Host Glen Andresen speaks with Noah Wemple of Cougar Mountain Farm, which puts on the Tayberry Jam/Reggae on the Mountain festival 18-20 July outside Cottage Grove. The farm is completely off the
grid utilizing solar panels and microhydro.
Jay Thiemeyer speaks with film curator Guiseppe Bruno-Bossio about Blue Planet, a film by Franco Piavoli, which plays this weekend at the Northwest Film Center. BLUE PLANET contains images and sounds, meticulously collected and developed over three years, that illustrate the passing of time through the four seasons, through the 24 hours of a day and through the evolutionary existence of the planet itself.
Host Marianne Barisonek speaks with Mike Hudak, author of Western Turf Wars: The Politics of Public Lands Ranching about the horrendous damage done to millions of acres of fragile public lands by overgrazing livestock.
Jerry DeWitt (bio), Director of the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University, joins host Barbara Bernstein in a discussion about the impacts of climate change and agricultural practices on recent flooding in the midwest.