In this engaging web series, PBS explores hot-button phrases and what they really mean. The Welfare episode includes a discussion from scholar Kimberlé Crenshaw, who coined the term “intersectionality;” along with appearances from Jordan Temple of MTV’s Decoded, and journalist Tracie McMillan.
Restaurant Workers Say #MeToo
Mother Jones’ The Bite Podcast • Dec. 1, 2017
Mother Jones’ Tom Philpott writes up our discussion of sexual harassment and #MeToo in America’s restaurant industry for MJ’s food podcast, The Bite, drawing on my recent New York Times opinion piece, “When the Kitchen Isn’t Safe For Women.”
Explaining White Resentment to a Black Audience
Wake Up With WURD • Feb. 3, 2017
I had a fascinating conversation this morning with radio host Solomon Jones in Philadelphia, taking my first (public) stab at explaining white resentment to a predominantly black audience. Check out his show, Wake Up With Wurd.
Obese, Yet Malnourished
Thank You Democracy • March 18, 2015
I enjoyed chiming in with Jefferson Davis for this radio show, Thank You Democracy, out in Portland, OR. You can listen to the whole show here.
Stateside with Cynthia Canty
Michigan Radio • Dec. 8, 2014
When Whole Foods opened in Detroit, there were questions on whether or not the vast majority of Detroit could afford the upscale grocer. Goals were set into place to make the grocer more accessible to the citizens of Detroit. The results, however, have been a mixed bag.
Here, I discuss piece for Slate and FERN, “Can Whole Foods Change the Way Poor People Eat?” with Michigan Radio’s Cynthia Canty.
The New Faces of Hunger (coverage)
America’s New Face of Hunger
The Osgood Files, CBS Radio • Aug. 6, 2014
This is Dave Ross, in for Charles Osgood, on the CBS Radio Network.
America doesn’t have a hunger problem. The official term is “food insecurity”. Continue reading “America’s New Face of Hunger”
Women in Food: Journalist Tracie McMillan Explores Crossroads Of Food And Poverty
Seedstock • August 5, 2014
Over the past few years, journalist Tracie McMillan has carved out a space to talk about food in a way that isn’t discussed all that much in the mainstream media, namely, how it relates to the lives of working-class and poor people. Continue reading “Women in Food: Journalist Tracie McMillan Explores Crossroads Of Food And Poverty”
The New Face of Hunger (coverage)
“Talk of Iowa,” Iowa Public Radio • July 31, 2014
The irony is poignant that hunger exists in a state with the nation’s richest soil and the nation’s number-one ranking in corn and soybean production. But despite the bounty around them, many Iowans experience what is now called “food insecurity.” In simpler terms, they can’t find the means to feed themselves or their family, despite many having full-time jobs. Continue reading “The New Face of Hunger (coverage)”
Hunger in the World’s Wealthiest Nation
“Leonard Lopate Show,” WNYC • July 28, 2014
Tracie McMillan looks at the face of hunger in this country and why millions of working Americans are struggling to feed their families.