Advocacy & Activism

Populist Dialogues - 17-38 - Friends of Family Farmers v Corporate Farming

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Host David Delk talks with Shari Sirkin, Exec Director of Friends of Family Farmers on what Friends of Family Farmers is and why it was formed and the conflict between family farmers and corporate farms, like mega-dairies. We talk about CSAs - Community Sustained Agriculture as a way for individuals to support local family farmers. CSAs represent a partnership between the eater and the grower.

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"A Wave of Renewable Energy Resistance is Taking Root" (8 minutes)

This film tells the story of the Solar XL campaign, from where it started to where it's going. It takes you to the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation in South Dakota where the pipeline would run half a mile outside its border. It also shows the family farm of Jim Carlson in Nebraska where the first solar installation went up in his family’s corn fields.

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"The Laura Flanders Show" (25 minutes)

Waging love and watching resilient wildlife; we ask two charismatic leaders how they keep their sprits brave. Reverend Dr. Jacqui Lewis is senior minister at New York’s Middle Collegiate Church and a contributor to the 2017 collection Faith and Resistance in the Age of Trump. Adrienne Maree Brown is co-editor of Octavia’s Brood, Science Fiction from Social Justice Movements, and Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds in which she urges activists to become as open to change as nature is.

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"Saving the Heart and Soul of Our Democracy: Why America needs a Poor People’s Campaign and a National Moral Revival" (1 hour, 56 minutes)

This entire episode of Media Edge includes our recording of a spellbinding presentation by Rev. Dr. William J. Barber in Sacramento on November 3 at the St. Mark's United Methodist Church.

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This episode is currently not viewable online.

"Saving the Heart and Soul of Our Democracy: Why America needs a Poor People’s Campaign and a National Moral Revival" (1 hour, 56 minutes)

This entire episode of Media Edge includes our recording of a spellbinding presentation by Rev. Dr. William J. Barber in Sacramento on November 3 at the St. Mark's United Methodist Church.