Environment

December 1, 2016
Dakota Access Pipeline (Credit: EcoWatch)

Standing Rock: Divestment

November 30, 2016 - Segment 2 - We continue our coverage of the Standing Rock protests, focusing on the protests against banks, including Citigroup and Wells Fargo, who bankroll the Dakota Access Pipeline.
November 29, 2016

National Roundtable: Standing Rock and Trump

November 28, 2016 - Segment 1 - We start the week with a National News Roundtable. Topics will include the Standing Rock protests and the Trump transition team.
November 21, 2016
Steve Bannon (Credit: New York Daily News)

National Election Roundtable: The Alt-Right & President-Elect Trump

November 18, 2016 - Segment 1 - We host a roundtable conversation about President-elect Trump’s picks for his transition time, especially Steve Bannon, as well as those he has chosen for cabinet positions. We also take a close look at what role the Alt-Right will take in the upcoming Trump administration.
November 17, 2016

Sound Bites: Industrial CAFOs, Economics, and Public Health in Delmarva

November 17, 2016 - Segment 2 - The newest episode of our series on our food and our world, Sound Bites. Listen in to a powerful town hall meeting recorded last week in Salisbury: Industrial CAFOs, Economics, and Public Health in Delmarva.
November 17, 2016

Standing Rock Update

November 16, 2016 - Segment 2 - An update on the protest in Standing Rock with Kerry Lessard and Brian Ward who both work with indigenous communities.
November 14, 2016

Meet the Challenge in Madagascar

November 11, 2016 - Segment 3 - We focus on a special event happening this weekend, Pivot Presents: Meet the Challenge in Madagascar.
November 11, 2016

Sound Bites: YUMM! at the AVAM / Carbon Neutral Fertilizer

November 10, 2016 - Segment 2 - We begin with a visit to the AVAM for their exhibit YUMMM! Then I talk to two scientists about an advancement in fertilizer science
November 4, 2016
Joshua Harris (Credit: Joshua Harris' Twitter)

Baltimore Mayoral Candidate Joshua Harris

November 4, 2016 - Segment 4 - With the Baltimore City mayoral election just days away, we sit down and talk to Green Party candidate Joshua Harris.
October 28, 2016

Sound Bites: Diversifying the Basket / Maple Syrup / Sour Beef

October 27, 2016 - Segment 2 - On this episode of Sound Bites we speak with members of Fair Farms Maryland, take a moment to talk about Folk Life with a story on Maple Syrup and a story on Sour Beef and Dumplings.
October 28, 2016

Biking in Baltimore

October 27, 2016 - Segment 1 - We begin the show with a look at Bicycling in Baltimore, specifically the new bike lanes and the newly-launched Bikeshare.
October 27, 2016

Standing Rock Update

October 26, 2016 - Segment 1 - We begin the show with an update from the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. We talk about how the demonstrators are mobilizing and what is happening in their interactions with police.
October 21, 2016

Sound Bites: Wenonah Hauter’s Frackopoly

October 20, 2016 - Segment 2 We have our newest episode on our food and our world, Sound Bites. This week Wenonah Hauter, Founder and Executive Director of Food & Water Watch.
October 11, 2016

Haiti in the Wake of Hurricane Matthew

October 11, 2016 - Segment 3 With the death toll of Hurricane Matthew growing, we have an update from Haiti about Hurricane Matthew and what the country needs in order to recovery.
October 7, 2016
Baltimore, MD -7/2/14- Denzel Mitchell, of Baltimore, harvests for cucumbers Wednesday afternoon. Mitchell owns operates his farm, "Five Seeds Farm" and provides it's vegetables to local Baltimore restaurants. Rachel Woolf/Baltimore Sun -- #7308

Sound Bites: MD Solar Congress / End-Dependence Day

October 6, 2016 - Segment 2 - We have two event previews on this week's Sound Bites. One is for the MD Solar Congress in Annapolis, another is the End-Dependence Day at #WorldFoodDay2016 at Pleasant Hope Baptist Church in Baltimore.
September 30, 2016

NEA Fellowship Winner: Michael Vlahovich

September 30, 2016 - Segment 3 - I talk with Michael "Mike" Vlahovich, founder of Coastal Heritage Alliance, an organization that safeguards and promotes maritime cultural heritage in Maryland and Washington State.
September 29, 2016
Free-range chickens stand in a pen at an organic-accredited poultry farm in Germany.

