Episode 113 – Chesapeake Bay | Race & Climate Justice | Gather Baltimore

Next we talk about climate change across the U.S. with Jacqueline Patterson, Director of the NAACP Climate Justice Initiative; and Brentin Mock, a journalist who writes about environmental issues for Grist.

Next we talk about climate change across the U.S. with Jacqueline Patterson, Director of the NAACP Climate Justice Initiative; and Brentin Mock, a journalist who writes about environmental issues for Grist.

We begin our weekly hour of Sound Bites by checking in with Tim Wheeler, reporter for The Baltimore Sun‘s environmental blog B’More Green, on the Chesapeake Bay. 

Next we talk about climate change across the U.S. with Jacqueline Patterson, Director of the NAACP Climate Justice Initiative; and Brentin Mock, a journalist who writes about environmental issues for Grist

We close out the show with a visit from Arthur Morgan, founder of Gather Baltimore. Gather Baltimore will be hosting a fundraiser spaghetti dinner next week.

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Episode 112 – School Lunch & The Hunger Gap | MD Enviro & Ag Legislative Priorities | Update: Cove Point LNG

On the latest edition of Sound Bites, we kick off the hour with a debriefing by Michael J. Wilson, Director of Maryland Hunger Solutions, on current government policy and food for kids.

On the latest edition of Sound Bites, we kick off the hour with a debriefing by Michael J. Wilson, Director of Maryland Hunger Solutions, on current government policy and food for kids.

On the latest edition of Sound Bites, we kick off the hour with a debriefing by Michael J. Wilson, Director of Maryland Hunger Solutions, on current government policy and food for kids.

Then, our roundtable of panelists joins me to talk about issues concerning food, agriculture and the environment, which are in play on this primary election day. With: Joanna Diamond, Director of Environment MarylandMitch Jones, Director of the Common Resources Program at Food and Water Watch; and Jeremy Cox, reporter at The Daily Times of Salisbury.

We close out the show with an update on the liquid natural gas export facility at Cove Point, with Mike Tidwell, Director of the Chesapeake Climate Action Network.

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Episode 111 – Good Food Gathering Town Hall Meeting: Donating Well

Gather Baltimore volunteers at Zahradka Farm.

Gather Baltimore volunteers at Zahradka Farm.

On a brand new episode of Sound Bites, we hear the Good Food Gathering Town Hall Meeting held last Thursday night at the Franciscan Center of Baltimore, in our latest episode of Sound Bites. Our inspirational panel talks about what it means to “Donate Well” and shares creative ideas and programs for providing healthy food to Baltimoreans in need.

The speakers were: Willie Flowers, Executive Director of Park Heights Community Health AllianceDanise Jones-Dorsey, Executive Director of My Brother’s KeeperChristian Metzger, Executive Director of The Franciscan Center of Baltimore; and Arthur Morgan, Founder of Gather Baltimore.

The event was sponsored by: Baltimore Food & Faith ProjectInterfaith Power & Light, and The Marc Steiner Show.

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Episode 110 – ‘Eating Wildly’ with Ava Chin | Bryant Terry’s ‘Afro-Vegan’

We talk with writer and forager Ava Chin, who joins us to talk about her memoir Eating Wildly: Foraging for Life, Love, and the Perfect Meal. Chin is the former “Urban Forager” columnist for The New York Times’ City Room, and The Huffington Postnamed her one of “9 Contemporary Authors You Should Be Reading.”

We talk with writer and forager Ava Chin, who joins us to talk about her memoir Eating Wildly: Foraging for Life, Love, and the Perfect Meal. Chin is the former “Urban Forager” columnist for The New York Times’ City Room, and The Huffington Postnamed her one of “9 Contemporary Authors You Should Be Reading.”

On the newest edition of Sound Bites we bring you two fascinating conversations around creative food gathering, preparing, and eating. First we talk with writer and forager Ava Chin, who joins us to talk about her memoir Eating Wildly: Foraging for Life, Love, and the Perfect Meal. Chin is the former “Urban Forager” columnist for The New York Times’ City Room, and The Huffington Postnamed her one of “9 Contemporary Authors You Should Be Reading.”

