Food

Healthwatch on 11/02/09

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Healthwatch
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Mon, 11/02/2009 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human; an interview with Richard Wrangham

 Richard Wrangham, author of Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human, and professor of biological anthropology at Harvard University, discusses how our shift from raw to cooked foods was the key factor in human evolution.

Alternative Radio on 10/27/09

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Alternative Radio
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Tue, 10/27/2009 - 9:00am - 10:00am

 

Michael Pollan speaks on "In Defense of Food"

The Time magazine cover story, The Real Cost of Cheap Food, says, "Horror stories about the food industry have long been with us ever since 1906 when Upton Sinclair's landmark novel The Jungle exposed how America produces its meat. In the century that followed, things got much better, and in some ways much worse. Big agricultural can now produce unlimited quantities of meats and grains at remarkably cheap prices. But it does so at a high cost to the environment, animals and humans. Those hidden prices are the creeping erosion of our farmland, cages for chickens so packed that the birds can't even raise their wings and the scary rise of antibiotic resistant bacteria among farm animals. Add to the price tag the acceleration of global warming. Our energy intensive food system uses 19% of U.S. fossil fuels, more than any other sector in the economy. Since Americans are heeding such warnings and working to transform the way the country eats."

Michael Pollan
Michael Pollan, professor of journalism at the University of California at Berkeley, is a contributing writer to the "New York Times Magazine. He is the bestselling author of "The Omnivore's Dilemma" and "In Defense of Food."

Food Show on 11/18/09

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Food Show
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Wed, 11/18/2009 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Thanksgiving special: cranberries, Tofurky and The Adaptable Feast.

Thanksgiving Special: Cranberries, Tofurky and The Adaptable Feast. Local chef Ivy Manning talks about her new cookbook The Adaptable Feast, with recipes to feed both omnivores and vegetarians at your holiday table. We'll probe the history of Tofurky and ask if there are more nutritious, and tasty, non-turkey options. And Port Orford cranberry grower Scott McKenzie will tell us about his thriving and salmon-friendly Southern Coast crop.

Movie Moles: "The Informant"

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Mon, 10/19/2009

 In The Informant, Matt Damon plays an agri-business executive who cooperates with the FBI to expose corporate malfeasance at Archer-Daniel-Midlands.  Our Movie Moles Jan Haaken and Norm Diamond fill out the context and discuss the issues the film raises.  

10:50 minutes (6.2 MB)

The Ultramind Solution: Fix Your Broken Brain By Healing Your Body First

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Healthwatch
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Mon, 10/12/2009

Healthwatch
Hosted by Dr. David Naimon

 Today's guest is NY Times best selling author, Dr. Mark Hyman.   We'll hear about his new book, The Ultramind Solution: Fix Your Broken Brain By Healing Your Body First

 

28:43 minutes (26.3 MB)

Poverty in Oregon: An Interview with Rachel Bristol

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Thu, 09/24/2009

As the current economic crisis deepens, more Oregonians are joining the ranks of the poor. With resources stretched to the breaking point, the ability to meet basic human needs is becoming more difficult.

Dave Mazza talks with Rachel Bristol, executive director of the Oregon Food Bank, about poverty in our state and how her organization is working to not only feed the hungry but to advocate for longterm systemic change.

56:37 minutes (45.35 MB)

Coal Burning Power Plants; NAFTA & GE Corn's effect on Mexico; and Shale Oil Development versus Clean Water

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Tue, 10/06/2009

 The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show
 Hosted by Joe Uris and Abe Proctor

Today's topics, interspersed with Pleas for Money, are:

  • The single most polluting entity in these here parts, PGE's Boardman Coal Fired Electricity Plant
  • NAFTA, US Gov-Subsidized GE Corn and it's effect on the Mexican Economy
  • Shale Oil Development versus the Clean Drinking Water it threatens.

 

 

 

57:34 minutes (26.36 MB)

Felony Franks

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Prison Pipeline
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Mon, 09/28/2009

Jim Andrews, owner of Felony Franks told us about his hot dog stand that only hires ex-felons. Everything on the menu at Felony Franks has a name that’s prison related. You can link to Felony Franks and learn more about this innovative business at http://www.felonyfranks.com.

 

22:59 minutes (10.52 MB)

"Ingredients" Premiers in PDX to Help Create Community Driven Vision For Food Sustainability

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Radiozine
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Wed, 09/23/2009

Stephanie Potter speaks with filmmaker Rober Bates who with Brian Kimmel created the documentary "Ingredients: The Local Food Movement Takes Root."  With Robert is Kat West, a manager with the Multnomah County Sustainability Program (MCSP).   There will be a Portland premier of this documentary celebrating our local food system as part of the Sustainability Film Series sponsored by MCSP,  and followed

23:57 minutes (16.45 MB)

Winter Health thru Chinese Diet Therapy

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Healthwatch
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Mon, 09/21/2009

 Healthwatch
 Hosted by Dr. David Naimon

Dr. Naimon talks with Accupuncturist and expert on Chinese Medicine Ellen Goldsmith from the Pearl Natural Health Clinic about staying healthy this fall and winter by following the precepts of Chinese Diet Therapy and Traditional Chinese Medicine.  Your diet and activity level controls your sense of harmony with the world, and, by extension, your health.  Find out how.

 

28:01 minutes (25.65 MB)
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