Advocacy & Activism

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"Al Gore -- The Problems of Climate Denial" (4 minutes)

Former Vice President Al Gore, Co-Founder of the Climate Reality Project, talks about the reasons for the unusually high denial of the existence of climate change by conservatives and their followers in the United States.

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"Green Card Voices: Muhend Abakar" (8 minutes)

Born in the city of Nyala, Muhend Abakar spent the first four years of his life in Sudan before moving to Egypt with his family.  When he first arrived in Egypt, he was saddened by the racism he encountered and had a difficult time socializing. Muhend eventually made many friends by playing of soccer and discovered how easy it is to meet people through sports.

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"A Celebration of Natural Hair" (14 minutes)

Cheyenne Cochrane explores the role that hair texture has played in the history of being black in America — from the heat straightening products of the post-Civil War era to the thousands of women today who have decided to stop chasing a conventional beauty standard and start embracing their natural hair. "This is about more than a hairstyle," Cochrane says. "It's about being brave enough not to fold under the pressure of others' expectations."

In The Studio - Pathways to Employment

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Martha Teeter hosts Bill Pride, Executive Director, Davis Community Meals, and Julie Jenkins, Employee, Pathways to Employment.

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topics discussed include: what is Pathways to Employment (hand up to individuals living homeless), what people employed are doing (downtown beautification), what it means to employees to have a job, website & how people can get involved through donations and job opportunities matched to participants in program.

Recorded 07/20/17.

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 "The Laura Flanders Show" (25.5 minutes)

Organizing in a Trump and Amazon World -- new concentrations of power are bringing forth new models of resistance. Cathy Albisa and Sabino Milian discuss the targeting of activists in immigration sweeps. Those ICE raids aren't that random, they say. And as Amazon gets ever bigger, what happens to the workers behind your mouse-click? We’ll hear how low-wage warehouse workers are Raising the Floor from Sophia Zaman.