Charles Walters: Acres U.S.A. Reports on the State of the United States MP3

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Charles Walters, in only the way he can, takes on the common beliefs of most U.S. citizens — science, education and farming —and explains how the intellectual advisors in the United States have taken a backseat to corporations with interests only of money and control.

Walters, the founder of Acres U.S.A., knew he had to fight the good fight on his own terms. Acres U.S.A. was his base camp, and while he struggled to keep it afloat in the early years, the journal immediately attracted a throng of fascinating figures. It seemed there were other mavericks out there who needed a forum, and they came out of the woodwork. Soil scientists, farm policy experts, economic thinkers, insect researchers, philosophers of the land — Walters met many of them through Acres U.S.A., interviewing them, commissioning articles by them, and inviting them to speak at the annual conference he began in 1975.

(51 minutes, 44 seconds)

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