Regenerative agriculture needs a reckoning

“Why avoiding uncomfortable conversations about equity, race, and access threatens to spoil a nascent movement’s environmental promise.”

Source: The Counter
Published: May 3, 2021
Length: 57 minutes (14,251 words)

‘It’s a national tragedy’: What a devastating Covid-19 outbreak at a California slaughterhouse reveals about the federal government’s failed pandemic response

“In the face of an unprecedented public health crisis, the federal agency responsible for workplace safety has essentially allowed meatpackers to regulate themselves—leading to chaos, confusion, and fear in facilities across the country.”

Source: The Counter
Published: Nov 24, 2020
Length: 22 minutes (5,691 words)

No Cold Beer, No Flowers, and No One to Park the Car: A Shadow Economy Hits the Skids As Restaurant Suppliers Lose Their Jobs

Eight million Americans are employed in restaurant-adjacent industries. How are they coping during the pandemic? Anya Schultz interviews a group of business owners and workers around the U.S., including a florist, grease recycler, valet parker, and knife shop owner.

Source: The Counter
Published: Sep 28, 2020
Length: 25 minutes (6,298 words)

Flimsy plastic knives, a single microwave, and empty popcorn bags: How 50 inmates inside a Michigan prison prepared a feast to celebrate the life of George Floyd

Michael “Thompson came up with a way to mark Floyd’s death inside: a special meal that he’d share with the inmates in a “celebration” honoring Floyd’s life…After they returned their cells, each man sat in silence for 8 minutes and 46 seconds. And then they began to eat.”

Source: The Counter
Published: Aug 6, 2020
Length: 13 minutes (3,397 words)