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Annie Corrigan

Annie Corrigan is a producer and announcer for WFIU. In addition to serving as the local voice for NPR's Morning Edition, she produces WFIU's weekly sustainable food program Earth Eats. She earned degrees in oboe performance from Indiana University and Bowling Green State University.

Recent Posts by Annie Corrigan

April 28, 2016

 

Sheep Farmer Denice Rackley

One Farmer, Five Dogs And The Eighty Sheep They Tend

In this week's show, we meet Denice Rackley. She raises sheep and lambs with a team of border collies, but her dogs are more than just extra help on the farm.

April 22, 2016

 

tea cup and tea leaves

Tea Tasting With Guy Paranavitana, Beets+Fennel Salad

In this week's show, we talk to an immigrant who runs a tea warehouse in Indiana. Backyard chicken farmers struggle to know what to do with over-the-hill birds.

April 14, 2016

 

beekeeper

Home Is Where The Honeybees Are

In this week's podcast, we follow a backyard beekeeper as he adopts a new colony. And, rethinking antibiotic use in livestock with Harvest Public Media.

April 7, 2016

 

crops in hoop house

White Violet Center, A Case For USDA Organic Certification

On the podcast, what was behind the White Violet Center's decision to get certified organic (again). And, millet isn't just for the birds anymore -- or is it?

April 1, 2016

 

bloomington community farmers' market

Farmers’ Markets: What’s In A Name?

In this week's podcast, Jennifer Meta-Robinson describes why the placement of the apostrophe is important to her definition of "farmers' markets."

March 17, 2016

 

basket of fried fish

Food Photography, Fry Oil To Biodiesel, Salmon Croquettes

Blogger Shelly Westerhausen says photos are almost more important than recipes. Stories from a fish fry. And, traditional farmers bring expertise to cannabis.

March 11, 2016

 

making espresso

Coffee Collaboration, Maple Syrup, Crops Other Than Corn

Salmon and turnips prepared with maple syrup. From roaster to coffee cup, at Hopscotch. And, planting other crops in corn fields to help protect soil.

March 4, 2016

 

french breakfast radishes

Dissecting GMO Debate, Radish Snack, Earth-Friendly Cattle?

Nicolette Hahn-Niman wants ranchers to change their practices to meet consumer demand. Radishes and kale on the plate. And, the GMO debate in Colorado.

February 26, 2016

 

olde lane orchard apples

CSA Memberships Are ‘Make Or Break’ For Small Farmers

Farmers collect money for CSA memberships now to fund expenses before the planting begins. For some, it's an important part of their bottom line.

February 26, 2016

 

CSA (Community Supported Agriculture)

Hoosier Popcorn, Which CSA Will You Choose, Two Pickles

What does it take to run a successful community supported agriculture program? A look at Indiana's popcorn industry. And, two types of pickles for spring foods.

February 22, 2016

 

rapini

School Gardens Then/Now, Rapini, Argentina’s Locust Problem

Rose Hayden-Smith says growing food is an act of patriotism. Broccoli raab, the Italian way. Wild rice pancakes. And, locusts destroy pastures in Argentina.

February 12, 2016

 

david tallent at IU traditions catering

Chef’s Career Change, Cold Weather Citrus, Chocolate Dessert

Chef David Tallent now spends his work days in a different kind of kitchen. Cold weather growing takes some ingenuity. And, chocolate for dessert.

February 5, 2016

 

chickens in the coop

Bird Flu And The Backyard, No-Meat Taco, Student-Run Grocery

How have backyard chicken farmers reacted to the avian flu outbreak? Tacos with walnuts and fish. And, students run the grocery store in a tiny Nebraska town.

January 28, 2016

 

wheel of cheddar

Cheddar Family Tree, Ag Absent From Stump, Chocolate Torte

Gordon Edgar says all cheddar, from Kraft to Cabot, come from the same basic recipe. Converting farmland back to grassland. And, chocolate cake for dessert.

January 22, 2016

 

hands holding compost

Compost In Winter, Pasta Times Two, It Takes Energy To Cook

The compost at Bread & Roses is so active it's melting snow. Daniel Orr makes pasta spectacular. And, it takes energy to make those bags of pre-chopped veggies.

January 14, 2016

 

swiss chard pie cooking in oven

Who Made Breakfast, Swiss Chard Pie, Farm Share For Tractors

Breakfast hasn't always been considered the most important meal of the day. We bake biscuits and a savory Swiss chard pie. And, the sharing economy on the farm.

January 8, 2016

 

alicia sweet holding barrel of kombucha

For Kombucha, Going Commercial Means Getting Creative

Homebrewers run into trouble scaling up their production because there isn’t equipment specifically made to accommodate the unique requirements of kombucha.

January 8, 2016

 

jar of kombucha with scoby

Up-Scaling Kombucha, Waking Up Orchards, Sharing Groundwater

Kombucha brewers borrow from beer and dairy industries to increase production. Thin-crust pizza on the menu. And, buying and selling water rights in Nebraska.

December 31, 2015

 

queen bee and her worker bees

A Look Back At 2015 With Irene Newton, Kale Chips

In addition to some of our favorite stories from 2015, we examine the pros and cons of fertilizers. And, what we flush down the toilet could become energy.

December 26, 2015

 

Ellie Symes at beehive at hilltop garden and nature center

Nurturing A Dying Beehive Through Its Final Season

Ellie Symes tries to keep her emotions out of her beekeeping, but it's never easy to watch a hive struggle.

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