Why Local Ownership Matters
In this episode, Local Bites interviews Stacy Mitchell of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance to talk about the multiple social, economic and environmental benefits of local business ownership and community-scaled financial institutions.
May 1, 2014
Local Alternatives to Globalized Development: A View from India
Ashish Kothari provides a sobering account of the social and environmental impacts of globalized development in India and highlights a diverse range of localist alternatives taking place in communities throughout India.
February 24, 2014
Local Bites Podcast #2: How to Feed the World? A Political Agroecological Approach
In this episode, Local Bites interviews Dr. M. Jahi Chappell of the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy on the question, "What kind of food and farming system do we need to feed a growing world population in an ecologically sustainable and socially just manner?" His responses challenge widely-held notions about the future of our food supply.
January 24, 2014
How Corporate “Free” Trade Treaties Threaten Local Communities And Economies Worldwide
In this episode host Brian Emerson interviews Helena Norberg-Hodge on how "free" trade treaties undermine local communities, economies and democracies around the world.
January 16, 2014
Localists of the world, unite! An urgent call to join the movement against the TPP & TTIP
Trade watchdog groups have warned that the TPP and TTIP could constrict local and national governments’ ability to protect and promote their local economies – a fact that should inspire localists around the world to join the movement against these treaties.
November 19, 2013