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Mitchell’s guest this evening is a young man whose story was one of two told in the film Oil & Water, David Poritz, about the devastation of large swaths of the Ecuadorian Amazon Rainforest, right in the middle of Indian tribal lands inhabited by the indigenous people for generations. The film was featured on Progressive Film Hour on March 3, on which Mitchell interviewed one of the filmmakers, Francine Strickwerda and the other young man whose story was told in the film, Hugo Lucitante.
Both controversial and with impassioned, environmentalist emotions set aside, today’s guest, David Poritz, is creating a novel and really desperately needed protection of indigenously-populated lands through the ranking/rating system of safety and what need to be eco-sensitive practices by the oil industry, just as we have fair-trade certification for coffee, diamonds and other commodities often originating in the highly-exploited “Global South”.
Oil and Water will be the featured film for the matinee showing at the Paradigm Shifts Music and Film Festival on Sunday, March 29 at 3pm. For more information and tickets, go to: http://abetterworld.tv/a-music-and-film-festival-march-19-29/
For my interview with the filmmaker and the other young star of the film, go to: http://abetterworld.tv/oil-water-the-film-round-table-2/
Fair Trade Towns USA National Organizer Courtney Lang discusses what needs to be done to improve Fair Trade in the southeast.
Lang has over 5 years of community organizing to Fair Trade Towns USA, building the Local Food and Fair Trade networks in Vermont.
As Local Food Coordinator with City Market/Onion River Cooperative, Courtney worked with local producers, institutions and consumers to increase market access and organize a strategic model for action through farm tours, workshops, and local food challenges.
Courtney witnessed child-labor first hand in Costa Rica.
A founding member of Fair Trade Burlington, she worked with economic development organizations, businesses, and consumers to build awareness of Fair Trade among Vermonters.
She worked with a Fair Trade USA licensee, Vermont Coffee Company, as Friend Ambassador where she united the story of Fair Trade to every purchase of coffee.
Courtney is creating programs and providing strategic direction for over 80 campaigns across the US that are seeking to increase the awareness and availability of Fair Trade products in their community.
I met Katy today who represents and works with Mayan Hands and UPAVIM Crafts while attending the Mission Presbytery meetings here in Austin, TX. Prebytery is a collection of leaders from all over the boundaries of the Mission Presbytery area within the structure of the USA Presbyterian Churches. Katy has agreed to share her "mission" and "passion" behind why she is involved in the fair trade markets/ministries and why it is so important for us all to become so involved in this process.
I'm excited for her to be a part of my show. Mark your calendars now!
Fair Trade Monday series is an attempt at educating the public about fair trade ministries/markets and how it intertwines with the causes to end global gender violence.
Websites of interest:
Mayan Hands -- http://www.mayanhands.org/
UPVIAM (Unidas Para Vivor Mejor) Crafts - http://www.upavimcrafts.org/
The fair trade ecosystem has been around for awhile with roots in Africa. Today, it is a brand that stands for many things, but at the heart is a system that increases benefits to producers in Africa and other emerging regions while also increase value to the end consumer.
Michael Nkonu, Managing Director of Fair Trade Africa based in Nairobi, Kenya joins us to share where the fair trade market is today and where it is going in the future. Creative entrepreneurs will hear insights to give them perspectives on how to do business in Africa to be successful.
I met Chris Cloyd last year at the World of Hope Fair Trade Market at Hope Presbyterian Church in November 2012.
HOPE is a nonprofit corporation created to empower destitute families to lift themselves out of poverty and sickness. Though HOPE does much charity work, its primary goal is to promote justice for the oppressed by providing fair business markets where all workers can earn livable wages. HOPE markets Fair Trade products from all over the world in stores and traveling booths wherever we can, esp at churches. Each sale makes a significant impact for artisans, often just one Fair trade sale gives families more income that a week of hard labor! HOPE would love to come do a presentation and booth for your church or group. Contact Chris Cloyd for more info 512-550-9282 email@example.com
Please join us as we initiate the first of a FAIR TRADE MONDAYS series, focusing on empowerment, keeping those in poverished nations from being entrapped in gender violence issues such as domestic violence, human trafficking, sex trafficking and more while we learn why it is so important that we buy fair trade products and services whenever possible.
If you are a vendor that wishes to paricipate in our 2013 World of Hope Fair Trade Market at Hope Presbyterian in Austin, Texas, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
Investing in Women to promote global partnerships and gender equity. Focusing on MDGs 1 and 3.
