Sound Bites

March 18, 2016
Sandtown-Winchester

Sound Bites: Sandtown–Building a Model for Food and Jobs

March 17, 2016 - Segment 3 - In a special archive edition of Sound Bites, we hear a rebroadcast of a Good Food Gathering town hall meeting called Sandtown: Building a Model for Food and Jobs.
March 14, 2016
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Sound Bites: Institutional Food Procurement | SCOTUS and Chesapeake Bay | A Vegan Poem

March 10, 2016 - Segment 3 - On our latest segment of Sound Bites, we discuss institutional food procurement, a Supreme Court ruling about the Chesapeake Bay, and hear a poem about veganism.
March 3, 2016
photo by Helen Glazer

Sound Bites: Baltimore Ecosystem Study

March 3, 2016 - Segment 2 - In our latest edition of Sound Bites, our series about our food and our world, we speak with participants from the Baltimore Ecosystem Study, a consortium of long-term research projects examining Baltimore's ecosystem.
February 27, 2016
Michael Twitty (Photo Credit: Afroculinaria)

Sound Bites: Afroculinaria’s Michael Twitty | Building The Black Yield Institute For Black Food Sovereignty

February 25, 2016 - Hour 2 - On our newest edition of Sound Bites - our series about our food and our world - we begin the hour with my conversation with Michael Twitty, culinary historian of African and African American foodways. We close the show with Eric Jackson, Servant-Director of the Black Yield Institute, who tells us about Black food sovereignty.
February 18, 2016
Chicken

Sound Bites: Backlash Against Chicken House Construction | Labor Conditions in Poultry Plants | Recipe: Catalina Byrd

February 18, 2016 - Segment 2 - On our newest episode of Sound Bites we discuss organizing on the Eastern Shore against the construction of chicken houses, a report on labor conditions in poultry processing plants, and hear a recipe from Catalina Byrd.
February 11, 2016
chicken

Sound Bites: United Nations Comments On Curtis Bay Incinerator | Salisbury Teacher On Protecting Perdue’s Chickens

February 11, 2016 - Segment 3 - On our newest edition of Sound Bites, we look at the health implications of the proposed Curtis Bay Incinerator and discuss concerns animal rights activists have with Perdue.
February 4, 2016

Sound Bites: “If There Are No New Farmers, Who Will Grow Our Food?”

February 4, 2016 - Segment 2 - Today on Sound Bites we discuss an article called "If There Are No New Farmers, Who Will Grow Our Food?" and speak with a panel of young farmers.
January 28, 2016
Photo Credit: Citizens for a Better Eastern Shore

Sound Bites: Community Impacts of Industrial Poultry Operations On The Eastern Shore

January 28, 2016 - Hour 2 - On our newest edition of Sound Bites, we look at Community Impacts of Industrial Poultry Operations. Last week I took a trip to Exmore, Virginia, a small town south of Chincoteague on Virginia's Eastern Shore, where I moderated a forum for the Citizens for a Better Eastern Shore, exploring community impacts of industrial poultry operations.
January 24, 2016
Chicken

Sound Bites: Maryland Legislators Debate Poultry Litter & Farmer’s Rights | What Are Food Policy Councils?

January 21, 2016 - Segment 2 - On Sound Bites, we reflect upon two agricultural issues before the Maryland General Assembly: The Poultry Litter Management Act and the Farmer's Rights Act. And we look at Food Policy Councils - what they are, and why they are important.
January 19, 2016
Urban Farm (Credit: Grid Philly)

Sound Bites: How We Define Organic Food | When Cultural Food Becomes Trendy

January 14, 2015 - Segment 3 - We play the latest episode of our series on our food and our world, Sound Bites, where we discuss definitions of organic food and discuss "how it feels when white people shame your food, then make it trendy."
January 8, 2016

Sound Bites: Environment & Upcoming Legislative Session | Remembering Life & Work of Cultural Anthropologist Sidney Mintz

