10.21.20 / "JUNK" FOOD + JUDGMENT
How did McDonald’s come to play a defining role in Black American history? And should society judge individuals on the basis of the foods they eat? Historian Marcia Chatelain, author and columnist Roxane Gay, and Memphis-based health advocate Whitney Trotter discuss in Episode 81 of The Four Top.
9.15.20 / FIGHT FIRE + REENVISION MEDIA
Yes, we can take action to prevent future wildfires. Here’s how. Also, here’s how you can tune in to hear the lowdown on the shakeup in food media that happened over summer 2020.
8.19.20 / FOOD, FILM & FICTION
As summer heats up and the pandemic rages on, we’re all looking for something new to watch or read right now. So for our August episode, The Four Top calls in three experts to recommend some of the best movies and novels that portray the culinary world.
7.22.20 / WHY VEGANISM MATTERS NOW
In this era of pandemic and political protests, a formerly marginalized diet and lifestyle has become increasingly prevalent and celebrated. Espoused by political leaders like Mahatma Gandhi and Coretta Scott King, veganism is a social movement with a pacifist message.
6.15.20 / EATING ON THE EDGE
What explains the high infection rate of COVID-19 among food-processing workers? Do Americans have a new understanding of food insecurity? And what is “Corona-conscious eating”?
5.27.20 / MEET THE NEW WAVE OF CULINARY E-ENTREPRENEURS
They owned small culinary companies. They were planning for the future. But they never could have anticipated a pandemic.
4.8.20 / SALAMI FOR YOUR HEALTH
Why salami is good for your health. What’s trending in rosé sales this very unusual spring? And your words.
3.26.20 / THINKING OF YOU
I recently sat down with a few members of the Oregon restaurant industry to discuss the challenges they are currently facing. You can listen to this episode of The Four Top through the OPB website or our dedicated site, as well as via Spotify, Apple Podcasts, NPR One, or your favorite podcast app.