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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

July 12, 2016



Your First Pasta Recipe: Spaetzle

Start with a basic dough recipe. Add some lemon zest and nutmeg. Create tiny dumplings, then fry them in butter. Chef Seth Elgar demonstrates.

July 8, 2016


chia seeds and steel cut oats

Make-Ahead Breakfast Recipes Ease The Morning Rush

Mornings are too hectic to spend 45 minutes behind a stove cooking steel cut oats. Daniel Orr's advice is to prep your first meal the night before.

July 1, 2016


Adam Quirk is the CEO of Cardinal Spirits.

From Hemingway’s Campari To Indiana Craft Spirits

Adam Quirk of Cardinal Spirits talks about the authors that got him started down the path to opening a distillery.

June 17, 2016


john allen flynn at the farmers' market

Slaughterhouse Dangers, Homemade Root Beer, Roasted Veggies

A farmer and a chef collaborate on root beer. Hear about dangerous working conditions in meat processing plants. And, salsa verde tops breakfast veggie cups.

June 9, 2016


lunch bags

When School’s Out For Summer, Community Kitchen Steps Up

Bagged lunches are delivered to low-income neighborhoods around Monroe County. Spaghetti squash 101 with Daniel Orr. And, the trouble with pets in farm country.

June 3, 2016


cary fowler

An Issue Of Balance: Productivity Vs. Diversity In Modern Ag

Cary Fowler is a Senior Advisor to the Global Crop Diversity Trust. On this week's show, he talks about unintended consequences of the rise of big agribusiness.

June 3, 2016


Harrison Wagner/ WTIU News

Invasive Asian Carp Found Spawning In Great Lakes Tributary

A graduate student at the University of Toledo in Ohio discovered grass carp eggs last summer in the Sandusky River, which flows into Lake Erie.

June 1, 2016


bee swarm

Swarm Of Bees Free To A Good Home (If You Can Catch Them)

This has been an especially active swarm season in southern Indiana, thanks to record high temperatures earlier this spring.

May 26, 2016


Miss Cristel Jackson rolls out bread for johnny cakes

Recipes Are Just Part Of The Story Or Pearl Lagoon

Vicki Basman collected stories and recipes from the people living in the Pearl Lagoon basin of Nicaragua for her cookbook "Pearls From The Lagoon."

May 19, 2016


ellie symes and simon kuntz examining bee hive

Young Beekeepers Turn The Death Of Their Hive Into A Startup

Ellie Symes and Lucas Moehle want to develop technology to monitor the inner workings of beehives to help them better understand what's causing bee deaths.

May 12, 2016


wild yeast strain

Leveling Up Local Beer With Backyard Yeast

Matt Bochman says the next development in brewing is local yeast. His business aims to make hundreds of wild strains available to home and craft brewers alike.

May 5, 2016


Jill Vance in the woods

There’s More To Spring Foraging Than Just Morels

In the podcast, listen as Jill Vance points out wild edibles -- no mushrooms here! Before you forage, check out her list of favorite identification books.

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



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.

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