January 7, 2016 - Segment 2 - In our latest edition of Sound Bites, we discuss environmental legislation that will be addressed in the 2016 Maryland General Assembly and have a special tribute to the life and work of renowned cultural anthropologist Dr. Sidney Mintz, known as the Father of Food Anthropology.
January 1, 2016
Sandtown-Winchester

Sound Bites: Building a Model for Food and Jobs in Sandtown-Winchester

December 31, 2015 - Segment 2 - On this week’s Sound Bites, we bring you the first part of our Good Food Gathering town hall meeting, titled Sandtown: Building a Model for Food and Jobs. The town hall took place at Jubilee Arts, located in the Sandtown Winchester neighborhood of Baltimore, which was at the center of the Baltimore Uprising.
December 21, 2015
Incinerator Protest (Credit: Nicole King)

Sound Bites: Fairfield Incinerator Protest Ends In Arrests | Environmental Justice In Maryland

December 17, 2015 - Segment 2 - On our newest edition of Sound Bites, we check in on a protest against the proposed Fairfield trash incinerator in South Baltimore. And we hear from the Maryland Environmental Law Clinic about their recent report on environmental justice in Maryland.
December 11, 2015

Sound Bites: Fairfield Incinerator | The Chesapeake Bay and Agricultural Pollution

December 10, 2015 - Segment 3 - On our newest edition of Sound Bites, our series on food and our world, we begin with an update on the status of the Fairfield incinerator project. We then look at a report called The Chesapeake Bay and Agricultural Pollution: The Problem, Possible Solutions, and the Need for Verification.
December 8, 2015
Photo Credit: Maryland GovPics on Flickr

Sound Bites: Building A Resilient, Renewable Rural Region On Maryland’s Eastern Shore

December 3, 2015 - Segment 3 - On our newest edition of Sound Bites, our series about our food, our environment, and our world, we listen to a panel discussion I moderated two weeks ago at the 16th Eastern Shore Planning Conference in Easton, Maryland. The theme of this year's conference was "Powering Our Renewable Energy Future," and the conversation was titled "Getting the Right Mix: A Conversation on a Resilient, Renewable Rural Region."
November 22, 2015
Photo Credit: Janet Ulliott on Flickr

Sound Bites: Brassica Fest 2015 | Eating Wildly: Foraging for Life, Love , and the Perfect Meal by Ava Chin

November 19, 2015 - Segment 2 - Brassica fest is here, and for our newest episode of Sound Bites, Marc and his guest's preview the celebration of this beneficial plant. We also revisit Marc's discussion with writer and forager Ava Chin.
November 12, 2015
(Photo Credit: Mike Mozart on Flickr)

Sound Bites: Future of Food in Baltimore, Part 2 | Fast Food Chains Move To Antibiotic-Free Meat

November 12, 2015 - Segment 3 - This week on Sound Bites, we look at the community work being done in Baltimore to rebuild the food system and discuss recent announcements by fast food chains to stop serving meat from animals raised with antibiotics.
November 9, 2015

Sound Bites: The Future Of Food In Baltimore, Part 1

November 5, 2015 - Segment 3 - Marc moderates a discussion on the Future of Food in Baltimore at the Second Annual Town Creek Foundation Stakeholder Meeting. The panel of guests include: the Rev. Dr. Heber Brown, Sache Jones, and Kurt Sommer.
October 30, 2015
Photo Credit: U.S. Department of Agriculture on Flickr

Sound Bites: You Aren’t Dangerous Until You Can Speak Powerfully | Perdue Farms Buys Niman Ranch

October 29, 2015 - Segment 2 - We begin with a conversation Marc moderated earlier this week at the University of Maryland, called "You Aren't Dangerous Until You Can Speak Powerfully." Then we discuss the announcement last month that Perdue Farms bought Niman Ranch.
October 26, 2015

The Baltimore Uprising & Food Sovereignty

October 22, 2015 - Segment 3 - Our show concludes with a ruminative glance at the correlation between food insecurity in Baltimore and what has come to be known as the Baltimore Uprising, the demonstrations and violence that occurred after the death of Freddie Gray.
October 26, 2015