We finish out the show with chef and food justice activist Bryant Terry, who will tell us about his newest book Afro-Vegan: Farm-Fresh African, Caribbean, and Southern Flavors RemixedTerry,who lives in Oakland, CA, is the host of Urban Organic, a multi-episode web series that he co-created, and he has also written four books, including the critically acclaimed Vegan Soul Kitchen and Grub: Ideas for an Urban Organic Kitchen, which he co-authored with Anna Lappe.

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Episode 109 – The Meat Racket: The Secret Takeover of America’s Food Business

We listen in on the informative and lively town hall meeting that took place on May 15 at the Enoch Pratt Free Library, featuring my interview with Christopher Leonard about his new book The Meat Racket: The Secret Takeover of America’s Food Business.

We listen in on the informative and lively town hall meeting that took place on May 15 at the Enoch Pratt Free Library, featuring my interview with Christopher Leonard about his new book The Meat Racket: The Secret Takeover of America’s Food Business.

We have a special episode of Sound Bites! We listen in on the informative and lively town hall meeting that took place on May 15 at the Enoch Pratt Free Library, featuring my interview with Christopher Leonard about his new book The Meat Racket: The Secret Takeover of America’s Food Business. Leonard, an investigative reporter, went looking to do a profile on the premier family in the poultry business, and was surprised at what he learned in the process. The Meat Racket reveals the inner workings of the corporations that control the food business, and the power in Washington of the meat and poultry lobbies.

 The town hall meeting was co-sponsored by The Marc Steiner Show/Center for Emerging Media, Food & Water WatchAssateague Coastkeeper, and Baltimore GreenWorks.

Mark your calendar for our next Good Food Gathering Town Hall, June 12 at 7:00pm, at the Franciscan Center, 101 W. 23rd Street in Baltimore, in conjunction with theFood & Faith Project at Johns Hopkins’ Center for Livable Future. We will talk about “Donating Well,” and discuss creative ways to provide fresh healthy food to our communities. Our panel of guests will include Christian Metzger, Executive Director of the Franciscan Center, and Arthur Morgan of Gather Baltimore and the Hamilton Crop Circle.

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Episode 108 – Educating Youth, Adults & Communities About ‘Good Food’: Part 2

Good Food Gathering: Teaching Well

Photograph from Pleasant Hope Baptist Church in Baltimore of the Teaching Well: How can we educate our youth, adults, and communities about “good food?” With The Reverend Dr. Heber Brown, pastor of Pleasant Hope and community leader; Dr. Jeanette Hablullah, healer, author and Doctor of Naturopathy; Ari Witkin, organizer, educator and facilitator.

We broadcast the second part of a fascinating and inspiring panel discussion and town hall meeting held two weeks ago at Pleasant Hope Baptist Church in Baltimore. The meeting is part of a series called Good Food Gatherings, produced in conjunction with Johns Hopkins’ Center for Livable Future Food & Faith Project and Interfaith Power & Light. Our topic was Teaching Well: How can we educate our youth, adults, and communities about “good food?” The panelists were: The Reverend Dr. Heber Brown, pastor of Pleasant Hope and community leader; Ari Witkin, organizer, educator and facilitator; and Dr. Jeanette Hablullah, healer, author and Doctor of Naturopathy.

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Episode 107 – Overfishing In The Bay? | Food And Faith: Teaching Well

Crabbing in the Bay

Are the crabs and fish in the Chesapeake Bay being over-harvested? That’s the question we strive to answer on Sound Bites.

Today on Sound Bites we ask the question “Are the crabs and fish in the Chesapeake Bay being over-harvested?” Our debate over crabbing and fishing in the Chesapeake features: Gerald Winegrad, attorney and Adjunct Professor at the University of Maryland School of Public Policy where he has taught a graduate course on Chesapeake Bay Restoration since 1988; Brenda Davis, Natural Resources Biologist at the Maryland Department of Natural Resources; and Tom Parham, Environmental Specialist at the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.

