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tv   Second Gentleman Emhoff Visits DC Non Profit  CSPAN  January 29, 2021 3:07pm-3:24pm EST

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deliver justice and people stick by the principles or are they caught up in their spirit to stand against the tide, and it is a story between the clash of freedom and the president, in this case nixon, who confronts a social movement in the streets. what constitutional lines did he cross, did his administration cross in an effort to stay in power? >> investigative journalist lawrence roberts, sunday night. >> doug emhoff visited an urban farm in d.c.. he talked about fused -- food security and economic
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opportunity. >> how is it going? >> doing well. it is great to have you here. >> i'm really excited to show you around today and talk more about our work. this neighborhood is a community
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that policy built, and we are the survivors of that. we appreciate your visit today. >> how did you get involved in this kind of work? >> i'm a country boy. i grew up -- grew up across the street from a farm. i am from appalachia. i wanted to challenge the teens and find ways to engage them. we wanted to be able to pull more people into that work and see them develop character and also have an opportunity for us to feel like we are a part of something. >> so you went to howard?
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>> i went to howard university. >> how is the pandemic changed what streaming out loud is doing, how you are approaching things? >> we are having community groups come to the farm, but we have had to rapidly organize on the ground to deliver food a to communities that could not get out and get to the store. we were able to work with food entrepreneurs to begin making our emergency meals -- begin making emergency meals. due to the economic consequences of the pandemic, unemployment skyrocketed.
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>> tell me about what i am about to see. >> the farm at kelly miller, we are under the department of recreation land. 95% of the students are on free and reduced lunch. the policies are because of the economic circumstances of this community. on a normal day, we have workforce development programs on the farm, and also grow healthy foods for the agriculture program. we have a black farm psa where we are -- where we work with other black farmers in the community. there's a only a few grocery stores for all of these people
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in our community. >> what is your hope for the future, post pandemic? where do you see this organization going? >> we think this is a way to drive economic recovery post pandemic through food production and be a driver of economic activity. we want to be able to shape public policy so that people can participate, whether that be through training or enterprises or cooperatives that they can control on their own. >> what would you tell folks at home who do not low -- you do not know a lot about these issues and hear about this term, food insecurity, and what would
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you tell them about how to think about it? >> food security is a racial justice and economic justice issue. and before that is about the policies that help shape our circumstances. we are victims of redline. we are not able to build on top of what was given to us in the community. we suffer from transportation policies that does not give people the ability to search for employment and other areas. we need -- we want to be able to build a infrastructure that is supported by the community, and i challenge them to dig deeper into the issues that are shaped our community. -- that have shaped our community.
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>> i can't wait to see what you have here. >> and then we compost them here. we work with the department of public works to train folks to be able to process those materials into the soil. we keep it really hot, seal off the germs, then return those materials back in. >> you learn something new every day. >> yes it's healthier, richer produce. >> i have known chris for over a decade and i have been with
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dreaming out loud for a while. i am a third generation farmer and my family came here from north carolina and south carolina. ever since the beginning, chris and i have both been talking about causes. we loveland and farming and working the soil. we understand it goes deeper than that. our approach is to do what we can from where we are and whatever we talk to people that have access to the higher levels of power, we have to emphasize that what we are doing is possible within the context of the history we all help create and ultimately the solutions are going to come from above our heads.
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i'm happy to be an organization that leads people, that feeds people, that grows food, and an organization that creates compost out of recovered products that's turn -- that turns ugly fruit and vegetables into suit. all of that are sort of stopgap, they did not meet the knee completely of our commute -- did not meet the complete needs of our community during covid. i am honored to get to work with people that understand that, even as we toil over the work we do. i am honored to be coworkers with anton. i'm honored to support our community members. we have 20 distribution sites.
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all run by organizations like senior homes, food pantries, who are interested in doing something positive for their community and going further by pushing for structural change. we are privileged to be able to use the resources we have access to to create sustainable wage jobs to bring income into the company because we need someone to turn this compost. after that we need folks who are able to tell their stories and communicate what is really going on. it's we have -- we've been told many are interested and food security and i am too. i have not gotten far into the
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security side, so for us it is structural changes that are targeted at legacy and policy damage. i might call anton back over here because he can tell a better story that i can. we are in a community where it is one of the oldest public housing residences in d.c., dilapidated, unkempt, people are living in squalor. we understand our responsibility to speak about warming the heart, and what about change -- and about what change needs to be made. >> thank you for sharing. >> thank you so much for coming. >> i think it is an issue for
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everybody. after seeing what i have seen and what we are seeing on the news, it has got to be an issue for everybody. i want to do what i can to amplify it, but i think it is something we need to be concerned about. >> what did you learn here? >> this is so amazing, to see the passion and the way these folks are approaching this, serving their community, and coming to a school or farmland that is not used and grow food and serve the community that way . and to also educate the community about what is going on. it is also forward looking about how they're going to approach this in the future, this is great. we are in good hands with folks like this.
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every time i learn something, it's like notes from the field, we will talk about it tonight. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> thank you so much. >> thank you. >> sunday at 9 p.m. eastern on afterwords, on his book, "the devil you know: a black power manifesto." >> it is possible that black people could control 14 senate seats -- 40 senate seats, or
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more electoral college votes than california and new york state combined. it is possible they could have real power on a state level. what i am saying to black america, particularly lewd young -- particularly young black americans, i have heard you. if you really want a shot at changing the systems you're protesting against, one of the quickest ways to do that is through state power. i am asking they consider a reverse migration, which a lot of people are already doing. >> sunday night at 9 p.m.
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eastern on c-span2. >> former president trump became the first president to be impeached twice. this week, house impeachment managers deliver the article of impeachment to the senate with jamie raskin reading the article before the senate. >> removal from office and this qualification to hold any office in the united states, so help you god. >> the following day, senators were sworn in as jurors at the trial. senator rand paul tried to -- as unconstitutional. >> violates the constitution and
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is not in order. >> emotion was tabled in a 55-45 senate vote. the trial is adjourned until tuesday, february 9, marking the start of the impeachment trial. watch the trial live at 1 p.m. eastern on c-span two, stream it on, or listen on the c-span radio app. >> president biden held a meeting earlier today on the economy with treasury secretary janet yellen. press. biden: there is an overwhelming consensus that this is a unique moment in this crisis. the cost of an an


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