The Black Church Food Security Network

October 22, 2015 - Segment 2 - Next, we revisit our July discussion about the launch of the Black Church Food Security Network.
October 26, 2015
Photo credit: thecolorofood.com

Natasha Bowens On ‘The Color of Food: Stories of Race, Resilience and Farming’

October 22, 2015 - Segment 1 - We begin with an excerpt from Marc's August interview with author and photographer Natasha Bowens, about her book The Color of Food: Stories of Race, Resilience and Farming.
October 19, 2015

Sound Bites: Black Urban Growers Conference 2015 | Jazz for Water, Preserving Gunpowder State Parks Streams and Wetlands

October 15, 2015 - Segment 4 - Marc continues exploring African American and urban farmers in leading systemic change in our food system.
October 12, 2015
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Sound Bites: A Game of Chicken? (Part 3) | Centro Ashé Herbs & Education

October 8, 2015 - Segment 3 - We begin with the final segment of a recent town hall on the Eastern Shore: A Game of Chicken? And we learn about Centro Ashé, a community rooted herbal education program in Southern Maryland.
October 4, 2015

Sound Bites: A Game of Chicken? Pt. 2 | Future Harvest’s Young Farmer Training Program

October 1, 2015 - Segment 2 - On our latest episode of Sound Bites, we begin with a recent town hall where we discuss poultry industry expansion and then we look at the Future Harvest-CASA Young Farmer Training Program.
September 28, 2015
(Photo Credit: U.S. Department of Agriculture on Flickr)

Sound Bites: A Game Of Chicken – Poultry Industry Expansion, Community Health & Local Control In Delmarva (Part 1)

September 24, 2015 - Segment 3 - We listen to the first part of a town hall meeting I moderated: "A Game of Chicken?" We discussed poultry industry expansion, community health and local control, and hear how concerned residents in the Delmarva region are organizing to keep their rural communities and local waterways healthy.
September 18, 2015
(Photo Credit: fishermansdaughter on Flickr)

Sound Bites: Fermentation With Sandor Ellix Katz | EPA Cannot Approve Pesticide Linked To Honeybee Death | Spotlight On Farm To Chef

September 17, 2015 - Segment 2 - On the newest edition of Sound Bites, we begin with a segment on fermentation with Sandor Ellix Katz, examine a recent Federal Court decision, ruling that the EPA cannot approve a pesticide that has been documented in the deaths of honey bees, and look at Farm to Chef, a local culinary competition that benefits Days of Taste.
September 10, 2015
Ngau lam is Cantonese braised beef brisket, made with at least seven spices. (Photo Credit: Ruth Tam via Washington Post)

Sound Bites: How We Define Organic Food | When Cultural Food Becomes “Trendy”

September 10, 2015 - Segment 2 - Join us for our newest episode of Sound Bites, where we look at organic food and talk to the author of the Washington Post article, "How it feels when white people shame your culture's food - then make it trendy."
September 4, 2015
bottledwater

Sound Bites: Bottled Water | Vegan Soul Fest

September 3, 2015 - Segment 2 - In the latest episode of Sound Bites, we discuss the environmental impact of bottled water and speak to two of the organizers of the Vegan Soul Fest.
August 28, 2015
Oysters, Photo Credit: chesbayprogram via Compfight

Sound Bites: GMOs, Herbicides & Public Health | The State Of Oyster Farming & The Challenges Facing Oyster Farmers

August 27, 2015 - Segment 2 - On the newest episode of our series about our food and our world, Sound Bites, we begin the hour with a report on the potential public health consequences of GMOs (genetically-modified organisms). Then, we turn to the state of oyster farming in our region as we discuss the challenges facing oyster farmers.
August 20, 2015

