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Science For the Rest of Us

Dec 28, 2019

"Nutrient Pollution" is becoming a(nother) major flashpoint between rural and urban communities and we discuss the farm contribution to the Dead Zone in the Gulf of Mexico, algal blooms in our surface waters, what it means for our drinking water, and the difficulty of decreasing this fertility-laden runoff.  Dr. Matthew...

Sep 19, 2019

Forty-seven states have legalized some form of Medical Marijuana, but Idaho, South Dakota and Nebraska have yet to join the party.  Dr. Bia Carlini of the University of Washington's Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute discusses the current state of research into cannabis and what it has to offer therapeutically.

Jul 15, 2019

The podcast has been slacking as our farming season has come on strong, but here is a recap with some highlights from Season 1, a short update on where the podcast is heading in Season 2 and details on our new sponsor, The Lydia Foundation for Social Engagement.

Apr 7, 2019

A wide ranging discussion with Dr. Chuck Francis from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln about alternative approaches to farming.  We discuss organic agriculture, cover crops, soil health, "feeding the world" and Chuck takes a well-earned opportunity to wax poetic.

Mar 1, 2019

Put your nerd hat on -- we cover a lot of ground in this fast-paced discussion with Dr. Frank Mitloehner of the University of California-Davis about the greenhouse gas emissions associated with the meat and dairy we consume.  We consider how livestock emissions compare to other sectors of the US and global...