1/17 pt 2: The New American Economy: Martin Luther King’s Work Is Not Done!

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The Economic Policy Institute has found that the race disparity in wages has grown since 1968. We discuss the complex pieces of the puzzle with Valerie Wilson, labor economist and director of the Economic Policy Institute’s Program on Race, Ethnicity, and the Economy.

The New American Economy: Martin Luther King’s Work Is Not Done!

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The Economic Policy Institute has found that the race disparity in wages has grown since 1968. We discuss the complex pieces of the puzzle with Valeria Wilson, labor economist and director of the Economic Policy Institute’s Program on Race, Ethnicity, and the Economy.

The New American Economy: Healing Our Critical Resources With Better Farming Practices

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This week on The New American Economy with Dr Patricia DeMarco has Katherine Paul on the program from The Organic Consumers Association to talk about regenerative and organic agriculture. We discuss what people are doing to make our food productions more health conscious and environmentally friendly. This movement is really reaching large corporations now.

New American Economy: Psychology and Climate Change

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New American Economy: Psychology and Climate Change
This week on The New American Economy with Dr Patricia DeMarco we have Dr Renee Lertzman on the program to talk about psychological effects environmental activism and climate change. Dr Lertzman explains how people will tend to give up when presented with what seems like an insurmountable task and how to get around this and still get people activated to affect change. To learn more about Dr Lertzman and her work, you can visit her website @ reneelertzman.com.

The New American Economy: Preserving our National Parks and Wildlife Refuges in Times of Budget Slashing

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America has long seen bi-partisan support for National Parks and the National Wildlife refuge system. Why were they established, and how has their purpose changed over the years? Are they effective? Dr. Patricia DeMarco invites Mark Madison, Fish and Wildlife Service Historian at the National Conservation Training Center Archives/Museum to answer these questions and much more.

The New American Economy: Building Wealth if You Aren’t Rich – and doing it ethically

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 A rebirth of investment in manufacturing can also be part of a transition to a sustainable economy. This week, Dr. Patricia DeMarco invites Thomas Croft from the Steel Valley Authority to discuss their responsible investor initiatives and the Labor Capital Fellowship program for students.

New American Economy – A Global Compact for a Better Future

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This week we discuss the UN’s Millennium Declaration of goals for the future, which include eradicating extreme poverty and hunger, establishing universal primary education, and empowering women as an agent of change to give them back control over their own environment, food supply and economy.
Dr. Patricia DeMarco invites Rebecca Lucore, head of sustainability & corporate responsibility from Covestro Corporation, to talk about why the company signed onto the UN global compact and what they’re doing to help achieve these goals at home in Pittsburgh and around the world.