“Fixing the Future”

Thursday, 12 July 2012 | A Public Affair

On Thursday July 12th, Allen Ruff hosted a program on “Fixing the Future;” contemporary alternative workers’ and consumers’ experiments – coops, time banks, etc.

He interviewed Stephanie Rearick: founder and Director of the Dane County TimeBank and Project Coordinator of Time For the WorldBuild For the World. In addition to her work in timebanking, Rearick is co-owner of Mother Fool’s Coffeehouse. Rearick worked for Greenpeace for six years of young adulthood, helped launch Madison Hours local currency in 1995 and served for several years on the steering committee of independent local political party Progressive Dane. Rearick also works as a musician.

Allen also interviewed John Conowall: driver at Union Cab. He also works with cooperative outreach and development through MadWorC. Conowall is passionate about educating the public on the Cooperative model as an economic alternative to capitalism and helping people develop Cooperatives or transition existing businesses into Cooperatives.

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