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Playlist: Possible half-hour shows

Compiled By: Rose Weiss

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With Good Reason: Weekly Half Hour Long Episodes (Series)

Produced by With Good Reason

Most recent piece in this series:

New Virginians (half)

From With Good Reason | Part of the With Good Reason: Weekly Half Hour Long Episodes series | 29:00

Slaveshipposter_cropped-380x265_small A traveling exhibit called New Virginians: 1619-2019 & Beyond from The Library of Virginia in Richmond features oral histories and photographs recorded by Pat JarrettPeople share their personal stories of how they journeyed from Central and South America, Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and the former Soviet Republics to make Virginia their new home. David Bearinger discusses the complexity of the immigrant and refugee experience for the individuals and families who have lived and are living it.

Planetary Radio (Series)

Produced by Mat Kaplan

Most recent piece in this series:

Crew Dragon Triumphant, and a Planetary Society Founder Remembers

From Mat Kaplan | Part of the Planetary Radio series | 28:50

Behnken_hurley_crew_dragon_recovery_nasa-ingalls_square_small Astronaut and former SpaceX director of space operations returns to help us celebrate and understand the just-completed first mission in a Crew Dragon capsule by Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley. Then we’ll sample Planetary Society Emeritus Executive Director Lou Friedman’s new memoir, Planetary Adventures: From Moscow to Mars.  Chase Chief Scientist Bruce Betts down the rotating black hole and get ready for the Perseid meteor shower in this week’s What’s Up.  

Living Planet: Environment Matters ~ from DW (Series)

Produced by DW - Deutsche Welle

Most recent piece in this series:

Living Planet 07/31/2020

From DW - Deutsche Welle | Part of the Living Planet: Environment Matters ~ from DW series | 30:00

Lp1_small This week on the show: Endangered, in danger - How this year was again deadly for environmental defenders, dehorning rhinos to save them, and protecting the most endangered whale on Earth. Plus, COVID-19 challenges women working on environmental issues around the world.

The Write Question (Series)

Produced by KUFM - Montana Public Radio

Most recent piece in this series:

The Write Question - Bob Quinn and Liz Carlisle - 451

From KUFM - Montana Public Radio | Part of the The Write Question series | 29:00

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About the Book:

When Bob Quinn was a kid, a stranger at a county fair gave him a few kernels of an unusual grain. Little did he know, that grain would change his life. Years later, after finishing a PhD in plant biochemistry and returning to his family's farm in Montana, Bob started experimenting with organic wheat. In the beginning, his concern wasn't health or the environment; he just wanted to make a decent living and some chance encounters led him to organics.

But as demand for organics grew, so too did Bob's experiments. He discovered that through time-tested practices like cover cropping and crop rotation, he could produce successful yields—without pesticides. Regenerative organic farming allowed him to grow fruits and vegetables in cold, dry Montana, providing a source of local produce to families in his hometown. He even started producing his own renewable energy. And he learned that the grain he first tasted at the fair was actually a type of ancient wheat, one that was proven to lower inflammation rather than worsening it, as modern wheat does.

Ultimately, Bob's forays with organics turned into a multimillion dollar heirloom grain company, Kamut International. In Grain by Grain, Quinn and cowriter Liz Carlisle, author of Lentil Underground, show how his story can become the story of American agriculture. We don't have to accept stagnating rural communities, degraded soil, or poor health. By following Bob's example, we can grow a healthy future, grain by grain.

About the Authors:

Bob Quinn is a leading green businessman, with successful ventures in both organic agriculture and renewable energy.  Raised on a 2,400 acre wheat and cattle ranch in Montana, Quinn earned a Ph.D. in plant biochemistry at UC Davis before coming home to farm in 1978. In 1986, he planted his first organic crop, and by 1989, he had converted his entire farm. He served on the first National Organic Standards Board, which spurred the creation of the USDA's National Organic Program, and has been recognized with the Montana Organic Association Lifetime of Service Award, The Organic Trade Association Organic Leadership Award, and Rodale Institute's Organic Pioneer Award. As an entrepreneur, Quinn has founded five significant enterprises: a regional mill for organic and heritage grains, an organic snack company, a business that sells culinary oil and recycles it as biofuel, Montana's first wind farm, and Kamut International. Kamut, the ancient grain Quinn revived from a pint jar of seed found in a neighbor's basement, is now grown on 100,000 acres of certified organic cropland and manufactured into over 3500 products worldwide. In addition, Bob remains active in research, and has co-authored pioneering studies on the nutritional benefits of ancient grain.

 

Liz Carlisle is a Lecturer in the School of Earth, Energy, and Environmental Sciences at Stanford University, where she teaches courses on food and agriculture, sustainability transition, and environmental communication. She holds a Ph.D. from UC Berkeley and a B.A. from Harvard University, and she formerly served as Legislative Correspondent for Agriculture and Natural Resources in the Office of U.S. Senator Jon Tester. Recognized for her academic writing with the Elsevier Atlas Award, which honors research with social impact, Liz has also published numerous pieces for general audience readers, in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Business Insider, and Stanford Social Innovation Review. A former country singer who once opened shows for Travis Tritt, LeAnn Rimes, and Sugarland, Carlisle brings a populist flair to the 40+ talks she gives each year. Her first book, Lentil Underground, (2015) won the Montana Book Award and the Green Prize for Sustainable Literature.

World in Progress: Global Development Issues ~ from DW (Series)

Produced by DW - Deutsche Welle

Most recent piece in this series:

World in Progress 08/06/2020

From DW - Deutsche Welle | Part of the World in Progress: Global Development Issues ~ from DW series | 30:00

Wip1_small This week on the show: Bolsonaro's dangerous coronavirus ignorance - Brazil, the country with the second-highest number of COVID-19 cases and deaths in the world after the US, had more than 2.8 million confirmed cases and over 95,000 deaths at the time of recording. As the situation keeps worsening, Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro does little to acknowledge the pandemic — instead, he tries his best to downplay the dangers of the disease.

The Steve Pomeranz Half Hour (Series)

Produced by The Steve Pomeranz Show

Most recent piece in this series:

My Last Commentary To You All

From The Steve Pomeranz Show | Part of the The Steve Pomeranz Half Hour series | 29:00

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Episode 977:
Steve's Market Commentary:
My Last Commentary To You All
On this final show, I talk about some of the most important themes I have covered over these many years. Themes that may help you become a little wealthier and a little more financially secure.


How To Handle Investments In A Low-Yield Environment
With Christine Benz
With Christine Benz, Personal Finance Editor at Morningstar.com and author of The Morningstar Guide to Mutual Funds: Five Star Strategies for Success
It ain't easy out there to earn a decent amount of income from your investments. Industry veteran, Christine Benz of Morningstar and Steve discuss the best tips and advice to handle this low-yielding environment.