Mardi Gras and Pancakes

Feb 5, 2016
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Fat Tuesday is the culmination of feasting and excess during Mardi Gras, and in some places includes a tradition of eating pancakes. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Leigh Waggoner, the Rector at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Cortez, and Judy Schuenemeyer, who is a parishioner at the church, about the history of Mardi Gras and why they hold a pancake supper as part of their festivities.

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In this episode, the EngiNerd examines gluten: what it is, the foods it is in, and the various physical symptoms caused by gluten sensitivity, gluten intolerance, and the more serious celiac disease.

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In this episode of Canyon Chronicles, host Mike Woodrow talks with archaeobotanist Dr. Karen Adams about her research into the plant foods that prehistoric people of the Southwest domesticated and ate, and how it sheds light on the food systems of today.

Montezuma School To Farm Project

In this episode of Pandora's Box, co-host Joanie Trussel talks with Gretchen Groenke with Mancos FoodShare about food insecurity and how education about food systems and food production for our children is a key part of the solution.

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Food insecurity is a condition where individuals or families don't have access to adequate amounts of food. In this episode of Pandora's Box, KSJD's Tom Yoder and host Lyn Patrick talk about how food insecurity is affecting children and expecting mothers, and how it can lead to conditions like obesity and other serious health problems.

Eating Well and Feeling Well

Nov 9, 2015
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Food is such normal part of our lives that we sometimes forget how much what we eat affects our mood and well-being. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Tess Challis, a vegan chef and author who helps people eat delicious, nutritious foods that also contribute to inner wellness and holistic health.

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In this episode of Pandora's Box, host Joanie Trussel talks with Katrina Blair, author of "The Wild Wisdom of Weeds", about how weeds and the push to eradicate them needs to be seen in a different light, where the nutritional and ecological value of weeds is valued, and the use of pesticides is more seriously scrutinized by farmers who wish to grow sustainable crops.

  • The Good Samaritan Center food pantry in Cortez sees an increase of roughly 40 percent in the number of people it serves.
  • At $125 million, Latigo Wind Farm will be the largest private construction project in the history of San Juan County, Utah.

Chalkbeat Colorado

In this episode of Pandora's Box, host Joanie Trussel talks with Shamai Buckel, a founding member of the Kiva Montessori Charter School in Cortez, and Laurie Hall of The Farm Bistro restaurant about their collaboration to feed Kiva students fresh, local foods at lunch time, and the impact it has on children's health and well-being.

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In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, host Sarah Syverson talks with Sandi VanHouteen, Cortez School District Food Service Director, and Danyel Mezzanatto, Cortez Middle School Production Manager, about Colorado Proud Day and how it is being celebrated in local school cafeterias with farm-fresh produce from area farms and school gardens.