Sound Bites

May 6, 2016

Sound Bites: Urban Agriculture In Baltimore Schools | Chef Egg’s Interactive Cooking Programs

May 5, 2016 - Segment 3 - We host our newest episode of Sound Bites, our series about our food, our environment and our world. We'll talk about a new youth urban agriculture initiative at Frederick Douglass High School in West Baltimore and with the host of Chef Egg's Cooking Eggsperience.
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.
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.
November 22, 2015

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 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

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

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 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.
May 26, 2015

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.
April 23, 2015

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

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

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 25, 2015

Sound Bites: Vegan Living Program | Hear the Maryland Crunch | Maryland Secretary of Agriculture Joseph Bartenfelder

March 24, 2015 - Segment 4 - In our latest segment of Sound Bites, we talk to the new Maryland Secretary of Agriculture Joseph Bartenfelder, look at veganism, and we "Hear the Maryland Crunch."
February 25, 2015

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

February 24, 2015 - Segment 3 - In our latest edition of Sound Bites, we host a panel of young farmers in Baltimore City, and hear about the best matzoh ball soup in Baltimore.
February 11, 2015

Sound Bites: Baltimore’s Food System Vision

February 10, 2015 - Segment 3 - In our latest 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.
January 27, 2015

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

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 10, 2014

Sound Bites: Where’s The Diversity in the Environmental Movement? | Diverse Legal Concerns for MD Agriculture

December 9, 2014 - Segment 4 - In a brand new episode of Sound Bites, we discuss the lack of diversity in the leadership of environmental organizations and discuss a recent report on top legal concerns for Maryland's agricultural community.
December 2, 2014

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 20, 2014

Sound Bites: Phosphorus Management Tool |Baltimore’s Brassica Festival

November 18, 2014 - Segment 4 - This week on Sound Bites, we discuss Governor Martin O'Malley's move forward last week with the Phosphorus Management Tool and the Brassica Festival, happening this weekend in Park Heights.
October 21, 2014

Sound Bites: How Institutional Buying Practices Can Impact Local Farmers, Both Conventional & Non-Industrial

October 21, 2014 - Segment 3 - In our latest episode of Sound Bites we examine the power of large institutions in purchasing food. We discuss both conventional and non-industrial agriculture in the context of institutional food buying. The panel participated in a wide-ranging discussion about the benefits, challenges and future of both models.
October 8, 2014

Sound Bites: Greener Garden Urban Farm and Oak Hill Honey

October 7, 2014 - Segment 4 - On our newest edition of Sound Bites, we take a trip to the Greener Garden Urban Farm in Baltimore, where we will hear from: Warren and LaVette Blue, farmers at Greener Garden Urban Farm; and Willie Flowers, Executive Director of the Park Heights Community Health Alliance. We close out the show with a piece on harvesting honey In the city, with: Dane Nester, beekeeper at Oak Hill Honey in Baltimore. It was produced by former Sound Bites intern Maggie Dier.
September 23, 2014

Sound Bites: Debating Agritourism | Perdue’s Power | CLF Aquaponics Project & Pesto Basil Recipe

September 23, 2014 - Segment 3 - We kick off our newest edition of Sound Bites with a discussion and debate on AgriTourism, in light of a controversial bill introduced last week by Baltimore County Third District Councilman Todd Huff. Then we discuss an editorial in the Baltimore Sun on Perdue, and hear a recipe for basil cashew pesto from the Hopkins' Center for a Livable Future Aquaponics Project at the Cylburn Arboretum.
September 10, 2014

Sound Bites: The Meat Racket: The Secret Takeover of America’s Food Business

September 9, 2014 - Segment 3 - It's a special archive episode of Sound Bites! Listen in to the informative and lively town hall meeting with Christopher Leonard about his latest book The Meat Racket: The Secret Takeover of America's Food Business. The Meat Racket reveals the inner workings of the corporations that control the food business, and the power in Washington of the meat and poultry lobbies.
August 29, 2014

Sound Bites: How We Talk About Climate Change

August 26, 2014 - Segment 3 - It's a brand new episode of Sound Bites, where we'll discuss climate change, particularly the way advocates, experts, and activists speak about it.
August 12, 2014

Sound Bites: US Apples Banned in EU | Chicken Nuggets | Eating Wildly

August 12, 2014 - Segment 3 - In our latest episode of Sound Bites, we discuss the EU's ban on apples from the US, hear about what is really in chicken nuggets, and learn about what kind of wild edibles you can find in the month of August.
July 30, 2014

Sound Bites: Pizza King | Phosphorous Regulation | Acting Well

July 29, 2014 - Segment 3 - In this episode of Sound Bites, we meet a man who has eaten pizza every day for the past 25 years, learn about Governor O'Malley's record on phosphorous regulation, and hear the second part of our final Good Food Gathering Town Hall Meeting: Acting Well.
July 24, 2014

Sound Bites: Good Food Gathering — Acting Well

July 22, 2014 -Segment 3 - This month, Marc moderated another Good Food Gathering Town Hall Meeting, this time at the Netivot Shalom Congregation in Pikesville. We discussed "Acting Well," and explored how congregations and individuals can effect systemic change on our food system.
July 1, 2014

