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Wednesday, March 2
WAYH About Local Farming And CSAs

WAYH About Local Farming And CSAs
Chris KurthThis is the week that the power dynamic shifts on Massachusetts vegetable Farms. That is how Sienna Farms owner Chris Kurth describes the start of the planting season. For the past three long winter months, the farmers have been in charge: constructing their crop plan for the coming year, deciding what new equipment to purchase, essentially playing out the entire year in their minds. All that changes once the planting begins. From there on out, the vegetables tell the farmers what to do. It’s a welcome power shift, however, and there is excitement abound on Kurth’s Siena farm this week as they began seeding in the greenhouse. This year, they will devote more acreage than ever before to vegetables for their CSA (Community Supported Agriculture)—a subscription program where people invest in the farm and in turn receive fresh veggies each week for the entire growing season. We talk with Siena Farms owner Chris Kurth—a.k.a. Farmer Chris—about what he is hearing about the coming year on the farm and CSAs here in New England.
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Wednesday, March 14, 2012       Listen 897

The Great Back Bay Blackout
After a smoky electrical transformer fire knocked out power to about 21,000 homes and businesses, sections of the neighborhood are getting back online. But problems are expected to persist into tonight. We’ll have the latest.

Guests:
  Garrett Quinn, WGBH contributor and author of the Less is More blog on Boston.com
  Meg Mainzer-Cohen, president of the Back Bay Association
  Marcia Gregg, a Back Bay resident who (along with her family) lost power (and still doesn’t have it)
  David Jacobs, publisher and editor The Boston Courant, covers Back Bay, South End Beacon Hill and Fenway

The Baffler Is Back
The self-described “journal that blunts the cutting edge” is back in print after a two-year hiatus. The Baffler’s latest issue of scathing media, political and cultural criticism hits newsstands tomorrow. And no cow is sacred. (Not even the one that pays its bills).

Guests:
  John Summers, editor of The Baffler
  Thomas Frank, journalist and author of books like What’s The Matter With Kansas? and most recently, Pity The Billionaire. Founding editor of The Baffler

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