Interview with Gene Baur of Farm Sanctuary

An interview with animal rights activist Gene Baur. Baur is the co-founder and president of Farm Sanctuary, the leading farm animal protection organization in the United States. In the interview, Baur talks about the treatment of animals in industrial agriculture and the need for a change in how people think about animals

Baur spoke at Calvin College at a lecture sponsored by Students for Compassionate Living.

Interview with Malo Hutson

On June 19, the Grand Rapids, Michigan community-based organization Our Kitchen Table (OKT) hosted an event at the Southeast Farmer’s Market on urban sustainability. OKT invited Dr. Malo Huston with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation ( to talk to the community about “Urban Sustainability and the Green Revolution. was able to sit down with Malo and do a short interview.

Amy Goodman: Standing up to the Madness

In this lecture, author and host of the daily television and radio news program Democracy Now! Amy Goodman talks about the struggles of ordinary people who are “standing up to the madness.” A fundraiser for, the talk was part of Amy Goodman’s 2008 book tour celebrating the release of her third book, Standing Up to the Madness, and the 12th anniversary of Democracy Now!. Recorded May 10, 2008 in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Amy Goodman in Grand Rapids in 2004

In order to spark some interest in the Amy Goodman fundraiser for that is happening on May 10, here is a video of Amy Goodman’s last lecture in Grand Rapids (when she spoke at Fountain Street Church):

Also, as a reminder, Amy Goodman will be speaking on May 10 about her new book,

Standing Up to the Madness: Ordinary Heroes in Extraordinary Times:

Saturday, May 10, 2008

7:00pm (Doors at 6:00pm)

Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ

4010 Kalamazoo Ave SE

Grand Rapids, MI 49508

*** Doors open at 6:00pm, Goodman speaks at 7:00pm. Admission is a sliding scale of $5-$25 for Please bring cash, we cannot accept credit card and/or check payments. ***

Interview with Joe Sacco

Grand Valley State University (GVSU) hosted Comic Journalist Joe Sacco at the UICA for a talk on his work on March 26. Sacco is the acclaimed author and illustrator of several award-winning works of graphic journalism, including Palestine, Safe Area Gorazde, War Junkie, and The Fixer. Sacco’s work examines its subjects from a uniquely insightful perspective, hard won from his firsthand experiences in some of the most war-torn regions of our world. Media Mouse had an opportunity to interview him about his work.