Burmese Refugees, Farm & Water Activists, J.D. Scholten

Our show today started with Jill Niswander telling about the community of Burmese Refugees in Iowa as a staff member of Ethnic Minorities of Burma Advocacy and Research Center (EMBARC).  Lifelong farmer Chris Peterson told how the events of his life, from the values of his Danish grandparents, through the farm crisis of the 1980s, and the consolidation of animal feeding and slaughter, led him to form the Iowa Alliance for Responsible Agriculture, which is advocating a moratorium on Confined Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs).  On a related topic we heard from Molly Hanson of Iowa Rivers Revival about the organization's plans. Wrapping up the hour we heard the second episode of Candidates with Cal,as Cal Haliburton interviewed J.D. Scholten, one of three candidates running for the Democratic primary in the 4th Congressional District.

Photo courtesy of EMBARC

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Originally broadcast 03/07/2018
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