Apocalypse” stressors that affect the waters and marine systems of Long Island’s bays as well as the Island’s human population, Professor Gobler critically assesses new and established solutions designed to mitigate the harmful and cumulative effects of nitrogen and climate change on our waters.
Wednesday, May 4 at 6:30 AM (repeat at 8:00 PM) and archived.