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'Belongings: The Fight for Land and Food'

November 8, 2016
| An interview with author Sally Miller about the link between land ownership, conflict and food insecurity.
Length: 13:49 minutes (14.42 MB)

Top 10 books to celebrate World Food Day

Photo: SarahC73/flickr

For quite some time I have been wanting to find a way to share my "good reads" about food, agriculture and communities. World Food Day has motivated me to reflect on the prescience of the timeless classics that I hold dear, as well as some newer books hot off the press.

On October 16, 1945, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization was founded in Québec City. Since 1981, October 16 has also been known as World Food Day. And every year, this day carries a particular theme. "Climate is changing. Food and agriculture must too" is the 2016 theme. During the past 35 years, themes have also echoed the environment, climate change, and issues of water, rural poverty, food security and more.


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Feminist Current

Survivors speak out in new book about the prostitution industry

August 12, 2016
| Meghan Murphy speaks with Melinda Tankard-Reist, and two survivors who shared their stories in "Prostitution Narratives: Stories of Survival in the Sex Trade."
Length: 43:39 minutes (19.98 MB)
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Blair Braverman talks dog-sledding and navigating male dominance on a glacier

July 5, 2016
| In this episode, Meghan Murphy speaks with author and musher, Blair Braverman, about her new book, Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube.
Length: 43:24 minutes (19.87 MB)
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'Dietland' author Sarai Walker talks fat, fuckability and liberation

May 19, 2016
| In this episode, Meghan Murphy speaks with Sarai Walker, author of a new feminist novel called "Dietland."
Length: 34:20 minutes (15.72 MB)
Photo: flickr/ Savannah van der Niet
| March 8, 2016
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radio book lounge: The accidental animal activist

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| A vacation that led to four years of extensive international research into animal husbandry.
Length: 13:05 minutes (17.99 MB)
Image: Yves Engler
| September 13, 2015
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A People's Senate for Canada: Not a Pipe Dream

September 4, 2015
| An interview with author-activist Helen Forsey about Canada's Senate and her new book "A People's Senate for Canada: Not a Pipe Dream!"
Length: 22:02 minutes (20.18 MB)
| March 20, 2015
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