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May 1, 2020

COVID-19 Series: Rob Wallace

By: Miles Bloxson

The Secret Ingredient with KUT’s Rebecca McInroy, Raj Patel author of A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things, and food and agriculture correspondent for Mother Jones, Tom Philpott welcome back Rob Wallace an evolutionary biologist for his take on the link between global outbreaks of infectious disease and global agriculture. Rob Wallace is the author of Big Farms Make Big Flu: Dispatches on Infectious Disease, Agribusiness, and the Nature of Science


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October 25, 2021

Hope: Frances Moore Lappé

"[Hope] is a key source of energy to enable us to seek solutions together." -Frances Moore Lappé Hope is different from faith in that we need to act in hope as opposed to just having faith that everything will be okay. But in acting, when it comes to food, we are doing so and operating in a system where we know too much about food and the pesticides in our food system, the inequity, and injustice. So how can we have hope and what is hope? For the ancient Greeks, "Hope" was a type of self-deception; one of the evils…

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July 13, 2021

Guam

"We're fighting for a worldview. We're fighting for a different version of what it means to be human on the planet. We're fighting for a different version of what just relations look like between the human and non-human world." -Julian Aguon Guam is the secret ingredient for our conversation with indigenous human rights lawyer and author of The Properties of Perpetual Light, Julian Aguon. In his book, Aguon takes us on a dreamlike journey past the horrors and indignation of his colonized home to illuminate the beauty, the generative ecosystem, and indigenous knowledge that can quite literally be the perpetual…

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July 15, 2020

Each Others: Rita Valencia and Charlotte Sáenz

"How do we build these understandings from a decolonial, antiracist and antipatriarchal basis? How do we build real solidarity bridges that do not replicate patronising structures of power? How can we learn and build with those who have resisted and re(x)isted, in order to open new imaginaries to heal mother earth, the other, and ourselves?" Rita Valencia and Charlotte Sáenz These are just some of the questions we explore with Rita Valencia and Charlotte Sáenz on this edition of The Secret Ingredient with Raj Patel, Tom Philpott, and Rebecca McInroy. Rita Valencia has been working for several years with the…

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