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Feb 12, 2008 06:40 AM

MSP - Local Food Hero - radio show

Just heard about this radio show - anybody listened to it before?

Local Food Hero, Saturdays 1:00-2:00pm on AM 950 KTNF in the Twin Cities
or streaming online at

Local Food Hero is a show for the self proclaimed gourmets, the undercover foodies, those who just like to cook, those who grow their own food and those who simply enjoying eating. Maybe you watch TV cooking shows, listen to radio food programs, read restaurant reviews but wonder what is actually going on with food AND sustainability here in Minnesota ? Your co-hosts, Brett Olson and Lindsay Rebhan, explore the greener side of culinary worlds within Minnesota and nationally, hear directly from local chefs and farmers, interview national policy makers and researchers and discuss how we can further relish in the joys of good food.

Segments include:
What's in the Pot - interviews with local and national chefs (This week's interview with Brenda Langton
)National Spotlight - interviews with those working with food issues on a national level (This week's interview with Rob Marqusee)
Outstanding in Their Field - interviews with local and national sustainable farmers (This week's interview with Dave Minar, Cedar Summit Dairy)

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      1. Thanks for posting this! It's a great idea for a radio show, and I wouldn't have known about it otherwise.

        So I tuned in last Saturday, and I think it has promise. The grass-fed beef guy was interesting, and I really liked the interview with Scott Pampuch. And I *loved* the music clips. ("I Like Cows" by the Suburbs? A genius selection!)

        I'm looking forward to more shows.


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        1. I got to listen today and recommend people tune in. The interview with the grower trying to restore chestnut trees was very nice. I hadn’t known the story about the devastation of chestnut trees in the US, but now I do. Hopefully I’ll be able to get some local chestnut flour soon. The community of inspiring sustainable, local, organic, etc initiatives grows everyday in Minnesota – it’s hard to keep up! I’m glad to see more media dedicated to letting the public know these options exist. (Wish the show was archived though, I’m not often near a radio Saturday afternoon.)

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              AA, I finally loaded them all up on the site! whew, a little out of my skill set, but who said you can't teach old dogs new tricks.

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            1. Just checked out their blog and definitely like it. I would suggest getting it set up as a podcast! I am sure I am not the only one who not only find it difficult to listen to shows on a time schedule so I love podcasts i can put on my ipod and listen to whenever. I am no expert on the subject but if you look on itunes it appears to be relatively easy to set one up. That having been said I did listen on my computer and I enjoyed the show a lot!