Integrating gardening into school curriculum as kids learn to grow food they eat.
GARDEN OF WONDERS
As students return to school this fall in Portland, many of them will also be returning to harvest vegetables from gardens they planted last spring. School gardens are becoming a feature of a growing number of schools in the Portland area. . . and around the country. In these gardens students learn the connections between the food they eat and the health of the world around them.
Currently, there are two proposed Liquefied Natural Gas pipelines, both of which would run from Astoria through farmlands of Western Oregon east through the Mount Hood national Forest to connect with an existing pipeline that runs from Canada to California.
Tonight on Circle A Radio we hear from Amy Harwood, Program director for BARK- a local organization dedicated to the preservation of Mt. Hoods national forest, and Steve Wick, farmer and activist from Gaston, Oregon, who explain the history of and resistance to the proposed LNG Pipelines.
Sustainability and the ins and outs of cloth diapering
Anna Soderberg hosts a round table discussion on sustainability and the ins and outs of cloth diapering with guests Jennifer Fuentes from Milagros Baby Boutique; Brian Godula from The Potty Pail; Tara Jablonski, mother of four; and Cynthia Thompson from Zoom Baby Gear and President of The Real Diaper Association.
Frann Michel surveys the news, blogs and scientific agencies to make sense of the unusual floods that have been happening in Pakistan. She makes the case for understanding these natural disasters as social phenomena.
Bill interviews Catherine Badgley about her research into the comparative outputs of organic and conventional agriculture. In an article she wrote with seven other colleagues, "Organic Agriculture and the Global Food Supply," she makes the case for organic agriculture feeding the world. This research begun when she visited a farm north of Ann Arbor where on 3-acres the farmer was growing 26 tons of produce organically. She responds to criticisms that organic agriculture receives from agribusiness.
Today's show, hosted by Denise Morris on the left, is about organic agriculture, the social conditions of otherwise natural disasters, plus reviews of Pat Barker's WWI-novel "Ghost Road" and the buddy-cop film "The Other Guys." Below are links to the individual segments:
The well-read red has been reading about the floods in Pakistan, which UN officials have called the worst disaster in decades. But as is usual these days, this purportedly natural disaster has some very human causes, and the politics of global and governmental response suggest there will be more suffering to come.
Sustainable agriculture, global warming and movies and books
Bill Resnick interviews Catherine Badgley about organic and sustainable agriculture.
Frann Michel looks at the global and governmental response to widspread flooding in Pakistan.
also a review of Pat Barkers award winning book Ghost Road and a discussion of the new crime drama comedy The Other Guys.
Tom Becker hosts this program dealing with the fight to protect net neutrality from the big media corporations; understanding personal traumas in the context of the politics of terror; the fake crisis in Social Security; Native American thinking about sustainability; and the US military as our biggest jobs program.