School breaks can be stressful for kids and families who don’t have enough food. Today, host Carousel Bayrd talks with two groups who are making sure Madison families are fed over the Thanksgiving holiday. First, Carousel is joined in studio with Lea Aschkenase, Mary Lou Taylor, and Jani Koester of Food for Thought Initiative. They […]
We’re getting closer and closer to Thanksgiving this week, and on “What’s the Word” we’re digging into the history of the holiday’s culinary staple: turkey. Tune in as Adam Schuster takes us through how the bird got its name, why it has such significance in this country, and the effects of our own consumption today.
US Representative Ilhan Omar and Senator Bernie Sanders introduced a bill earlier this year that would put an end to school lunch shaming, reimburse schools for all meal debt, and provide greater incentive to use local food. Today’s guest tells us why this might be the key for healthier food for kids across the country. […]
Last month, Willy Street Co-op workers voted overwhelmingly to form a union, generating a conversation about the difference between worker cooperatives and consumer-owned co-ops and the role grocery stores play in labor and food justice. Today on the show, Patty continues her food series by taking a close look at grocery stores and food co-ops. […]
Americans, Canadians and Europeans sure have some weird eating habits. We eat things like cows, eggs, potato chips and whatever it is that goes into hot dogs. Yet we turn our nose up at an abundant, high-protein, sustainable and yes — tasty — foodstuff that literally swarms all around us. Most of the world does […]
Feast of the Feminine is a collaboration between artist Kel Mur and chefs Francesca Hong and Autumn Fearing. This is a seasonal, locally sourced menu representing the main nutritional components of menstruation: protein, iron, calcium, phosphate, chloride, sodium, and nitrogen. This event overlaps the concept of the body cycle with the cycle of the harvest […]