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Latest Episodes

Food Challenges For Public Schools During A Pandemic

Various food items in a white plastic bag, including small cartons of milk, a pear and a round, white paper container.

Hattie Johnson had a plan for the lunch program, should the schools need to close because of COVID-19. She just didn’t expect to pivot quite so quickly.

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A Pie Tour Of Ann Arbor, A Fishing Boat In Oregon, And A Summer Berry Galette

Slice of pie with purple berries and a crumble topping on a small plate with coffee cup in the background.

Have you ever explored a city by way of pie? Hear the ups and downs of a Michigan pie tour from pre-COVID days, way back in January.

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A Food Desert By Any Other Name

MeShorn Daniels with face mask and Army shirt, in ball cap looking at camera standing in parking lot of boarded-up Kroger.

So-called urban food deserts are often low income neighborhoods, and/or predominantly black neighborhoods. What’s wrong with the term food desert, and how might we rethink what it means?

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Remembering A Beloved Chef, Killed By Authorities In This Week's Violence In Louisville

Victor Tellis and Lynnell Blakemore, both with face masks at chin level, with blue tent, a few people and a gray brick wall and flowers on a fence in the background

Chef David McAtee, known to his friends as YaYa, ran a Barbecue stand on Louisville’s West Side. We remember him, and the food he prepared for his community.

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Hospital Farming, Rural Food Shopping And Commercial Fishing

Christine Davies standing in front of rows of garden vegetables, with black plastic as mulch and woodchip paths.

COVID-19 has complicated grocery store shopping and sent waves of customers to some rural markets. Plus, fresh food as medicine, and conversations with commercial fishers in Oregon

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Consolidation Leads To Fragility--Elizabeth Dunn On Meatpacking And COVID-19

Elizabeth Dunn standing in front of a bed of red and white tulips near the a limestone arched wall.

A decentralized food system could mean a more resilient food system. Immigration reforms could make a big difference, as well.

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Latest News

Flash Drought Worsens Dry Conditions In Southern Great Plains

Out of focus barbed wire fence in foreground with mature wheat field and a green harvesting machine

You've heard about flash floods, but what about flash droughts?

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Farm States Still Struggling With Polluted Drinking Water

Marty Stange talks with another man next to large pipes, guages and valves in a cinderblock-walled room

Runoff from agricultural lands contributes to nitrates in drinking water supplies.

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Bakers Against Racism Aims To Fight Injustice With The Power Of Food

The words 'bakers against racism' spelled out in chocolate cookies with frosting and white sprinkles

Thousands of professional and home bakers around the world are participating in virtual bake sales to benefit charities that support the lives of Black people.

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Recipes

Kayte's Summer Berry Galette

Rustic baked tart , in a rough, cirular shape, with purple and green berries in the middle, on brown parchment paper.

Summertime is the time for fruit pies. Kayte shares a simple method for getting summer fruit baked into a pie shell.

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Sourdough Bread Recipe

Round loaf of artisan-style bread on a wooden table in the sunlight

When commercial yeast is hard to come by, make your own! Sourdough captures the wild yeast that's all around us.

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Kayte's Simple Black Beans and Rice

A white bowl with cooked black beans topped with cheese, lettuce, salsa, cilantro.

Have black beans and rice tonight, then tacos later in the week.

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