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Coming Up On Connections: Thursday, February 25th


First hour: Farms look for growth in CSAs

Second hour: Jack Garner previews the Oscars

Local farms are uniting to bring more people into their CSAs. Soon enough, we'll see asparagus leading the spring crop, and CSAs will be in full swing. Our panel will explain how CSAs work, how they've grown, and they'll talk about how building community gives them an opportunity to talk about a wide range of issues that impact farms. Those include why local food can be healthier for consumers as well as the environment, why teaching your kids where their food comes from is important, and what climate change is doing to local farms. In studio:

  • Ruth Blackwell, Mud Creek Farm
  • Ammie Chickering, Peacework Farm
  • Andy Fellenz, Fellenz Family Farm
  • Kyle Stevens, Lehigh Valley Outpost

In our second hour, film critic Jack Garner previews the Oscars. He'll share his selections for the various categories, including Best Picture. And he'll weigh in on the lack of diversity in the nominees, which has become a growing controversy.

Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.