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Behind "Farm to Table:" The Labor of Farming -- Future Thought Leaders Series Presented by the Berry Good Food Foundation
In "Behind 'Farm to Table': The Labor of Farming," a panel of farmers, chefs, and farm advocates address the challenges of 21st century farming, including attracting a younger generation to this notoriously difficult field. With more farms per capita than any other county in the United States, San Diego is poised to lead on connecting urban and rural communities by encouraging consumers to buy locally grown produce and to support farm-friendly public policies that benefit the entire region. This event is presented by the Berry Good Food Foundation. Recorded on 11/15/2017.
Harvard economist Edward Glaeser explains the dynamics of cities and the role they play in developing new industries, adding to human capital and directing overall economic growth. As author of the best-selling book, "Triumph of the City: How Our Greatest Invention Makes Us Richer, Smarter, Greener, Healthier, and Happier," Glaeser brings his considerable knowledge of urban life to the Economics Roundtable at UC San Diego.
The United States Postal Service reveals its new Sally Ride Forever postage stamp, with tributes from Billie Jean King, Tam O'Shaughnessy and Ellen Ochoa, all friends of the late Sally Ride, and hosted by Sally Ride Science@UC San Diego.
Overcoming gridlock to achieve solutions to society's pressing problems usually requires compromise but around a quarter of legislators reject compromise proposals if they perceive that their voters especially their primary voters - are likely to punish them for compromising. But political scientist Sarah Anderson shows that only a small slice of primary voters who oppose a particular policy really do punish compromise. Solutions that insulate legislators from the small groups of legislators who punish for compromise may allow legislators to more easily support a beneficial compromise. Recorded on 07/16/2018.
Professor Robert B. Reich ignites a discussion of the good we have had in common, what happened to it, and what we might do to restore it. His goal is not that we all agree on the common good. It is that we get into the habit of thinking and talking about it, listening to each other's views and providing a means for people with opposing views to debate these questions civilly. Presented by the Cal Class of 1968 and the Goldman School of Public Policy's Center on Civility & Democratic Engagement (founded by the Class of 1968). Recorded on 10/12/2018.