Sound Bites: Changes to Perdue’s Chicken Treatment Policies | Fracking & Radioactive Waste | Food Justice in Baltimore

September 29, 2016 - Segment 2 For Sound Bits we focus on Perdue's new humane practices, the radioactive waste from fracking and a special piece about a food justice event at Lexington Market.
September 28, 2016

City Paper This Week: Sinkholes

September 28, 2016 - Segment 4 - We close the show with our regular feature City Paper This Week. We will be talking with Baynard Woods about his article on infrastructure in Baltimore.
September 27, 2016
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Sound Bites: Bayer and Monsanto | Hip Chick Farms

September 22, 2016 - Segment 3 - In our newest episode of our series on our food and our world, Sound Bites, we begin the hour with a look at Bayer's takeover of Monsanto and we close the show at with a look at a special agricultural operation and sustainable artisanal food production company, Hip Chick Farms.
September 18, 2016
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: Water Rates, Sewage Infrastructure and Death of Bees

September 15, 2016 - Segment 3 - On the newest edition of Sound Bites, we discuss the increase in cost of water bills in Baltimore, sewage infrastructure issues, and the death of bees that is being brought about by spraying for mosquitoes.
September 15, 2016

Dakota Access Protests

September 14, 2016 - Segment 3 - We turn to a different type of protest: The protests by Native Americans and other activists against the Dakota Access Pipeline in South Dakota, just north of the Standing Rock Sioux reservation.
September 15, 2016
Port Covington (Credit: Bizjournal)

Port Covington Vote

September 13, 2016 - Segment 2 - Our guests analyze, comment, and reflect upon tonight's City Council vote on whether to approve the TIF for the proposed Port Covington development.
September 8, 2016

Sound Bites: Sperm Whales / Urban Farming

September 8, 2016 - Segment 3 - Listen in to a fascinating discussion on the language of Sperm Whales and a visit to the urban garden at Frederick Douglass High School in Baltimore.
September 2, 2016
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Sound Bites: Pollution and Urban Foraging

September 1, 2016 - Segment 2 - In our latest episode of Sound Bites, we discuss the State of Maryland's ettlement with NRG Energy; urban foraging; and pollution of Maryland waterways.
September 1, 2016

Zika Virus: What’s Next and How to Stop It

August 31, 2016 - Segment 3 - We have a look at the Zika Virus, what it means for Maryland and what the future holds for the virus itself.
August 29, 2016

Gyasi Ross: Standing Rock Update

August 29, 2016 - Segment 2 - We move to North Dakota to look at how more than 1000 Native Americans from dozens of tribes across the country are standing up and protesting against the Dakota Access pipeline.
August 25, 2016

Sound Bites: Tha Flower Factory / Young Farmers / Dr. Margaret Gray

August 25, 2016 - Segment 3 - We speak with founder and owner of Tha Flower Factor, have a Young Farmers Roundtable and talk to the author of a Jacobin article about "The Dark Side of Local."
August 25, 2016

Baton Rouge Flooding

August 23, 2016 - Segment 2 - We look at the recent flooding in Louisiana and what comes next in regards to climate change and government assistance.
August 23, 2016

National Roundtable: Baton Rouge, DOJ and Private Prisons

August 22, 2016 - Segment 1 - We focus on the lack of media coverage surrounding the historic flooding in Baton Rouge and the Department of Justice's choice to stop utilizing private prisons.
August 22, 2016

Flint State of Emergency Lifted

August 17. 2016 - Segment 2 - We turn to Flint, Michigan, where the State of Emergency regarding lead in the water has been lifted.
August 6, 2016
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Sound Bites: Baltimore Ecosystem Study

August 4, 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.
August 3, 2016
Photo by Todd Henn for City Paper

Flooding and Climate Change

August 2, 2016 - Segment 2 - We discuss the tragic floods in Ellicott City and other parts of our region, and their relationship to climate change.
July 29, 2016
Oyster (Credit: Baltimore Sun)

Sound Bites: Oyster Wars, When It Comes To Food, & The Air-Conditioned World

July 28, 2016 - Segment 2 - We host our newest episode of our series on our food and our world: Sound Bites! We with a look at a recent article in the Baltimore Sun, "Oyster wars: Watermen aim to take back oyster bars as state panel reviews shellfish sanctuaries." With: Kelton Clark, and Peyton Robertson. Then we are joined by Tom Philpott discussing an article her wrote for Mother Jones. Finally, we are joined by Katie Herzog to discuss a paper she wrote regarding air-conditioning and its relation to climate change.
July 21, 2016
What A Fish Knows

Sound Bites: Controversy Over GMO Labeling | What A Fish Knows | Recipe: Seasonal Salad By Colette

July 21, 2016 - Segment 3 - On the newest episode of Sound Bites, we look at the controversy over the GMO Labeling bill that passed through Congress, we talk to Dr. Jonathan Balcombe about 'What A Fish Knows,' and get a recipe for seasonal salad.
July 14, 2016

Sound Bites: Reducing Runoff In Baltimore By December 2018 | The Waterwomen Of The Chesapeake Bay

July 14, 2016 - Segment 2 - First an update on the Federal deadline to reduce runoff. Next we have a talk with Lydia Woolever who wrote a story on Waterwomen of the Chesapeake Bay.
July 5, 2016
Abusing the chickens we eat

