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Talkin' 'bout the good old days with Charlie Dunne
13 Jun, 2019 | 0:30:00 |
EN | Ivan Emke | Fit to Eat: The NL Farm and Food Show

What were these things called the "good old days?" Did they exist, or are they more advertising than reality? This week on "Fit to Eat" we talk to Charlie Dunn - fisher, gardener, tourism operator, carpenter, story-teller. He speaks openly about life in rural NL back in the days when he was growing up, and the current challenges of rural....
Trains, Buses, People:An Opinionated Atlas of US Transit
11 Jun, 2019 | 0:28:30 |
EN | Lawson Hunter | EarthMatters

In 'Trains, Buses, People", transportation expert Christof Spieler looks at how cities can build successful transit. He profiles the 47 metropolitan areas in the US that have rail transit or BRT, using data, photos, and maps for easy comparison. He explains broad concepts, but recognizes all of the technical, geographical, and political difficulties of building transit in the real world.
Asylum-seekers and those who help them
10 Jun, 2019 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Producer Melinda Tuhus travelled to Arizona, Mexico, and the desert between to interview refugees and good Samaritans about what asylum seekers are fleeing from, what they face on the trip north, who helps them, and the ordeal of applying for immigration status.
Topics: "what are birds", avian evolutionary history, conservation, extinctions
05 Jun, 2019 | 0:27:51 |
EN | Julia Cameron | For the Birds Podcast

This series takes a look into our feathered friends (or foes) – the birds! Hosted by Julia “Jules” Cameron (BSc. Biology/Psychology, CBU and Station Manager at Caper Radio CJBU), “For the Birds” explores different groups of avian species, their ecology, the threat of climate change, and the need for conservation. This program is recorded in-studio at Caper Radio CJBU, Cape...
At Dan Rubin's Windy Cliffside Garden
04 Jun, 2019 | 0:30:00 |
EN | Ivan Emke | Fit to Eat: The NL Farm and Food Show

This week we visit gardener, teacher, musician, writer, organizer, animator and self-professed seed geek Dan Rubin. He talks about adapting to NL gardening conditions, after moving from Canada's west coast, where you simply plant seeds and run. But the conditions here have made him a better gardener. Honest. We also chat about the role of seed collecting in ensuring food...
Indigenous Land Recognition, REDD+, and Plastic Pollution
02 Jun, 2019 | 0:28:40 |
EN | Lawson Hunter | EarthMatters

Stacey Laforme is the elected Chief of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation (MNCFN). Born and raised on MCFN, Chief Laforme has served his community for over eighteen years, being first elected to council in 1999. Kevin Conrad is Executive Director of the Coalition for Rainforest Nations. In 2004 he designed the REDD+ Mechanism that is represented by Article...
Two chefs, two countries, one set of challenges
29 May, 2019 | 0:30:00 |
EN | Ivan Emke | Fit to Eat: The NL Farm and Food Show

This time on "Fit to Eat" I talk to two chefs, from two different countries, but who have some similar experiences. They both try to get local ingredients, despite the short growing seasons in their respective countries. They both try to balance their passion to cook for people along with their need to make a living while doing that. David...
Winona LaDuke – Native American Eco-Justice
27 May, 2019 | 0:57:00 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

Eduardo Galeano in his masterwork, The Open Veins of Latin America wrote that 500 years ago European settler colonialists came to this hemisphere and "sank their teeth" into the throats of Indian civilizations. You know the story. Genocide. Land was stolen. Broken promises and broken treaties. Survivors exiled to inhospitable reservations. In recent years indigenous people are organizing and asserting...
Christiana Figueres & Catherine McKenna
26 May, 2019 | 0:28:59 |
EN | Lawson Hunter | EarthMatters

Christiana Figueres was appointed Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and helped push through the Paris Agreement. Figueres was recently named one of the top 100 most influential people in Climate Change policy. Figueres was at a Q&A session at ‘Collision’ a high tech conference. Also at the Collision conference held in Toronto was another member...
Women coping with natural disaster in Kodagu District, Karnataka State
26 May, 2019 | 0:28:47 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

In southern India, the hilly Kodagu or Coorg district received extremely heavy rains during the last monsoon. Landslides covered over much of the farmland and homes. After losing so much all at once, women have shouldered the tasks of finding new sources of income and helping each other. Two producers from Bangalore travelled to the district to document the recovery...
At the Exploits Meadow Farm
21 May, 2019 | 0:30:00 |
EN | Ivan Emke | Fit to Eat: The NL Farm and Food Show