Sound Bites: Natasha Bowens’ ‘The Color of the Food’ | Race And Agriculture

August 20, 2015 - Segment 2 - In our latest episode of Sound Bites, our series on our food and our world, we are joined by Natasha Bowens, a beginning farmer and community grower in Western Maryland, who wrote the book "The Color of Food: Stories of Race, Resilience and Farming."
August 13, 2015
Black Church Food Security Network

Sound Bites: The Launch Of The Black Church Food Security Network

August 13, 2015 - Segment 3 - We listen back to a recent episode of Sound Bites, our series on our food and our world, about an exciting and important new initiative that was launched this summer in Baltimore: The Black Church Food Security Network.
August 10, 2015

Sound Bites: The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act Under Fire | Critics Call It The “Deny Americans The Right To Know” Act

August 6, 2015 - Hour 2 - We listen back to a recent episode of Sound Bites, where we debated and analyzed a controversial bill making its way through Congress, called The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act.
August 5, 2015
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Sound Bites: Martin O’Malley | “Our Failed Food Movement”

July 30, 2015 - Segment 4 - In our latest episode of Sound Bites, we discuss the Maryland poultry industry's criticism of former Governor Martin O'Malley's stance on biofuel and an article called "Our Failed Food Movement."
July 27, 2015
FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2014, file photo, a hive of honeybees appears on display at the Vermont Beekeeping Supply booth at the annual Vermont Farm Show at the Champlain Valley Expo in Essex Junction, Vt. The federal government hopes to reverse America's declining honeybee and monarch butterfly populations by making more federal land bee-friendly, spending more money on research and considering the use of less pesticides. (AP Photo/Andy Duback, File)

Sound Bites: Is The Safe And Accurate Food Labeling Act Denying Americans The Right To Know? | YES! Magazine: Meet the Scientist Breeding More Resilient Bees

July 23, 2015 - Segment 3 - We begin Sound Bites this week with a debate around a controversial bill making its way through Congress right now called The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act. Then, we talk about Yes! Magazine, "Meet the Scientist Breeding More Resilient Bees."
July 17, 2015
food

Sound Bites: The Black Church Food Security Network

July 16, 2015 - Segment 3 - In our latest episode of Sound Bites, we take a look at an exciting and important new initiative that was just launched in Baltimore: The Black Church Food Security Network.
July 10, 2015
Michael Twitty

Sound Bites: The Native & Black Roots Of American Barbecue | Whole Foods In The Spotlight For Massive Overcharging & Organic Rating System

July 9, 2015 - Segment 3 - On the newest episode of our series on our food and our world, Sound Bites, we begin with a fascinating look at the history of barbecue with Michael Twitty. Then, we look of Whole Foods, in light of recent allegations of their massive overcharging and complaints from organic farmers about their rating system.
July 7, 2015
Fast Track

Sound Bites: Fight For Food Sovereignty In Baltimore’s Sandtown-Winchester Neighborhood | What Fast Track Will Mean For Food & The Environment

July 2, 2015 - Segment 4 - On the newest episode of our series on our food and our world, we bring you the second part of our Good Food Gathering, titled Sandtown: Building a Model for Food and Jobs. Then, we talk about what the passing of Fast Track trade authority will mean for our food and the environment.
June 26, 2015
Good Food Gathering in Sandtown

Sound Bites: Building a Model for Food and Jobs in Sandtown-Winchester

June 25, 2015 - Segment 4 - On this week's Sound Bites, we bring you the first part of our Good Food Gathering town hall meeting, titled Sandtown: Building a Model for Food and Jobs. The town hall took place at Jubilee Arts, located in the Sandtown Winchester neighborhood of Baltimore, which was at the center of the Baltimore Uprising
June 22, 2015
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Sound Bites: Baltimore Food Environment Map | Veganism and Animal Sentience

June 18, 2015 - Segment 3 - On the newest edition of our series on our food and our world, Sound Bites, we talk about the 2015 Baltimore Food Environment Map Report and continue our conversation on veganism and animal sentience.
June 12, 2015
Mike Weaver

