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Biology On The Farm, Breaded Pork Tenderloin, Grilled Salmon

Biology students get a hands-on experience studying bacteria on an organic farm, a tribute to the breaded pork tenderloin, and salmon on the grill!


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Traditional Arts Indiana pays tribute to a Hoosier classic: Breaded Pork Tenderloin Sandwich.

My most memorable pork tenderloin ever was at a filling station of all placed in Gnaw Bone, Indiana. There was just something about biting into that exceptional sandwich in a gas station that just made it a great experience.

That’s Rick Garrett. He’s been called a breaded pork tenderloin connoisseur. Traditional Arts Indiana is here with a tribute to the iconic sandwich.

Midwestern cities may have the infrastructure to help refugees settle into a new life, but what if they want to farm? Harvest Public Media has the story of Des Moines’ training farms.

In the second half of our show, we grill some salmon on a cedar plank and we pair it with an Asian inspired spinach salad.

And, we catch up with some biology students who got their hands dirty collections samples at a local organic farm. Their findings may surprise you — they sure surprised the farmer!

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Refugees Find Home On The Farm

Nepali Family

Urban areas typically have the resources to help refugees adjust. Social service agencies have worked to find availble land for urban refugess to cultivate.

Second Servings: Bread Pork Tenderloin

breaded pork tenderloin

Indiana’s pride is the breaded pork tenderloin sandwich. For a closer look, Traditional Arts Indiana hauled in a few experts to share their thoughts.

Leave The Lab Coats Behind: Biology Students On The Farm

Tamworth sow and piglets

Students researching antibiotic-resistant bacteria in organically-raised pigs discovered that all the pigs had some level of resistance in their systems.

Cedar Plank Roasted Salmon

cedar plank salmon

Add some local maple syrup, red onions and salt and pepper to your 6-7 ounce salmon fillet. Then get creative with additional seasonings!

Japanese Baby Spinach Salad

japanese spinach salad

There are plenty of greens available this time of year. Do something interesting with them by adding Asian flavors.

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.

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