Genealogy Craze, Primary Battles, Comprehensive Food Ethic

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These days, people are really getting into genealogy. Rob Ferrett and Veronica Rueckert find out what’s behind the craze. They also talk about the the primary elections taking place today across the country, and the implications they could have for the midterm elections, and learn about efforts to protect migrant workers on the country’s family farms.

Featured in this Show

  • Why Is Everyone So Crazy About Genealogy?

    Americans can be pretty obsessive about tracking their ancestral history, and it’s become even more popular and available with the advent of the Internet. Sites like even advertise giving the gift of ancestry as a Father’s Day gift. Writer Maud Newton shares her assessment of where this obsession comes from.

  • What To Watch For In Today's Primary Elections

    Primary elections are taking place in six states, with implications for some of the major races in November. A political reporter talks about the races and candidates to watch.

  • The Case For A Comprehensive Food Ethic To Protect Farmworkers

    While the local food movement has grown in recent years, so has reliance on migrant workers. A political scientist says their lives and working conditions are often neglected, and that needs to change.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Veronica Rueckert Host
  • Galen Druke Producer
  • Chris Malina Producer
  • Maud Newton Guest
  • Steve Shepard Guest
  • Margaret Gray Guest

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