Sound Bites: Update On 21-Mile Gas Pipeline | Complex Plight Of Chicken Growers Organizing To Change The System | Recipe: Vegan, Gluten-Free Alfredo

June 11, 2015 - Segment 3 - On our newest edition of Sound Bites, our series about our food and our world, we take a trip to Washington, DC, for a conversation on a number of issues around the poultry industry, focusing on the complex plight of contract chicken growers. We also hear a recipe for vegan, gluten-free alfredo.
June 11, 2015
Martin O'Malley, environment

Sound Bites: Former Governor & Presidential Hopeful Martin O’Malley’s Environmental Record | Gunpowder Riverkeeper Halts 21-Mile Natural Gas Pipeline | Are Animals Sentient Beings?

June 4, 2015 - Segment 3 - On Sound Bites, our series about our food and our world, we begin the hour with a look at current Presidential hopeful Martin O'Malley's record on the Environment, hear how a Gunpowder riverkeeper halted a 21-mile natural gas pipeline from being constructed, and discuss whether animals are sentient beings.
June 2, 2015
Pollinator health task force

Sound Bites: President Obama’s Pollinator Health Task Force, Does It Go Too Far? | How Our Local Beekeepers Are Faring

May 28, 2015 - Segment 3 - On the newest edition of Sound Bites, our series on our food and our world, we return to the important topic of bees. First we look into the history and work of President Obama's White House Pollinator Health Task Force and hear how our local beekeepers are faring in our region.
May 26, 2015
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Sound Bites: Baltimore Uprising and Food Sovereignty

May 21, 2015 - Segment 4 - In the latest installment of our series about our food and our world, Sound Bites, we look at the connection between food insecurity in Baltimore and what has come to be known as the Baltimore Uprising, the demonstrations and violence that occurred after the death of Freddie Gray.
May 19, 2015

Sound Bites: Maryland Secretary of Agriculture Joseph Bartenfelder

May 14, 2015 - Segment 4 - On today's episode of Sound Bites, we're joined by Maryland Secretary of Agriculture Joseph Bartenfelder, who speaks about a recent blog post and his tenure to date. Then we hear a response from two Maryland environmentalists:
May 8, 2015
African American farmers

Sound Bites: Good Food Gathering — Keeping The Tradition Of African American Farming Alive

May 7, 2015 - Segment 3 - On a new episode of Sound Bites, we broadcast of a very lively town hall meeting held on March 23 - one of our "Good Food Gatherings" in partnership with Baltimore Food & Faith Project - in which our panel of guests and the audience engaged in a discussion following a screening of the movie Homecoming, about the history of Black farmers in the U.S.
April 23, 2015
gardening

Sound Bites: 45th Earth Day – How Far The Environmental Movement Has To Go | Environmental Policy in Maryland

April 21, 2015 - Segment 3 - Wednesday is the 45th anniversary of Earth Day, and on Sound Bites our panel reflects upon how far we have come and how far we need to go. Then we discuss the food, farm and environmental issues covered in the 2015 Maryland State Legislative Session, which came to a close last week.
April 8, 2015
Food-System

Sound Bites: Baltimore’s Food System Vision

April 7, 2015 - Segment 2 - In this week's edition of Sound Bites, we listen in to a panel discussion Marc moderated on Baltimore's food-system planning, policy and partnership efforts and how people are shaping and implementing visions for a sustainable local food system.
April 2, 2015
matzoh

Sound Bites: Young Farmers In Baltimore City On Why They Farm & Their Communities | Finding The Best Matzoh Ball Soup

March 31, 2015 - Segment 2 - In a rebroadcast of Sound Bites, we host a panel of young farmers in Baltimore City, and hear about the best matzoh ball soup in Baltimore.
March 18, 2015
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Sound Bites: Fair Treatment For Farmworkers & The Human Cost Of Our Food Supply System

March 17, 2015 - Segment 3 - In our latest edition of Sound Bites, we listen to a panel Marc moderated about labor issues in the farming industry and movements for food and labor justice.