Sound Bites: Changes to Perdue’s Chicken Treatment Policies | Fracking & Radioactive Waste | Food Justice in Baltimore

June 30, 2016 - Segment 3 - In our latest episode of Sound Bites, we discuss changes to policy that Perdue announced regarding how they raise and slaughter chickens, how fracking produces radioactive waste, and hear a special segment on a food justice event at Baltimore's Lexington Market.
June 9, 2016
CAFOs

Sound Bites: Town Hall on Industrial Poultry Production on the Eastern Shore, Part 2/2

June 9, 2016 - Segment 3 - On our newest episode about our food and our world, Sound Bites. You will hear the broadcast of Part 2 of a town hall I moderated a few weeks ago in Salisbury. The impetus for the town hall was a proposed poultry operation in Wicomico Country that would include up to thirteen chicken houses, each holding 30,000 chickens.
May 31, 2016
Black Dirt Farm in Preston, MD

Sound Bites: A Visit To Black Dirt Farm On The Eastern Shore| Carbon-Neutral Fertilizer | Recipe: Mussels With Colette’s Stefano Porcile

May 26, 2016 - Segment 3 - For the newest episode of Sound Bites, we visit Black Dirt Farm in Preston, Maryland; I talk with two scientists about an important scientific advancement that could pave the way for a potential breakthrough in farming; and hear a mouth-watering recipe from mussels.
May 19, 2016
Douglass High School in Baltimore

Sound Bites: The Language Of Sperm Whales | A Visit To The Urban Garden At Douglass High School In Baltimore

May 19, 2016 - Segment 3 - On the newest edition of Sound Bites, listen to a fascinating discussion on the language of Sperm Whales, as I talk with author and journalist James Nestor. We close out the show with a visit to the urban garden at Frederick Douglass High School in Baltimore.
April 29, 2016
Destiny Watford (Credit: Inhabitat)

Sound Bites: Young Baltimore Activist Wins Goldman Environmental Prize | America’s Wasteful Obsession With Bottled Water | Recipe: Spaghetti Aglio e Olio

April 28, 2016 - Segment 2 - We host our newest edition of Sound Bites, our series about our food and our world. We interview with Destiny Watford, a young activist from Baltimore who won the Goldman Prize, learn about America's growing obsession with bottled water, and hear a simple pasta recipe.
April 22, 2016
General Assembly (credit: Politicalmaryland)

Sound Bites: How Environmental Legislation Fared In The 2016 Maryland General Assembly | Pollinator Protection In MD | New Baltimore City Sustainability Plan | Recipe: Passover With Michael Twitty

April 21, 2016 - Segment 2 - On Sound Bites, we take a look at how agricultural and environmental legislation fared in the 2016 Maryland General Assembly, we learn how Maryland could become the first state to pass restrictions on consumer use of neonicotinoids, we hear about the new Baltimore city-wide sustainability plan, and get a Passover recipe.
April 7, 2016
The Color of Food

Sound Bites: The Color Of Food | How Race & Agriculture Intersect

April 7, 2016 - Segment 3 - On Sound Bites, we discuss Natasha Bowens' 'The Color of Food: Stories of Race, Resilience and Farming' and discuss the ways that race intersects with agriculture and our food movement.
April 1, 2016
Baltimore Fairfield Incinerator

Sound Bites: Fairfield Incinerator Permit Expires | Phosphorus Regulation In Maryland | Food Educator Jennifer Crisp

March 31, 2016 - Segment 2 - On our newest episode of Sound Bites, we discuss the proposed Fairfield Incinerator in Curtis Bay, the Maryland Department of Agriculture's announcement earlier this month that 82% of farm fields will not be impacted by new environmental regulations, and we talk to food educator and documentary producer Jennifer Crisp.
March 30, 2016
Port Covington (Credit: Bizjournal)

Local News Roundtable: Port Covington & The Mayoral Election

March 28, 2016 - Segment 3 - We host a Local News Roundtable which addresses issues that include the controversial Port Covington development plan and the Baltimore mayoral election. With: Luke Broadwater, A. Adar Ayira, Catalina Byrd.
March 25, 2016
Baltimore Harbor (Photo Credit: Forsaken Fotos via Flickr)

Sound Bites: Impact Of Sewage Pollution In Baltimore’s Harbor | Detroit Black Community Food Security Network | Recipe: Palestinian Easter Kaik With Dates

March 24, 2016 - Hour 2 - On Sound Bites, we get an update on the state of sewage pollution in the Baltimore Harbor. Then, we talk with Malik Yakini, Executive Director of the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network, and get a Palestinian Easter recipe from Laila El-Haddad.
March 18, 2016
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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.
March 1, 2016

Controversy Over The Northwood Plaza Development

March 1 , 2016 - Segment 2 - We turn to a controversy happening in Northeast Baltimore with: Richard Skolasky, and Stacy Ridgeway.
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
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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.