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How We Survive: Sprouting Up in Empty Breadbaskets

From: Making Contact
Series: Making Contact
Length: 29:00

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The irony of food poverty in California’s agriculturally rich Central Valley and a look at community gardens popping up in food deserts. We also explore a project bringing healthy food to low income neighborhoods in Oakland, California. Read the full description.

Episode_pic_for__45-09_small We continue our series "How We Survive."  The irony of food poverty in California's agriculturally rich Central Valley and a look at community gardens popping up in food deserts. We also explore a project bringing healthy food to low income neighborhoods in Oakland, California.


Featuring:  

"Healthy & Affordable Food in Urban Areas"
Michelle Obama;
Erica Torrence, People's Grocery Community Outreach Coordinator;
Nubia, Receives People's Grocery "Grub Box".

"Empty Breadbaskets in the Central Valley"
Rachel Klein, Fresno Community Food Bank Worker;
Evangelina Zaragoza, Needs Food Aid;
Nayamin Martinez, Binational Center for the Development of Oaxacan Indigenous Communities Health Coordinator;
Richard Yanes, Fresno Metro Ministry Executive Director;
Tom Mattott, Fresno Metro Ministry Al-Radka Park Community Garden Manager.

"Hunger and Food Policy in the U.S."
Andrew Stelzer interviews Eric Holt-Giménez, Food First/the Institute for Food & Development Policy Executive Director.

This program was partially funded by the Ben and Jerry's Foundation, the Mitchell Kapor Foundation, and the Seed Fund at the Rudolf Steiner Foundation.

Program #45-09 - Begin date: 11/11/09. End date: 05/11/10.

Please call us if you carry us - 510-251-1332 and we will list your station on our website. If you excerpt, please credit early and often.

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Piece Description

We continue our series "How We Survive."  The irony of food poverty in California's agriculturally rich Central Valley and a look at community gardens popping up in food deserts. We also explore a project bringing healthy food to low income neighborhoods in Oakland, California.


Featuring:  

"Healthy & Affordable Food in Urban Areas"
Michelle Obama;
Erica Torrence, People's Grocery Community Outreach Coordinator;
Nubia, Receives People's Grocery "Grub Box".

"Empty Breadbaskets in the Central Valley"
Rachel Klein, Fresno Community Food Bank Worker;
Evangelina Zaragoza, Needs Food Aid;
Nayamin Martinez, Binational Center for the Development of Oaxacan Indigenous Communities Health Coordinator;
Richard Yanes, Fresno Metro Ministry Executive Director;
Tom Mattott, Fresno Metro Ministry Al-Radka Park Community Garden Manager.

"Hunger and Food Policy in the U.S."
Andrew Stelzer interviews Eric Holt-Giménez, Food First/the Institute for Food & Development Policy Executive Director.

This program was partially funded by the Ben and Jerry's Foundation, the Mitchell Kapor Foundation, and the Seed Fund at the Rudolf Steiner Foundation.

Program #45-09 - Begin date: 11/11/09. End date: 05/11/10.

Please call us if you carry us - 510-251-1332 and we will list your station on our website. If you excerpt, please credit early and often.

Broadcast History

Program #45-09 - Begin date: 11/11/09. End date: 05/11/10.

Timing and Cues

Total run time is 29 minutes (no hard breaks)
-Optional cutaway at 1:00
-Optional 5 minute news hole
-Music in/out.

Musical Works

Title Artist Album Label Year Length
Warm Sound Zero Seven :00

Additional Credits

Executive Producer/Host: Tena Rubio
Producer: Andrew Stelzer
Producer/Online Editor: Pauline Bartolone
Executive Director: Lisa Rudman
Associate Director: Khanh Pham
Media Consortium Intern: Megan Martenyi
Production Intern: Rita Daniels
Organizational Interns: Lakiesha Thomas
Super Volunteers: Ron Rucker and Dan Turner

Related Website

http://www.radioproject.org/