California Foodways

11 EpisodesProduced by Lisa Morehouse

For California Foodways, reporter Lisa Morehouse spends a lot of time in her car. She’s on a kind of mission: to travel to every county in the state, finding stories about food, agriculture, and -- most importantly -- the people that make both possible.

11 Episodes | 2018 - 2019

Invasive 20-lb Rodent Could Wreak Havoc on Ca Ag

January 22nd, 2019

12:47

Merced County is California’s sweet potato capital. In this story, co-reporter Angela Johnston and I meet a sweet potato farming family that’s facing …

A California Tribe Bets on Olive Oil

October 16th, 2018

7:45

The Capay Valley is pretty serene, except for the cacophony inside its most lucrative business: the Cache Creek Casino. Up to 2,000 visitors a night …

Milking Cows...In Prison?

October 2nd, 2018

8:21

Making license plates is the stereotypical job for a prisoner, but there’s a group of inmates in the Central Valley have very different work. They supply milk to almost all the prisons in the state system. The low …

A Pop-Up Coffeehouse on the Pacific Crest Trail

September 18th, 2018

8:57

The thru-hikers on the Pacific Crest Trail start in Mexico, traversing 2650 miles into Canada. The lazier among us might have just read Wild, Cheryl Strayed’s PCT memoir. But the hikers, their toenails fall off, and …

The Forgotten Filipino Pioneers of the Delano Grape Strike

September 4th, 2018

10:14

At the beginning of September in 1965, one of the most significant movements in modern day labor history -- the Farmworker Movement -- began in California's Central Valley. You’ve probably heard of the United Farm …

From Bear Feeding Shows to Bear-Proof Containers

August 21st, 2018

12:57

When you camp in Yosemite and other parks with bears, you can’t just leave your food out on the picnic table or in your car overnight. Anything with a scent has to be stored in bear-proof containers: bear lockers for …

Trucks, Planes, and Flying Fish

August 7th, 2018

8:56

If you are driving along the striking Highway 395 in the Eastern Sierra, chances are you’ve come to fish for trout in one of the area’s alpine lakes. Fishing is synonymous with life in the communities that dot the …

From Farmworker to Restaurant Owner

July 24th, 2018

9:57

Rosa Hernandez left Oaxaca when she was 20 to work in the fields in Madera, California. Now, she co-owns a restaurant, cooking the food of her homeland for the many indigenous Mexicans who live in the area. She did it, …

Can Agricultural Development And Wildlife Coexist? Rice Farmers Think So

July 10th, 2018

14:20

California grows a lot of rice, second only to the Mississippi Delta. But like a lot of agricultural development, rice cultivation took away a lot of …

So Much More Than Tacos

June 26th, 2018

9:13

 

The Mitla Cafe in San Bernardino is proof that sometimes a restaurant is more than just a restaurant. It’s the first stop in this new podcast: California Foodways. I'm Lisa Morehouse, and I'll be travelling county by …

Season 1 Trailer

June 21st, 2018

2:16

California Foodways producer Lisa Morehouse spends a lot of time in her car. She’s on a kind of mission: to travel to every county in the state, …

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