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Five Farms: Succession

by Todd Mundt on May 24, 2010

Saturday, May 29, 2010 9pm

Producer: Wesley Horner Productions and the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University
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For each of the families of Five Farms, the question looms large: Who will take over the farm? Succession features the next generation — the young people in each farm family. Who will continue to farm; who won’t, and why? Some have gone away to college or to explore work off the farm, and have returned with new ideas and new energy. Others leave farming for good. The program also explores community connections that are part of rural life.

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Five Farms: Harvest

by Todd Mundt May 17, 2010

Saturday, May 22, 2010 9pm Producer: Wesley Horner Productions and the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University Listen Again Autumn is harvest time. That means Iowa corn and soybeans; fruit dried in the California sun; greens, beans, and potatoes; slaughtered hogs and beef trucked to market. It also means Thanksgiving turkeys. Harvest follows the […]

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Five Farms: Stewardship

by Todd Mundt May 10, 2010

Saturday, May 15, 2010 9pm Producer: Wesley Horner Productions and the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University Listen Again Stewardship focuses on the daily choices farming families make to preserve their land, water, and air — the fundamentals of farming. During mid-summer visits to a Massachusetts milking barn, an Iowa soybean field, an apricot […]

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Five Farms: Nurturing

by Todd Mundt May 3, 2010

Saturday, May 8, 2010 9pm Producer: Wesley Horner Productions and the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University Listen Again Early summer is a time of long days on the family farm, perfect for nurturing crops and animals as they approach the peak of growing season. Nurturing illuminates the daily work of farming through the […]

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Five Farms: Planting

by Todd Mundt April 26, 2010

Saturday, May 1, 2010 9pm Producer: Wesley Horner Productions and the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University Listen Again Spring planting on the family farm is the time of the annual gamble — on the alchemies of nature, on the health of livestock, on future fall harvest market prices. Planting introduces five families who […]

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Five Farms: Nurturing

by Todd Mundt March 3, 2010

Saturday, May 8, 2010 9pm Producer: Wesley Horner Productions and the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University Listen Again Early summer is a time of long days on the family farm, perfect for nurturing crops and animals as they approach the peak of growing season. Nurturing illuminates the daily work of farming through the […]

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Scientists Call for End to Mountaintop Mines

by kespeland January 7, 2010

Writing in the journal Science, scientists from a range of disciplines and institutions are calling on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to stop issuing mountaintop coal mining permits.

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Grants Get Ayn Rand's Ideas into Kentucky Universities

by ekramer November 11, 2009

The late philosopher Ayn Rand advocated abolishing all forms of government intervention in the economy. And lately, she’s been in the spotlight — with reported sales spikes of her 1957 novel Atlas Shrugged and two new books out about her. But even before markets tumbled last October, the study of Rand had been getting attention […]

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