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First Aired - 06/22/2009 05:00PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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Kate Manchester, publisher of Edible Santa Fe, talks with Steve Warshawer of Beneficial Farms and Josh Veirtel, the President of Slow Food USA.
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First Aired - 07/13/2009 05:00PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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Kate Manchester talks with Matt DiRuggiero author of The Range Café Cookbook and then with Woody Tasch, venture capitalist on "Slow Money".
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First Aired - 07/12/2009 01:00PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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This week's Q-Report theme is Fresh Eats as Patrick and Mark talk with special guests Renato Sardo of Slow Food Int. and Anya Fernald of Slow Food Nation. Also on the show, Travis Tench of Bushwick Farmers Market, Marie Abaya & Faith Marabella.
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Brooklyn Brewery, IBM, Renato Sardo, Anya Fernald, Slow Food Nation, Farmers Market, street food, CSA, California, CSA is better for farmers because there is no risk, farmers market demands volume, CSA was made to save local farmers, hundred mile local diet, the Slow Food movement is evolving, street meat, American street food traditions, biodiversity of food supply, developing countries, Heritage Food, whole cow, best value for chef is the ground, grinding cow into ground, tenderloin, hamburgers, Yes We Can Food, Marin Country, Northern California, Barack Obama, free range pork, Slow Food promotes human connection and safety, trickle down, food elitism, Republicans, farmers markets can grow through prepared foods, sustainability, traceability, some of the best street meat is in the Philippines, Mark Marabella, Patrick Martins,

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