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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

January 20, 2017

 

corn plant

How Do Consumer Perceptions Impact Farmers’ Bottom Lines?

Business reporter Annie Ropeik is interested in consumers' feeling about food and how that impacts farmers. Then, beet vinaigrette on our veggie burger.

January 13, 2017

 

baby drinking milk from a bottle

Milk At The Intersection Of Culture, Biology And History

Does milk really help kids grow? Is dairy an important part of a healthy diet for adults? Andrea Wiley's research interrogates our assumptions about cow's milk.

January 12, 2017

 

Afro Jam

A Detroit Urban Farm Preserves Black History In Jam Form

Two nonprofits are using their harvest for a line of jams honoring the history and old family recipes of the local African-American community.

January 5, 2017

 

sandwich on a spatula

A New Year Starts With Less Meat, More Heat

For the first show of 2017, we highlight vegan recipes that don't skimp on flavor. Chef Arlyn Llewellyn's veggie burger with garlic aioli is seriously spicy.

January 2, 2017

 

roasted garlic

Kitchen Basics: Roasted Garlic Aioli

Arlyn Llewellyn adds chipotles in adobo to her basic aioli to mirror the flavors in a veggie burger. If she's making a banh mi, it's Sriracha instead.

January 2, 2017

 

veggie panini

Love Heat? Make Arlyn Llewellyn’s Veggie Burger

Our first recipe of 2017 goes out to all of you who have made the promise to eat less meat in the new year. This veggie burger is vegan, spicy and hearty.

December 29, 2016

 

mixing black-eyed pea salad

A Not-So-Traditional New Year’s Menu

You'll still get corned beef and black-eyed peas for New Year's, but our recipes are a fresh take on traditional dishes.

December 22, 2016

 

eggnog cheers

Eggnog, Coffee And Chili To Warm Your Winter Days

We've been mixing up drinks all month. Today, enjoy a glass of Daniel Orr's decadent eggnog. And we talk to two coffee professionals about their partnership.

December 16, 2016

 

john lawrence sycamore land trust

With Invasives, Ounce Of Prevention Is Worth A Pound Of Cure

On this week's show, we visit Sycamore Land Trust to find out what it takes to control invasive plants and restore an ecosystem to its preferred state.

December 8, 2016

 

kombucha SCOBY and instructions

Making Kombucha At Home Makes Financial Sense

In today's show, Mother Hubbard's Cupboard gives a kombucha tutorial. Then we meet Amanda LeGore-Smith and hear how Asian carp helped her rebuild her life.

December 2, 2016

 

candance minster talking to chefs

Wanted: Customers For All This Local Ginger

On this week's show, White Violet Center garden manager Candace Minster was surprised to see how much ginger she grew this season. Now, she needs customers.

November 25, 2016

 

apple cores

Food Waste Comes In Many Shapes, Sizes, Flavors

What Thanksgiving leftovers are filling your fridge? On this week's show, we talk food waste with Jonathan Bloom, and Daniel Orr makes soups with leftovers.

November 18, 2016

 

salad

Arlyn Llewellyn’s Roasted Tomato Salad Dressing

This dressing stands up well in a big bowl of flavorful greens like arugula, cabbage and microgreens.

November 18, 2016

 

mains on their farm

Who Will Take Over The Farm? An Unfinished Story

“The Last Crop” tells the story of a Jeff and Annie Main, who want to dictate how their farm is run after they retire. We speak with director Chuck Schultz.

November 11, 2016

 

cooked spinach

Cooked Spinach Doesn’t Have To Be Watery, Lifeless

It's back to basics with cooking spinach in the microwave and broiler. Then, author Gordon Edgar tries to explain why cheddar cheese gets no respect.

November 3, 2016

 

daniel orr by pizza oven

Old Friends Share A Batch Of Ratatouille

Daniel Orr and Yael Ksander celebrate friendship over a batch of ratatouille. Also today, looking at the presidential race through the lens of agriculture.

October 28, 2016

 

shiitake mushroom growing on a log.

Cultivating Mushrooms The Easy Way And The Hard Way

Two different approaches to cultivating mushrooms: Daniel Orr grows shiitakes on logs, and Darin Kelly expanded Good Life Farms to start a commercial operation.

October 20, 2016

 

Kevin Whitham and Hannah Lencheck in truck

A Little Land Goes A Long Way For Young Entrepreneurs

Hannah and Kevin had everything in place to start a food waste pick-up service-- everything but a place to store the compost. A local farmer stepped in to help.

October 14, 2016

 

zucchini

It’s Not Too Late For Late-Summer Veggies

On today's show, two recipes to use up the last few zucchinis, peppers, okra and tomatoes from your garden. And, how Kansas City is impacted farm runoff.

October 7, 2016

 

persimmons

Not Your Grandmother’s Persimmon Recipes

To be fair, Granny made a mean persimmon pudding, but Daniel Orr's recipe takes it to the next level. Also today, it's Lisa Dorazewski's persimmon donut glaze.

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