This week’s episode featured an interview with Representative Mary Jane Wallner, who chairs the Legislative Fiscal Committee and the House Finance Committee; Kile Adumene, Coordinator of the Manchester Inclusivity & Equity Committee; and Erin Hale of the NH Food Alliance.
With Rep. Wallner, we discussed the ongoing power struggle between the legislature and the governor over authority to accept and spend federal funds. Last week, Judge David Anderson threw out a legislative lawsuit on procedural grounds. Kile Adumene discussed how the coronavirus pandemic has affected people of color and placed stress on workers and people who are homeless. Erin Hale described efforts to address food insecurity, including efforts to bolster local food production. Visit NH Food Alliance’s resources on Covid-19 and the state’s food system here.
Musical selections included two versions of “There’s a Bright Side, Somewhere,” performed by Rev. Gary Davis and Ry Cooder.