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:
Willamette Valley Beans & Grain Project; Wheat Fleet
We've missed our dear Food Show listeners while on hiatus this summer. So to tide you over until September, Laura McCandlish will bring you an extended audio postcard on the effort to get Willamette Valley grass seed farmers to grow beans and grains for the local market.
Host Glen Andresen and Jim Gilbert of One Green World welcome Rose Marie Nichols from Nichols Garden Nursery to talk about being in the seed business. And since Rose Marie is the co-author of the book Bountiful Container, we'll followup on our June Dirtbag show on container gardening and ask for her expert advice! (No Garden Stumper or listener questions this month as the show was taped ahead of time.)
This week on Voices from the Edge, Jo Ann and Dave looked at the good and bad news of the week. Topics discussed included: federal funds being made available to Oregon to address budget shortfalls and whether those dollars will reach the people who really are in need; the impact of the new president of the Portland Police Association; shortcomings and risks with new assistance being offered to homeowners facing foreclosure; and missed economic development opportunities in emerging technologies.
Host Marianne Barisonek interviews Paul Greenberg, author of Four Fish: The Future of the Last WildFood. Greenberg says that when he learned that farmed seafood is now just as prevalent as wild seafood in the marketplace, he realized that the interplay of domestication and wildness is one of the most important is
Host Marianne Barisonek interviews Paul Greenberg, author of Four Fish: The Future of the Last WildFood. Greenberg says that when he learned that farmed seafood is now just as prevalent as wild seafood in the marketplace, he realized that the interplay of domestication and wildness is one of the most important issues going on with fish today. Choosing which fish will be our domesticated "seafood" will have huge ramifications for our species and for the planet.
Oregon House District 43 is one of the most diverse in the state. It also faces some of the biggest challenges: high unemployment, high rates of police misconduct, high displacement from gentrification.
This week Dave and Jo Ann talked with State Rep. Lew Frederick about what role the state can play in addressing some of these problems.