HHRA shares its science via Heartland Stories Radio, a weekly 29-minute podcast and radio show hosted by Theresa Marquez, Chair of the HHRA Communications and Outreach Advisory Committee. 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.”

Bruce Lanphear

Episode 17:
Dr. Bruce Lanphear

The negative impact of
toxic chemicals on our health

Episode 16:
Odessa Piper

Chef Odessa Piper on
the hidden magic in food

Episode 15:
Sarah Minnick

Local Food, Local Flavor, Killer Pizza!
Meet Sarah Minnick

Episode 14:
Leah Penniman

Farming while Black:
A conversation with Leah Penniman

Episode 13:
Nse Witherspoon, MPH

One mom’s passion and career:
Protecting children’s health

Episode 12:
Dr. Jifunza Wright-Carter

Healing communities through healthy
food, medicine and compassion

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

Episode 9:
Dr. Joan Dye Gussow

Grow your own food,
eat healthy and be active

Charles Benbrook

Episode 8:
Charles Benbrook, PhD

What we all need to know about Roundup weed killer

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

Mackenzie Feldman

Episode 4:
Mackenzie Feldman

Student activism towards an
herbicide-free campus

Episode 3:
Chef Ann Cooper

School lunches and feeding our children during COVID-19

Michelle Perro

Episode 2:
Dr. Michelle Perro

Why our children get sicker — the link between gut health and pesticides

Phil Landrigan

Episode 1:
Dr. Phil Landrigan

How pesticides are threatening children’s health