Bill Duesing Politics of Food Collection, 1997-199814 items (1.5 linear feet).
A pioneer in organic agriculture in New England, Bill Duesing has been as an environmental educator, writer, artist, and lecturer over for four decades. After graduating from Yale University (1964), Duesing worked as a Cooperative Extension agent before turning to organic principles in the early 1970s. Emphasizing sustainability and greater local food sufficiency, he has been instrumental in developing organic standards for gardening and land care and he has served as both founding president and later executive director of the Northeast Organic Farming Association Connecticut and president of the NOFA Interstate Council. During the 1990s, Duesing produced two radio shows, “Living on the Earth” (WSHU) and “The Politics of Food” (WPKN), and he is author of Living on the Earth: Eclectic Essays for a Sustainable and Joyful Future (1993).
The Duesing collection consists of fourteen recordings of The Politics of Food radio program, which was broadcast monthly over WPKN (89.5 FM) in Bridgeport in 1997-1998. Each half hour segment included news, a fifteen minute interview, recipes, and tips, with interviewees including Mel Bristol, Jac Smit, Vincent Kay, John Wargo, Hugh Joseph, Joseph Kiefer, Julie Rawson, Michael Sligh, Kathy Lawrence, Lee Warren, and Elizabeth Henderson.
- 1997 Mar. 15 (interview: Mel Bristol)
- 1997 May 17 (interview: Jac Smit)
- 1997 June 21 (interview: Vincent Kay)
- 1997 July 19 (interview: John Wargo)
- 1997 Aug. 16 (interview: Hugh Joseph)
- 1997 Sept. 20 (interview: Joseph Kiefer)
- 1997 Oct. 18 (interview: Julie Rawson)
- 1997 Nov. 15 (interview: Michael Sligh)
- 1997 Dec. 20 (interview: Kathy Lawrence)
- 1998 Jan. 17 (interview: Lee Warren)
- 1998 Feb. 21 (interview: Elizabeth Henderson)
- 1998 Mar. 21 (interview: Michael Colby)
- 1998 Apr. 18 (interview: Steve Gilman)
- 1997 May 15 (interview: Rebecca May)
- Cookery, Health aspects.
- Organic farming.
- Politics of food.
- Henderson, Elizabeth, 1943-.
- Rawson, Julie.