environment

January 7, 2016

Analyzing The Armed Occupation Of Oregon’s Malheur National Wildlife Refuge

January 6, 2016 - Segment 1 - We begin the show with a look at the armed occupation of Oregon's Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. Joining us will be Margaret Corvid, New Statesman blogger and a contributing editor of the New Left Wing Quarterly, Salvage; Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, activist and author of "An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States"; and Edward Wyckoff Williams, television producer and writer living in New York City.
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 11, 2015
fracking

Sound Bites: Fracking | Phosphorous Management Tool | African Fried Rice

March 10, 2015 - Segment 3 - In our latest installment of Sound Bites, we talk about fracking, the phosphorus management tool, and hear a recipe of for African fried rice from Michael Twitty.
January 27, 2015
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Sound Bites: Governor Hogan’s Environmental Policies | Carole Morrison’s Expanding Vision For Agriculture On Delmarva

January 27, 2015 - Segment 4 - In this episode of Sound Bites, we examine changes in Maryland's environmental and agricultural policy under new Governor Larry Hogan. Then, we're joined by poultry farmer Carole Morison, who joins us to talk about the expansion of her farm and crowd sourcing campaign.
January 2, 2015
animals

Sound Bites: Doctors Concerned About Antibiotic Use On Healthy Animals | Maryland Poultry Farms Fined Over Pollution | Visit To Hidden Harvest Farm in Baltimore

December 30, 2014 - Segment 2 - In an archive edition of Sound Bites, we discuss antibiotic use among healthy animals, the fining of Maryland poultry farms over pollution, and we visit Hidden Harvest Farm in Baltimore.
December 22, 2014
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Lead-Up to the Annapolis Summit: Environmental Issues

December 22, 2014 - Segment 3 - It's time for another installment of our Lead-Up to the Annapolis Summit series! We look at issues concerning the Environment that will be addressed in the General Assembly.
December 2, 2014
fracking

Sound Bites: Maryland Environmental & Agricultural Policy — What Is Governor O’Malley’s Legacy?

December 2, 2014 - Segment 3 - In the latest installment of Sound Bites, our series about our food and our world, we host a Maryland Environmental and Agricultural Policy Roundtable on fracking and phosphorous management.
November 21, 2014
A body camera from Taser is seen during a press conference at City Hall September 24, 2014 in Washington, DC. The Washington, DC Metropolitan Police Department is embarking on a six- month pilot program where 250 body cameras will be used by officers. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Baltimore News Roundup: Plastic Bags Banned, Council Passes Body Cameras, State of Baltimore City Schools

November 19, 2014 - Segment 3 - We host a Baltimore News Roundtable discussion on the plastic bag ban, body cameras, and school closings with Dr. John Bullock, Adam Jackson, and Catalina Byrd.
November 14, 2014
Matt Soldano, who started Southtown Farms

Sound Bites: Veteran Farmers | Effect Of Larry Hogan’s Election On Maryland Environmental & Ag Policy

November 11, 2014 - Segment 3 - On our Veterans Day edition of Sound Bites we begin the hour by talking to veterans who have embraced farming after returning home from war. Then, we close out Sound Bites by looking at last week's election results and the potential effect on Maryland's environmental and agricultural policy.
June 6, 2014
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The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History

June 6, 2014 - Segment 5 - We talk about the The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History, an educational and eye-opening book by Elizabeth Kolbert, who has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 1999.
May 14, 2014
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Climate Change: A Conversation With Activists And Journalists

May 14, 2014 - Segment 5 - We turn our attention to Climate Change, with guests: Daphne Wysham, Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies, where she directs the Sustainable Energy & Economy Network and the Genuine Progress Project; Rev. Meredith Moise, Ordained Minister, writer, community activist and teacher, who currently works at a clean energy non-profit that organizes communities in Baltimore to purchase clean energy collectively; and Julia Kumari Drapkin, Lead Producer foriSeeChange at KVNF, a public media experiment in community environmental science reporting.
May 12, 2014
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Local And State Roundtable: Gubernatorial Debate, Plastic Bags, And Prayer At County Council Meetings

May 12, 2014 - Segment 3 - We host a local and state news roundtable. Our panel discusses last week's Democratic gubernatorial debate; the tax on plastic shopping bags; and Carroll County's decision on prayer in county meetings.
April 22, 2014
Will Allen

Sound Bites: Cove Point | State Of The Bay | Will Allen

April 22, 2014 - Segment 3 - On the latest episode of Sound Bites, we talk about the Cove Point facility, the state of Chesapeake Bay restoration and the politics around it, and meet former pro-basketball player and urban farmer Will Allen.
March 10, 2014
climate change

Personal And Political Implications Of Julia Kumari Drapkin

March 7, 2014 - Segment 3 - We talk about climate change and its personal and political implications with Julia Kumari Drapkin, lead producer for iSeeChange at KVNF, a public media experiment in community environmental science reporting out of Western Colorado.
January 7, 2014
Top Meat Stories of 2013

Sound Bites: Salmonella & Flaws In Poultry Safety System | Food, Ag and Environment Stories to Watch in 2014 | This Year’s Biggest Meat Stories

January 7, 2014 - Segment 4 - Are you careful with uncooked poultry? In the newest edition of Sound Bites, we look at a recent study by the Pew Charitable Trusts that highlights weaknesses in the poultry safety system. Then, we predict what the big food, agriculture and environment stories of 2014 will be, and look at the biggest meat stories of 2013.
November 7, 2013
Baltimore City Council considers a ban on "aggressive panhandling"

Baltimore City Council: Youth Curfew, Ban on Styrofoam Cups & Aggressive Panhandling

November 6, 2013 - Segment 3 - We host a roundtable of City Council members speaking about upcoming legislation, including votes on youth curfews, a ban on carryout styrofoam cups and containers, and legislation against panhandling.
May 22, 2013
Michael Moss' Salt Sugar Fat

Sound Bites: Arsenic In Our Chicken; Supreme Court’s Monsanto Ruling; Bay Oysters; and Salt Sugar Fat

May 22, 2013 - Hour 1 - This week on Sound Bites, we learn about a study measuring arsenic in the chicken we eat, seed giant Monsanto's victory in the Supreme Court, and oyster restoration projects in the Chesapeake Bay. Then, we talk to Michael Moss about his book on processed food and America's obesity crisis: Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us.
May 9, 2013

Sound Bites: How environmental and agricultural legislation affects the economic and ecological health of the Delmarva peninsula

May 9, 2013 - Segment 2 - We have a new episode of Sound Bites. We spoke with different environmentalists, farmers, and public officials about how environmental and agricultural legislation affects the economic and ecological health of the Delmarva peninsula.
March 6, 2013
Monsanto in the Supreme Court, Roundup Ready seeds

Sound Bites: Monsanto In The Supreme Court; Plastic In Our Food; Visions For Transforming The Food System

March 6, 2013 - Hour 2 - It's a new episode of Sound Bites. We'll look at the Bowman vs. Monsanto case, recently heard in the Supreme Court, which addresses the question of who owns the rights to Monsanto's genetically engineered RoundUp Ready seeds, plastics in our food, and visions for transforming the food system.