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WATCH: Distraught Gulf Shrimper Arrested for Pouring Oil on Herself in Senate Energy Hearing

Diane Wilson, a fourth-generation Gulf Coast fisherma’am and author of An Unreasonable Woman: A True Story of Shrimpers, Politicos, Polluters, and the Fight for Seadrift, Texas, is getting national media attention for her dramatic protest at a Senate hearing featuring Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski, who supports opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for drilling, and […]

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Radical Homemaker: An Interview with Shannon Hayes

Christine Escobar, founder and editor of GreenParentChicago.com, reviews Radical Homemakers: Reclaiming Domesticity from a Consumer Culture and interviews author Shannon Hayes in this article for The Huffington Post. When you talk to people about Radical Homemaking, are they skeptical about the egalitarian nature of it? You write about an egalitarian dynamic between men and women […]

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Slow Money National Gathering This Week—Watch Slow Money Shorts

Slow Money is a new way of connecting investors to local food systems, catalyzing new forms of social investing and philanthropy for the 21st century. This week (June 9–11), farmers, investors, authors, chefs, entrepreneurs, and people from all over the country interested in the slow food and slow money movements will gather at Shelburne Farms […]

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WATCH: Not One Drop Author Riki Ott on Rachel Maddow Show

Marine toxicologist Riki Ott appeared on MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow show to talk about the health effects of the toxic crude spill in the Gulf Coast and the harmful chemical dispersants that are being used to try to get it under control. Doctor Ott is cofounder of “Move to Amend,” a group with more than 77,000 […]

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DIY U: A Publishers Weekly Starred Review

DIY U: Edupunks, Edupreneurs, and the Coming Transformation of Higher Education by Anya Kamenetz received a starred review from Publishers Weekly: * DIY U: Edupunks, Edupreneurs, and the Coming Transformation of Higher Education Anya Kamenetz. Chelsea Green, $14.95 (208p) ISBN 9781603582346 Kamenetz, author of the alarming personal finance expose Generation Debt, drops another bombshell on […]

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Matthew Stein: The Perfect Storm: Six Trends Converging on Collapse

Matthew Stein (When Technology Fails, Revised and Expanded: A Manual for Self-Reliance, Sustainability, and Surviving the Long Emergency) recently appeared on Supreme Master TV to explain the six factors that, unaddressed, could lead to global collapse. Watch Now About the book: There’s never been a better time to “be prepared.” Matthew Stein’s comprehensive primer on […]

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Diane Wilson: BP Catastrophe Is a Soul-Killing, Nail-in-the-Coffin Apocalypse with No End in Sight

Author Diane Wilson (An Unreasonable Woman: A True Story of Shrimpers, Politicos, Polluters, and the Fight for Seadrift, Texas) calls the BP catastrophe a “soul-killing, nail-in-the-coffin apocalypse with no end in sight” in this interview for On the Green Front with Betsy Rosenberg. Listen Now About the book: When Diane Wilson, fourth-generation shrimp-boat captain and […]

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“Slow Money” Cofounder Woody Tasch on Edible Radio

Woody Tasch, cofounder of the Slow Money Alliance and author of Inquiries into the Nature of Slow Money: Investing as if Food, Farms, and Fertility Mattered, talked with Edible Radio host Kate Manchester about the Alliance’s mission to help build local food systems by merging philanthropy with investing. Listen Now About the Book: Inquiries into […]

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WATCH: CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta Talks to Riki Ott: Oil Spill Cleanup Crews Feeling Sick

CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to a sick Gulf Coast oil spill cleanup worker and gets expert opinion from Exxon Valdez oil spill veteran Riki Ott (Not One Drop: Betrayal and Courage in the Wake of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill) in this clip from Anderson Cooper 360. In her book, Riki Ott, a rare […]

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WATCH: Kuttner: Obama Must Step Up and Show Leadership on Oil Spill

A Presidency in Peril is a hard-hitting, incisive account of how the Obama administration not only missed its moment to turn our economy around—but deepened Wall Street’s risky grip on America’s future. Carefully constructing a one-year history of the problem, the players, and the outcome, Robert Kuttner gives readers an unparalleled account of the president’s […]

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