Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Campaign for Fair Food & Bricks Bike Kitchen

Local Dirt just purchased a brand spanking new audio recorder through a generous grant from the Davis Cooperative Community Fund! Having our own recorder means that we can record outside the studio more often and on short notice. We used the new recorder for both stories on this week's show. Hit us up if you know of something you think we should record.

Campaign for Fair Food. Damara Luce, National Coordinator of Just Harvest, a farmworker justice organization, talks about conditions in Florida's tomato fields and the Coalition of Immokalee Workers' ongoing, successful campaign to improve those conditions. This audio was recorded with permission at last Tuesday's Kitchen Table Talks SF. The Kitchen Table Talks series is organized by Civil Eats and 18 Reasons. Visit the Kitchen Table Talks webpage to hear the whole panel discussion on modern tomatoes, which included Luce, Emma Torbert of UC Davis's Agricultural Sustainability Institute, and Fred Hempel of Baia Nicchia Farm & Nursery.

Want to get involved in bringing justice for farm workers in Immokalee, Florida? Check out the march happening in Davis, CA this Saturday from 5:30-6:30pm at the Davis Trader Joes.

Also, check out this awesome video that UC Davis alum, Liz Fitzgerald, made for the Campaign for Fair Food!

Bricks Bike Kitchen. A note from Natalie: Two weeks ago, I mentioned on the air that I wanted to produce some radio stories about kids & bikes. I'd gotten pumped on kids with bikes when I saw how much the kids I knew in New Orleans loved their bikes. A listener named Anne called into the station to tell me about a teeny tiny bike kitchen that her boyfriend and a friend had organized in the Sacramento housing project where he lives. They call it the Bricks Bike Kitchen, and you can't find it on the internet. She invited me to come out to record, and here's what I got. If you have a suggestion for a show topic, email us at localdirt@gmail.com or call us up (530.754.KDVS) during the show like Anne did.

This show features music by The Ditty Bops, The Dixie Bee-Liners, and The Dixie Chicks.

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