Dr. ThimmaiahDr. A. Thimmaiah, associate professor of Sustainable Living, joins me in the show's first segment to discuss the new 10-month certificate program at MUM to train future farmers.

The program has three phases-classroom work, a practicum where each student will be given a quarter acre of land, and focus on an agricultural project, and concludes with a month long internship working with farmers in the USA, Bhutan, India, Italy, and other spots.  

The certificate will feature the very first university course in the United States offered on Biodynamic farming methodology.   That part of the curriculumn will be taught by the co-exectutive director of Demeter Association Inc. (the organization established to represent Demeter International and entrusted with upholding the principles of Biodynamic practices and principles), Jim Fullmer.

A groundbreaking ceremony will be held Friday, October 21 at 3:00 pm. for the new Ag Center.  The location will serve as the classroom and laboratory for the new initiative, and is located just north of Reiff Grain and Feed on Highway 1.

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Modern Jewish Cooking and Indian Chaat on GREAT TASTE!

Modern Jewish CookingThis week's GREAT TASTE is packed with ethnic food.  The hour begins with my discussion with Leah Koenig, author of the new book Modern Jewish Cooking-Recipes and Custom's for Today's Kitchen.  

Just as it sounds, the book is Leah's take on updating the culinary traditions that make up the wide variety of foods associated with Jewish cooking.  I had some important questions to ask her like does cinammon belong in a chocolate babka recipe?  

This interview could change your life (or perceptions anyway).  Check out her blog here.

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Writers' Voices celebrates the Fairfield Film Festival by interviewing MUM Filmmakers Geoff Boothby and Cullen Thomas about their film, Wormtooth NationWormtooth Nation this Friday, Feb 6, at 1pm.

Originally conceived as a "steampunk Midsummer Night's Dream set in an underground city where no one ever dies", Wormtooth nation is a 9 part series available for viewing at or this weekend at the Film Festival.

Steampunk is a genre of retrospective science fiction in which fanciful technologies are suggested, even after we know better. Steam-powered space ships or coal-burning robots would be examples of "steampunk".

Much more than fanciful science fiction, Wormtooth Nation is laced with interesting philosophical questions. Would we fall in love with the same people if we had no memory? Would living forever REALLY be a good thing? Is a sense that there must be something more to life, evidence that there is?