Crossing D.C.'s Food Deserts: Veggie-Powered Mobile Markets | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : Metro Connection

Crossing D.C.'s Food Deserts: Veggie-Powered Mobile Markets

Play associated audio
Arcadia Food works to expand access to locally grown produce by selling the fruits and vegetables at farmers markets and running educational programs.
Marc Adams
Arcadia Food works to expand access to locally grown produce by selling the fruits and vegetables at farmers markets and running educational programs.

For all D.C.'s farmer's markets and groceries, you'll still find quite a few "food deserts" in the midst. A local nonprofit is trying to bring farmer's markets to communities that need them most by converting an old school bus in to a vegetable-oil-run, movable market. Reporter Marc Adams hopped aboard to find out more...

[Music: "Caravan" by Rachel Portman from Chocolat: Music From the Miramax Motion Picture]

NPR

Author Asks Why WWI Genocide Still Splits Turks And Armenians

As a child, Armenian-American writer Meline Toumani was taught to see Turks as a bitter enemy. She wrote her new book, There Was and There Was Not, in an effort to understand that conflict.
NPR

Nutmeg Spice Has A Secret Story That Isn't So Nice

Nutmeg is a feel-good holiday spice. But it once caused serious bloodshed and may have even been a reason the Dutch were willing to part with Manhattan in the 1600s.
WAMU 88.5

Special Prosecutors Should Handle Civilian Shootings By Police, Holmes Norton Says

Norton says mayors and governors could stem anger over civilian shootings by police by appointing special prosecutors to handle them.
NPR

North Korea Says U.S. Caused Internet Outages

Pyongyang has accused President Obama of "reckless words and deeds" and said the U.S. is "playing hide and seek as children with runny noses would."

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.