Sound Bites

November 14, 2012

November 14, 2012 – Segment 3

It's time for another episode of Sound Bites. This week, we bring together a diverse group of farmers from across Maryland to share the major impediments they face trying to share their products with people all across the region, and hear their ideas for a more supportive system.
November 9, 2012

November 8, 2012 – Hour 2

We bring you another episode of Sound Bites. This week on the show, 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.
October 18, 2012

October 18, 2012 – Hour 2

We continue our Sound Bites on Delmarva series with another discussion of a closely-watched trial happening right now in Baltimore. The Waterkeeper Alliance brought a suit against an Eastern Shore poultry farm and the company they farm for, Perdue.

October 11, 2012

October 11, 2012 – Hour 2

This week on Sound Bites, a show about the future of our food system, we talk to a diverse panel of farmers and experts about the Farm Bill, what it means now that the bill was not passed. The Senate voted on and passed the Farm Bill, but the U.S. House of Representatives' bill failed to reach the House floor.

October 4, 2012

October 4, 2012 – Hour 2

We present a new episode of Sound Bites, a show about the future of our food system. We take an in-depth look at one story in particular, Nick's Organic Farm in both Potomac and Frederick, MD. Farmer Nick Maravell's Potomac location is in jeopardy because of a Montgomery County plan to develop the land he has rented for the past 32 years into soccer fields. That plan is currently on a hold and pending trial.
September 27, 2012

September 27, 2012 – Hour 2

It's time for this week's episode of Sound Bites!

September 20, 2012

September 20, 2012 – Hour 2

It's our latest edition of Sound Bites! This week we ask the question: Are organic foods really more nutritious than other foods?

September 12, 2012

September 13, 2012 – Hour 2

This week's episode of Sound Bites explores the debate surrounding genetically engineered and genetically modified foods.


September 6, 2012

September 6, 2012 – Hour 2

"Sustainability" has been a running theme in our Sound Bites series over the past year and a half, and tonight you will hear an episode that illustrates the many different understandings of that theme. Included in the mix will be voices of rural and urban farmers, environmentalists, and food and agricultural experts.


August 29, 2012

August 30, 2012 – Hour 2

In our most recent episode of Sound Bites, we travel to Prince George's County and visit three farms, The Accokeek Foundation at Piscataway Park; P.A.

August 16, 2012

August 16, 2012 – Hour 2

Our Sound Bites series continues with an exploration of Baltimore's blossoming urban farming movement.
July 19, 2012
Raw Milk

July 19, 2012 – Segment 2

This week on Sound Bites on Delmarva, we discuss the controversies surrounding raw milk.
July 12, 2012

July 12, 2012 – Segment 4

Grass farmer Stephen Belkoff of Forever Endeavor Farm in Baldwin, MD joins us to talk about raising livestock and how government regulations affect small farms on this week’s episode of Sound Bites.

June 28, 2012

June 28, 2012 – Segment 3

This week on Sound Bites on Delmarva, we’re joined by legislators from Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia to talk about the 2012 Farm Bill.
June 21, 2012

June 21, 2012 – Segment 2

This week on Sound Bites on Delmarva, we listen back to a panel discussion held earlier this month at the Enoch Pratt Free Library in partnership with Urbanite Magazine about the film Food Stamped,” a documentary about nutri

June 12, 2012

June 13, 2012 – Segment 3

On this epsiode of Sound Bites, Carole and Frank Morrison join us in conversation about their pasture-raised hens. Then, Vandana Shiva joins us for a discussion on the movement for sustainable and equitable agriculture in India.

June 6, 2012

June 7, 2012 – Hour 2

John Robbins grew up the heir to the fortune made by his father, the Robbins in Baskin-Robbins ice cream.  But he gave up his wealth and his claim to the company to dedicate himself to a life of environmental and healthy-living activism.  He is the author of Diet for a New America and many other books, and on this week's ep
May 29, 2012

May 30, 2012 – Hour 1

This week on Sound Bites on Delmarva, we're joined by Wenonah Hauter, Executive Director of Food and Water Watch. Wenonah Hauter has worked extensively on food, water, energy, and environmental issues at the national, state and local level.

May 24, 2012

May 24, 2012 – Segment 1

This week on Sound Bites on Delmarva, join us for a visit to St. Brigid’s Farm in Kennedyville, MD.

May 17, 2012

May 17, 2012 – Hour 1

On this week's episode of Sound Bites, we talk with young farmer Orlando Johnson, who is restoring his family's farm, dating back to the 19th century, in Calvert County. Then, we pay a visit to former Maryland Congressman Wayne Gilchrest to hear about the environmental education program he is running for young people in Kent County.

May 10, 2012

May 10, 2012 – Hour 1

On this week's installment of Sound Bites, we have a panel on the 2012 Farm Bill. The panelists are eastern shore farmer Ted Wycall, David Kirby, author of Animal Factory, and Valerie Connelly, Director of Government Relations for the Maryland Farm Bureau.

May 3, 2012

May 3, 2012 – Hour 2

In this week’s episode of Sound Bites, we take a look at a New York Times article that raised questions about links between “food deserts” – areas with limited access to grocery stores with fresh produce – and obesity.
March 30, 2012

April 5, 2012 – Hour 1

Today we continue our Sound Bites series with a look back at the history of food in our area.  We're joined by culinary historian Michael Twitty, who blogs at, and Dr.
February 23, 2012

February 23, 2012 – Hour 2

This week's episode of Sound Bites focuses on a lawsuit that's garnered significant controversy in farming and environmentalist communities in Maryland.  Assateague Coastal Trust and the Waterkeeper Alliance filed suit against Perdue Farms and the Hudson family, alleging that the runoff from the Hudson farm violated the Clean Water act.

Joining us on the show are:

February 16, 2012

February 16, 2012 – Hour 2

In this week's episode of Sound Bites, we'll take an in-depth look at an issue we discussed briefly on the show last week.  Should Maryland become the first state to ban the use of arsenic in chicken feed?

Joining us are:

February 9, 2012

February 9, 2012 – Hour 2

Today on Sound Bites we return to a subject that is at the heart of the debate over the future of agriculture: can organic farming produce enough affordable food for everyone?  Starting off the show, we tour Lee Richardson's farm in Willards, Maryland along with James Adkins from the Wicomico County Young Farmers.  Richardson, who grows chicken, corn and soybeans, believes
January 19, 2012

January 19, 2012 – Segment 1

Join us for our weekly Sound Bites series.  This week, we visited the farm of Carole and Frank Morrison, in Pocomoke City, MD.  If you've seen the movie Food, Inc., or listened to our episode taped at screenings of the film, you're already familiar with Carole.  She and Frank were Perdue chicken growers who decided that they wanted to rework operations on their farm.  They now have a flock

January 8, 2012

January 12, 2012 – Hour 1

Our series Sound Bites continues with a conversation about the past, present, and future of Perdue Chicken.

The poultry industry is the cornerstone of Delmarva's economy, with about 14,000 people directly employed and another 100,000 or so indirectly employed by the Delmarva poultry industry.  Approximately 600 million birds are raised for meat on Delmarva annually.

December 13, 2011

December 13, 2011 – Hour 1

Today we continue our Sound Bites series with a look back at the history of food in our area. We're joined by culinary historian Michael Twitty, who blogs at, and Dr. Mike Lewis, Director of Environmental Studies and Professor of History at Salisbury University, for a discussion about the beginnings of agriculture and trade on Delmarva.