Inflation as election issue, Food forests, Holocaust documentary

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A man looks at beef in the meat department in a grocery store.
A man looks at beef in the meat department at Lambert’s Rainbow Market, on June 15, 2021 in Westwood, Mass. Prices have accelerated across the economy, from food and furniture to apartment rents, airline fares and electricity. Charles Krupa/AP Photo

A political scientist helps us better understand how inflation functions as an issue in the midterm elections. Then, we learn more about a Wisconsin non-profit working to plant edible food in public spaces. Later, one of the creators of a new documentary joins us to discuss the U.S. response to the holocaust.

Featured in this Show

  • How midterms candidates are using inflation as an election issue

    While politicians may not be responsible for causing or mitigating inflation, that’s not stopping midterms candidates from speaking about it during midterms campaigns. We talk about the different ways it’s being used, and how influential it could be.

  • Building edible landscape on public land

    A Wisconsin non-profit works to build “food forests” of edible plants on public land. We talk to one of the organizers about the project.

  • New PBS documentary explores the U.S. response to the Holocaust

    We talk to one of the creators of PBS’s new three-part documentary exploring the U.S. response to the Holocaust, and why, as the biggest humanitarian crisis in history unfolded, so few European Jewish refugees were permitted to escape to America.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Lorin Cox Producer
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Maurice Sheppard Guest
  • Emily Steinwehe Guest
  • Sarah Botstein Guest

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