So what does it take to start your own farm? From the woods up? This week on "Fit to Eat," we talk with entrepreneur, 3rd-career young farmer, shepherd and apiarist Rodney Reid about such topics. He is the co-owner and operator of Exploits Meadow Farms, just outside Bishop's Falls, NL. And don't worry. We don't talk about only the challenges....
Protecting Pollinators - Butterflies ,Bees, Bats and More
20 May, 2019 | 0:28:07 |
EN | Lawson Hunter | EarthMatters

In 'Protecting Pollinators: How to Save the Creatures that Feed Our World', beekeeper and author Jodi Helmer explores why pollinator decline has become so dire and how it can be reversed. Her book, published by Island Press, offers a hopeful vision for the future of pollinators - not just the iconic monarch butterfly and the dainty hummingbird, but the drab...
Bill McKibben - Planet in Peril
13 May, 2019 | 0:57:00 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

We’ve all seen the images of huge icebergs breaking off the Antarctic ice sheets into the ocean. It’s not just polar bears and penguins who are in danger of losing their habitat. Our “pale blue dot” in the universe as Carl Sagan described Earth, is in peril. The top scientists of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change say we...
Culinary Tourism and Rural Community Development
13 May, 2019 | 0:30:00 |
EN | Ivan Emke | Fit to Eat: The NL Farm and Food Show

This week I talk with two young entrepreneurs who are working in the area of culinary tourism. Rebecca Brushett and Ian Stone operate tours in the Gros Morne National Park region, celebrating local food and local culinary skills. While we talk about food and using it to share a local culture, we are also talking about how local food can...
The documented health risks, projected consequences, and citizen efforts to halt this new revolution
10 May, 2019 | 0:00:00 |
EN | Michael Welch | Global Research News Hour

This week's Global Research News Hour presents a review of some of the adverse health impacts associated with the new generation of Wireless networks, known as 5G. In the first half hour, Meg Sears PhD, Chair of Prevent Cancer Now, presents some of the solid peer-reviewed research on the known health risks of Wireless Technology that are being ignored or...
Jill Graham-Scanlan talks about the work of the Friends of the Northumberland Strait.
07 May, 2019 | 0:28:14 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Jill Graham-Scanlan is a lifelong resident of Pictou County, Nova Scotia, a lawyer, and the president of the Friends of the Northumberland Strait. Scott Neigh interviews her about the group's work to oppose a plan that would see effluent from the Northern Pulp mill piped into the strait, putting ecosystems, fisheries, and communities at risk. The Northumberland Strait is that...
Making the Case for Building to Zero Carbon
06 May, 2019 | 0:29:09 |
EN | Lawson Hunter | EarthMatters

Transportation is often noted as the biggest source of greenhouse gas emissions. The built environment – offices, factories, homes and hospitals, for example are not far behind. Between the ecological footprint of construction, demolition, and the ongoing generation of heat and electricity used on a daily basis, its no wonder says Jeff Ranson of the Canadian Green Building Council. After...
Connections between horticulture and agriculture
05 May, 2019 | 0:30:00 |
EN | Ivan Emke | Fit to Eat: The NL Farm and Food Show

This time on "Fit to Eat" we dance around the question of whether horticulture and agriculture are the very same thing... or maybe they were separated at birth? What is their connection, in our province? How is the increased interest in food security among consumers being felt in the horticultural industry? And what can the two sectors learn from each...
Innovation in Icelandic Food
29 Apr, 2019 | 0:30:00 |
EN | Ivan Emke | Fit to Eat: The NL Farm and Food Show

This time on "Fit to Eat" we are back in Iceland, to visit a greenhouse and to talk to a food researcher. We meet Anna, at the end of a majestic fjord, in her geothermally-heated greenhouse, and hear her story of how she and her husband ended up as farmers. Then we meet with Holly, who is researching 3D food...
How a Farmer's Market Nurtures Community
23 Apr, 2019 | 0:30:00 |
EN | Ivan Emke | Fit to Eat: The NL Farm and Food Show

On this episode, we explore the close relationship between food and community, and how they often rely upon the contributions of the other. We use the example of the St. John's Farmer's Market as an illustration of how this relationship works its magic. I talk to Chair of the Co-op Board that operates the market, Joshua Smee, Deputy Mayor of...
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