Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Michael McQuarrie, UC Regents Meeting 11/28

We had Michael McQuarrie in the studio to talk about the history of student movements, social change and the current events surrounding the Occupy movement. Dr. McQuarrie is a professor in the Sociology department at UC Davis and has worked extensively with grassroots community organizing, especially with labor unions.

For the second part of the show we played a segment from the open comment part of the UC Regents meeting that was held on four UC campuses on 11/28. We also discussed the Occupy UC Davis teach-ins that are happening on campus this week.

For the full schedule of The Dissent Lectures click HERE.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Soul Food Farm, Swords into Plowshares, Farmer-Veteran Coalition

The first half of the show features Alexis Koefed of Soul Food Farms in Vacaville. Her operation features pastured poultry including eggs and meat. For more info about her farm and CSA go to www.soulfoodfarm.com

The second half will be dedicated to Veteran's Day, we will be speaking with Paul Cox, a Vietnam veteran who is an activist and advocate for veterans of current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. More info available at http://www.swords-to-plowshares.org/

Then we turn to Michael O'Gorman, a founder with the Farmer Veteran Coalition based here in Davis. The Farmer Veteran Coalition seeks to give opportunities to young veterans as they return to civilian life as production farmers, what O'Gorman calls "the second most challengin job in the U.S." after serving in the military. More info about how to get involved with the Farmer-Veteran Coalition is available at http://www.farmvetco.org/

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Monday, November 7, 2011

Russell Ranch tomatoes, Domes Community Build!

Local Dirt today has some great guests
The first half of the show will be feature Emma Torbert and Dani Lee, who will be discussing a brand new product that they have been developing: Russell Ranch sun dried tomatoes!

In the second part, Veronica Pardo and Ben Pearl discuss the Domes Community Build, which was a fantastic 4-day event with over 150 volunteers who donated time, labor, skills, food and more to make the Domes ADA accessible, as well as improve the structural integrity of the 39-year old- cooperative living structures that have become iconic to Davis since they will built in 1972