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Majora Carter - Host of the Promised Land radio show

Host Majora Carter

Education was Majora Carter’s way out of her troubled South Bronx neighborhood of the 1970s. And when circumstances took her home again, her history of unorthodox approaches to persistent problems provided the blueprint for a promised land that had been with her all along.
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emily
11/30/11

What's the closest you've gotten to your food? We're asking you to share what you think about food and how it gets to your table. Tell us your story and share your photos of food...

emily
11/16/11

In our new short podcast series on MacArthur "Geniuses," Majora Carter interviews Wes Jackson, founder of The Land Institute, which works to breed perennial grains that mimic the way grasses grow naturally – next to other species, and without tilling or replanting. Wes tells Majora...

emily
11/09/11

In our new short podcast series with MacArthur "Geniuses," Majora interviews Pedro Sanchez, who literally wrote the  book about how to farm in tropical soil. He tells Majora Carter that in rural Peru and outermost Zambia, farmers have told him - with...

emily
11/02/11

What have bees taught you? We're asking you to share what you've learned from bees. Tell us your story and share your photos of bees with us and the Public Insight Network. One of our shows this season focuses on bee champion and MacArthur "Genius" Marla Spivak...

emily
11/02/11

In our new short podcast series with MacArthur "Geniuses," Majora Carter talks with Carl Safina, an ecologist, writer, and television host who has made it his mission to bring people closer to the ocean....

emily
10/27/11

In our brand new short podcast series on MacArthur "Geniuses," [fellow MacArthur "Genius"] Majora Carter talks with Baldemar Velásquez, a leader in the farm labor and immigrants rights movements.  Baldemar tells Majora about the pivotal moments in his life where he realized he had to...

emily
05/06/11

Off the top of your head, name five songs about the environment. Any hip hop songs make the list?

A group of high school students may just change that, with their song, "Get Your Green On." Written, performed, and produced by students at St. Paul'...

emily
03/30/11

We just returned from an intense week of recording our spring season on leaders in the Gulf Coast, "Voices from the Gulf Coast." After a string of setbacks to this hard-hit part of the country, from last year's oil spill to...

emily
10/22/10

Brenda Palms Barber's quest to find work for residents of Chicago's economically disadvantaged North Lawndale neighborhood — where some 50 percent of adults have been in the criminal justice system — led her to start Sweet Beginnings, a transitional jobs program for formerly incarcerated...

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