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First Aired - 04/25/2011 01:00PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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This week on Let's Eat In, Cathy talks to the author of the "Hip Girls Guide to Homemaking", Kate Payne, about quick pickling, mending parties, and more. Kate takes us inside the re-appropriation of homemaking with an emphasis on community and crowdsourcing. Don't miss out on her ultimate date meal or missing her and Cathy at the Brooklyn Flea this May! This episode was sponsored by Hearst Ranch.


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First Aired - 12/21/2009 12:00PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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On a "holiday" edition of The Naturalist, Bernie Wides gives us some well timed history on the winter solstice celebration.
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Bernie Wides, Heritage Radio Network, Bushwick, Roberta's, Tekserve, winter solstice, Yale University, what causes winter and summer?, everybody thought it was because of the distance between the Earth and the Sun, if that were true we would die, the sun is at the center of the solar system, Galileo Galilei, the axis of the Earth, its tilted 23 and a half degrees, summer occurs in the Northern Hemisphere when the axis points up, the sun does not move, ecliptic, four checkpoints, when the sun crosses from south to north it's the first day of spring, vernal equinox, when the sun reaches the furthest point north in the ecliptic its summer solstice, when it crosses the equator going back south its the autumnal equinox, when the sun goes furthest south on the ecliptic its the winter solstice,
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Northern Europe, wine and beer, holidays we celebrate are based on ancient holidays, cold and darkness, gatherings are valued for emotional comfort, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Denmark, Russia, depressive psychological effect of winter, tied to cold, tiredness, inactivity, seasonal affective disorder, insufficient sunlight, melatonin, circadian rhythm, tanning salon, increased negative ion exposure, serotonin, traveling across time zones, jet lag, take melatonin to avoid this, Southern Africa, mid winter festivals, forever greens, large ongoing fires, evening physical excursion, dancing, drinking, singing, when we celebrate the holidays we are dealing with light, burma, Christmas, the timing was adopted from Pagan tradition, substituted festivals with religious overtones,

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