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Tips for beginning and experienced gardeners. New, 30-minute (or less) episodes arrive every Friday during November through January; every Tuesday and Friday from February through October. Fred Hoffman is a U.C. Certified Master Gardener since 1982 and hosts three radio shows in Northern California, from Sacramento: The KFBK Garden Show, Get Growing with Farmer Fred, and the KSTE Farm Hour. Episode Website: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1004629
 
LSU Manship School Professor Bob Mann and Advocate Editorial Writer Lanny Keller exchange rankings of the ten Louisiana governors in their lifetime…from Earl Long to John Bel Edwards. Mann worked for Gov. Kathleen Blanco and Keller was on the team of Gov. David Treen. Keller and Mann also talk about the testimony of Special Counsel Bob Mueller before two U.S. House committees and the discussion about LSU’s new multimillion dollar football operations building. Mark Ballard, Capitol Bureau Chi ...
 
What makes an ordinary person extraordinary? Join regional journalists Lucy Samuels and Lucy Taylor as they fly across remote Australia, yarning to the unsung heroes of the bush. Walk alongside some of the unique characters that inhabit the back country, as we meet a world renowned motocross rider turned goat chaser, a burns survivor with an unbreakable spirit and a bush dressmaker that can make all of your wedding day dreams come true ... plus so many more. Buckle in!
 
In this weekly interview series, Alex Oesterle asks the hard and sometimes uncomfortable questions to dive into what's working and what isn't in world of food and beverage marketing. From CMO's to social media managers, the ideas and strategies will change the way you approach building your brand. If you're a marketing professional in the food and beverage space or intend to launch a new product, these interviews are an amazing resource for practical tactics you can implement from day one. A ...
 
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Those of you in milder climates may still have a few tomatoes clinging to your shivering vines. More than likely, they are probably green tomatoes. You might be wondering, will they ripen? Our favorite college horticulture professor (retired) Debbie Flower says, “It depends how green they are.” She has tips for determining which ones are most likel…
 
Up first, Fred Dent, CFA & principal of Dent Wealth Investors and Andy Anderson, President of the firm BF/ Anderson, joins Jim to discuss the financial trends and the effects of the elections. Then, Quin Hillyer, Award winning journalist and Senior Editor for The American Spectator magazine, will discuss the state of the Presidential Election with …
 
Wine grape researchers are well aware of the damage that smoke can do to the grapes. But what about ash? Some tips about what you shouldn’t do. We do a deep dive into the Sacramento County Agriculture crop report. The 2019 edition just came out. It’s no-till November, we talk with one farm advisor about the benefits of not tilling your fields. And …
 
UL System President Jim Henderson discusses the difficulties of higher education in the COVID age. The Manship Theatre’s Melanie Couvillon and John Kaufman talk about how the entertainment industry is fighting to stay alive right now. Bill Konigsberg previews his new book about mental health “The Bridge”.…
 
College horticulture professor Debbie Flower explains why right now is an excellent time for planting new trees, shrubs and perennials; and, why now is a good time for removing underperforming plants. UC Davis Arboretum Superintendent Emeritus Warren Roberts takes us on a radio tour of the plants currently putting on a show there. Upcoming garden e…
 
Up first, Jim talks with The Advocate columnist, Smiley Anders, to discuss his recent COVID-19 diagnosis and his many years as a voice in the Capital City. Then, State Representative Clay Shexnayder about the Tax-Free Holiday weekend on Nov. 20-21. Professor Alan Hirsch stops by to discuss the recent presidential election. Jessica Jain from Theater…
 
Despite smoke damage to hundreds of thousands of Napa-Sonoma wine grapes, growers in the area say the 2020 harvest will be a very good vintage. We have the details. Despite the USDA’s efforts, a robust, high-speed Rural Broadband system is still lacking in rural California and many other areas of the country. More and more people surveyed say farme…
 
On the show, we have David Czinn, co-founder and president of D'Vash. If you’re not already familiar, D’Vash’s makes a line of all-natural sweeteners which are derived from superfoods, like dates and sweet potatoes, (think “syrups" and "nectars”, except with 25% less sugar than regular honey). While the idea of using dates to create a sweetener is …
 
Up first, Morgan Lamandre, Legal Director with Star Advocates to discuss recent LSU sexual misconduct accusations, Title IX, and how rampant sexual assault is on campuses. Award winning journalist Harvey Wasserman joins Jim to talk about the Presidential election. Rounding out the show will be Lady Carlson with Together Baton Rouge who were major a…
 
