TEDx Talk: Why We Can’t Shop Our Way to a Better Economy  – October 2012

Aug. 26, 2013 — Stacy Mitchell talks Walmart & challenging corporate power on WNUR’s This Is Hell! Listen.

July 23,2013 — ILSR’s Stacy Mitchell joined 4 other guests on The Stream, broadcast on Al Jazeera English’s global television news network, for a lively half-hour discussion of Washington D.C.’s big-box living wage bill. Watch the video.

July 9, 2013 — In this 5-minute radio interview on “The Conversation with Ross Reynolds” on KUOW (Seattle public radio), Stacy talks about how Amazon’s market power has changed the business of selling books and what the future looks like for independent bookstores.

Jan. 12, 2013 — Stacy was a guest on Michael Olson’s syndicated Food Chain radio show, where they discussed the shocking level of corporate consolidation in the economy and debated whether we can shop our way back to a strong local economy. Listen to the interview.

Nov. 20, 2012 — Stacy discusses local banking in this 30-minute interview on “What Matters” on KWMR in California.

Aug. 22, 2012 — On “Your Call” on KALW (San Francisco public radio), Stacy joined host Rose Aguilar and Charles Fishman, author of The Wal-Mart Effect, for an hour-long conversation about how Walmart came to dominate the economy and what local business owners and retail workers are doing to counter its market power. Listen to the show.

Mar. 26, 2012 — Watch the video of Stacy’s talk on “A Local Revival” at the Economics of Happiness Conference.

Feb. 1, 2012 — In this 30-minute radio interview on Sea Change Radio, Stacy talks about Walmart’s environmental impact and its greenwashing.

Feb. 13, 2011 — Stacy talks about the true cost of big-box retail in this 30-minute interview on San Francisco’s KFOG.

Dec. 1, 2010 — Stacy discusses the issues around big box retail and independent businesses on the Craig Fahle Show on WDET (Detroit public radio). Listen.

May 21, 2010 — In this 30-minute interview on “The Business Beat” on WICN (Worcester public radio), Stacy discusses the implications of corporate consolidation of the economy and what we can do about it.  Listen to the show.

Nov. 28, 2010 — Stacy talks about Big-Box Swindle on California’s Northstate Public Radio.  Listen.

July 24, 2009 — Stacy joins three other guests for an hour-long discussion on the decline of shopping malls on California public radio station KQED.

Sept. 16, 2008 — Stacy talks about the benefits of independent businesses in this 10-minute interview on WAMC, public radio in Albany, NY

Aug. 14, 2008 — Stacy talks about the hidden cost of big-box retail on this hour-long interview on the Frugal Yankee.

Mar. 11, 2008 — Stacy Mitchell discusses the Big-Box Swindle and related issues on the Mark Johnson Show, RadioVermont WDEV.  Listen.

Photo: ABA RoundtableJanuary 2008 — Watch this video roundtable discussion with Bill McKibben, Stacy Mitchell, and Michael Shuman talking about the importance of rebuilding local economies at the American Booksellers Association’s Winter Institute conference.

Nov. 8, 2007 — Listen to a conversation about independent business with Stacy Mitchell and bookstore owner Mitch Kaplan on Smart City Radio.

Feb. 28, 2007 — Here’s a 12-minute clip from “Supersized Supermarkets: A Public Forum,” a London forum on the growth of big retailers and on the future of local economies.

Dec. 14, 2006 — In this interview on KUOW (Seattle public radio), Stacy discusses the hidden cost of mega-retailers.

Dec. 12, 2006 — In this 45-minute interview, Stacy talks about Big-Box Swindle on the syndicated radio show The Book Report.

Dec. 4, 2006 — Stacy discusses Big-Box Swindle on Maine Public Broadcasting Network.  Listen to the interview.

Oct. 10, 2006 — Stacy talks about the rise of big chains and the future of independent business in this 40-minute interview on the Joy Cardin show on Wisconsin Public Radio.

Jan. 10, 2004 — Where We Shop and Why It Matters, a Smart City Radio show featuring Stacy Mitchell.