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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

May 8, 2015


smiling young farmer

Honoring Farmers, Midwest Responds To Bird Flu, Cold Drinks

The newly adopted Bloomington Food Charter talks about "honoring farmers." An update from Midwest farms struggling with avian flu. Two refreshing summer drinks.

April 30, 2015


three chickens from behind

Chickens From Beginning To End, Swiss Chard, Burn Your Field

Jana Wilson gives tips for raising chicks. What about birds at the end of their lives? Swiss chard plus cheese, with Daniel Orr. Why farmers burn their fields.

April 24, 2015


oatmeal with fruit

Evolution Of Breakfast, Food Allergies, Vaccinate Your Cows

Abigail Carroll describes how the American breakfast has evolved. Daniel Orr makes steel-cut oats. And, kids form community over their food allergies.

April 16, 2015



Frank Nyikos’ Container Garden, Seaweed, Marcia Veldman

Marcia Veldman talks about how customers' perceptions of local food have changed over the years. Seaweed in a salad. And, changing the definition of "farmer."

April 10, 2015


chicken of the woods mushrooms

Taste Of Place, Voices Of The Market, Local Food In Wyoming

Amy Trubek studies taste and its connection to place. Bringing research to rural cancer patients. Local producers set-up shop at spring farmers' markets.

April 3, 2015



Microbes With Rachel Dutton, Farmers Embrace ACA, Nut Candy

Microbiologist Rachel Dutton studies the bacteria that makes fermentation work. Green beans, nut brittle on the menu. Farmers have access to health insurance.

March 27, 2015


wine glasses with candles

Artful Strawberry, Wine With Brad Dunn, Food Safety Agencies

Strawberries serve as the inspiration for a smoothie and an art project. Eat like it's 1832 at the Hearthside Supper. Brad Dunn helps us navigate the wine list.

March 19, 2015


marked queen bee

Queen Bee Microbiome, Yams, Resistance To Organic Checkoff

Researchers analyze a queen bee's gut. Problems with an organic checkoff. Yams for dinner. A look at one Pakistani-American family's hybrid food traditions.

March 12, 2015


tandoori chicken with green onions cooking on a grill

Colleen Sen Talks Indian Food, Farmer Payouts, Curry Lentils

Colleen Taylor Sen talks about her sixth book on Indian food. Daniel Orr uses that as inspiration for curried lentils. And, how federal farm payouts work.

March 5, 2015


seed starters under newspaper

Jump-Start Your Garden, Meat Labels, Hands-On Corn Tortillas

Two stories about meat in America. We start seeds in the hoop house at Bread & Roses Gardens. And, taste-bud expanding marshmallows with 240sweet.

February 27, 2015


erecting wind power tower

Christine Tailer’s DIY Country Life

At Straight Creek Valley Farm, living "off-the-grid" doesn't mean doing without creature comforts like cell phones and Keurig coffee.

February 27, 2015


Straight Creek Valley Farm

High-Tech Country Life, Shopping Tips, Veterans Turn Farmers

Christine Tailer lives off the grid but not without creature comforts. Pickled eggs and quinoa on the menu. Clara Moore tells us how to shop like a chef.

February 19, 2015


maple sap dripping from tree

Maple Syrup Takes Center Stage, Bread Bakers, Farm Drones

Michael Farrell talks about the future of maple sugaring. Tim Burton ages his syrups for enhanced flavor. Two bread bakers balance precision with creativity.

February 13, 2015


Jennifer Cockrall-King and Food In The City

Urban Farming Worldwide With Jennifer Cockrall-King

Cockrall-King is the author of "Food and the City." She explains how city dwellers have made urban agriculture fit the needs of their specific community.

February 12, 2015


urban farm in edmonton

Tour The World Of Urban Farms, Trouble At Dairies, B-Sprouts

We go around the world of urban gardens with Jennifer Cockrall-King. Harvest Public Media has two stories about dairy. Brussels spouts plus polenta on the menu.

February 5, 2015


kale pieces on a baking sheet

Kale Chips And Hot Chocolate, Carbon Cycle, Kids Get Cooking

Let your kids experiment with making food. Sarah Elton tells us why. We tap maple trees. Kale and chocolate for our snacks. And, carbon in the Corn Belt.

January 29, 2015


wendell berry

Earth Eats At 300: Wendell Berry, Parsnip Pancakes, Hemp

Today is our 300th episode! We commemorate the milestone with an interview with Wendell Berry. And, what organic farmed fish could mean for other organics.

January 23, 2015


graeme and ellen mckay packing seeds

MLK Day Service Projects, Burns Supper, Beef Checkoff

A day on, not a day off, for local food organizations. Haggis and mashed rutabaga for Burns Supper. And, ranchers get critical of federal beef checkoff program.

January 16, 2015


crowd marching around fires in apple orchard

Wassailing: A New Year’s Party In The Apple Orchard

Folklorist Maria Kennedy says noisy processions into apple orchards are meant to wake up the cider trees and scare away evil spirits.

January 15, 2015



Wassailing, Backyard Chicken Tips, Mushrooms And Wine

Mulled wine and chicken mushrooms on the menu. A new super-herbicide brings new concerns. Tips for beginning backyard chicken farmers. And we go a'wassailing.

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