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Tom Philpott, food and ag correspondent for Mother Jones, discusses his book: Perilous Bounty: The Looming Collapse of American Farming and How We Can Prevent It.

Food Sleuth Radio

Did you know that food and food production are central to our discussion about climate change? Join Food Sleuth Radio host and registered dietitian, Melinda Hemmelgarn, for her interview with Tom Philpott, food and agriculture correspondent for Mother Jones, and author of Perilous Bounty: The Looming Collapse of American Farming and How We Can Prevent It. Philpott focuses on two key areas of U.S. food production: California and the Midwest, and these regions’ water scarcity and soil degradation, respectively. He explains how industrial agriculture creates social injustices and environmental wreckage, and how agricultural reform is critical to climate resilience. Related website:   https://www.motherjones.com/author/tom-philpott/ 

28mins

24 Sep 2021

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That Time A Journalist From Mother Jones Called Every Name In The Black Book

The Epstein Chronicles

In a fantastic piece of journalism, Leland Nally at Mother Jones called every single person in Epstein's blackbook. In the next two episodes we take a look at his findings. To contact me:Bobbycapucci@protonmail.com Source:https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2020/10/i-called-everyone-in-jeffrey-epsteins-little-black-book/

48mins

15 Sep 2021

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ICYMI: That Time A Journalist From Mother Jones Called Every Name In The Black Book

The Jeffrey Epstein show

In a fantastic piece of journalism, Leland Nally at Mother Jones called every single person in Epstein's blackbook. In the next two episodes we take a look at his findings. To contact me:Bobbycapucci@protonmail.com Source:https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2020/10/i-called-everyone-in-jeffrey-epsteins-little-black-book/

48mins

15 Sep 2021

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'BradCast' 6/11/2021 (Guest: 'Jackpot' author Michael Mechanic of Mother Jones)

The BradCast w/ Brad Friedman

Independent investigative journalism, broadcasting, trouble-making and muckraking with Brad Friedman of BradBlog.com

58mins

12 Jun 2021

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Speaking with Mother Jones Michael Mechanic, 'Jackpot' Author\

ChatChat - Claudia Cragg

Claudia Cragg speaks here with Mother Jones' senior editor @MichaelMechanic (Michael Mechanic) who offers a harsh wake-up call for the millions of American  dreamers who still believe that winning the lottery—or just simply having obscene wealth—will change their lives for the better. The author ushers readers past the velvet rope to reveal the lifestyles of the ultrawealthy and the ever more expensive ventures they have to indulge in to not only keep themselves amused, but to outdo their wealthy peers. One of the most interesting factoids in this well-researched book is that, according to one study, a person’s “self-reported positive emotions improved with rising earnings up to a satiation point at about $65,000 per year. Negative emotions…declined as earnings increased, reaching an inverse satiation point at $95,000.” As Mechanic demonstrates throughout this eye-opening book, once the contentment with one’s finances ends, the addiction to “extrinsic” goals—e.g., buying mansions, cars, and other luxury goods—leaves less time for the “intrinsic” pursuits that give us real grounding. Mechanic shows how the ultrawealthy make their money and how U.S. tax laws and loopholes allow them to keep building it—but he also provides a cautionary tale about the myriad headaches that unbridled wealth can bring. Mechanic is happy to report that the rich are often bored and miserable—and (surprise!) less compassionate unless they can balance their extrinsic and intrinsic pursuits. Though the text is often a gleeful sendup of the absurd eccentricities of the superrich, the author also spotlights a few billionaires who find genuine spiritual contentment in giving their wealth away. “For an actual rags-to-riches tale,” writes the author, “one might turn to Ford Foundation president Darren Walker, who grew up penniless in rural Texas and went on to become an icon in the world of philanthropy.” [Kirkus Reviews]

26mins

13 May 2021

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S5E4: Mother Jones: The Most Dangerous Woman In America

Black Sheep and Bad Apples

Originally aired August 18th, 2020: Tonight's episode talks about the political and social agitator who  pissed of the powerful for nearly a half decade. The Irish-born Mary Jones, who later became known as Mother Jones, is the subject for tonight's story. Loren brings us some stories about the most dangerous  woman in America.--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/blacksheepandbadapples/message

1hr 37mins

18 Apr 2021

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Russian Interference in the 2020 Elections and Trump's Tax Returns with David Corn of Mother Jones

Back To School with Maz Jobrani

This week David Corn of Mother Jones and MSNBC joins us to talk about Trump's tax returns, why it’s okay to preach to the choir, and how Russia is hacking our elections again!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 4mins

19 Oct 2020

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Morning Update: A Journalist At Mother Jones Called Every Number In Epstein's Black Book. Part 1

The Jeffrey Epstein show

In a fantastic piece of journalism, Leland Nally at Mother Jones called every single person in Epstein's blackbook. In the next two episodes we take a look at his findings. To contact me:Bobbycapucci@protonmail.com Source:https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2020/10/i-called-everyone-in-jeffrey-epsteins-little-black-book/

48mins

11 Oct 2020

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Roediger on "The Sinking Middle Class"; Feurer on Mother Jones' legacy

Labor History Today

KU historian David Roediger talks with The Heartland Labor Forum radio show about his new book, The Sinking Middle Class. The Forum also pays homage to the most iconic woman leader in labor history; labor historian Rosemary Feurer on the life and legacy of Mother Jones. And, on this week’s Labor History in 2, A Chain Reaction of Human Misery.Produced and edited by Chris Garlock. To contribute a labor history item, email laborhistorytoday@gmail.com Labor History Today is produced by the Metro Washington Council’s Union City Radio and the Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor at Georgetown University. We're a proud founding member of the Labor Radio Podcast Network, 70 shows focusing on working people’s issues and concerns. #LaborRadioPod

43mins

4 Oct 2020

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Perious Bounty, a new book by Mother Jones reporter Tom Philpott

What Doesn't Kill You

Tom Philpott returns to discuss his new book, Perilous Bounty, an examination of American Agriculture in our key food producing states.Heritage Radio Network is a listener supported nonprofit podcast network. Support What Doesn't Kill You by becoming a member!What Doesn't Kill You is Powered by Simplecast.

52mins

14 Sep 2020

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