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Sneak Peek: To See Each Other

The Next Move

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  • 2 months ago
  • 31:33

A special sneak peak of our new podcast "To See Each Other" hosted by George Goehl that complicates the narrative about rural Americans in our most misunderstood, and often abandoned, communities. George travels to Michigan, Iowa, New Jersey, North Carolina and Indiana to reveal how small town folks are working together in fights for everything from clean water and racial justice to immigration rights and climate change. Our belief: That when we see each other, we’ll understand that we can never give up on each other. Subscribe now wherever you're listening!To See Each Other is where we explore how people are reshaping small town America and how writing it off as Trump country hurts us all.Raising Hell for Clean Water in IowaThe fight for clean water is a form of inequality. The people who are poisoning the well and those who have to drink from it. The people who have access to water and those who don't. The people who can afford to be healthy and those who can't. George takes us to Iowa, to the frontlines of an intergenerational, intersectional fight for the right to clean water and a return to a stewardship of the earth, while local farmers push against corporate greed and environmental contamination.In Iowa, as factory farms have been poisoning the drinking water, Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement have been re-imagining what rural Iowa’s community looks like. In this episode, George talks with Hugh Espey, Director of Iowa CCI; Larry Ginter, a retired, third-generation farmer based in Rhodes; Emma Schmit, an organizer with Food and Water Watch; and Lakeisha Perkins, a lifelong Des Moines resident and Iowa CCI community organizer. They’ve discovered that it’s not greed or individualism that bind Iowans together. It’s a concern for everyone’s safety, a commitment to responsible stewardship of the land, and leaning on each other.Subscribe now wherever you're listening!

Onward with George Goehl

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  • 4 months ago
  • 14:00

Today George is reflecting on what he has learned over the course of this season. Between the impacts of COVID on the US and the racial justice reckoning that is so deeply intertwined with the disproportionate impact of COVID on Black and Brown Americans, George is feeling challenged and hopeful for a better future. This is the biggest moment to advance justice for Black Lives in America in a generation and it has the potential to be a long and transformative moment in American life. Everyone can be an organizer and everyone is organizable. Let's get to it.

Make a F*@&ing Play with Marisa Franco

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  • 4 months ago
  • 23:01

We are becoming an America we’ve never been. Marisa Franco, director and co-founder of Mijente, talks with George about organizing infrastructure to support progressive leadership in the immigrant rights and broader Latinx and Chicanx community. This brutal moment of recovering, unlearning, and remembering is teaching us that we are only as safe and healthy as the most vulnerable among us -- and that through inclusive collectivity, we can move from respectability politics to strong, multiracial alliances and people power.Marisa Franco is the Phoenix-based Director and Co-founder of Mijente, a hub for Latinx and Chicanx organizing and movement-building.  You can find her on Twitter @marisa_franco.You can learn more at peoplesaction.org/nextmove.People’s Action is a national network of 40 state and local grassroots, power-building organizations united in fighting for justice. 

Building a Coalition with Robert Kraig

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  • 4 months ago
  • 20:23

Because the pandemic has intensified the unequal, dangerous structure of our healthcare system, we need to establish healthcare as a guaranteed right for everyone. Which means now is the time for bold mandates and the creation of a new common sense that centers on a coalitional government. George talks with Robert Kraig, Executive Director of Citizen Action of Wisconsin, about lessons we’ve learned from the New Deal and the Works Progress Administration, and even the Great Recession, about building a healthier, more equitable future.

Government For All Of Us with Heather McGhee

The Next Move

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  • 5 months ago
  • 18:28

What role can our government play in making our lives better? And what role can we play in our government? Heather McGhee, Distinguished Senior Fellow and former President of Demos, is just the person to answer these questions. In this episode, George talks to Heather about building on our gut-level interconnectivity towards a more inclusive future, and about what learnings they have from being on the frontlines of the 2008 financial crisis and how they are applying those learnings today.Heather McGhee is Distinguished Senior Fellow at Demos. She is author of the forthcoming book, The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together.  You can find her on Twitter: @hmcgheeDetails on what you can learn, do and share: peoplesaction.org/nextmoveAbout People's ActionPeople’s Action is a national network of 40 state and local grassroots, power-building organizations united in fighting for justice.