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Metals, Minerals, and Movements with Thea Riofrancos
Thea Rio Francos (@triofrancos) is an Associate Professor of Political Science whose research focuses on resource extraction, renewable energy, climate change, green technology, social movements, and the left in Latin America. Jackie and Thea talk lithium wars, extraction, green capitalism and imperialism, and how the transition to a renewable economy must reckon with settler colonialism and respect for Indigenous communities.
Bar Part Time
Two friends walk into a bar...there's a giant disco ball spinning in the distance. One friends puts a drink in the other's hand. "What's in this wine?" the friend asks the other. He says something French the other can't decipher, starts talking about the region, the method of fermentation. All information over the sipper's head, who nods intently, masking their confusion. They cheers and do their little dancey dance. This, is Bar Part Time in San Francisco, the heart of the post-pandemic renaissance.
Three Day Weekends and other Green things with Mark Paul
Was it just me or was this Labor Day extra necessary for our sanity? Did you know that less work actually is good for the climate? Host Jackie Fielder talks with economist Mark Paul (@MarkVinPaul) about the four day work week, social housing, and other features of a Green New Deal. #ReclaimingOurTime
Pitfalls of a San Francisco takeover of PG&E
How does power get to our homes here in San Francisco? What would it take--how much money--to take over PG&E? Why might a public takeover of PG&E by the city of San Francisco actually spell inequity and not necessarily help us meet our climate goals? What are the successful examples of public take overs (municipalization) and what have been the benefits?
Reclaiming Our Power from PG&E Negligence
Shaina Nanavati is a research organizer for Reclaim Our Power (@utilityjustice), the Utility Justice campaign that is mobilizing to demand a transformation of our energy system in California, taking on Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) and the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). Host Jackie Fielder asks how PG&E caused the 2017 and 2018 fires, whether wildfire victims have been adequately compensated (spoiler: no), and what a just alternative to (potentialy a takeover of) PG&E looks like.
California Fire Ecology 2021 with Jesse Miller
Has fire always been this prevalent in California? What policies are we missing to re-orient our relationship to fire? What do the media and Gov. Newsom miss when talking about the fires?
Listen to Jesse Miller, Stanford University lecturer untangle the nuances of fire ecology and history of California.
Rights of Nature!
Great episode on California fires, and looking forward to Rights of Nature episode.
Jackie Fielder is the leader we deserve. This podcast is keeping the movement moving.
Witty, informative, amazing
Jackie is a natural talent with great insights and amazing interviewing skills. A must-listen for anyone who wants to learn more about organizing and local politics.