Sustainability

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 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.
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.
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.
May 4, 2010

May 4, 2010 – Segment 2

Bob Dixson, Mayor of Greensburg, Kansas, joins us.  Greensburg was destroyed by a tornado on May 4, 2007, three years ago today.  After the tornado, the City Council passed a resolution stating that all city buildings would be built to platinum LEED standards, making it the first city in the nation to do so.

May 3, 2010

May 3, 2010 – Segment 2

In the second segment of the show, we take a broad look at what the Gulf Coast oil spill means for United States energy policy.  Can our economy afford to end
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May 3, 2010

May 3, 2010 – Segment 1

First, another trip to the University of Maryland Hospital to visit the
April 21, 2010

April 22, 2010 – Hour 1

This hour we feature two perspectives on transitioning to cleaner sources of energy.

March 29, 2010

March 29, 2010 – Hour 2

March 25, 2010

March 25, 2010 – Segment 2

Today we take a look at one of the collaborative visions that came out of this year's Urbanite Project.
March 9, 2010

March 9, 2010 – Hour 2

David Kirby joins us to discuss his new book Animal Factory: The Looming Threat of Industrial Pig, Dairy and Poultry Farms on Humans and the Environment.
September 23, 2009

September 23, 2009 – Hour 2

August 11, 2009

August 11, 2009 – Hour 2

Will Allen is an urban farmer who has garnered national recognition for the work he has done in Milwaukee, WI where his operation
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August 4, 2009

August 4, 2009 – Hour 1

Marc and guests discuss a new farming program that the Baltimore School system is running here in Baltimore. Great food and opportunities are being provided to students for locally grown, organic fruits and vegetables.

Today's guests were:

July 27, 2009

July 30, 2009 – Hour 1

In the second hour of today's show, Marc spoke with guests about the future of food production and the ability to feed the world organically.

The panel included:

July 27, 2009

July 29, 2009 – Hour 2

It's time for America to rethink energy. How much energy we use, how we use it, and, most importantly, where it comes from.

July 27, 2009

July 29, 2009 – Hour 1

On today's show, Marc spoke with several environmental leaders about how the racial make-up of Baltimore City may change or effect the discussion of environmental justice.

Today's studio panel included:

July 27, 2009

July 28, 2009 – Hour 1

The United States has one of the most progressive environmental justice systems in the world. Theoretically, Americans have access to more information, more options, and more community support in trying to lessen their environmental impact.

July 26, 2009

July 27, 2009 – Hour 2

Public awareness on the need for becoming more energy efficient and lessening our environmental impact is at an all time high. However, in an economic crisis where many families are struggling to keep their homes and jobs, "going green" just can't be a top priority--or can it?

July 14, 2009

Eat Your Lawn

Ever dreamed of tearing up your lawn and growing some plants you can eat?  We're joined by Scott Carlson, who did just that outside of his Rodgers Forge rowhouse, and Jon Traunfeld, the director of the Home and Garden Information Center at University of Maryland.  While you're listening to our podcast, take a look at
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July 13, 2009

July 16, 2009 – Hour 1

July 2, 2009

July 2, 2009 – Hour 1

June 23, 2009

June 23, 2009 – Hour 1

June 15, 2009

June 16, 2009 – Hour 1

Having trouble with your tomato plants or experiencing a bug infestation in your rose garden?  Noticed something strange about your favorite tree or concerned about your perennials?  Marc is joined this hour by gardeners who can take and answer your questions about how to make your garden grow.  Today's panel includes:

June 9, 2009

June 9, 2009 – Hour 2

June 2, 2009

June 2, 2009 – Hour 2

May 29, 2009

May 26, 2009 – Hour 1

Michael Pollan is the author of best-selling books like The Omnivore's Dilemma and In Defense of Food.  He is to food what Al Gore is to climate change-he has done more than
May 19, 2009

May 19, 2009 – Hour 1

For the first hour of today's show, Marc was joined in-studio by Stephen Thomas, to discuss the economic viability of nuclear energy in America.  Stephen Thomas is a professor of Energy Studies at the University of Greenwich (London), and has been a researcher in energy policy for more than 25 years.
May 12, 2009

May 12, 2009 – Hour 1

The first hour of today's show was divided into two segments.

For the first segment, Marc spoke with Daniel Becker of the Safe Climate Campaign, to discuss the three things President Obama could do without Congress to cut emissions now.

May 11, 2009

May 11, 2009 – Hour 1

Today's show began with another look at the future of journalism. Senator Ben Cardin discussed his bill that would allow newspapers to operate as nonprofits. Then Walter Isaacson, the former Chairman and CEO of CNN and former managing editor of Time, shared his take on the future of news.

May 5, 2009

May 5, 2009 – Hour 1

The Baltimore area saw two major water main breaks last week. These incidents are just the tip of the iceberg in terms of the crisis in American infrastructure. From structurally unsound bridges to aging sewer systems that dump untreated waste into waterways, we've got a problem that the American Society of Civil Engineers says it will take $2.2 trillion dollars to fix.

April 28, 2009

April 28, 2009 – Hour 2

April 28, 2009

April 28, 2009 – Hour 1

April 21, 2009

April 21, 2009 – Hour 1

In our first hour, we take our weekly look at sustainability issues: in our city, our country, and the rest of the world. Today, we take our first deep look at the economy and its role in sustainability.

April 14, 2009

April 14, 2009 – Hour 1

April 7, 2009

April 7, 2009 – Hour 2

In the second hour of today's show, Marc spoke with guests about the future of food production and the ability to feed the world organically.

The panel included:

March 31, 2009

March 31, 2009

It's time for America to rethink energy. How much energy we use, how we use it, and, most importantly, where it comes from.

March 24, 2009

March 24, 2009

On today's show, Marc spoke with several environmental leaders about how the racial make-up of Baltimore City may change or effect the discussion of environmental justice.

Today's studio panel included:

March 17, 2009

March 17, 2009

The United States has one of the most progressive environmental justice systems in the world. Theoretically, Americans have access to more information, more options, and more community support in trying to lessen their environmental impact.

March 10, 2009

March 10, 2009

Public awareness on the need for becoming more energy efficient and lessening our environmental impact is at an all time high. However, in an economic crisis where many families are struggling to keep their homes and jobs, "going green" just can't be a top priority--or can it?