Tracey Bianchi 02-03-2010

This time of year I find myself humming the Olympic anthem throughout the day. The Vancouver games run Feb. 12-28; it is time to start dreaming of mogul runs and bobsled victories. For some reason I hum the familiar tune associated with the games on my way to and from errands. As if hauling my three children around were an Olympic event in and of itself.

Julie Clawson 11-30-2009
So the stores are playing Christmas music and down here in Texas the highs are only the 70s and 80s, so the holiday season must be upon us.
Tracey Bianchi 09-02-2009

Organic strawberries were $5.99 the other day at our local grocer. $5.99! Their more toxic twins, the non-organic variety, were on sale for $3. Darn this pesticide-free living. I stood staring at that clamshell of bruised strawberries and fought with myself. The farmers market was still three days away. I really wanted those berries.

Anna Almendrala 05-27-2009
When Robert Greenwald, founder and president of Brave New Films -- an organization that uses new media and
Ed Spivey Jr. 04-29-2009
Vincent Harding gave a powerful reflection this morning on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

In 2003, Ugandan Jewish coffee farmer J.J. Keki asked himself what he could do to stop religious violence.

The difference that fair trade makes.

Pura Vida coffee—like most companies—goes after profits, but what happens next is hardly ordinary.

Fair-trade and shade-grown: good words for impressing your tree-hugging, java-loving friends. But do you know enough to convince the co-worker who's sold on Starbucks?

In Chiapas, Mexico, farmers are getting 25 cents per pound for their coffee crop. Starbucks' specialty grind is sold for $14.95 per pound.

John Sage is low-key in approach and evangelistic in mission: Save the world through coffee. Can't be done, you say?