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First Aired - 03/20/2011 03:00PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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This week's episode of We Dig Plants explores one of the most important and misunderstood crops in the history of America - tobacco. Tune in and learn about the history of the nicotiana plant and how it affected our economy, health and politics. Find out about the origins of cigarette production and why the big tobacco companies are able to influence so many other organizations around us. This episode was sponsored by S. Wallace Edwards & Sons. For more information visit www.SurryFarms.com.

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We Dig Plants, Alice Marcus Krieg, Carmen DeVito, Heritage Radio Network, S. Wallace Edwards & Sons, tobacco, in 1612 John Rolfe, found that tobacco would grow very well in Virginia, tobacco as a means of currency for Chesapeake colonies, valuable exchange for gold, began growing in the Americas in 6000 BC, American Indians began using tobacco around 1 BC, believed to be a cure all, used to dress wounds and used as a painkiller, chewing tobacco was used to relieve toothaches, first crop grown for money in North America, in 1632 it was illegal to smoke publicly in Massachusetts, people smoked 40 cigarettes a year in the 1800s, the Duke family fortune is based on tobacco, The American Tobacco Company, Phillip Morris, Marlboro company, cigarettes were promoted to men, soldiers overseas were given free cigarettes every day, women needed to smoke after entering the work force, Carmen was a smoker and ended up quitting, by 1944 cigarette production was up to 300 billion a year, servicemen received 75% of these cigarettes, tar wars, in 1984 congress passed the comprehensive smoking education pact, companies have to change warning labels every few months, cost for cigarette production is low, top producing states are Kentucky Georgia and North Carolina, Eye Chart for Hearing Impaired Smokers, tobacco companies are married to American politics, Thank You for Smoking,

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First Aired - 03/20/2012 01:00PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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Ben is a full-time and part-time organic farmer. By day he works as the Organic Farm Manager for the University of Kentucky's Organic Farming Research and Education Farm, a job he has held for the previous five years. The university farm is home to a 80-member CSA, grant-funded research, and extension and education efforts relating to organic vegetable production in Kentucky. By night he operates his own (leased) farm in Fayette County, Kentucky where he grows organic sweet potatoes, cabbage, winter squash, and watermelons on 10 acres.

"What's been so great about having the farm is because it has created a visual component to the organic agriculture program [at the University of Kentucky]."

"I've found this movement of young farmers is very inclusive. There's a lot of passion."

-- Ben Abell on Greenhorn Radio


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First Aired - 09/21/2010 12:00PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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This week on Cooking Issues Dave helps a listener fix a busted eBay purchase, laments America's obsession with white meat versus dark, questions the validity of rubbing cucumbers together to reduce bitterness, works with a caller to combine cola and espresso, suggests replacing tendons with meat glue, and finally discusses the potential to infuse drinks with tobacco. Don't miss another helpful, info-packed episode with HRN's mad scientist duo Dave and Nastassia. This episode was sponsored by Whole Foods Market.

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email question, seafood sausages with ginger, ginger/egg reaction, it may not be the egg white that reacts with the ginger but the meat, protease enzyme, pre cook the ginger, Ginger Milk Curd, lobsters in tanks feed off their own flesh, if you feed lobsters it will increase waste in the tank, they can survive a long time, eutectic point, the old cucumber trick, kitchen wisdom, if you rub the ends of a cucumber together the bitterness will go away, wild cucumbers are bitter, Dave doesn't think this makes sense, espresso drink with coca cola, foam problem, emulsified oils, carbonated coffee beverages with nitrus, Manhattan Soda, Nils Noren, using a dog brush to create holes in a duck breast,

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