A Conversation on Food Access with Urban Rural Action

In this conversation, journalist Elia Powers speaks with Greta Zarro, who works on the 12-acre Unadilla Community Farm in rural West Edmeston, NY; and Shenee Simon, who lives in Memphis and does research and consulting on health, environment, and food security for girls and women.Greta and Shenee talk with Elia about food access, equity, and overcoming the urban-rural divide. Both women are participants in Urban Rural Action’s Uniting for America program that seeks to bring together urban and rural partners on common issues such as food, prison reform, social justice, and more. Check out the conversation below. 

Rural Food Traditions: Sourdough

Welcome to Rural Food Traditions, a podcast series of Rural Remix. We’re starting where many meals across diverse food traditions begin: with bread. Food is a uniter; and across culinary traditions, bread is a common thread. On this episode, host Teresa Collins talks with Eliza Blue about sourdough bread.

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Rural Journalism Collective: Election Reporting

Join the Rural Journalism Collective for a conversation on how journalists can tell more accurate stories about rural voters with panelists Dee Davis; president of the Center for Rural Strategies, Pauly Denetclaw, political correspondent for ICT; and Cathy Darling Allen, registrar of voters and Shasta County clerk in rural California.

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Rural Food Traditions: Fry Bread

Welcome to Rural Food Traditions, a podcast series of Rural Remix. We’re starting where many meals across diverse food traditions begin: with bread. Food is a uniter; and across culinary traditions, bread is a common thread. On this episode, host Teresa Collins talks with chef Nico Albert Williams about fry bread. They discuss the bread’s Native American roots, controversial history, and Nico’s personal relationship to the language of food.

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Drawing Resilience: Lissette Garay

Lissette Garay is a Michelin-trained Chef specializing in traditional Mexican cooking techniques. She and her wife Cassandra Garay own La Cocina, a restaurant in Port Townsend, Wa. Lissette has been working with the Organic Seed Alliance to create a type of masa corn for tortillas that will grow in the short daylight season of the Pacific Northwest. After years of research, the Garay’s and their staff are finally planting their first crop. Their dream is to make corn tortillas for their community with the smallest possible footprint, while creating jobs for local farmers and cooks.

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