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Visiting the Cider Maker
05 Dec, 2018 | 0:30:00 |
EN | Ivan Emke | Fit to Eat: The NL Farm and Food Show

This week we head to the world headquarters of the Newfoundland Cider Company, in Clarenville, to speak with Chris Adams. We learn about the patience needed to start an agricultural enterprise in our province, as well as the excitement of consumers to buy local foods - and drinks. In the process, we learn a few things about cider as well.
A visit with Jim Purdy
29 Nov, 2018 | 0:30:00 |
EN | Ivan Emke | Fit to Eat: The NL Farm and Food Show

Today, I visit with Jim Purdy, just outside of Happy Valley, Labrador. We talk about the advantages of farming in Labrador, the demand for local vegetables in the region, the need to increase animal-based farming in that area, and the great bear-frightening potential of a good rooster.
Examining hazards a controversial take-over and hazards of agrochemical agriculture
18 May, 2018 | 0:59:14 |
EN | Michael Welch | Global Research News Hour

This edition of the Global Research News Hour explores issues around the recent approval of a merger between German pharmaceutical and chemical giant Bayer and the American Agro-chemical giant Monsanto. Author and Public Banking Institute Chair Ellen Brown discusses the economic and political clout of the new entity. writer Nick Meyer speaks about the May 19th March Against Monsanto, Dr....
About environmental justice and how it relates to the law in the Canadian context.
20 Feb, 2018 | 0:28:06 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Nathalie Chalifour and Angela Lee are scholars in the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa whose work focuses on exploring how the law can be used to advance the cause of environmental justice in the Canadian context. Scott Neigh talks with them about that work, including some of its specific relevance to climate change and to the food...
We explore the world of video farming games.
13 Jan, 2018 | 0:47:42 |
EN | Bojan Furst | Rural Routes

While the numbers of farms in North America are decreasing every year, virtual farms are thriving. What does the bounty of farming related computer, video and mobile games say about the urban-rural divide? Are they just dumb time wasters, or could they actually be used to help create both knowledge and understanding? Join us for a (slightly goofy) chat about...
Dahr Jamail on Current Climate indicators, Dane Wigington on Geoengineering dangers
10 Nov, 2017 | 0:59:02 |
EN | Michael Welch | Global Research News Hour

On the occasion of the 23rd annual UN Climate conference currently underway in Bonn, the Global Research News Hour is examining the most up to date information on how human impacts is affecting the biosphere of planet Earth. In the first half hour, Dahr Jamail, award-winning journalist and staff writer for joins us to elaborate on record high temperatures,...
We look at the complex problem of food waste
06 Oct, 2017 | 0:43:38 |
EN | Bojan Furst | Rural Routes

A third of the food we produce on this planet ends up as food waste. In this episode of Rural Routes we talked to Dr. Matteo Vittuari from University of Bologna about the complex problems and issues surrounding food waste. We touched on every aspect of food waste from production to the family dinner table. We also introduced a new...
A story of four women who decided to run farming businesses
08 Sep, 2017 | 0:50:57 |
EN | Bojan Furst | Rural Routes

A Canadian farmer is on average 55 years old. Not these farmers. Rural Routes hosts Rebecca Cohoe and Bojan F├╝rst bring you the stories of four young women who run farms in Prince Edward Island, Southwestern Ontario, and near Bologna, Italy. Mary-Ellen Godfrey, Lisa Paganelli, Lindsay Menich, and Katrina McQuail share their experiences of going back to the farm and...
Indigenous hill dwellers push back against tree plantations
17 Jul, 2017 | 0:28:40 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Indigenous Dongria Khond people in Orissa state, India, are struggling against a forestry department decision to cut their food-bearing trees and take away their food-growing plots in favour of teak and eucalyptus cash-crop plantations. The women tell about their tactics and the nutritional and environmental superiority of their traditional foods and way of life.
Perfectly Perennial: Growing Tradition with Dan Rubin
13 Apr, 2017 | 0:30:00 |
EN | CHMR FM Music Department | Living Heritage Podcast

