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Latest Episodes

Indiana Wine And A Yucatan-Style Taco Stand

Several bottles of Indiana wines, including Traminette.

Did you know Indiana is home to nearly one hundred wineries? Traminette is Indiana’s signature wine to taste and compare across The Hoosier State.

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Belly Of A Pretzel

Baker, Eric Schedler with sheet pan of unbaked pretzels, in his bakery

What gives traditional German-style soft pretzels their signature color and flavor? Muddy Fork Bakery shares all the secrets.

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Farming While Black--An Interview With Leah Penniman (Rebroadcast)

Leah Penniman in profile with a mattock across her shoulders

Our guest is Leah Penniman, the co-founder of Soul Fire Farm, a farming collective committed to ending racism and injustice in our food system.

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Andy Fisher On The Anti-Hunger Movement’s Strange Bedfellows (rebroadcast)

the book cover for Big Hunger

Andy Fisher’s book, Big Hunger, asks tough questions about charity and how we can do the most good.

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When A Farm Stand Is More Than A Market (Rebroadcast)

vendors selling at a famers market

A food pantry in Bloomington Indiana hosts a seasonal farm stand where people show off and sell their homegrown goods, and build community connections in the process.

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Farmers Markets And Whiteness

flower stand at bloomington farmers market

This week we’re devoting most of the show to a discussion of farmers markets and whiteness.

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Latest News

Rogue Wheat Identified As Monsanto GM Strains

Closeup of a wheat seed head in the foreground, with a field of wheat in the background.

Roundup-resistant wheat found in Washington state last month was identified this week as two genetically modified Monsanto strains, likely leftover from the company’s field trials in the Pacific Northwest from 1999-2001.

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EPA Says Insecticide Poses ‘Lower Risk’ To Pollinators

Three palets of commercial honey bee hives in a field of bright yellow mustard flowers.

The EPA approved the insecticide known as sulfoxaflor, saying it posed a lower risk to bees and other pollinators than previously thought.

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This Abolitionist Is Fighting To Keep Slavery Out Of Your Seafood

Patima Tungpuchayakul, a Thai abolitionist,

Ghost Fleet, a gripping new documentary about modern-day slaves in the global fishing industry, follows Patima Tungpuchayakul, a Thai woman who's devoted her life to freeing men from forced labor.

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Recipes

Sazón’s Carnitas For Tacos

Colorful ingredients for tacos, arranged on a wooden table and white plate, photographed from above.

This recipe comes to us from Jesus Barajas, of Sazón Mexican Cuisine. It is best served on a hot, corn tortilla topped with pickled red onions.

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Soft Pretzels With Muddy Fork Bakery

A finished pretzel, baked, golden brown

Traditional German-style soft pretzels are dipped in a lye solution before they are baked. You can use a baking soda solution if you are nervous about working with lye.

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Refreshing Cucumber Cooler

Glass carafe with cucumber juice plus three glasses.

Sip on this cucumber cooler for a refreshing beverage or add your favorite alcohol to make it a cocktail. Either way it is guaranteed to cool you down.

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