First up on today's show, Glen Guilbeau discusses USA Today's article about LSU mishandling sexual misconduct allegations. Then, State Representative Ted James talks about Congressman Richmond working for Joe Biden. Finally, author Stephen Maitland Lewis joins the show to discuss his new book "Duped" which comes out today.…
 
Up first, Nathan Martin with the Stop the Steal movement, will talk with Jim about the Presidential Election and contesting the results. Then, Lamar White Jr. with Bayou Brief discusses local politics and election results. Finally, Bill Rau from M.S. Rau in New Orleans talks small business.By Jim Engster
 
A combination of lighter yields and smoke damage is playing havoc with the California wine grape crush numbers. Hundreds of thousands of wine grapes have been rejected due to smoke exposure. A famous rice mill that towers over Kentucky Avenue near Interstate 5 in Woodland has been sold. We have the details. A bit of good news: exports are up… a bit…
 
If you're staring at the picture accompanying this episode, you might be wondering: "Where is the edible succulent in this spinach-cherry tomato-feta cheese salad?" It's those little green nuggets on top, the leaves of Portulacaria afra, also known as Elephant's Food plant. It's a succulent that you can grow in the drier, milder areas of USDA Zone …
 
On the show today, we have Chas Littlefield, VP of Marketing for one of the largest spirit brands in the world: Jägermeister. As a heavy hitter in the industry, Jägermeister is recognized across the globe, in just about every country. New product launches aside, brand awareness isn’t necessarily the main challenge at Jäger’s scale. the question ins…
 
Ruta Lee, one of the first female Game Show Hosts, with Alex Trebeck on "High Rollers". Jack Hamilton, Hopkins P. Breazeale Professor of Journalism at the LSU Manship School of Mass Communication, will join Jim to discuss his thoughts on the 28th president Woodrow Wilson. Vastine Stabler discusses Swine Palace’s upcoming virtual program Small Mouth…
 
There is some good news this week for California farmers: more medium grain rice from the Sacramento Valley is headed to China. And, the federal government has okayed more funding to fight the 20 pound rodent that is a threat to Delta area farmland - the Nutria. The weather will be considerably colder in the days ahead. How cold? Will it get cold e…
 
If the idea of growing cool season vegetables makes you yawn, we’re going to wake you up today with interesting, unusual, colorful and tasty varieties of fall and winter vegetables that you may not know about, that are worth a try in your garden. Unusual radishes (such as the "White Icicle" radish, pictured) and beets, colorful lettuce and cabbage …
 
Pennington Dr. Tiffany Stewart discusses their work with veterans to promote healthy living and stress management. Vote America National Outreach Director Aisha McClendon celebrates record turnout. The Sage of Louisiana Correspondents Mark Ballard recaps 48 hours of election news.By Jim Engster
 
Decked out in a blue and yellow uniform of a firefighter is Burra, a 23-year-old Aboriginal boy from Brewarrina. Not only was he the first person on his fathers side to complete his Higher School Certificate but he is also the first crew leader of the newly formed All-Indigenous Mitigation Squad in regional New South Wales. Crisscrossing our way ac…
 
Joining us on this episode, we have Michael Keplinger, Director of Strategy at Smashbrand. Even if you’re not familiar with Michael’s agency, you’ve certainly seen their branding and packaging work on shelves, both at grocery stores or even in your own home. Smashbrand uses a research-forward process to stress-test brand strategy and packaging desi…
 
East Baton Rouge Parish Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome discusses her runoff reelection effort against former state lawmaker Steve Carter. Political consultant Ray Strother on Democrats remarkable underperformance on election night and whether polls can still be trusted.By Jim Engster
 
Congressman Mike Johnson, Senate candidate Antoine Pierce, Executive Director of the Louisiana Budget Project Jan Moller, and Mayoral candidate Jordan Piazza feature on a packed Election Day program. Plus, Jim predicts a Biden victory.By Jim Engster
 
Darryl Gissel, Chief Administrative Officer for Baton Rouge Mayor Sharon Weston Broome stops by to talk about the state of the city on Election Day eve. Political consultant and brother of Louisiana’s junior Senator George Kennedy surveys the Presidential Race.By Jim Engster
 
