Experts call ISIS the best-funded non-state terrorist organization the U.S. has ever confronted. We explore how ISIS fills its coffers and how the international community is trying to shut off the funding pipeline.
“Foodie” blogs often focus on the culture of high-end restaurants and celebrity chefs. But Ed Bruske, a former journalist who now runs an “urban farm” in Washington, D.C., is using the blogosphere to spotlight everyday issues confronting a hungry city. He joins Kojo to explore local food politics, from public school kitchens to to local farmer’s markets.
- Ed Bruske Co-Founder, DC Urban Gardeners; Certified Master Gardener; Blogger, The Slow Cook
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