April 1, 2022

Pursuit of: Life in these United States

Pursuit of: Life in these United States

Following up on Kevin’s deep dive into the state of available water, food, and shelter in the USA, our dynamic duo meets up in the studio to discuss Life in these United States. Diving into the history of homelessness, the viability of community gardens, and the responsibility of landlords are all discussed in today’s episode.


CW: Adult Language

Following up on Kevin’s deep dive into the state of available water, food, and shelter in the USA, our dynamic duo meets up in the studio to discuss Life in these United States. Diving into the history of homelessness, the viability of community gardens, and the responsibility of landlords are all discussed in today’s episode.  

Their expertise in regard to availability of water, food, & shelter? Casual and/or occasional use.

Their qualifications to discuss the topic? Random life experience and caffeination during recording sessions.

Basically, anything they discuss? Don’t take their word for it - but they hope you enjoy the show!

Common Ground This Week:

Coffee: 

In Jaime’s Cup: Dark Side of the Moon 

In Kevin’s Cup: Fog Chaser Coffee, 2 lb. Bag | San Francisco Bay Gourmet Coffee & Tea Market

Creativity / Fun / Books / Etc: 

Books: Books - Hank Green

Fun Stuff: Awesome Socks Club  |  Awesome Coffee Club

Games: Sea of Thieves , Apex Legends, Stellaris   

Sources:

Oxford Dictionary: https://www.oed.com/ 

Merriam-Webster: https://www.merriam-webster.com/ 

Water:

Flint Water Crisis: Everything You Need to Know | NRDC

President Biden's Bipartisan Infrastructure Law | The White House

Best tap water in the US: Water quality by state

US Water Alliance

Sanitation & Drinking Water | Environmental Performance Index 

Food:

State-By-State Resource: The Impact of Coronavirus on Food Insecurity - Feeding America Action

USDA ERS - Key Statistics & Graphics

What Is Food Insecurity in America? | Hunger and Health

50 Facts about Food Insecurity in America | Stacker

Multiply-deserted areas: environmental racism and food, pharmacy, and greenspace access in the Urban South

Beyond 'food deserts': America needs a new approach to mapping food insecurity

Shelter:

Why Can't We Just Convert Vacant Buildings Into Housing for the Homeless? - Bloomberg

McKinney-Vento Act: Quick Reference | SchoolHouse Connection

Understand Homelessness  

Show us your common sense:

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