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Follow host Theresa Marquez as she exposes the realities of our broken food system and explores solutions put forward by our country's brightest changemakers.

Rootstock Radio celebrates the changemakers who are working to restore and revitalize our broken food and farming system. We balance the doom-and-gloom with real-life solutions for a sustainable future.

Jan 30, 2017

Food and Water Watch is working to shift control of our food and water systems away from industry corporations and back to communities. Today, Michele Merkel discusses the legal battles being waged around inhumane confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs), hydraulic fracturing--or "fracking"--and the nasty business of...


Jan 23, 2017

Erika Allen, daughter of Growing Power's founder Will Allen, sees creativity as a necessary component of her work in urban agriculture and youth education. This inventive bent might be precisely why Growing Power is having such a huge impact in the Chicago area.


Jan 16, 2017

Detroit food activist Malik Yakini views the good food revolution as one piece of the larger movement for freedom, justice and equality in agriculture, and beyond. He focuses his activism on food because "everyone eats, and everyone wants access to good food," and so his work tends to cut through divisions of...


Jan 9, 2017

The realization that many former fixtures of American life are vanishing led Robert Wolf to examine the concept of rural renewal in his latest book. Formerly a Chicago Tribune columnist, Robert currently serves as the director of Free River Press. He has written several books and is the producer of American Mosaic,...


Jan 2, 2017

We talk with dietician and award-winning nutrition expert Ashley Koff, RD, about how the environment and our health are all connected. Find out which vegetable Ashley can't live without and why organic agriculture matters so much from her perspective as a dietitian.