The Patch with Chris Turner
In this episode, Mitch Joel speaks with Chris Turner, author of The Patch: The People, Pipelines, and Politics of the Oil Sands, about how the streets of Fort McMurray have become the front lines of a high-stakes collision between two conflicting world views – one, industrial triumph and the other, environmental stewardship in the age of climate change. And, importantly, what does this mean and how does this conflict affects the Indigenous population upon whose land this battle is occurring? How do we reconcile this disagreement? How is ‘fair’ defined and for whom? Turner talks about how he wanted to frame this global conflict through the eyes of those who live in it day-to-day and, crucially, what exactly will come next? Produced by Julia De Laurentiis Johnson for Church + State.