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Farmworkers pick tomatoes at Taylor & Fulton Tomatoes in Immokalee, Fla. March 2006 (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)
May 29, 2014 | Blog

Since its inception three years ago, the Fair Food Program has played a key role in transforming the work conditions in Florida’s $650 million tomato industry. Continue reading

A man walks past a flooded and closed Compromise Street in Annapolis, Maryland. Heavy rains and coastal flooding forced the closure of several roads in Maryland's capital city on Wednesday, April 30, 2014. (AP Photo/The Capital, Joshua McKerrow)
May 29, 2014 | News & Notes

A roundup of some of the stories we’re reading at Moyers & Company HQ… Continue reading

A homeless man sits on a sidewalk in Miami, Florida. (AP photo/ Alan Diaz.)
May 28, 2014 | The Poverty Line

Leaving homeless people on the streets costs taxpayers big money. Continue reading

The Empire State Building and large portions of midtown Manhattan are seen without power as a result of Hurricane Sandy. October 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)
February 6, 2014 | Blog

A roundup of some of the stories we’re reading this morning at Moyers & Company HQ. Continue reading

Friends of Jordan Davis comfort each other outside the funeral home where the visitation with Davis' family was taking place at the Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home in Mandarin area of Jacksonville, Fla., late Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/The Florida Times-Union, Bob Self)
February 4, 2014 | Blog

These laws “create a climate of fear that can prey upon and inflame racial tensions.” Continue reading

Noa Bashuk uses a tablet to follow along with her teacher in an eighth grade Spanish class at Autrey Mill Middle School in Johns Creek, Ga. on Thursday, May 9, 2013.  (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
January 23, 2014 | Blog

This year, three states received PISA scores — as if they were independent countries — which could help policymakers understand what’s working and what’s not in our education system. Continue reading

John Kasich
October 23, 2013 | Blog

Some Republican governors are now saying that the Obamacare provision makes good fiscal sense for their states. Continue reading

Sea foam is seen amongst dead mangrove, formerly dense, green and a nesting sight for brown pelicans, egrets and roaseate spoon bill, which was directly impacted by oil from the nation's worst offshore oil spill, is seen as it erodes into Barataria Bay at Cat Island in Plaquemines Parish, La., Thursday, April 18, 2013. Underneath the surface, environmentalists and scientists fear there may be trouble, from tiny organisms to dolphins. Yet the long-term environmental impact from the spill is still not fully known and will likely be debated for years to come. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
August 21, 2013 | Blog

After paying out for the cleanup for three years, the petroleum giant is tired of footing the bill. Continue reading

diaz extended
July 19, 2013 | Moyers & Company

The author and gun industry analyst talks about the big business of “enhanced lethality.” Continue reading

July 19, 2013 | Moyers & Company

The author and gun control advocate describes how a lethal combination of self-defense laws and concealed-carry laws makes us more vulnerable to gun violence. Continue reading

Sanford police officer Timothy Smith holds up the gun that was used to kill Trayvon Martin, while testifying in the 15th day of the George Zimmerman trial, in Seminole circuit court in Sanford, Fla., Friday, June 28, 2013. Zimmerman has been charged with second-degree murder for the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin.(AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Joe Burbank, Pool)
July 19, 2013

Tom Diaz writes that the “gunshine state” is considering legislation to allow its citizens the right to shoot at a police officer if that officer is violating the Constitution. Continue reading

Mark Fiore's Shoot-em-up Charlie
July 18, 2013 | Blog

Mark Fiore takes a look at the role that ALEC and the NRA played in the passage of Stand Your Ground laws in Florida and George Zimmerman’s defense. Continue reading

Beezy Dinkins, of St. Petersburg, Fla., demonstrates in front of the Seminole County Courthouse while the jury deliberates in the trial of George Zimmerman, Friday, July 12, 2013, in Sanford, Fla. Zimmerman has been charged with second-degree murder for the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
July 17, 2013 | Blog

The role the “stand your ground” law played in George Zimmerman’s acquittal has become the subject of renewed and fervent attention. Continue reading

Tabatha Holley
July 15, 2013 | Blog

The nation’s largest civil rights group is seeking action from the Department of Justice and is targeting the NRA and ALEC-inspired “stand your ground” laws. Continue reading

Workers Maria Gaitan, left, and Ana Lopez, right, assemble burritos at a Boloco restaurant. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
June 28, 2013 | Blog

A new Florida law supported by ALEC prohibits “living wage” and paid sick-leave policies set by local city and town councils. Continue reading

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