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Jessica Bruder

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Jessica Bruder is a journalist who writes about subcultures and economic justice. For her most recent book, "Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century" (W.W. Norton & Co. ) , she spent months living in a camper van, documenting itinerant Americans who gave up traditional housing and hit the road full time, enabling them to travel from job to job and carve out a place for themselves in our precarious economy. The project spanned three years and more than 15,000 miles of driving - from coast to coast and from Mexico to the Canadian border. Jessica has been teaching at Columbia Journalism...

Marcus Eriksen

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Marcus Eriksen is the director of research for the 5 Gyres Institute, an environmental science and advocacy nonprofit organization that he founded with his wife, Anna Cummins, in 2009. With firsthand experience from over twenty ocean-crossing expeditions, he has written extensively on the impact of plastic pollution in the world's oceans and has published research on the distribution of plastics in the subtropical gyres. In 2013, Eriksen and colleagues discovered plastic microbeads in the Great Lakes, which helped lead to a broad national campaign that culminated in the successful US Microbead-Free Waters Act of 2015....