Friday, August 24, 2012

August has been an arduous month for radio. Every guest scheduled for my show this month has cancelled at the very last minute. Not only does it make for a stirring, panic-striken, alarm-bells-at-dawn, Monday morning, but it repels listeners when they get obscure funk and jazz in place of their talk show.

This coming Monday August 27th, my show will be in two parts and called The Economy of The Local.

In the first half of the show, I'll be talking to Steve Miller of Cornell University about the new Farm Brewery Law that was passed in New York State this year and what this will do to the New York State hops industry. One hundred years ago, New York State grew the best hops in the country. Prohibition and disease had a calamitous effect, but the state is trying to change this with the new Farm Brewery Licence that will allow farmers to sell beer out of their farms and have tastings like the wineries do. It's expected to be an enormous boost of New York State tourism.

In the second half of the show, I'll be talking to Melissa Danielle, a representative of the Northeast Organic Farmers Association, about the NOFA's Locavore Challenge.

Tune in.