Tom Evslin

former Chief Recovery Officer, State of Vermont

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Former Chief Recovery Officer responsible for coordinating Vermont's use of federal stimulus money; contributing editor at VermontTiger.com

Tom Evslin on KCRW

President Obama's stimulus package is officially called the  American Recovery and Reinvestment Act .  It was advertised as a fast-track program for hiring the unemployed as well as…

Economic Stimulus: The Promise and the Reality

President Obama's stimulus package is officially called the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act .  It was advertised as a fast-track program for hiring the unemployed as well as…

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During the Great Depression, Franklin Roosevelt put four million people to work in four months.

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During the Great Depression, Franklin Roosevelt put four million people to work in four months.

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Lots of news this week.

from Left, Right & Center

Students are cutting class, and workers are striking worldwide.   At the UN, governments will be held accountable for promises made in the Paris Accords.

from To the Point

Nearly 200 years ago, the Cherokee Nation signed a treaty with the United States. The result? They were forcibly removed from the Southeastern part of the U.S. to Oklahoma.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Buckle up.

from Left, Right & Center

Climate change is an existential crisis. If Americans cut just one hamburger from their diet every week, it would be like taking 10 million cars off the road every year. After cutting energy use, less meat and more plant-based food add up to the easiest--and healthiest--way to reduce your carbon footprint. From the land and water needed to raise feed and the methane produced at the end of digestion, “Cattle are actually mini fossil-fuel, greenhouse gas producers.” So says Sujatha Bergen, head of health campaigns at the NRDC. As her title suggests, eliminating beef from your diet--in addition to pork and lamb-- is also better for you. She explains the trade-offs for helping to reduce climate change and says, “Starting with your fork is much less daunting for many people.”

from To the Point

Democrat Monique Limon announced she will run for Hannah Beth Jackson’s coveted state senate seat.

from Curious Coast

Gov. Gavin Newsom has approved more than 800 bills.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is speaking to reporters after meeting with the House Democratic caucus.

from News Stories

In a world in which global opinion reigns, public diplomacy rooted in nationalism and propaganda will not save us from pressing crises.

from Scheer Intelligence