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Sheep ranchers: “The best of times… the worst of times” (December 10, 2011)

Demand for lamb and ewes has skyrocketed in recent years, leading to a renaissance of sheep ranching in Wyoming, but wolves and coyotes (pronounced: KY-ohts) aren’t letting up. I spoke with several sheep ranchers around the state. Sheep Rancher Feature … Continue reading

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Saving Endangered Species One Mouthful at a Time (May 11, 2008)

I was intrigued by Gary Nabhan’s book, which advocates saving endangered heritage breeds of American livestock and plants by drumming up culinary demand for them. I’m really proud of this piece, which I produced from start-to-finish: pitch, prep, field recording, … Continue reading

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Fresh Foods Ring in Persian New Year of Nowruz (March 16, 2008)

This was my first field-production recording assignment. I’ve always loved working with food writer Bonny Wolf, and getting to visit Najmieh Batmanglij’s beautiful Georgetown home was such a treat. (It wasn’t until I got there that I learned her son … Continue reading

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From Cannoli to Chapati: A Baker’s Culinary Journey (January 27, 2008)

I got to eat some incredible pastries while producing this interview/story, but the absolute best part of the project was getting to work with legendary NPR journalist Danny Zwerdling. I prepped and produced this piece for Weekend Edition. Baker’s Culinary Journey Piece … Continue reading

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Postcard: A taste of beef in South Korea (October 19, 2008)

During a trip to South Korea, I noticed signs on many restaurants assuring potential customers that their beef was not from the United States. This baffled me, as America’s beef export industry is enormous. It turns out, there was a … Continue reading

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High demand drives up lamb prices (Monday, May 9, 2011)

Rebecca Martinez/staff STAUNTON — You won’t find lamb on the all-you-can-eat $8.95 lunch buffet at Taste of India in downtown Staunton anymore. Lamb is huge in Indian cuisine, but at current prices, owner Ashok Kunver said it’s too expensive to … Continue reading

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Farmer has big plans to make the Valley beef central (Sunday, January 30, 2011)

Rebecca Martinez/staff STAUNTON — For all the cattle raised in Augusta County, they sure don’t stick around. Calves were sold, often in lots, at the Staunton Union Stock Yards Friday. Most of them will be sent to Pennsylvania or the … Continue reading

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