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Sounds Like Impact: A newsletter for audio and action - Vol. 16
Welcome to Sounds Like Impact!
Today we have a guest curation from Important Not Important creator Quinn Emmett about the impact of climate change on food systems. Also, I share a podcast I’ve been loving lately about how we talk about class in society. But first…
I did a mini interview withabout Sounds Like Impact! Check out the Q&A and subscribe for their excellent podcast recommendations.
Speaking of, Devin Andrade—a contributor to Podcast the Newsletter—shared a resource onabout how to make your podcast accessible, which fit nicely with last week’s Disability Pride theme curated by Beyond 6 Seconds creator Carolyn Kiel. Also related to that theme is a recent piece another community member shared “Newly disabled people aren’t given a ‘how-to’ guide. Disability doulas are closing those gaps.”
Hurricane season is going to pick up soon, and this NatGeo piece about the veery thrush (bird) being a predictor of the severity of hurricane season is fascinating…and a reminder that you should check out my interview with Bring Back Birds host Tenijah Hamilton if you haven’t yet!
🙌 Keeping the faith: Being a citizen scientist can be a big help! Some citizen scientists have helped rediscover lost plants from the tropical Andes Mountains. Documenting biodiversity is very important. If you are an amateur botanist, there is a platform called iNaturalist that you can help contribute to.
🎧 #AudioForAction | Guest Curation by Quinn Emmett
The Changing Impact of Climate on Our Food
The ways food choices and systems are impacted by climate change are becoming more apparent every day. Through these episodes we can learn what that impact looks like, who is impacted, and how we can help change it in the choices we make and actions we take.
Important Not Important, Fighting Food Waste With The iPhone of Trash Cans
Climate Cuisine, Why the Sweet Potato is Better than the Common Potato
10 Minutes to Save the Planet, No more rotting tomatoes
Climavores, Can we eat right and still save the planet?
🚨 Calls to Action
Plan: Meal prep is a good way to make sure you are consuming only what you need so you aren’t prone to waste. Here’s some advice from NPR’s Life Kit.
Learn: We have Indigenous people to thank for what we know about regenerative agriculture and other land conservation practices. Check out this PBS video “How This Indigenous Farmer is Solving Food Insecurity.”
Follow: The Rainforest Alliance is an organization that works on conservation, human rights, food business / agriculture and climate solutions.
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A couple of weeks ago I heard about this new show Classy and was instantly drawn to the premise. How does class play out in the military, in what we wear, the workplace, in our food and more. I like that host Jonathan Menjivar is exploring class from different entry points and doing in a vulnerable and thoughtful way.
Classy is a collection of surprising stories, juicy and uncomfortable interviews, and engaging segments that explore the ways that class infiltrates our day-to-day lives. In the host seat is Jonathan Menjivar – a working-class Latino kid who joined the media elite and became someone who likes oysters, wears cashmere socks, and is very conflicted about all of it.
Almost every episode has caused me to do some sort of self-reflection, and I am probably not alone. This is what makes the show impactful. Now whether it will lead to behavior change, who knows, but I think the reflection piece is a start.
My favorite episode so far was “Am I a Classhole?” and the segment with comedian Wyatt Cenac in particular. I don’t want to spoil what I found thought provoking about it, but I do want to engage in a conversation about it with those who listen.
Anyways,interviewed Jonathan last week! Check out the interview to learn about Jonathan’s experience starting out as an unpaid intern in public radio (class definitely plays a part here). PSA: Always pay interns. If you can’t pay interns, you shouldn’t have them. No, there aren’t exceptions to this.
⏭ Coming Up
Next week is all about social impact careers! If you are looking for jobs, or considering a career change, you definitely won’t want to miss this! Also, even if you aren’t looking, learning about other people’s careers can be fascinating.
🤗 An act of joy: I saw Beyoncé for the Renaissance tour and I have not recovered. And this interpolation of Camp Lo’s “Luchini…AKA This Is It” for “Flaws and All” was chef’s kiss. And the pipes! And the sets! And the outfits! Can you tell I am still not over it?! (This is a video in case that’s not clear from the email).
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