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First Aired - 05/20/2012 01:00PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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This week on Straight, No Chaser Katy Keiffer has an in-depth conversation about vertical farming with Dr. Dickson Despommier, the author of The Vertical Farm: Feeding the World in the 21st Century. A professor emeritus at Columbia University, Dr. Despommier spent thirty-eight years as a professor of microbiology and public health. Hear some radical ideas including underground farming without daylight and plasma arc gasification. From wind power in Holland to seed banks in Japan, hear about some of the concepts being integrated into new agricultural models across the globe. This show was made possible by Fairway Market.

"Vertical farming is simply tacking high tech green houses on top of each other and integrating the systems."

"The concept of vertical farming is not new. If you look back at history you can find hanging gardens of Babylon and references of urban gardening and agriculture - but the timing was wrong."

--Dr. Dickson Despommier on Straight, No Chaser


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First Aired - 11/03/2011 01:00PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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This week The Farm Report celebrates is 100th episode! Former co-host Heather Hyman calls in and in the studio current host Erin Fairbanks is joined by friend and policy specialist Monica Patel of the Ecology Center. Together the cover a broad range of important and current environmental issues from water rights, herbicides, and indoor air quality. Find out the truth about supposedly 'clean coal' technology, what exactly a watershed is, how an aquifer works, and much more. This centennial episode is sponsored by Hearst Ranch.


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First Aired - 07/17/2011 04:30PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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Curtis continues the theme of "the green movement" and "organic architecture" on this week's edition of Burning Down the House. Tune in to learn about the origins of green themes in the built environment and find out more about topics such as biophilic design, biomimicry and natural light sources. This episode was sponsored by Hearst Ranch.


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