While in Iraq, former U.S. Army Sergeant Matthew McCue witnessed the power and peace-making potential of agriculture. When he returned to the States he worked with the Farmer-Veteran Coalition, and now works at the French Garden Farm near Sebastopol. Says McCue: “I still want to make the world a better place. I think i can do more good with a shovel than with an M-16.” McCue worked with the Farmer-Veteran Coalition and the French Garden Farm in Sebastopol CA, This story was originally produced for the SpeakeasyDC Storycast.
Hearing Voices from NPR®
053 Ranchers: Life, Death, Land, and Livestock
Host: Barrett Golding of Hearing Voices
Airs week of: 2011-02-09 (Originally: 2009-03-18)
“Ranchers” (52:00 mp3):
Cattle and sheep, wool and meat:
Our host documents a year on a Roxanne Linderman’s Montana sheep ranch, raising, lambing, herding, shearing, and selling sheep.
Click thru our audio-viz gallery of sheep-shearer Jerry Iverson’s ranch paintings.
Lili Olsen, 3-years-old, takes us around her New Hampshire farm, recorded by Jason Rayles.
The late Attilio Genasci, interviewed for this story at age 97, held onto his California alpine-valley cattle ranch. Produced for the Nature Conservancy’s Stories from Heart of the Land and Saving the Sierra.
UPDATE: Another of Aubrey’s film’s “See You Then” made the Nikon Top 10:
Audrey’s film features my friend, rancher John Hoiland, star of this NPR piece, “John & Nippy” (5:08):
Pam Fraser’s Flickr set for her neighbor JohnH.
Hearing Voices from NPR®:
038 Let’s Eat— For Thanksgiving
Host— Larry Massett of Hearing Voices
Airdates— 11/19/2008 – 11/26/2008
Let’s Eat (53:00 mp3):
A Thanksgiving audio feast. We binge on fattening stories, then purge with a documentary on refusing food:
detail of painting “First Thanksgiving” by Jean Louis Gerome Ferris (1863-1930)
courtesy Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Detroit Publishing Company Collection
Scott Carrier tours a “Turkey Ranch,” following the gobbler from farmyard to frozen food.
photo by Harry M. Rhoads (1880-1975)
courtesy Western History/Genealogy Department, Denver Public Library
Sarah J. Hale, Editor of Godey’s Lady’s Book, led a campaign through
the 1850s-1860s to establish Thanksgiving Day as a national holiday
John Engel met Lisa on FarmersOnly.com.
Photo © Christopher Booker