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First Aired - 06/14/2009 12:00PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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Patrick Martins & Katy Keiffer talk about chocolate with guests Jon Payson and Roger Rodriguez
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four hives have been installed on Brooklyn rooftops, the bees have been in since mid april, honey production, queen bees, obstacles in bee keeping, when the queen died the bees went feral, humanitarian effort, why colonies are collapsing, cell phone towers possibly affecting bees, pesticidies, bees help our corn, addiction to chemicals, our need to genetically modify agriculture has affected bees, chemical fertilizers, highest form of technology is the original natural thing, The Monsanto Company, weather changes, bee keeping is a great hobby and can help the environment, purist approach to bee keeping, Italian honeybees, honeybees are indigenous to Europe and The Middle East, South American honey, bee keeping is illegal in New York City, H&R Apiaries, Jon Feldman, not just for honey but to learn as much as we can about bees,

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First Aired - 12/11/2009 10:00AM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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Patrick Martins & Katy Keiffer of The Main Course sit down with Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer.

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Scott Stringer, Manhattan Borough President, Food & The Public Interest, breeding new life into Manhattans community boards, Scott competed in a very tough election, empowering local communities, community board, neighborhood organizations, Go Green East Harlem Committee, reducing asthma and diabetes, food and climate change, NYC Food & Climate Summit, elected officials and thousands of activists, policy issues, skill building, the United Stats spends 300 billion dollars a year dealing with the issue of obesity, heart disease, Wall St, we've gotten away from being entrepreneurial, bringing food production closer to home, entry level jobs can be created, Roberta's, mainstream media only covers certain things, bloggers, alternative media, the last thing we need is more task forces and commissions, sustainability, post conference report, vacant lots turning into urban farms, rooftop gardens, green initiatives, The Politics of Food, too many people live in food deserts, building supermarkets in economically challenged communities, food stats, healthy options, New York Times, the city of New York was subsidizing fast food chains in northern Manhattan, we weren't subsidizing food markets and healthy bodegas, tactical subsidizing, bringing down health costs, preventing disease, this years conference should be double in size, education, food charter pledge, sign the pledge!, http://www.mbpo.org/free_details.asp?id=179, hug and release, affordable housing, farmers markets, tree planting, Steve Israel, the public is ahead of elected officials on these issues, Copenhagen Climate Conference, public awareness has grown, what can people do?, Just Food, www.justfood.org, www.mbpo.org, sign the charter!,

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First Aired - 12/18/2011 01:00PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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This week on Straight, No Chaser, Katy is joined by the new Editor-in-Chief of the Food and Environment Reporting Network. Sam discusses how food writing and blogging has changed over the years and what it takes to create an interesting online publication in today's digital landscape. Hear his thoughts on waste management, industrial agriculture and the issues facing the dairy industry. This episode was sponsored by S. Wallace Edwards & Sons.

"The most important thing about food, agriculture and environmental health is the fact that they are connected."

"Farmers are in-tune to climate, more than anybody else."

--Sam Fromartz on Straight, No Chaser


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