Despite having 94,000 miles of coastline and millions of acres of rivers, America imports 91% of its seafood. Today we explore the case for reviving the nation’s local fisheries. And, we’ll stay local with filmmaker Jay Craven, whose film Northern Borders is now on tour in New Hampshire. He tells us about the economics of regional filmmaking. Plus, word craft for fast times: a writing teacher celebrates the beauty and efficacy of writing short.
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The Fight For Our Local Seafood
- Paul Greenberg's new book is American Catch: The Fight For Our Local Seafood. The book follows the rise, fall, and attempts to revitalize production of the New York oyster, the gulf shrimp and the Alaskan wild sockeye salmon.
- Paul will be reading and speaking at a reception tonight presented by Slow Food Seacoast and River Run Bookstore at the Red Door in Portsmouth.
- Jay Craven is a professor of Film Studies at Marlboro College in Vermont, and the writer and director of Northern Borders, which was released in Vermont in 2013 and is currently on tour in towns across New Hampshire.
- The film is playing this Friday, August 15th, at the Monadnock Center for History and Culture in Peterborough.
How To Write Short
Remembering Robin Williams
- After the news of his death spread, reflections on Robin Williams’ impressive life and career starting pouring in from every corner of the internet. Today we’re taking another listen to Marc Maron’s interview with Williams from April 2010 in which they discuss a life full of comedy, addiction, and fame on the podcast WTF.