MediaMouse.org interview Susan Bitensky, a Michigan State University law professor who has written on corporal punishment. Bitensky was in Grand Rapids, Michigan to speak at the Institute for Global Education’s (IGE) annual meeting.
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
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 (www.rwif.org) to talk to the community about “Urban Sustainability and the Green Revolution. MediaMouse.org was able to sit down with Malo and do a short interview.
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 Mediamouse.org, 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.
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.
This interview with Robert Jensen is based upon his new book Getting Off: Pornography and the End of Masculinity. Media Mouse asks Professor Jensen a wide range of questions dealing with the impact that pornography has on men, how to analyze pornography through a media literacy lens, and what is the relationship between the anti-pornography movement and other social justice movements.
MediaMouse.org was a leftist blog and news website covering Grand Rapids, Michigan that existed in varying capacities from 1999 to 2009. We stopped publishing in June of 2009, you can read more about why here. This site now archives all of our content so that hopefully folks can learn and/or be inspired by the past several years of activism in Grand Rapids.