Is Our Consumer Economy Culture Sustainable?

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Is Our Consumer Economy Culture Sustainable?

New public radio series from American Public Media —"Consumed&quot—explores whether our consumer economy is sustainable

(St. Paul, Minn. & Los Angeles, Calif.) November 8, 2007—American Public Media today announced that "Consumed," American Public Media’s cross-program series on the sustainability of the consumer economy, will broadcast on public radio stations nationwide November 9-18. "Consumed" will provide listeners with a unique perspective of the impact our consumption has on our economy, our ethics, our environment and more.

"Consumed" is part of American Public Media’s in-depth news coverage and programming on global sustainability and the economy across several American Public Media programs. "Consumed" comprises reports from Marketplace,® Marketplace Morning Report,® Marketplace Money,® Weekend America,® Being,® The Story and American RadioWorks.® Each program will examine the consumer economy in its own way, providing a thorough, multi-disciplinary approach to a topic that affects all of us.

Check local public radio stations for broadcast schedules of American Public Media programs. "Consumed" and additional information about American Public Media’s sustainability reporting are on the Web at

Funding for American Public Media’s sustainability coverage is made possible by the Kendeda Sustainability Fund of the Tides Foundation.