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Food Fad Myths

Alan Levinovitz (James Madison University)

With so many nutrition studies contradicting each other, it’s hard to know what to believe when it comes to food and health. As a result, fad diets rooted in myths have proliferated over the ages.

15 mins

Papayas in December

Reza Rafie & Wanda Johnson (Virginia State University)

A menu sampling of foods made with blackberries, ginger, and even papayas that are grown over the winter in inexpensive high tunnels.

11 mins

Journey of the Wren Chapel Organ

Tom Marshall (William and Mary)

We visit one of the oldest working pipe organs in the United States, housed in the Wren Building at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg.  It wasn’t until the 1970s that the 18th century organ from England, on loan from Colonial Williamsburg, was installed in the chapel.

8 mins

Bringing Back the Chestnut

Heather Griscom (James Madison University)

Most of the chestnuts roasting on open fires this winter are from Europe or Asia, not America, because American chestnut trees were largely wiped out by blight. We hear about efforts to restore American chestnut trees.

13 mins

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