Season 5 Episode 2
James Ehlers March 13, 2019
Our Nature with James Ehlers – Season 5 Episode 2 – Original Air Date: 03-13-19
Today’s guest is you, the caller, and Ben Cohen, American businessman, activist, and philanthropist. Ben will join us today to discuss his newest project, Citizens Against Nuclear Bombers In Vermont.
More information for you about our guest Ben, according to everyone’s favorite google-able source- Wikipedia:
“As Ben & Jerry’s gradually grew into a nationwide business and one of the largest ice cream companies in the USA, Cohen turned his new-found wealth and prominence toward a variety of social causes, generally through the Ben & Jerry’s Foundation. The Foundation receives 7.5% of all Ben & Jerry’s pre-tax profits and distributes funds to organizations such as the Anti Displacement Project. Cohen also oversaw TrueMajority and Business Leaders for Sensible Priorities.
He is also vocal in his support of Democratic candidates, including Dennis Kucinich for the U.S. Democratic presidential nomination in 2004 and John Edwards followed by Barack Obama in 2008 and Bernie Sanders for the Democratic Primaries and 2016 Presidential Election. Cohen debuted a special ice cream flavor called “Bernie’s Yearning” on January 25, 2016 out of support for Sanders. Ben & Jerry’s released a statement disavowing connection or support for the product, saying “This was created by Ben as a citizen. The company is not involved.”
In 2012, he helped launch the Stamp Stampede campaign to stamp messages on the nation’s currency in support of passing a constitutional amendment to help overturn Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission and reduce the influence of private corporations on politics.”
If it’s in our nature, it will be on the show. Remember, though, here on Our Nature with James Ehlers, chips are for kindlin’, not for shoulders.
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