HHRA shares its science via Heartland Stories Radio, a weekly 29-minute podcast and radio show hosted by producer and good food pioneer Theresa Marquez. With rotating guests, each show shares important information about what we can all do to ensure a healthy, just food system for the 21st century.

“I have dedicated my 40-year career to protecting family farmers and facing our health crisis through a culture of healthy food,” says Marquez. “I am inspired and dedicated to learn from professionals, using science to understand our problems — but sometimes the best common sense and inspiration comes from people on the ground facing problems and finding solutions that are often fun and creative.”

Heartland Stories Radio Episodes

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Episode 26: Audrey Tran Lam

Reducing Urban Pesticides in Iowa

Episode 25: Dr. Kamyar Enshayan

Why Iowa Cannot Feed Itself With Corn And Soybeans

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Episode 24: Cynthia Barstow

Protect Our Breasts: Young Women Fighting Against Breast Cancer

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Episode 23: Dr. Samina Raja

Food Systems Change Agent

Tom Philpott of The Secret Ingredient

Episode 22: Tom Philpott

The American Way of Farming

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Episode 21: George Siemon

On the Spirit of Organic

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Episode 20: Leonardo Trasande

“Sicker, Fatter, Poorer” — Understanding Endocrine Disruptors

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Episode 19: Kelly Ryerson

Becoming Glyphosate Girl

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Episode 18: Carey Gillam

The Monsanto Papers

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Episode 17: Dr. Bruce Lanphear

The Negative Impact of Toxic Chemicals on our Health

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Episode 16: Odessa Piper

Chef Odessa Piper on the Hidden Magic in Food

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Episode 15: Sarah Minnick

Local Food, Local Flavor, Killer Pizza: Meet Chef Sarah Minnick

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Episode 14: Leah Penniman

Farming While Black: A Conversation With Leah Penniman

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Episode 13: Nse Witherspoon, MPH

One Mom’s Passion and Career: Protecting Children’s Health

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Episode 12: Dr. Jifunza Wright-Carter

Healing Communities Through Healthy Food, Medicine and Compassion

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Episode 11: Kevin Mahalko

All About Grazing and Why Cows Should Eat Grass

Jen Salinetti

Episode 10: Jen Salinetti

A Woman’s Story on Nurturing the Lan‪d‬

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Episode 9: Dr. Joan Dye Gussow

Grow Your Own Food, Eat Healthy, Be Activ‪e‬

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Episode 8: Charles Benbrook, PhD

Roundup Weed Killer: What We All Need to Know

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Episode 7: Kathleen Merrigan, PhD

Talking Sustainability With Dr. Kathleen Merriga‪n‬

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Episode 6: Author John Ikerd

Our Broken Industrial Food Syste‪m‬

Albie Miles

Episode 5: Albie Miles, PhD

Transforming Hawaii’s Food System by Empowering Native Hawaiian Yout‪h‬

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Episode 4: Mackenzie Feldman

Student Activism for a Herbicide-Free Campu‪s‬

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Episode 3: Chef Ann Cooper

School Lunches, and Feeding Our Children During COVID-1‪9‬

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Episode 2: Dr. Michelle Perro

Why Our Children Get Sicker: The Link Between Gut Health and Pesticide‪s‬

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Episode 1: Dr. Phil Landrigan

How Pesticides Are Threatening Our Children’s Healt‪h‬