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Nancy's Bookshelf: Maxine Bédat & Dave Veith #632

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Maxine Bédat is the founder and director of New Standard Institute, a think-and-do tank dedicated to turning the industry into a force for good.

She is a former lawyer and the co-founder of the ethical fashion brand Zady. She is an ambassador at the Rainforest Alliance and has spoken at the World Economic Forum, the United Nations, and the Clinton Global Initiative.

In Unraveled, entrepreneur, researcher, and advocate Maxine Bédat follows the life of an American icon–a pair of jeans–to reveal what really happens to give us our clothes. We visit a Texas cotton farm figuring out how to thrive without relying on fertilizers that poison the earth.

Also, Dave Veith's "The Haunted Refrigerator: In," series opener centers on the machinations of a turbulent family.

A nine-year-old Theo Schism squeezes himself into a refrigerator and shuts the door in 1953.

Nancy Wiegman has a master's degree in French linguistics from Indiana University and taught yoga and foreign languages at CSU Fresno and the College of Charleston before moving to Chico in 1990.
Matt Fidler is a producer and sound designer with over 15 years’ experience producing nationally distributed public radio programs. He has worked for shows such as Freakonomics Radio, Selected Shorts, Studio 360, The New Yorker Radio Hour and The Takeaway. In 2017, Matt launched the language podcast Very Bad Words, hitting the #28 spot in the iTunes podcast charts.