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Gaining Ground: The History Of A Local Family Farm

While many of us have lost any connection to the sources of our food, farming and family identity are inseparable for Forrest Pritchard; his family has run a farm in the Shenandoah Valley for generations. Recently, Pritchard himself had to fight to keep his farm in the family. He joins Kojo to explore the challenges of growing food and raising livestock in today's economy, and what he learned on his personal quest to save his family farm.

A Morning At The Takoma Park Farmers Market

Forrest Pritchard, author and owner of Smith Meadows Farm in Berryville, Va., sells his products on Sundays at the Takoma Park Farmers Market in Maryland. The Kojo team ventured to the market before his appearance on the program today.

Read An Excerpt From "Gaining Ground"

Excerpt from "Gaining Ground: A Story of Farmers' Markets, Local Food, and Saving the Family Farm" by Forrest Pritchard. Copyright 2013 by Forrest Pritchard. Reprinted here by permission of Lyons Press. All rights reserved.

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A Glimpse Of Listeners' #NPRpoetry — From The Punny To The Profound

It was a simple idea: Would you, our listeners, tweet us poems for National Poetry Month? Your response contained multitudes — haiku, lyrics, even one 8-year-old's ode to her dad's bald spot.
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When It Came To Food, Neanderthals Weren't Exactly Picky Eaters

During the Ice Age, it seems Neanderthals tended to chow down on whatever was most readily available. Early humans, on the other hand, maintained a consistent diet regardless of environmental changes.
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10 Years After Immigration Protests, What Has Changed?

Jose Antonio Vargas of Define American, Fermin Vasquez of the SEIU and Jessica Vaughan of the Center for Immigration Studies discuss the legacy of 10 years of activism for immigration reform.
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'The Guardian' Launches New Series Examining Online Abuse

A video was released this week where female sports journalists were read abusive online comments to their face. It's an issue that reaches far beyond that group, and The Guardian is taking it on in a series called "The Web We Want." NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with series editor Becky Gardiner and writer Nesrine Malik, who receives a lot of online abuse.

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