Food

Jerry DeWitt, Director of the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture

Airs at: Tue, 07/08/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Locus Focus
Jerry DeWitt (bio), Director of the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University, joins host Barbara Bernstein in a discussion about the impacts of climate change and agricultural practices on recent flooding in the midwest. Read more

Bananas!

Airs at: Tue, 07/01/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Circle A Radio
Bananas are a fruit native to the tropical region of Southeast Asia and Australia. Today, they are cultivated throughout the tropics. Bananas are among the most widely consumed foods in the world, and are grown in at least 107 countries. Transnational fruit companies  and supe... Read more

Genetically Engineered Sugar Beets Invade the Willamette Valley

Airs at: Mon, 06/30/2008 at 5:00pm
Host Andrew Geller sits in for Joe & Abe today with a discussion of the sneaky replacement of natural beets with genetically engineered Sugar Beets in our domestic sugar supply, right here in the Willamette Valley. Andrew brings in three experts to illuminate the shady goi... Read more

Dr. Matthew Helmers on US Agriculture today

Airs at: Tue, 06/24/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Locus Focus
Host Barbara Bernstein talks about the recent severe weather and the impacts on Agriculture with Dr. Matthew Helmers, Assistant Professor at Iowa State's Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, and an expert in Agricultural and Water Resources. Read more

Greg Higgins and the Food Wars

Airs at: Mon, 06/16/2008 at 5:00pm
Hosts Joe Uris and Abe Proctor speak with downtown Portland Higgins Restaurant owner and chef Greg Higgins on the food wars. Read more

Food Show with Rudy Speerschneider and Wenonah Hauter

Airs at: Sun, 06/15/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Food Show
Host Marliese Franklin looks at two questions on today's show... 1. How do performers make ice cream? Rudy Speerschneider of Mostlandia sets the stage. 2. Are we an "Irradiation Nation?" Wenonah Hauter discusses her new book, "Zapped: Irradiation and the Death of Food." Read more

Organic Farming Certification and Farmer's Markets

Airs at: Tue, 06/10/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Locus Focus
Host Barbara Bernstein talks about organic farming certification with Chris Schreiner of Oregon Tilth, plus Moreland Farmers' Market Manager Laura Wendel and several farmers who have gone through the federal organic certification process, and some who have not. Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for June 9, 2008

Airs at: Sun, 06/08/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Today's show features, for the second time, the music of Portland band Pink Martini and concludes with a discussion of the implicit politics of their work.   Also discussed on the show are world hunger and the cost of food, the relations between being queer and being an imm... Read more

Ending Hunger

Airs at: Sun, 06/08/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
On a planet where two billion people are already hungry, an additional 100 million will be plunged into poverty because of the world-wide food crisis.  Deborah James, Director of the Center for Economic Policy Research, talks with Bill Resnick about the reasons for this and... Read more

Fruit Trees and Espaliering

Airs at: Mon, 06/09/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for The Dirtbag
Host Glen Andresen talks about the practice known as "espalier," the pruning and training of fruit trees along flat trellises or walls. Read more