Today on our show we bring you a story from Feburary of this year featuring poet Willy Palomo talking pupusas and poetry with Earth Eats Associate Producer Alex Chambers.
Pupusas followed the Salvadoran diaspora into the United States in the aftermath of El Salvador’s Civil War in the 1980s.
In this story, Willy Palomo reflects on the effects of the war on his own family history, the stories his mother told – or didn’t tell – her children, and how a teenage identity crisis got him writing poems and making pupusas.
Harvest public media brings us a story about how the current trade war could lead to the revival of a depression-era farmer-assistance program you may have heard of–government cheese.
Music on today’s show:
Driving Station-Boards of Canada (Geogaddi)
Aerumma-Jozef Van Wissem
The Bridge is Over-KRS-One (Criminal Minded)
La Boa-Los Mocosos (New World Party)
Stories On This Episode
"Stealth tortillas," with a surprise filling, pupusas are fun to make, and a treat to eat.
Depression-Era Federal Program May Come To Farmers’ Rescue As Trade War Continues
House Republican leaders have promised a new agricultural guest worker program for months, but inter-party disagreements about larger immigration reform keep it from becoming a reality.
The White House has nominated Scott Hutchins as the next head scientist for the USDA.