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Food Sleuth Radio

Series produced by Dan Hemmelgarn

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Join Melinda Hemmelgarn, a registered dietitian and investigative nutritionist, for 28-minute, weekly interviews with national experts in food, health and agriculture. From physicians to film makers, writers, farmers, scientists and chefs, Food Sleuth Radio navigates our complicated food system. You’ll discover how farm and food policies impact our environment and public health, and learn the secrets to eating well. Provocative, practical and personal, Food Sleuth Radio helps us think beyond our plates to find “food truth.”
Award-winning Food Sleuth Radio ranks among the top national “green food radio shows.” If you care about what you eat, tune in!

Melinda Hemmelgarn is a registered dietitian, “investigative nutritionist,” award-winning writer and Food Sleuth Radio host. With 30 years’ experience in clinical, academic and public health nutrition, she’s a trusted consumer advocate, and an engaging and energizing national speaker.

For 20 years, Melinda wrote a weekly, trademarked Food Sleuth newspaper column for the Columbia (MO) Daily Tribune. She has published articles in the American Journal of Nursing, Today's Dietitian, Natural Awakenings, ACRES, Current Health, and Edible Communities magazines.

Prior to her freelance writing, speaking and radio career, Melinda developed and directed the Nutrition Communications Center at the University of Missouri. In 2004, she received a Food and Society Policy Fellowship which allowed her to connect the dots between food, health and agriculture. Today she uniquely applies critical thinking skills to media messages about food and farm policy to advance "food system literacy."

Melinda received her B.S. in Dietetics from Florida State University; her M.S. in Human Nutrition and Food Systems from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and completed a dietetic internship through Cornell University at the New York Hospital.
She is a member of the Association of Health Care Journalists, National Association for Media Literacy Education, and the American Dietetic Association’s Hunger and Environmental Nutrition Practice Group.

Food Sleuth Radio has been produced by Dan Hemmelgarn at KOPN Studios in Columbia, MO since June, 2009. The “Mother Nature Network” ranked the show among the “top national green food radio shows” in 2009, and in 2011, Food Sleuth Radio won 1st place for radio interview from the National Federation of Press Women.

Contact: Dan Hemmelgarn: hemmelgarndan@gmail.com; 573-449-3720 Hide full description

Melinda Hemmelgarn is a registered dietitian, “investigative nutritionist,” award-winning writer and Food Sleuth Radio host. With 30 years’ experience in clinical, academic and public health nutrition, she’s a trusted consumer advocate, and an engaging and energizing national speaker. For 20 years, Melinda wrote a weekly, trademarked Food Sleuth newspaper column for the Columbia (MO) Daily Tribune. She has published articles in the American Journal of Nursing, Today's Dietitian, Natural Awakenings, ACRES, Current Health, and Edible Communities magazines. Prior to her freelance writing, speaking and radio career, Melinda developed and directed the Nutrition Communications Center at the University of Missouri. In 2004, she received a Food and Society Policy Fellowship which allowed... Show full description


277 Pieces

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Food Sleuth Radio host, Melinda Hemmelgarn, interviews author, film maker and activist, Laurie David. David discusses her two most recent books: “...

  • Added: May 07, 2012
  • Length: 28:00
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Food Sleuth Radio host, Melinda Hemmelgarn, interviews Lindsey Lusher Shute, Director of the National Young Farmer Coalition. Know anyone who wants...

  • Added: Apr 29, 2012
  • Length: 28:00
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Food Sleuth Radio host, Melinda Hemmelgarn, interviews legendary food activist, author and humanitarian, Frances Moore Lappé. Ms. Lappé discusses ...

  • Added: Apr 23, 2012
  • Length: 28:00
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Faith Boninger, Ph.D., National Education Policy Center, discusses the full cost of commercialization of public education and food and beverage mar...

  • Added: Apr 15, 2012
  • Length: 28:00
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Food Sleuth Radio host, Melinda Hemmelgarn, interviews award winning filmmaker Jan Weber. Based in Brooklyn, but born in Wisconsin, Weber travels b...

Bought by Prairie Public


  • Added: Apr 09, 2012
  • Length: 28:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Food Sleuth Radio host, Melinda Hemmelgarn, interviews Jim Riddle, University of Minnesota Organic Outreach Coordinator. Riddle has worked for ove...

  • Added: Apr 02, 2012
  • Length: 28:00
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Food Sleuth Radio host, Melinda Hemmelgarn, interviews Maria Rodale, CEO and Chairman of Rodale, Inc., and author of “The Organic Manifesto. Maria...

  • Added: Mar 25, 2012
  • Length: 28:00
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Food Sleuth Radio host, Melinda Hemmelgarn, interviews Michael O’Gorman, Executive Director of the Farmer-Veteran Coalition. O’Gorman knows that b...

  • Added: Mar 19, 2012
  • Length: 28:00
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Food Sleuth Radio host, Melinda Hemmelgarn, interviews Stephenie Caughlin, farmer and owner of Seabreeze Organic Farm in San Diego, CA. What makes...

  • Added: Mar 12, 2012
  • Length: 28:00
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Food Sleuth Radio host, Melinda Hemmelgarn interviews Steph Larsen, Assistant Director of Organizing, Rural Organizing and Outreach at the Center ...

  • Added: Mar 04, 2012
  • Length: 28:00
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Food Sleuth Radio host, Melinda Hemmelgarn, interviews Mark Winne, food activist and author of “Closing the Food Gap” and “ “Food Rebels, Guerrill...

  • Added: Feb 27, 2012
  • Length: 28:00
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Food Sleuth Radio host, Melinda Hemmelgarn, interviews Tyrone Hayes, Ph.D., biologist, University of CA-Berkeley. Hayes is known for his groundbrea...

  • Added: Feb 20, 2012
  • Length: 28:00
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Food Sleuth Radio host, Melinda Hemmelgarn, interviews Megan Westgate, Executive Director of the Non-GMO Project. Do you agree that consumers have...

Bought by KFAI


  • Added: Feb 13, 2012
  • Length: 28:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Food Sleuth Radio host, Melinda Hemmelgarn, interviews Jeremy Seifert, documentary film maker. Learn about Seifert’s film about the tragedy of Am...

  • Added: Feb 13, 2012
  • Length: 28:00
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Food Sleuth Radio host, Melinda Hemmelgarn, interviews Nora Goldstein, Editor of Biocycle, the magazine devoted to composting, renewable energy and...

Bought by KFAI


  • Added: Feb 13, 2012
  • Length: 28:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Food Sleuth Radio host, Melinda Hemmelgarn, interviews John Turenne, professional Chef and President of Sustainable Food Systems. Turenne was dir...

  • Added: Feb 13, 2012
  • Length: 28:00
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Anne Mosness -- an ocean and fisheries advocate, and family fisherwoman describes our fragile oceans and exposes the risks of both factory fish f...

Bought by KMXT


  • Added: Feb 13, 2012
  • Length: 28:00
  • Purchases: 1