I appeared on the Visu.News podcast to discuss my recent article on the language media uses when discussing the police. The hosts, Aaron Cynic and Zach Roberts, had just watched the recently released bodycam footage of the police murder of Adam Toledo. They were understandably shaken, and it gave our discussion an increased urgency.
Tag: Media appearances
Mutual Aid In The Media After The Texas Freeze (Podcast Appearance)
Posted in Audio, Austin, Journalism, and Media
I appeared on a second episode of the It’s Going Down podcast about the Texas Freeze.
The first part of this discussion, published last month, focused on the disaster itself. In the second part the panelists (including myself) discuss how the media, populace and local governments reacted to the mutual aid efforts:
Most of you probably know that I’m the Editor in Chief for Ministry of Hemp a my “day job.”
I believe in the power of propagating this valuable, healing plant. In addition, our publisher has been extremely supportive through the novel coronavirus crisis as well.
Earlier this week, I appeared on The Newsmakers, a show on TRT World, which is an international version of a Turkish government TV station. A producer from Newsmakers invited me to defend antifascism. They framed the episode around the recent threats by Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and other right wing fascists, to declare “ANTIFA” as terrorists.
For the first time, you can my journalism in a print magazine!
Last year, I interviewed a number of Western hemp advocates who were concerned about the issue of water rights. The U.S. government controls much of the water in the American West, and they’ve threatened to withhold it from legal hemp farmers. I expanded on that story in an article called “Water Wars” for the latest issue of Hemp Magazine. For this article, I interviewed Kim Phillips, a Montana farmer whose hemp crop languished last year because her government water permit was denied. Phillips is struggling with the government again this year, and it’s unclear if she’ll get her water in time for the 2018 season.
Look for the article online soon — but in the meantime you can probably find it in the magazine at a bookstore or newsstand near you.