We close out the show with the first part of a fascinating and inspiring panel discussion and town hall meeting held last week at Pleasant Hope Baptist Church in Baltimore, part of a series called Good Food Gatherings, in conjunction with Johns Hopkins’ Center for Livable Future Food & Faith Project and Interfaith Power & Light. The topic was Teaching Well: How can we educate our youth, adults, and communities about “good food?” The panelists were: The Reverend Dr. Heber Brown, pastor of Pleasant Hope and community leader; Ari Witkin, organizer, educator and facilitator; and Dr. Jeanette Hablullah, healer, author and Doctor of Naturopathy.

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Episode 106 – Is Soylent The End of Food? | How The Food Giants Hooked Us | CSX Derailment Pollutes James River | Recipe: Garlic Scapes

Soylent

Does Soylent mean the end of food as we know it? The author of the article “Let’s Embrace the End of Food,” joins us to talk about soylent, a powdered meal replacement.

In the latest edition of Sound Bites, I talk with Bhaskar Sunkara, founding Editor of Jacobin and a Senior Editor at In These Times, on Sunkara’s recent op-ed for Al Jazeera America called “Let’s Embrace the End of Food,” about soylent, a powdered meal replacement.

Then, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter Michael Moss joins us to talk about his book Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us.

We also look at the April 30th CSX train derailment in Lynchburg, Virginia, which dumped more than 20,000 gallons of crude into the James River, with Pat Calvert, Upper James Riverkeeper, and Jamie Brunkow, Lower James Riverkeeper.

We close out the show with a recipe for garlic scapes from Kristen Carbone of Radix Farm.

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Sound Bites: Episode 105 – Eat Less Chicken | American Apples Banned in Europe | The Bay Bridge Ospreys

This week on Sound Bites, we look at a new development around American apples being banned in Europe.

This week on Sound Bites, we look at a new development around American apples being banned in Europe.

We begin our newest edition of Sound Bites with a look at a commentary that was recently published in the Baltimore Sun, called “Eat less chicken” which addresses the amount of water used in raising chickens. We will talk with the author of the commentary, Paul Shapiro, who is Vice President of Farm Animal Protection for the Humane Society of the United States.

Next we look at a new development around American apples being banned in Europe, with: Tom Philpott, Mother Jones Food and Agriculture correspondent whose recent article is titled: “Why American Apples Just Got Banned in Europe;” Sonya Lunder, Senior Analyst with the Environmental Working Group; and Marilyn Dolan, Executive Director of the Alliance for Food and Farming.

We close out the show with a look at the “Bay Bridge Ospreys,” a pair of ospreys who were persistent about building their nest in front of the traffic camera on the bridge. Listen in to hear how this situation was resolved, with Tim Wheeler, reporter for B’More Green, the Baltimore Sun‘s environmental blog, who has been covering this story.

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Sound Bites: Episode 104 – National Implications of Cove Point | State Of The Bay | Will Allen’s Growing Power

Allen, a former professional basketball player, is the CEO of Growing Power, a nonprofit organization that works to help provide equal access to healthy, high-quality, safe and affordable food for people in all communities. He is also the co-author of The Good Food Revolution: Growing Healthy Food, People and Communities.

Will Allen, a former professional basketball player, is the CEO of Growing Power, a nonprofit organization that works to help provide equal access to healthy, high-quality, safe and affordable food for people in all communities. He is also the co-author of The Good Food Revolution: Growing Healthy Food, People and Communities.

We begin the latest edition of Sound Bites with a discussion on Cove Point and climate change, with Mark Hertsgaard, Fellow for the New America Foundation and author of, most recently, Hot: Living Through the Next Fifty Years on Earth.

Next we look at the state of Chesapeake Bay Restoration, with Gerald Winegrad, attorney and Adjunct Professor at the University of Maryland School of Public Policy where he has taught a graduate course on Chesapeake Bay Restoration since 1988.

We close out Sound Bites with a special segment on urban farming with urban farming icon Will Allen. Allen, a former professional basketball player, is the CEO of Growing Power, a nonprofit organization that works to help provide equal access to healthy, high-quality, safe and affordable food for people in all communities. He is also the co-author of The Good Food Revolution: Growing Healthy Food, People and Communities.

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