David Farmer on poverty, Michael Heath and more

David Farmer on poverty, Michael Heath and more

This week on the Beacon Podcast, Ben Chin interviews political consultant and Bangor Daily News columnist David Farmer on how he came to progressive politics, the recent history of LGBT rights in Maine (from Governor Baldacci signing the marriage bill to Michael Heath’s latest referendum plans), how and why he writes about poverty, and more.

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