Earth Day From A Native American Perspective, Economic Aid During Two Pandemics, This Week In Washington

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We talk to an Anishinaabe traditional ecological knowledge specialist about our troubled relationship with the Earth. Then we compare economic effects and relief measures between the current pandemic and during the 1918 flu. And we discuss top Washington news, including the latest federal coronavirus relief legislative package.

Featured in this Show

  • A Native American Perspective On Our Relationship To The Earth

    We talk with the author of an essay that points to the conronavirus pandemic as the latest proof that humans’ relationship to the Earth is out of balance.

  • Then & Now: The Economic Fallout Of The 1918 Flu Epidemic And The Novel Coronavirus

    We talk to an economist from UW-Madison about the differences between federal economic aid during the 1918 influenza epidemic, and today’s unprecedented level of stimulus spending to respond to the novel coronavirus.

  • This Week In Washington – April 22, 2020

    The U.S. Senate passed another coronavirus relief bill, while oversight on previous spending is still getting underway. Also, President Trump has tweeted his intention to shut down most immigration into the country. We talk with a congressional reporter about the details.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Judith Siers-Poisson Producer
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • Michael Waasegiizhig Price Guest
  • Tessa Conroy Guest
  • Kyle Cheney Guest

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