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Coming Up On Connections: Thursday, April 21st

Apr 20, 2016

Credit Tampa Bay Times

First hour: Is "farm to table" a myth?

Second hour: Educational programs that help Rochester students

Is "farm to table" a myth? You might have seen the remarkably thorough piece from the Tampa Bay Times that has gone viral, called "Farm to Fable." Journalist Laura Reiley tracked the "local food" claims of dozens of restaurants, and found that many simply lie. Her piece has sparked conversation about so-called farm-to-table restaurants across the country. We'll talk to Reiley about how she discovered the deceptions, and we'll talk to local chefs about how they communicate with their customers. Our guests:

  • Laura Reiley, journalist with the Tampa Bay Times
  • Art Rogers, chef and owner of Lento
  • Jerry Serafine, owner of Restaurant 2 Vine

Then, we're looking at a variety of innovative educational programs that help students in the Rochester City School District. From taking kids on outdoor experiences, allowing them to attend overnight camp, and getting them out of their comfort zones, we'll explore these ideas with staff and students. Our guests:

  • Chris Widmaier, science teacher at World of Inquiry School No. 58
  • Davin Reddington, social studies teacher at World of Inquiry School No. 58
  • Lindsay Cray, executive director and co-founder of the Earthworks Institute
  • Alejandro Goebel-Cruz, sophomore at East High School and participant in the SSCE program at the Earthworks Institute
  • Jacolby Chapman, junior at World of Inquiry School and participant in the Expeditionary Learning program and the SSCE program at the Earthworks Institute
  • Theresa Sarkis-Kruse, coordinator of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme at Joseph C. Wilson Magnet High School
  • Nadine Flores-Trapani, freshman at the Rochester Institute of Technology and former IB Program student
  • Andie Marie Adkins, senior at Joseph C. Wilson Magnet High School and student in the IB Program