Jessica: Thanks for inviting me, Spiffy! To answer your question, inequality is at an all-time high and our economy is broken. 79% of the nation's wealth is held by millionaires and billionaires. Ownership—one of the key drivers of wealth—is concentrated in the hands of business owners and investors. Systematic racism piles on top of all this, making it even harder for Black, Indigenous and other people of color to start businesses and build wealth. We need to fix the ownership gap, and give more people the chance to own and benefit from the businesses they work in, contribute to, and consume from.
Sriram: It’s great to be here, Spiffy! IndianRaga is addressing the challenge of preserving cultural traditions in a way that is relevant and accessible to a wider community today regardless of socio-cultural background. Quality education in performing arts for a better society and decent livelihoods for performing artists is our goal.
Jane: Thanks for having me, Spiffy! The way that we eat food today is mostly produced using a massive amount of chemicals, factory farming, and industrial processes that are destroying our land, ecosystems, and climate. And yet, we each have three meals a day where we can make a difference! Many of us want to make better decisions, but there's a lot of misinformation out there about what's healthy and truly "sustainable," so I started Farm to Future, a podcast all about how to eat better for the planet, starting with our decisions today.