Madeleine M. Kunin was a guest recently on WAMC (a public radio station that broadcasts across parts of Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, and Vermont), and spoke about the themes behind her new book, Pearls, Politics & Power.
While reviewers often place their attention on Madeleine’s support for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, this interview proves there is much more to this book than meets the eye.
Madeleine, who was a three-term governor in Vermont (and the first woman governor in our home state), is asked to speak about women in politics, and how to get more women into elective office. This interview offers a great synopsis of why she is so sought after.
Click on this link to hear the interview.
In response to one of the nation’s darkest labor-history chapters, Congress passed a law in 1894 making the first Monday of every September “Labor Day,” to pay tribute and honor the achievements and contributions of American workers. While the passing of the law helped to improve conditions, standards, and relations there was still work to…Read More
As the ‘poison cartel’ creeps relentlessly across food systems, there is overwhelming evidence that something must be done to stop them. The small town of Mals, Italy took a stand and started a revolution to stop the corruption and pave the way for a pesticide-free future. The following excerpt is the foreword by Dr. Vandana…Read More
The economy is a complex, evolving system, and that’s an empowering thought: it means that every one of us can play a part in shaping its evolution. When it comes to understanding economics you may be familiar with classic texts like Adam Smith’s, but don’t view that as the be-all-end-all, lest you get stuck in…Read More
Alright. We’ve covered the basics of what a community food forest is, how to plan one, and which approach is best. Now it’s time to see some in action! Keep reading to learn more about some of the pioneers of the food forest movement. The following excerpt is from The Community Food Forest Handbook by Catherine Bukowski…Read More
A Precautionary Tale shares the inspiring story of a group of citizens in Mals, Italy who fought Big Ag and won and, in doing so, became the first place on Earth to ban pesticides by a referendum vote. Their colorful, courageous, and ultimately savvy campaign is being heralded around the world as a landmark effort in…Read More