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Thursday, July 2

Minorities, Climate Change, and the Environmental Movement

Guests: Aaron Mair, Jacqui Patterson, and Adrianna Quintero

When you think of an environmentalist, what comes to mind? The image of a young, white person? Since the emergence of the environmental movement in the 1970s, green groups have been led almost exclusively by white men and women despite active participation by minority members and efforts to remedy this problem. In this hour of Radio Times, we take a look at racial and ethnic diversity in the environmental movement and the disproportionate impact that climate change has on minorities with AARON MAIR, the new president of the Sierra Club, JACQUI PATTERSON, the director of the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program, and ADRIANNA QUINTERO, senior attorney and director of Latino Outreach for the Natural Resources Defense Council.

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“How Music Got Free”

Guest: Stephen Witt

When was the last time you bought a CD? If you’re like most music consumers, the days of paying for a physical copy of music are long over. And it makes sense – CDs and records take up space, and listeners are often paying for an album’s worth of songs when they only intend to listen to one, or maybe two tracks. With the invention of the internet, some missteps by the music industry, and an industrious group of illegal music distributors, hearing your favorite song at this point is essentially free of cost. We’ll discuss the history of digital music piracy when Marty is joined by STEPHEN WITT, author of How Music Got Free: The End of an Industry, the Turn of the Century, and the Patient Zero of Piracy.


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