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Who Gets to Tell Stories About Poverty? 15.11.2018 American Prospect
This article appears in the Fall 2018 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Subscribe here .  It should not be all that difficult to report on economic inequality. It’s a fixture, after all, of modern American life. And yet, the journalism industry, charged with analyzing and conveying news of wage stagnation, persistent poverty, and downward mobility, has itself crumbled alongside much of the middle class. Over the past several decades, more and more journalists have been laid off, while the rates paid freelancers have fallen, too. As the chasm of inequality has only continued to grow, the very journalists who cover it have not always been able to escape it. In 2012, when the country was still reeling from the economic recession and when reporting about inequality was needed perhaps more than ever, author Barbara Ehrenreich started the Economic Hardship Reporting Project (EHRP). The idea was to change the media landscape, and support reporters—by then, many low-income and working-class ...
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Trump and new Senate allies threaten Canadian Indigenous communities near the Alaska border 8.11.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Karl Nerenberg The results of this week’s mid-term elections pose a direct threat to Indigenous communities in Canada’s Northwest Territories. And Norman Snowshoe of Fort McPherson dreads what could be coming. On the eve of the U.S. mid-term elections earlier this week, Norman Snowshoe of Fort McPherson, Northwest Territories, a Gwich’in community north of the Arctic Circle, posted the following on Facebook: “I’m Canadian. Why am I so interested in U.S. politics? Oh yeah, the fate of Porcupine Caribou lies in the hands of the biggest idiot to ever hit the planet!!” Fort McPherson lies on the east bank of the lower Peel River, just east of the N.W.T.-Yukon border. At an equivalent degree of latitude in eastern Canada it would be on tree-less tundra. In McPherson, however, you look out to dense forests of spruce, pine, willow and birch. There are two stores in the town of fewer than a 1,000 people, where you can buy high-priced canned and packaged goods and freezer-burnt fruit and vegetables. Eating “out ...
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Parent-led group hopes to help hungry kids in Minnesota 29.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
In little more than a year, four St. Cloud-area parents have managed to distribute more than 23,000 meal packs to hungry kids.
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Private Equity Pillage: Grocery Stores and Workers At Risk 26.10.2018 American Prospect
This article appears in the Fall 2018 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Subscribe here .  Since 2015 seven major grocery chains, employing more than 125,000 workers, have filed for bankruptcy. The media has blamed “disruptors”—low-cost competitors like Walmart and high-end markets like Whole Foods, now owned by Amazon. But the real disruptors in this industry are the private equity owners who were behind all seven bankruptcies. They have extracted millions from grocery stores in the last five years—funds that could have been used to upgrade stores, enhance products and services, and invest in employee training and higher wages. As with the bankruptcies of common household names like Toys “R” Us, private equity owners throw companies they own into unsustainable debt in order to capture high returns for themselves and their investors. If the company they have starved of resources goes broke, they’ve already made their bundle. This is all perfectly legal. It should not be. The bankrupted private ...
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Farmers say nonprofit that had stand at Reading Terminal owes them thousands 16.10.2018 Philly.com News
Fair Food was created to help farmers sell their food to restaurants. Some of those farmers now say the nonprofit owes them thousands.
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Can cooperatives save America's small farms? 11.10.2018 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Amid a nationwide rise in worker-owned businesses of all types, small farms across the country are foregoing traditional farm ownership and reaping the benefits of cooperative farming.
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At Native American food tasting, indigenous community reclaim who they are 9.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Hundreds of Native Americans celebrated Indigenous Peoples' Day on Monday in Minneapolis by eating native food and learning to return to their traditional healthy diet.
Spice Finch conjures seductive Mediterranean flavors, and brings star chef Jennifer Carroll home 6.10.2018 Philly.com News
Spice Finch is a spirited homecoming for Jennifer Carroll.
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What B Corp certification means for Danone North America 5.10.2018 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
A Q&A with the head of sustainability of the largest multinational company to achieve this designation.
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From pasture to classroom, a how-to-farm class at Delaware Valley University 3.10.2018 Philly.com News
The class starts Oct. 9.
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Why sustainable businesses should consider plant-based workplaces 29.9.2018 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Tracking environmental impacts often doesn't include food consumption. Here's why it must.
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Why sustainable businesses should be thinking about plant-based workplaces 29.9.2018 GreenBiz.com
Tracking environmental impacts often doesn't include food consumption. Here's why it must.
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Mayor Jim Kenney: Solving Philly's poverty issues takes consistent, relentless effort | Opinion 19.9.2018 Philly.com News
We must be mindful however, that there is no single solution, and that results of our work may take years, even decades to fully materialize.
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How your neighborhood can impact your life expectancy in Philadelphia 19.9.2018 Philly.com News
Today in Philadelphia, someone living in Society Hill is expected to live approximately 88 years, while someone living in a North Philadelphia neighborhood is expected to live only 68 years, according to a study by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
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Around the country, incomes are rising. In Philly, they're falling. 13.9.2018 Philly.com News
Philadelphia continues to be encumbered by its reputation of having the highest rate of poverty among the 10 most-populous U.S. cities, as well as the highest rate of deep poverty, a measure of people living at 50 percent of the poverty line or less.
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What will it take to end plastic pollution? 11.9.2018 GreenBiz.com
Collaboration. Innovation. Persistence. But, mostly, patience.
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News on hunger, deprivation set to come during 'Poverty Week' 10.9.2018 Philly.com News
Perhaps more than any other single time during the year, early September is when America takes stock of its poorest citizens.
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Inside the global war on plastic pollution 10.9.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
How did we get here? Where is all this going?
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Philly region gets its first all-kosher supermarket 7.9.2018 Philly.com News
House of Kosher in Bustleton wants to be a one-stop shop for families who follow Jewish dietary laws.
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The road to eliminating fluorinated chemicals in food packaging 6.9.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Consumers, purchasers and scientists all want a safer alternative — and collaboration can get us there.
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