Sound Bites: Chesapeake Bay | Climate Justice | Gather Baltimore

July 1, 2014 - Segment 4 - We begin our weekly hour of Sound Bites by checking in with Tim Wheeler, reporter for The Baltimore Sun's environmental blog B'More Green, on the Chesapeake Bay. Next we talk about climate change across the U.S. with Jacqueline Patterson, Director of the NAACP Climate Justice Initiative; and Brentin Mock, a journalist who writes about environmental issues for Grist. We close out the show with a visit from Arthur Morgan, founder of Gather Baltimore. Gather Baltimore will be hosting a fundraiser spaghetti dinner next week.
June 18, 2014

Sound Bites: Good Food Gathering Town Hall Meeting: Donating Well

June 17, 2014 - Segment 4 - On a brand new episode of Sound Bites, we hear the Good Food Gathering Town Hall Meeting held last Thursday night at the Franciscan Center of Baltimore, in our latest episode of Sound Bites. Our inspirational panel talks about what it means to "Donate Well" and shares creative ideas and programs for providing healthy food to Baltimoreans in need.
April 22, 2014

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 27, 2014

Sound Bites: All About Kids! / Hear the Maryland Crunch / Food Allergies / Improving School Lunches / Recipe: Oven “Fried” Chicken

March 25, 2014 - Segment 4 On the latest edition of Sound Bites, we focus on youth and food by looking at school breakfasts and lunches and young people and food allergies.
March 19, 2014

Sound Bites: GMO Labeling / Environmental News / Black Liquor / Pesticides & Children’s Brain

March 18, 2014 - Segment 3 - On a new episode of Sound Bites, we discuss GMO labeling in Maryland, local environmental news, the defeat of the "black liquor" bill, and learn about how pesticides affect the brain.
June 11, 2013

Sound Bites: Farmer’s Roundtable; Brickyard Educational Farm Update; Recipe: Garlic Scapes; The Gaza Kitchen

June 11, 2013 - Hour 2 - On this live episode of Sound Bites, we talk to Charles Wright and Ted Wycall about issues impacting farmers, get an update on Brickyard Educational Farm in Montgomery County, hear a recipe for garlic scapes, and hear more about a new cookbook, The Gaza Kitchen: A Palestinian Culinary Journey.
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 15, 2013

Sound Bites: Shirley Sherrod, a St. Patrick’s Day Recipe and More!

March 14, 2013 - Segment 3 - This week we have a conversation about the poor working conditions in America's restaurant industry, talk to Shirley Sherrod, former US Department of Agriculture official, learn about recent studies on sugar and the Mediterranean diet, and get a traditional Irish recipe in honor of St. Patrick's Day.
March 6, 2013

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.
February 28, 2013

Sound Bites: Food Industry Consolidation, Transition to Organic Grain, and Healthy Soul Food

February 28, 2013 - Hour 1 - On our newest episode of Sound Bites, Wenonah Hauter shares her perspective on how consolidation of food and agricultural companies has affected both conventional and organic farming, we talk how farmers transition from conventional to organic farming with Mary-Howel Martens, get an update on Brickyard Educational Farm, and hear a seasonal soul food recipe by Mookie Hicks.
February 14, 2013

History of Agricultural Policy in the US

February 14, 2013 – Segment 3 - We begin with another passage from our 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. Wenonah discusses the history of agricultural policy in the United States since the 1980s.
February 7, 2013

The Future of Food and Farming

February 7, 2013 - Segment 3 - Interviews with Wenonah Hauter, author of Foodopoly: The Battle Over the Future of Food and Farming in America, and the Executive Director of Food and Water Watch; Sophia Maravell, Brickyard's Education Director, and Carissa Lovelace, Campaign Director of Save This Soil; and Dr. Lorne Garretson, Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics at Emory University.
January 31, 2013

Reporting Pesticides in Maryland and What Waterkeeper/Perdue Means for the Future

This week, we discuss the controversy over pesticides in our environment with the release of two reports detailing the prevalence of pesticides in the Chesapeake Bay, and a new piece of legislation going before the Maryland General Assembly that would require pesticide applicators, like farmers and pesticide sellers, to report information about them to the state.
January 24, 2013

Future Harvest: Farmers’ Stories of Transition

On our latest episode of Sound Bites, we bring you a recording from a panel discussion we moderated at the Future Harvest CASA (Chesapeake Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture) Conference this past weekend in Virginia. We talked to farmers about their stories of transition. Sharing their stories are

January 17, 2013

Status of School Lunch Reform in Baltimore

It's a new episode of Sound Bites, a show about the future of our food system. This week, we take a look at what's happening with school lunch reform, examining trends across the country and in Baltimore City.
January 10, 2013

2012 Year In Review & Brickyard Educational Farm

This week on the latest edition of Sound Bites we take a look back at the biggest food, agriculture, and environmental stories of 2012, with Mother Jones blogger Tom Philpott and commentator Tom Horton.

 

December 20, 2012

Model Food Hub: Red Tomato

This week on Sound Bites, we speak with members of Red Tomato. Red Tomato is a non-profit food hub that connects wholesale growers to supermarkets and other retailers located in the Northeast.

December 13, 2012

Mapping Food in Maryland & African-Americans and Poultry on the Eastern Shore

We turn to our weekly exploration of the future of our food system, Sound Bites. This week on the show, we hear about the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future's Food Mapping project from project manger Amanda Behrens and data specialist Julia Simons.
December 5, 2012

Chesapeake Bay Food and Agriculture History

It's time for another episode of Sound Bites, our series on the food system.

November 29, 2012

November 29, 2012 – Segment 1

On our latest episode of Sound Bites, Anna Lappe, author, educator and sustainable food advocate, joins us to talk about Food MythBusters a multi-media platform that uses animated and short live-action documentaries to debunk myths about sustainable food and farming.