August 5, 2014 – Segment 4
We begin our newest episode of Sound Bites with an update on the status of the proposed poultry manure-burning power plant on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. The Baltimore Sun reported last week that the state of the plant is now in limbo, with Maryland state officials considering whether to give Green Planet Power Solutions, the company chosen to build the 13.4-megawatt plant, a nearly $35 million subsidy. Our guests are: Patrick Thompson, President and CEO of EnergyWorks Group based in Annapolis, Maryland; Ann Swanson, Executive Director of the Chesapeake Bay Commission; Tim Wheeler, reporter for The Baltimore Sun; and Michele Merkel, co-director of the Food and Water Justice Project at Food and Water Watch.
Last week the Nation magazine reported that nearly one in every three restaurant workers suffers from food insecurity. With us to discuss this statistic is Michelle Chen, writer for the Nation, contributing editor at In These Times, associate editor at CultureStrike, and co-producer of “Asia Pacific Forum” on Pacifica’s WBAI and Dissent Magazine’s “Belabored” podcast.