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Best of Sound Bites: Small Farmers Talk About Why They Farm

Boone Street FarmOctober 14, 2014 – Segment 2

Listen in to a special broadcast of some of the “Best of” our Sound Bites series, including my interview with Wenonah Hauter, Executive Director of Food and Water Watch and author of Foodopoly: The Battle Over the Future of Food and Farming in America; our visit to the Cherry Hill Urban Garden in Baltimore; our roundtable with local farmers about why they farm; and my interview with Bryant Terry about his cookbook Afro Vegan.

The premium for the second hour will be a copy of Foodopoly. Everyone interested in food and our food system will want a copy! Also in studio will be Naijha Wright of the Land of Kush restaurant.

Included here is the podcast from our roundtable with small farmers, including: Denzel Mitchell, Founder and Farm Manager, Five Seeds Family Farm and Apiary; Cheryl Carmona, Co-founder of Boone Street Farm in East Baltimore; Ted Wycall third generation farmer at Greenbranch Farm in Salisbury, MD; and Carole Morrison of Bird’s Eye View Farm in Pocomoke City.


Sound Bites: Food Insecurity And Seniors | “Stop Cove Point” Protest & Dominion Energy Response | Poultry Fair Share Act Dead In Maryland?

stop-cove-pointFebruary 25, 2014 – Segment 4

It’s a brand new episode of Sound Bites. First, we talk about food security among the elderly. Our guests are: Michael J. Wilson, Director of Maryland Hunger Solutions; and Shelley White, Program Coordinator for Real Food Farm in Baltimore.

Then, Sound Bites producer Stefanie Mavronis brings us a story about the “Stop Cove Point” rally that took place in downtown Baltimore last Thursday. Hundreds gathered at War Memorial Plaza while Dominion Energy, the energy group proposing the liquefied natural gas export facility, met about an essential permit it needs from the Maryland Public Service Commission for its $3.8 billion facility in Southern Maryland. We hear from: Delegate Heather Mizeur, gubernatorial candidate who spoke at the rally; Jon Kenney, Southern Maryland Organizer for the Chesapeake Climate Action NetworkJeannette Berman of CCANEmily Wurth, Food & Water Watch‘s Water Program Director; Pennsylvania activist Elizabeth Arnold; and activist Nadine Block.

Then, we hear a response from Pam Faggert, Dominion Energy‘s Chief Environmental Officer.

We close out this week’s Sound Bites with a look at the status of the Poultry Fair Share Act in the Maryland Legislature, with: Delegate Shane Robinson, Maryland’s District 39 (Montgomery County), who was the sponsor of the House version of the Poultry Fair Share Act, which he withdrew; and Senator Richard Colburn, representing District 37 (Caroline, Dorchester, Talbot & Wicomico Counties).


Sound Bites: Poultry Fair Share Act | Saving Bees | All About Fermentation

Bees and insecticidesDecember 3, 2013 – Segment 4

On Sound Bites, we discuss the Poultry Fair Share Act, which proposes that large agribusinesses such as Perdue and Tyson be charged a fee per head for chickens grown on the farms contracted with them, to invest in the health of the Chesapeake Bay. Our guests will include: Representative Michael McDermott, Republican member of the Maryland House of Delegates representing District 38B; and Scott Edwards, Co-Director of Food and Water Watch‘s Food and Water Justice Project.

Then, we return to the topic of bees and pesticides, in light of today’s New York Times full-page ad advocating for passing of the “Saving America’s Pollinators Act.” Our guest will be Jay Feldman, Executive Director and co-Founder of Beyond Pesticides.

We close Sound Bites with Sandor Ellix Katz, a fermentation revivalist and author of Wild Fermentation, The Revolution Will Not Be Microwaved, and The Art of Fermentation. Katz will talk about the history and benefits of fermentation, and share a fermented recipe with us!


Sound Bites: MDA Pulls Phosphorus Management Regs | Whitelock Community Farm Expands | Recipe: Sweet Potato Biscuits From Blacksauce

Whitelock Community Farm in Reservoir HillNovember 19, 2013 – Segment 3

This week on Sound Bites, we begin with a follow-up to the announcement last Friday that the Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) has withdrawn proposed phosphorus management regulations. Phosphorus is a major contributor to pollution in the Chesapeake Bay. The regulations would control when and how farmers could apply manure to their crops. The regulations were withdrawn after hundreds of farmers, at public meetings, protested their implementation. Guests include:

Then, we return to Whitelock Community Farm in Baltimore’s Reservoir Hill neighborhood. We will take a look at what is current being produced on this street corner farm and at their new initiative to expand onto a lot across the street from their current location. They will hold an event this weekend to raise funds for this initiative. Our guests will be: Victoria Day, Reservoir Hill community member; and Alison Worman, Farm Manager at Whitelock Community Farm.

We close out the show with a Thanksgiving recipe from Damian Mosley of Blacksauce Kitchen! He tells us how to make sweet potato biscuits.


Sound Bites: Warehouse-Raised Fish | McDonald’s & Fast Food Workers | Farmer Profile: Charles Wright

A Baltimore lab aims to take the science of growing clean, healthy salt-water fish to the global marketplaceJuly 30, 2013 – Hour 2

On a new edition of Sound Bites, we ask the question: as our waterways become more polluted, will fish be raised in warehouses in our citiesVan Smith, senior staff writer for the Baltimore City Paper, and Dr. Yonathan Zohar, professor and chair of the Department of Marine Biotechnology and head of the Aquaculture Research Center at the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology at UMBC, join us to discuss the future of fish.

Then Mother Jones food and agriculture blogger Tom Philpott joins us to talk about the latest on McDonalds and fast food workers. He also shares a recipe for gazpacho, a cold, refreshing, tomato-based soup.

We conclude Sound Bites with a profile of an Eastern Shore man who is still farming the land that has been in his family for generations: Charles Wright, owner of Wright’s Market and Cornerstone Farms.


Story Of Civil Rights In Cambridge, Maryland

July 16, 2013 – Hour 1

gloria-richardson-and-theWe commemorate the 50th anniversary of the desegregation of Cambridge, Maryland. Residents Enez Stafford-GrubbsBetty Jackson, and Francine Woolford join us to share their memories of the struggle for civil rights, an end to segregation, and better living conditions in their hometown on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.