Special guest Cecilia Dinio Durkin
Cecilia has been working in Women's Economic Empowerment since living in Botswana, Africa in 2003. In 2006, she returned to the USA to sell their Fair Trade products. The retail and wholesale business she created is Women's Work which has expanded to include items from over 20 countries and now affects thousands of women from around the world. Her expertise in product development while using Fair Trade Principles has various governments sending her to work with women and women-owned businesses to develop handicrafts, marketing materials and branding of products to the US market. Last year her efforts won her a Best Practice Award from the Committee to Teach About the UN. And this year her business has been recognized by the area Chamber of Commerce by receiving the Athena Award and from Hudson Valley Magazine, Best Woman-Owned Business award for her positive impact on the lives of women.
TPP is an issue that is uniting left and right throughout the nations affected by this corporate power grab that threatens the ability of nations to legislate in the public interest if it affects the profits of transnational corporations that increasingly control their governments.
TPP is called the mother of all free trade agreements because it is much worse than the demonstrably harmful free trade agreements passed to date. In this episode, free trade opponent and blogger Rick North talks about how TPP affects all of us as well as the future of democracy itself.
This show will be rebroadcast on May 23 at 9 AM PST/ 12 PM EST on the Star Com Radio Network.
Take Back America for the People is an educational nonprofit whose mission is to explain the true costs of allowing corporate control of the US government.
We'll be back next week with a fresh episode of Nail Talk Radio - in the mean time, enjoy this INSTANT REPLAY of one of our classic episodes to get you geared up for Premiere Orlando next week: Trade show 101
So you are ready to attend your 1st (or 50th) trade show... Do you have a plan of attack? Do you know who you want to see and what you want to learn?
Nail Talk Radio presents: Trade show 101
NYC based Comedian Nancy Lombardo, host a cornucopia of terrific guests. Mixing it up with Comedians, Authors, musicians, professionals. Nancy Lombardo has performed her unique comedy from coast to coast. TV credits include The Colin Quinn Show NBC, Saturday Night Live “All my Children” PBS, network and cable television Comedy Tonight, Nickelodeon and the Comedy Channel. She can be seen weekly on The Nancy Lombardo Show channel 56/83/34 NYC and live worldwide on WWW.MNN.ORG. She has written for Penthouse and Cracked magazine and created Ms. Quotable, a comic strip for Lady's Circle Magazine. Nancy was a winner of the Toyota Comedy Festivals "Laughter in Motion” and a Cable Arts Insight Comedy Award." Spot-lighted more than once in *Backstage, as both comedian/writer, she currently indulges her taste for the irreverent in her Stand Up Comedy and show, "Jazz Housewife." Nancy is creator of MOMEDY™, part of the International Mamapalooza Festival. She roasted Vincent Pastore of Soprano fame and is a member of The Friars Club. Her comedy and music is available at www.cdbaby.com/Artist/NancyLombardo
The Senate led by the ‘severely conservative’ McCONnell Republitards fast-tracked trade promotion authority, which is a fancy way of saying legislative power to the Imperial Puppet trumping The Constitution. McConnell pushed for Patriot Act Extension, especially section 215–NSA bulk data collection or domestic spying over and against Rand’s filibuster and objections after Mike Lee failed to secure 60 votes for the USA Freedom Act phony reform. Then they recessed for Memorial Day Week to pretend to remember the war dead; Americans who served gallantly in banker’s wars and died to secure global dominance for transnational oligarchs under the guise of defending your freedom. Freedom is slavery, war is peace, ignorance is strength.
The Constitutional Republic has been usurped by the tyranny of soft despotism with a veneer of democracy, elections and the distraction of bread and circuses. It shall persist UNLESS liberty-loving people band together to restore Constitutional governance from your own community on up to the District of Corruption. Restore The Constitutional Militia of the Several States, sound money, free economies, religious and civil liberties as well as a sensible foreign policy of trade, friendship and non-interventionist defense backed up by the most powerful Navy and Marines; or watch the fascists in both parties push transnational agendas to their benefit and our demise. This is the last chance to stop those who perpetuate a hegemonic empire abroad and a fascist police state at home. To defeat the lawless hordes of Cultural Marxists, fascists, oligarchs, kleptocrats, useful idiots and their fellow travelers especially the Democrat-socialists, first you MUST CRUSH the Neocon fascist-socialists on ‘the right’. . .for liberty!
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Beauty professionals are invited to call in and let their voices be heard regarding IHS hair show. If you attended the show and what to give your feedback's about your expericene please be my guest, call in 818-495-6973. Tonight you'll hear pre-recorded interviews from Hairstylists and vendor's. We all are curious to know your opinion! THIS SHOULD BE SUPER FUN.
International Hair and Beauty Show (IHS) is a multicultural educational trade show offering the newest and most advanced approach to the professional market in salon retailing, education, and distribution.
IHS is the largest multicultural show in the country. Our professional team's slogan is "Back to Education" for the educational development of our cosmetologists. Professionalism and education are essential to the continued success and growth of the health and beauty aids industry.
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