Since arriving in Newfoundland fifteen years ago, Dan Rubin has been deeply involved in local history and heritage, as the founding chair of the Pouch Cove Heritage Society. He was lead author and editor of the book Pouch Cove: Our Home by the Sea which received the Manning award for community history in 2016. But Dan is also a groundbreaking...
Hank Snow's Trick Horse, and other Surprises
19 Feb, 2017 | 1:00:30 |
EN | Kim Logue | hoofbeats

In this episode, we welcome Wendy as an accidental co-host.. "But I have not been on a horse in 30 years!!! All I could really talk about is Hank Snow's trick horse. Hank Snow was a Canadian country singer who became very famous in Nashville. While he was still in Canada in the 40s, he bought the trick horse and...
Vandana Shiva on the web of life
29 Jan, 2017 | 0:28:48 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Second and final part of a speech delivered in California by Dr. Vandana Shiva, influential scientist, policy analyst, and activist from India. In last week s episode, Dr. Shiva deconstructed the rhetoric of genetically modified agriculture. This week, she speaks more to solutions, especially solutions based in human rights allied to rights of nature.
Vandana Shiva explains GMOs
23 Jan, 2017 | 0:28:48 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

With elegant oratory, Dr. Shiva dissects the methods, the motives, and the ecological and economic results of the corporate assault on the mutual relationship between human beings and plants within the web of life. Part 1 of a two-part speech delivered in 2014.
Lierre Keith on Deep Green Resistance and anti-patriarchy
31 Oct, 2016 | 0:28:46 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Bringing back bison - like the ones seen at Standing Rock recently - and the prairie grasslands that sustain them - could sequester massive amounts of carbon and restore functional habitat for many other species, says Lierre Keith. A former vegan, she now sees herself as a being like other creatures part of the cycle of life and death, choosing...
An interview about the Harvesting Freedom caravan to demand justice for migrant farmworkers.
28 Sep, 2016 | 0:28:11 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

On this week's episode of Talking Radical Radio, Scott Neigh speaks with Gabriel Allahdua, a migrant farmworker and one of the organizers of the month-long Harvesting Freedom caravan. As the caravan approaches Ottawa, where it will present its demands for justice for migrant farmworkers to the federal government, we look back at the journey, the issues, and the struggle. As...
Green Foundation unites women farmers in India
25 Sep, 2016 | 0:28:44 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

The so-called Green Revolution in India increased one measure of "productivity" at the cost of much else, including nutrition, sustainability, loss of biodiversity, and local loss of control. The Green Foundation based in Karnataka state started by encouraging local seed-saving and has built a network of women farmers who also process their own crops locally - a growing trend in...
working for peace at all levels
01 Aug, 2016 | 0:28:40 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Colombia's government and its major group of armed rebels are arriving at some conclusions after 65 years of war and two years of negotiations. Women have been working towards peace for decades, and have achieved a quota of 30% for public offices - elected and appointed. Women are sidelined in official peace negotiations, but they are negotiating separately and trying...
Conversations with Richard Heinberg, Gordon Laxer and Guy Mcpherson
03 Jun, 2016 | 0:59:15 |
EN | Michael Welch | Global Research News Hour

On this week's Global Research News Hour we speak to two eminent energy experts and book authors, Richard Heinberg of the post carbon institute and Gordon Laxer, founder and former director of the University of Alberta-based Parkland institute about practical strategies for addressing the twin crises of peak oil and climate change. We then hear back from evolutionary biologist Guy...
Pepe Escobar on Brazil's Economic Crisis, John Schertow on Indigenous struggle in Brazil
20 May, 2016 | 0:59:13 |
EN | Michael Welch | Global Research News Hour

On this week's Global Research News Hour, we take a look behind the scenes and beyond the rhetoric of the current power struggle in Brazil. In the first part of the show, we hear from independent geopolitical analyst, writer and author Pepe Escobar. The Brazilian born commentator provides his analysis of the real reasons behind the coup, the forces seeking...
A conversation with dr. Ivan Emke about the need for new approaches to rural Canada
18 Mar, 2016 | 0:43:17 |
EN | Bojan Furst | Rural Routes

Dr. Ivan Emke says it's time to take care of the rural soul of Canada. Ivan is a rural scholar at Memorial University of Newfoundland based at the university's Corner Brook campus on the west coast of the island of Newfoundland. We talked about agriculture, rural stereotypes, the unsustainable nature of urban environments and the fact that neither of us...
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