Monday, July 25, 2011

Proyecto Azteca and Atrazine

Proyecto Azteca.
Jeremy chats with, Ann Cass, the Executive Director of Proyecto Azteca, a non-profit construction self-help program for unincorporated colonias located in southern Texas. Proyecto Azteca is a nationally recognized, community directed, self-help housing organization that has financed and trained more than 600 families in the construction and first time homeownership in over 50 Hidalgo County colonias. Photo courtesy Proyecto Azteca.

Atrazine up for Review.
This week, the Environmental Protection Agency will wrap up its two-year scientific review of atrazine, an herbicide found in 94% of U.S. drinking water. Kathryn Gilje, co-director of the Pesticide Action Network of North America (PANNA) speaks with Natalie about how atrazine affect human health, what we can expect from the EPA's review, and what citizens can do.

Music.
Tonight's show featured music from...
- Josh Ritter
- Putamayo World Music, Brazilian Lounge
- Sons and Daughters, The Decemberists

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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Art for Regional Change and The Carnito Story

Art for Regional Change.
Jeremy talks with jesikah maria ross, Art of Regional Change director, about her latest project, Restore/ReStory. The project brings together scholars, students, artists, and residents to produce a public history website and associated audio tour of the Cache Creek Nature Preserve in rural Yolo County, California. Photos by Jeremy Raff.

Farmers Market Update.
Jenn provides a Davis Farmers Market update and explains why apricots are going to be scare this summer.

Meet Your Meat: Carnito
Dani chats with UC Davis student, Thibault Hoppe-Glosser, about his hog, Carnito, and animal he raised, slaughtered and ate. Thibault and Dani chat about the ethical implications of meat consumption and how consciousness of where food comes from played a key role in Thibault's adventure in backyard animal husbandry. Learn what it took to raise a hog for seven months, slaughter it, then eat it for dinner. Photo by Aaron Gardner.


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