Wildfires, a Pandemic, Trade Issues, an election…where do you want to start this week? How about a good old reliable topic: California’s water wars. Lawsuits are flying in Kern County, after an attempt by a local water agency down there to start charging farmers $2100 an acre foot to replenish an aquifer. We have wildfire and trade news, too, with …
 
So, you want to grow an avocado tree? Can’t say it’ll work where you live. But what the heck, you gotta try, right? We’ve got tips for you to give it a good start, no matter where you are. It’s Fabulous Fruit Friday, and today we tackle the persnickety but popular avocado, with fruit expert Ed Laivo from Tomorrow's Harvest. And horticulture profess…
 
CEO of Acadian Ambulance Richard Zuschlag discusses Louisiana’s recovery from multiple named storms. New Yorker writer Evan Osnos on the life of Joe Biden. The Advocate’s Mark Ballard on where we’re at in the battle of the House vs. Governor Edwards.By Jim Engster
 
Jamie Manning, or Dodge as he's known in the rodeo world is a cowboy, a rodeo legend, a family man but most importantly a survivor. Dodge - an apt nickname you might think as yes he too dodged death in 2014 when on his way home from work he was involved in a life-changing car accident. Leaving him with burns to 40% of his body, the accident resulte…
 
On the show today, we have Fred Hart, partner and creative director at Interact. Fred is a Food Marketing Nerds regular - he’s been on the podcast a handful of times, and he always brings new knowledge and a fresh perspective – which is why we keep inviting him back on. Interact, is a world class branding and packaging design firm that specializes …
 
Maybe you’ve got a large lot. Maybe you’ve got a few acres. Maybe you’ve been hankering to get yourself a tractor. Before you spend your children’s inheritance on a piece of machinery, you need to ask yourself some questions. We talk backyard tractor basics on today’s show. Also we discuss less toxic weed killers. And, how the change of seasons - a…
 
Ben Brooksby is a fifth generation farmer from St Helens Plains in Western Victoria. When he was younger, he struggled with anxiety and other mental health issues, as do many others in rural communities. A simple social media post helped him to turn things around, after he shared a photo on Instagram showing himself naked in a truck full of lentils…
 
Winegrape growers in the Napa Sonoma area are getting a better handle on the damage estimates to their fields and facilities. We have the staggering numbers. Another staggering number: 10 million acres burned due to wildfires this year. We’re not there yet, but we are approaching it…for the third time in five years. Farmers are looking for estate t…
 
Fabulous Fruit Friday is back, and today, Ed Laivo of Tomorrow's Harvest tells us about an early bearing fruit with a long hang time on the tree, the White Diamond Nectarine. Plus, Ed has tips for improving the chances for your new fruit trees to succeed…by checking the soil drainage before you plant. Can you grow a fruit tree from a seed? Professo…
 
Nestled among the banks of the Manning River in a beautiful home, complete with a private writing studio and overlooking luscious long green grass, lives Australia's most prominent author Di Morrissey. Name sounds familiar? It should be. Di has written 27 best selling novels, Barra Creek, Heart Of The Dreaming, Follow The Morning Star just to name …
 
We have an awesome interview lined up for you. Hayley Raymond, Associate Director of Brand Marketing at HelloFresh, joining us out of Brooklyn for today’s episode. HelloFresh has grown into the leader in the meal kit space, and as a direct to consumer company, they’ve built their portfolio of brands largely through performance marketing. While bran…
 
If you’ve been bit by the gardening bug, it won’t be long before you’ll be craving a hobby greenhouse. With a greenhouse, you can get a jump on spring planting, keep tender plants from freezing in the winter, and, perhaps most fun of all, starting all sorts of delicious fruit and vegetable varieties from seed, varieties you possibly wouldn’t find a…
 
Drought is expanding throughout the country, but especially here in the Western United States. We have the ugly numbers. The USDA has released the latest forecasts for several important California farm commodities, including fruits, nuts and rice. And Citrus growers in California are still evaluating the effect of smoke, wildfire, haze and heat on …
 
It’s Fabulous Fruit Friday, and today we talk with Ed Laivo of Tomorrows Harvest about a delicious, sweet, crunchy white peach, the Ivory Angel. And, Ed explains why your fruit trees need cold winter weather. Master Food Preserver Laura Doyle tells us what to do with all the apples you might be harvesting this month: make some apple jelly. Plus, sh…
 
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