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Today’s show features Jimmy Chin, renowned North Face team Climber and Photographer, Will Weber, Founder of Journeys International and Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, and Benjamin Morse, SNRE MSc. student (2016) and Returned Peace Corps Volunteer.

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Tea Time with Sarah Besky


 Ready your cups and saucers and set your kettles to boil! We’re talking tea with Sarah Besky!

Sarah is a Postdoctoral Scholar with the Michigan Society of Fellows and Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Natural Resources and Environment at the University of Michigan. In her book, The Darjeeling Distinction: Labor and Justice on Fair-trade Tea Plantations in India (U of California Press, 2013), Sarah narrates the lives of tea workers in Darjeeling in engaging and evocative prose to, “explore how notions of fairness, value, and justice shifted with the rise of fair-trade practices and postcolonial separatist politics in the region.” The Darjeeling Distinction is the first book of its kind, charting a new field for examining how fair-trade operates in the context of large-scale plantation-based production.

Join us (and exxxtra special guest co-host Rebecca Hardin, Associate Professor of Natural Resources and Environment at UM, and It’s Hot in Here Champion Extraordinaire!!) this Friday from 12-1PM.

Listen live online @ www.wcbn.org, on your phone with WCBN’s iphone and android apps, or the old fashioned (but no less excellent) way by tuning your radio dials to 88.3 WCBN Radio Free Ann Arbor.

In the meantime, consider steeping your funny bones in these visual tea puns!
(from: http://memebase.cheezburger.com/puns/tag/tea)

11.22.2010 | Hello Wello


We’re joined in the studio by Cynthia Koenig of Wello, a social venture com­mitted to bringing safe, potable water to the people who need it most.  Guest co-​​host Emily Plews helps us figure out why grat­i­tude is so healthy and whykeeping your mind from wan­dering keeps you happier.  Plus a call-​​in from Gina, mystery tunes from DJ Local, a full season of food politics, and an all-​​around feel-​​good time — take a listen, why don’t you?

More resources about water from Cynthia:

sarvajal​.com — a quickly-​​scaling water outlet serving India

water​.org — for back­ground info on the growing world water crisis

Follow Wello on Twitter: @wellowater