farm workers

6:20pm

Wed March 26, 2014
Economy/Labor/Biz

Fresh Fruits, Broken Bodies: the lives of migrant workers

Viviana Aguirre, UFW union worker at Muranaka Farms in Oxnard, CA

While it can be difficult for some San Francisco residents to find healthy food in their own neighborhood, you might be surprised to learn that the very people who pick our produce also have trouble finding healthy food to eat. Anthropologist and physician Seth Holmes spent five years in the fields - living in labor camps, picking fruit and crossing the border with migrant workers - in order to learn more about what challenges they face. He documented his experiences in his book Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies to get a better insight into our food and health care system. 

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11:59pm

Sun May 27, 2012
Economy/Labor/Biz

Today on Your Call: How are farm workers organizing to claim their power?

On today's Your Call, we’ll rebroadcast a conversation we had with Frank Bardacke, author of Trampling Out the Vintage: Cesar Chavez and the Two Souls of the United Farm Workers. We’ll talk about the history of the UFW and how it’s changed over the years. What can we learn from recent victories? Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org. What issues are farm workers organizing around today?  It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

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12:12am

Tue March 27, 2012
Economy/Labor/Biz

Today on Your Call: How are farm workers organizing to claim their power?

On today’s Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with Frank Bardacke, author of Trampling Out the Vintage: Cesar Chavez and the Two Souls of the United Farm Workers. We’ll mark Cesar Chavez’s upcoming birthday by talking about the history of the UFW and how it’s changed over the years? What can we learn from recent victories? Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org. What issues are farm workers organizing around today?  It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

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