The United Nations designated 2012 as the international year of cooperatives. The next edition of “I’ve Got Issues” focuses on local co-ops of various types. KTWU’s IGI presents “The Year of Cooperatives.

Host Chris Gallagher speaks with representatives from The Community Mercantile (The Merc) in Lawrence, People’s Grocery in Manhattan, and the Topeka Natural Foods Co-op in a segment on food co-ops.

A conversation about farm co-ops features two farmers who are also board members with the Farmers Cooperative Association based in Manhattan. They tell of the impact and lasting detrimental effects of this summer’s drought on the co-op’s business.

The program also includes an interview with the manager of the Kaw Valley Electric Cooperative based in Topeka.

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