This is Episode 11 of Essential Work: Exploring the Past, Present, and Future of Jobs, brought to you by the Battle of Homestead Foundation.
1. Patricia DeMarco (https://patriciademarco.com) hosts our feature interview with Rayden Sorock, Director of Community Projects for Grow Pittsburgh, who has worked to support the growth and sustainability of more than 100 community gardens in Allegheny County over 9 years. They discuss initiatives around urban agriculture and preserving fertile land in Pittsburgh to feed people, along with ideas of regenerative agriculture.
2. Battle of Homestead Foundation Communications Manager Larry McCullough talks with host Nathan Ruggles, reviewing the online programming from the past year -- including the YouTube series “Charlie’s Monday Marker” -- and inviting listeners to contribute ideas for future events (email [email protected]). The episode wraps with a music selection from Larry. This time, it’s an example of a Mexican-American corrido with a labor and political theme. The song is composed by Rumel Fuentes, and recorded in 1976 by Los Pinguinos Del Norte, preserved as part of the Strachwitz Frontera Collection of Mexican and Mexican American Recordings at UCLA:
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Music: "Americana" by Mr. Smith.