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Now more than ever, the need to be an engaged citizen is critical. Future Hindsight presents interviews that explore how each of us has the power to shape our society and fulfill our shared civic responsibility.

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Now more than ever, the need to be an engaged citizen is critical. Future Hindsight presents interviews that explore how each of us has the power to shape our society and fulfill our shared civic responsibility.

    The Actual Cost of Fast Fashion: Jussara Lee

    The Actual Cost of Fast Fashion: Jussara Lee

    Jussara Lee is a renowned fashion designer living in New York City. She promotes ‘slow fashion’, hand-made garments, as well as reusing and recycling clothing. We talk about the high cost of fast fashion, our purchasing power as consumers, and the future of sustainable fashion.

    • 27 min
    The Future of Food: Lenore Newman

    The Future of Food: Lenore Newman

    Lenore Newman holds the Canada Research Chair in Food Security and Environment at the University of the Fraser Valley. Her latest book is Lost Feast: Culinary Extinction and the Future of Food. We discuss achieving food security through better management of food supplies, which include eating lower on the food chain and using technology such as artificial meats.

    • 31 min
    A Call to Arms: Bill McKibben

    A Call to Arms: Bill McKibben

    Bill McKibben is an author, educator, and legendary environmentalist. He is the Founder of 350.org, spearheaded the resistance to the Keystone Pipeline, and launched the fast-growing fossil fuel divestment movement. We talk about his new book Falter, reducing our carbon footprint, and the power of working together to face climate change.

    • 30 min
    Towards a Sustainable Future: Katherine Richardson

    Towards a Sustainable Future: Katherine Richardson

    Katherine Richardson is the Leader of the Sustainability Science Centre at the University of Copenhagen and a Professor of Biological Oceanography. We discuss the needs of billions of people for food and energy, finding solutions within our finite resources, and tipping points in climate and in societal behavior.

    • 29 min
    The End of Welfare: Kathryn Edin (Rebroadcast)

    The End of Welfare: Kathryn Edin (Rebroadcast)

    Kathryn Edin is one of the nation’s leading poverty researchers, who works in the domains of welfare and low-wage work, family, and life, through direct, in-depth observations of the lives of low-income populations. We discuss the evisceration of welfare, the rise of destitution, and the absolute necessity of cash in an advanced capitalist society.

    • 27 min
    Democracy and Freedom: Season Round Up

    Democracy and Freedom: Season Round Up

    Revisit some of the highlights from Future Hindsight’s season on the forces that support democracy and a free society with Civics 101 Podcast hosts Hannah McCarthy and Nick Capodice, PEN America CEO Suzanne Nossel, TurboVote founder Seth Flaxman, and founding members of the Irish Citizens’ Assembly Jane Suiter and David Farrell.

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

jspinelle ,

A refreshing take on civic engagement

So much of the conversation around civic engagement focuses on restoring or reviving a past ideal. Mila and her impressive roster of guests offer a forward-looking perspective that strikes the right balance between intellectual and actionable.

Celestespace ,

Be Moved and Inspired.

i just listeneed to Future Hindisight's interview with Kathy Edin, author of $2 A Day and was fascinated and disturbed to learn how the clinton era reform of 96 has caused such traumatizing outcomes. Did not have any idea that currently, some states offer a basic safety net and many others do not. Future Hindsight, please tell us which states offer one and which don't and why. And thank you for the active listening you create every week.

peter_fedak ,

Excited for the next season

I am proud to work as a Producer on this show. It's a source of inspiration for anyone who cares about doing right for other Americans, and basically all people who live in this great country.

Whether you want to run for office, learn about who's working for our best interests, or just undertand what civic engagement is, Mila consistently has guests with unique voices and the will to have impact.

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