WBEZ | community activist http://www.wbez.org/tags/community-activist Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en A New Way to Protest: Community Supported Activism http://www.wbez.org/programs/here-and-now/2015-12-23/new-way-protest-community-supported-activism-114265 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/1130_carlo-protester.jpg" alt="" /><p><div id="attachment_96868"><img alt="Carlo Voli quit his corporate job a few years ago to become a full time Community Supported Activist. He's been fighting fossil fuels and climate change ever since. (Ashley Ahearn/KUOW/EarthFix)" src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/media.wbur.org/wordpress/11/files/2015/11/1130_carlo-protester-624x453.jpg" style="height: 450px; width: 620px;" title="Carlo Voli quit his corporate job a few years ago to become a full-time Community Supported Activist. He’s been fighting fossil fuels and climate change ever since. (Ashley Ahearn/KUOW/EarthFix)" /><p>You&rsquo;ve probably heard the term &ldquo;community supported agriculture&rdquo; or CSA. That&rsquo;s when people pay money to support a local farmer who in exchange provides them with regular deliveries of food from the farm.</p><p>Well, how about community supported activism? Some people in the Pacific Northwest are getting behind a new way to protest. From&nbsp;<a href="http://hereandnow.wbur.org/2015/11/30/community-supported-activism" target="_blank"><em>Here &amp;&nbsp;Now </em></a>contributor KUOW in Seattle,&nbsp;Ashley Ahearn&nbsp;has the story of Carlo Voli.</p><p><em><a href="http://kuow.org/post/different-kind-csa-community-supported-activism" target="_blank">Read more on this story via KUOW</a>.</em></p></div><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Wed, 23 Dec 2015 11:20:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/programs/here-and-now/2015-12-23/new-way-protest-community-supported-activism-114265 Miguel del Valle discusses the future of progressive politics in Chicago http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-02-24/miguel-del-valle-discusses-future-progressive-politics-chicago-82830 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//miguel del valle sign AP M. Spencer Green_0.jpeg" alt="" /><p><p>Nine percent of the vote wasn&rsquo;t near enough to make <a target="_blank" href="http://www.delvalleformayor.com/">Miguel del Valle</a> the next Mayor of Chicago but he says he&rsquo;s not going away anytime soon. Though the former City Clerk does say he&rsquo;s finished with City Hall, Del Valle will pursue his progressive agenda through other means.<br /><em><br />Eight Forty-Eight</em> spoke to Del&nbsp;Valle Thursday morning. He is the outgoing <a target="_blank" href="http://www.chicityclerk.com/">City Clerk of Chicago</a> and vied unsuccessfully for Mayor of Chicago, losing to Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel.</p></p> Thu, 24 Feb 2011 14:08:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-02-24/miguel-del-valle-discusses-future-progressive-politics-chicago-82830