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Thu January 2, 2014
KC Food Hubs, Missouri Executions, Mariachi Pioneer Dies
Restaurants across the country have jumped on the local food bandwagon. They’re trying to source more of their produce from nearby farms, but it's not easy. As a potential solution, “food hubs” are popping up across the country. These food processing and distribution centers make it easier for restaurants, grocery stores and others to buy local food.
The popularity of locally-grown produce and locally-raised meat in Kansas City continues to grow. But it can be difficult for a small farmer in the region to produce enough at a competitive cost for a whole restaurant, grocery store, school or hospital. That’s why food hubs are taking off around the country. Hear about existing local food distribution networks, and plans to build more food hubs.
In an investigation spanning the past few months, St. Louis Public Radio and the Beacon has discovered the state of Missouri may be ignoring its own laws in carrying out the death penalty by buying execution drugs from a pharmacy not licensed to do business in Missouri.
Mariachi musician and founder of a groundbreaking all-female mariachi band, Teresa Cuevas, died late last year at the age of 93. We listen back to a story about her life, and hear from her grand-daughters, who are carrying on her musical tradition in their band, Maria the Mexican.