The War on Empathy: Marion Nestle and George Lakoff

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The War on Empathy: Marion Nestle and George Lakoff

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This week on @SeaChangeRadio - noted nutritionist Marion Nestle + progressive linguist George Lakoff

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 4:10pm

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Remember when President Obama nominated Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court, and “empathy” was transformed by some political commentators into a dirty word? This week on Sea Change Radio, we talk to two giants in their respective fields who think empathy is probably pretty important, especially when it comes to policy.

First, host Alex Wise talks to Marion Nestle, a noted nutritionist and author whose latest book digs into the power of cartoons to drive home complex arguments for fighting food insecurity issues in this country. Next, progressive linguist extraordinaire George Lakoff discusses how liberals need to improve their messaging to convince people that policies that help people are actually a good idea.

CATEGORY: Environment