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January 13, 2017

 

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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 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.

December 29, 2016

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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.

September 29, 2016

 

challah

A Little Light Baking, With Challah And Paw Paw Bread

Preheat your ovens! Muddy Fork bakes challah and Daniel Orr bakes paw paw bread. Then we meet farmers who are trying to tackle nitrate pollution in groundwater.

September 23, 2016

 

rural scene

Why Nutrient Runoff From Farms Is So Hard To Control

On this week's show, Harvest Public Media kicks off its series about water contamination, and Daniel Orr describes the most basic way to pickle vegetables.

September 16, 2016

 

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Examining The Lives Of Farm Animals

Today, two perspectives on the lives of farm animals. What's behind the label "certified humane?" And, meet the rescued farm animals of Uplands Peak Sanctuary.

September 8, 2016

 

persimmons

The Persimmons Are Falling!

Louise Briggs has a love/hate relationship with her 60-foot persimmon tree. We visit the crew of locals who are helping to put the fruit to good use.

September 2, 2016

 

Jon Kay holds his great-great grandmother's oak-rod basket

Why Indiana Farmers Stopped Making Oak Rod Baskets

On today's program, Jon Kay tries to explain why the craft of making oak rod baskets has mostly faded away. And, we saute and deep fry green beans.

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