Pathways to a New EconomyPodcast
Pathways to a New Economy is a monthly feature on the Battle of Homestead Foundation podcast “Essential Work- Exploring the Past Present and Future of Jobs” This audio podcast will address labor, environment and health considerations as I explore Re-Imagining America with guests who are building Pathways to a New Economy that works for ALL of us.
Episode #11. Farming for the Future_Community and Urban Gardens. In this episode, hear from Rayden Serock, Director of Community Projects for Grow Pittsburgh. Rayden supports the Community Projects team in starting new community gardens, supporting established gardens, and protecting gardens in our region in the long-term. Urban farming helps to address food deserts and builds community around the essential need for healthy food. Reclaiming abandoned land and making food a center for shared effort marks an exciting initiative in Grow Pittsburgh. Learn more about Rayden here https://www.growpittsburgh.org/. Listen to the interview here https://essentialwork.buzzsprout.com/1233263/7783570-farming-for-the-future-community-urban-gardening Don’t miss the discussion about Cesar Chavez and the power of music and songs to lift up the farmworkers justice movement with “Los Penguinos del Norte.”
Episode #10- Interview with Tom Croft, Managing Director of Heartland Capital Strategies (www.heartlandnetwork.org) and Executive Director of the Steel Valley Authority (www.steelvalley.org). They discuss the Marshall Plan for Middle America Roadmap along with responsible investing and its impact on economies and communities. They also delve into layoff aversion, innovative economic policy, and investment in sustainable energy, and what it all means for jobs in the Appalachian region and beyond.https://essentialwork.buzzsprout.com/1233263/6706885-investing-in-communities-to-build-a-new-economy-a-marshall-plan-for-middle-america
Episode #1 – Interview with Amanda Woodrum, Chief Policy Analyst from Policy Matters Ohio talking about Re-Imagine Appalachia Blueprint- a New Deal that Works for US! (See the Reimagine Appalachia and the White Papers describing detailed action plans here https://reimagineappalachia.org/ )
Video Presentations and Recorded Lectures
July 29, 2020. Hart Hagan Interview with Patricia DeMarco on the Re-Imagine Appalachia Blueprint and regenerative agriculture
March 4, 2020. Electricity from Black to Gold- Facts, Fantasy and a Finer Future. Presentation to the Green New Deal Discussion Group. In this discussion we look at how the electricity system works, and how it can shift from a fossil-based system to one based on renewable and more sustainable resources. The slides from this talk are here
January 14, 2019 From Fracking to Plastics. Presentation to the Izaak WaltonLeague Discussion of better alternatives to the petrochemical build-out proposed for the Ohio River Valley to make plastics for single use packaging.
August 11, 2018. “Rethinking Plastics” presentation Discussion of the connection between petrochemical production and plastics and the environmental and health effects of plastic production and use.
1-22-2017 Climate Change As A Moral Imperative – Presented to New York Society for Ethical Culture
January 2, 2020. Allegheny County Council Presentation on urgent need for climate action.
August 2017 Climate Summit in Philadelphia- Pleas to Governor wolf for protection from fracking
March 29, 2017- “The Power of One Voice” discussion with Mark Dixon, videographer and producer of the film, Linda Lear, Rachel Carson Biographer, author and historian, and Mark Madison, Archivist and Historian for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.