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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

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



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.

December 24, 2015



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.

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