Local Students Tackle The Food Waste Problem

May 19, 2016
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Food waste is a growing problem across the country and Montezuma County is no exception. In this episode of the Fish Bowl, KSJD's monthly program that features the voices, thoughts, and opinions of youth in our communities, Tom Yoder talks with Clare Vass, a sophomore at Dolores High School, about how her and her fellow students with the High School Leadership program found a solution for dealing with food waste from local restaurants.

Montezuma School To Farm Project

The Montezuma School to Farm Project continues to help local kids learn about food, food systems, and the importance of a healthy diet. KSJD's Tom Yoder talked with Christine Foote, Program Coordinator for the Montezuma School To Farm Project, about the latest initiatives they are bringing to area schools, and what to expect at their annual Spring Hoedown event on Saturday night.

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Salt is so common that many of us don't realize its role in history, or in our health. In this episode of the More Than You Want To Know Show, the EngiNerd examines where salt comes from, it's long history, and why it is a crucial ingredient for our good health.

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Living in Antarctica poses many challenges when it comes to feeding the people who live and work there. Big Fat Farm Show host Kellie Pettyjohn talks with Liz Widen and Rebekah Osgood, who have spent several seasons in Antarctica, about why they choose to live there, and the role that food plays in keeping morale up through the long dark days of winter near the South Pole.

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In this episode, the EngiNerd examines how fruit ripening works, the implications of the world banana market, and how you can make sure your avocados are ready for that impromptu guacamole dip when friends show up.

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.