We meet Dionne Reeder, a business owner running for D.C. Council, and the new chair of Virginia's Republican Party, Jack Wilson.
Guest Host: Matt McCleskey
For some enthusiasts, backyard birds are an environmentally-sound way to create fertilizer, get rid of kitchen scraps, and provide fresh eggs. Others say urban chickens take the “locavore” movement too far, creating a neighborhood nuisance. We explore the growing movement to bring animals like chickens back to cities, and how localities are reacting.
- Caryn Ernst D.C. citizen advocate for backyard hens
- Pat Foreman Author, City Chicks: Keeping Micro-flocks of Chickens as Garden Helpers, Compost Makers, Bio-reyclers, and Local Food Producers (Perfect Paperback)
- Manny Howard Author, My Empire of Dirt: How One Man Turned His Big-City Backyard into a Farm (Scribner)
- Jason Grant Communications Manager, Prince William County
Manny Howard on His “Farm”
In this video produced by New York Magazine, Manny Howard talks about setting up and maintaining his small farming patch in the backyard of his Brooklyn house:
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Just a day after United Nations' scientists released an alarming report on climate change, the D.C. Council held a hearing on its own bill to reduce carbon emissions. If passed, supporters say it would be among the most far-reaching measure ever adopted by an American city to address global warming.