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Fair Trade Coffee Enters the Mainstream

When you buy “just coffee,” chances are you’re buying coffee that was bought off a poor third-world farmer who made an unlivable pittance for the effort of growing it, then sold by a coffee company that makes a really big profit when selling it to

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Pledge Drive Bells

They’re just wrapping up another pledge drive on my local NPR station. Listening to it brings back to mind a question that’s nagged at me for a few years now: as you listen to the breathless pledge-pitchers, you hear telephones ringing in the background as