Radish on the Radio

Friday mornings during Morning Edition

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Radish magazine and WVIK have partnered to produce a regular radio segment called Radish on the Radio. Each new Radish on the Radio episode will be premiered on Friday mornings during Morning Edition on WVIK. The episode will subsequently be re-broadcast during All Things Considered and Weekend Edition, as well as become available to stream right here.

Every episode of Radish on the Radio will focus on individuals in our region at work in local foods, environmental stewardship, and building healthy and resilient communities. Radish magazine is geared to reflect lifestyle choices that lead to self-renewal and renewal of resources, and includes information, news, and advice on diet, cooking, health, and fitness. Radish is published monthly by the Moline Dispatch Company and distributed free at farmers' markets, food stores, fitness clubs, libraries, and health-care facilities.
Radish on the Radio is made possible by the Singh Family Charitable Giving Fund, working to promote a diverse natural ecology through education and conservation. 

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You can do most of your grocery shopping at the Freight House Farmers Market in Davenport. That's what Carrie Hillman noticed nearly a decade ago when she was deciding what to sell at the market.

Hillman, whose professional background is in the food industry, started selling artisan breads and now her Lavish Lily Artisan Products booth is a weekly destination for many customers.

Eric Anderson at the Milan Bottoms Preserve
Lacy Scarmana

Eric Anderson is the River Bend Wildland Trust's first executive Director, and he has his sights set on the future of the organization. 

Wade Ellett was tired of the 9-5 lifestyle of going to work, making dinner, watching Netflix and going to bed. So he made a change. Ellett now writes the blog Intrepid Daily, where he documents his outdoor adventures and encourages others to get outside.

WVIK Staff

Harry Cleaveland was stung by the beekeeping bug five years ago, and now has hives all over the greater Quad Cities area. He sells his honey, Harry Bee's Honey, at the Freighthouse Farmers Market in Davenport on Saturdays.

Amy Wine oversees the Farm to School program at McKinley Elementary School in Davenport.
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Amy Wine oversees the Farm to School Program at McKinley Elementary in Davenport. McKinley's 350 K-5 students work in the garden to plant and harvest vegetables that are included in a school meal — also prepared by students.

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Radish on the Radio catches up with Joel Ryser, founder of Hot Glass, a nonprofit that teaches glass blowing to at-risk youth.

  Radish on the Radio visits with Bettendorf artists Karen and Ken Brinson.

GARDNER: Stop by the Let Us Farm booth at the Freight House Farmers' Market, and you can take your pick from the bins heaped high with lettuce leaves of every shape and size.