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Podcasts produced locally focus on regenerative agricultural issues

By Mark Gokavi

Two podcasts produced locally address regenerative, agricultural and other sustainability challenges. Both recently discussed the importance of soil conservation.

Alive with Cristina Redko features ways to “disseminate ideas about regenerative practices.” Recent episodes of Alive address hydration in California, soil health as public health and planting trees.

Redko is an associate professor of population and public health at Wright State University’s Center for Global Health at the Boonshoft School of Medicine. She said new episodes debut every other Friday.

“You will hear stories about how our lives, all living beings and our living systems are intertwined: big and small, close and far, including us, human beings,” Redko’s website says. “Along the way we will discover our contributing human roles to regenerate life on Earth.”

Grounded Hope pairs podcast director Renee Wilde with people at the Arthur Morgan Institute for Community Solutions and Agraria. The series introduces “the people of Ohio to the past, present and future of Ohio agriculture. Listeners will learn how historical farming practices - including those of indigenous people and early Black farmers - hold ideas for how our degraded soils can be regenerated.”

Recent episodes include talks about healthy soils and healthy people, plants as food and medicine and animals in regenerative agriculture. One recent installment included an award-winning scientist researching how healthy soils can combat climate change and a visit to an urban mushroom farm in Dayton.

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