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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 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.

December 24, 2015

 

Rotten_Mango_Apple

Food Waste From Donations, Gingerbread Houses, Lentils+Tofu

We follow donated produce from the supermarket to the soup kitchen. The competitive world of making gingerbread houses. Scientists are still stumped by PED.

December 21, 2015

 

Amy Butler

Give The Gift Of A Homebrew Kit, Change A Life

Butler Winery & Homebrew shop sells dozens of basic homebrew kits this time of year, but overall sales are slumping. Are craft breweries to blame?

December 18, 2015

 

brewing beer

Food And Energy, Homebrew Kits As Gifts, Got Eggplant

Spending your holiday dollar on Christmas trees and homebrew kits. Butternut squash paired with gnocchi. And, breaking down the energy inputs that go into food.

December 10, 2015

 

leaf in a puddle

Food For Hanukkah, Gardener Weather Woes, Taxes On Farmland

When the garden doesn't grow, Phil Christenson isn't able to donate. Foods in the Jewish tradition. And, farmers' pocketbooks are strained by property taxes.

December 3, 2015

 

Joshua Ploeg in the kitchen

Pita For Lunch, Traveling Vegan Cook, Saving The Butterflies

Joshua Ploeg's pop-up vegan dinner parties. Save the milkweed, save the monarch butterflies. Turkish red onion salad. And, Clara Moore's shopping tips.

November 29, 2015

Traveling Dinner Party 

joshua ploeg in kitchen

All Are Welcome At Joshua Ploeg’s Pop-Up Vegan Cafe

What if cooks toured the country like musicians? And what if they gave their “performances” in your dining room? Joshua Ploeg is doing just that.

November 26, 2015

 

Peasants by the Hearth

Fireplace Cooking, Farmworker Housing, Scotch+Welsh Rarebit

Ducks, pumpkins and mushrooms slow-cooked in a fireplace. Whiskey 101, with Brad Dunn. Immigrant farmworkers' dilapidated houses can come with health risks.

November 19, 2015

 

edward hopper's nighthawks

Food In American Art, Tempura Green Beans, Cage-Free Eggs

We look at how food culture has inspired American artists. Green beans get the deep-fried treatment. And, who will work all the new agriculture jobs?

November 12, 2015

 

saffron threads

Tofu+Saffron, The Nitrates Problem, Evolution Of Baby Food

Amy Bentley looks at how feeding infants has changed since the invention of baby food in the 1920s. Tofu instead of oil in rouille. And, insects for dinner?

October 30, 2015

 

freda love smith and Red Velvet Underground

Baking Bread And Dropping Beats In “Red Velvet Underground”

Freda Love Smith's memoir chronicles her life as a rock drummer and food lover. She tells stories of how those two worlds have collided in some unexpected ways.

October 30, 2015

 

pain brie

Freda Love Smith, Finger Foods, What Now For Alpaca Farmers

Savory bonbons and cauliflower popcorn are great party snacks. Curtailing antibiotic use in livestock. And, a life of food and music for Freda Love Smith.

October 22, 2015

 

homemade mead fermenting

Oddballs Making Mead, Hemp Pancakes, More Corn For More Meat

A couple failed homebrewers pick up mead making. We enjoy some green pancakes, thanks to hemp powder. Farmers grow more corn to feed more livestock.

October 15, 2015

 

beekeeper george Hegeman

Pumpkin Seed Pesto, Matt Ewer, More Meat Means More Land

Meet Green Bean's Matt Ewer, lifelong food entrepreneur. George Hegeman has tended bees all his life. And, making soil feel young again with cover crops.

October 9, 2015

 

beets

Beets, Historic Food Books, Conservation and Farming

American cookbooks throughout the years, with Vivian Halloran. Pickled golden beets. And, giving farmers incentives to think about conservation when they farm.

October 2, 2015

 

Caucasian persimmons

Take My Persimmons (Please), Doomsday Vault, Panna Cotta

Persimmons are falling! Louise Briggs adopted out her persimmon tree this year. We make persimmon jam and panna cotta. And, the effects of wet summer weather.

September 25, 2015

 

pawpaw on the branch

Cultivating Pawpaws, Cornmeal Plus Okra, Organic Marijuana

Growing a market for cultivated pawpaws, with author Andrew Moore. What is "organic" marijuana? And, a Caribbean recipe for cornmeal and okra.

September 11, 2015

 

jon kay

Challah For Rosh Hashanah, Grain Prices Dip, Oak-Rod Baskets

Oak-rod baskets were made by farmers years ago. Now the practice is all but gone. Make challah with Muddy Fork. What Idaho's over-turned ag-gag law means.

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