Radio Archive (Page 4)

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Host Jon Steinman in 2006 at Kootenay Co-op Radio

Between 2006­-2010, Deconstructing Dinner was a popular internationally syndicated radio show/podcast airing on 50 stations throughout Canada and the United States. The show was produced at Kootenay Co­-op Radio CJLY in Nelson, British Columbia. By 2010, a total of 193 one-hour episodes had been created featuring some of the most recognized names in the world of food system development. Those episodes are archived here to enjoy at no cost but we do welcome your financial support for this work and the effort and cost it takes to keep this archive available.

An additional 6 audio episodes were also produced in 2014 as part of the Deconstructing Dinner: Reconstructing Our Food System television/web series and are archived here.

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Conscientious Cooks VII (Sooke Harbour House) / Carlo Petrini & Slow Food Canada

Conscientious Cooks VII (Sooke Harbour House) The Sooke Harbour House is a 28-room inn in Sooke, British Columbia which has been owned and operated by Frederique and Sinclair Philip since 1979. The inn is home to a restaurant that has led the way in Canada (if not North America) in the practice of sourcing local…

The Slow Down Diet

Author Marc David lends his voice to the show and together we explore a new way of seeing nutrition where our body’s ablility to digest and metabolize food is not just determined by the scientific breakdown of the food itself but by our level of relaxation, the quality of the food, our awareness when we’re…

The Seaweed Lady / Deconstructing Dinner in Our Schools V

The Seaweed Lady In mid-February, Deconstructing Dinner visited southern Vancouver Island, and in particular the community of Sooke, which is home to an active and well-connected food community. One of those foodies is Diane Bernard who is more commonly known as “The Seaweed Lady”. Diane is the founder of Outer Coast Seaweeds – a producer…

Farming in the City XIII / Updates on ‘Norway, British Columbia’ & ‘A Dinner Date With the Olympics’

Farming in the City XIII (Backyard Chickens X) In November 2009, a panel discussion on urban agriculture was hosted by Backyard Bounty and the University of Guelph. The event was called Opportunities for Action: An Urban Agriculture Symposium and Deconstructing Dinner partner station CFRU recorded the panel. This episode hears from two of the panelists…

The Future of Prison Farms II

In July 2009, Deconstructing Dinner aired a one-hour feature on the now in-process closure of Canada’s prison farm system. That episode came only months after it was discovered in February 2009 that Corrections Service Canada alongside Public Safety Canada had already planned the closure of the 150-year old program. With six farms having been operated…

A Dinner Date With the Olympics (2010 Version)

On February 23, 2006, Deconstructing Dinner aired a one-hour feature titled “A Dinner Date With the Olympics”. The episode was produced alongside the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin. The show focused its attention on two of the Games major sponsors (Coca-Cola and McDonald’s). When we think of the Olympic Games, the athletes, the events, we…

Campaign for New Farmers / Farmers and the Global Food Crisis w/ Paul Nicholson

Campaign for New Farmers Our food system faces many crises, among which is the steady increase in the average age of the North American farmer. As farms have gotten bigger and bigger and as the business of farming proves less and less attractive, young farmers have become quite an anomoly. Canada’s National Farmers Union (NFU)…