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Wildoak Living Mon Feb. 1 at 9am: Finding a Cure for Lyme Disease & Cheddar, America's most Iconic Cheese

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Wildoak Living airs every alternate Monday from 9 am to 10 am and is hosted by Johanna Wildoak.
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Join Johanna "Wildoak" for Wildoak Living

the radio program about living sustainably 

in Mendocino County and beyond.

 

The next program will air live on 

Monday, February 1, from 9 to 10am PT

on Mendocino County Public Broadcasting (KZYX)

and on the web at kzyx.org

 

Program Topics:

 

  1. 1.Helping to find a cure for Lyme Disease: MyLymeData

 

  1. 2.Cheddar: A Journey to the Heart of America's Most Iconic Cheese

 

Johanna "Wildoak" talks with:

Lorraine Johnson, JD, MBA, the Chief Executive Officer of LymeDisease.org. Lorraine is an attorney advocate on issues related to the medico-legal and ethical aspects of Lyme disease and has published over 40 peer-reviewed articles on this topic. She co-authored the Lyme disease guidelines of the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society, published in 2014. They will talk about MyLymeData, a project that uses “Big Data” to help find a cure for Lyme Disease. Here is some info from the website https://www.lymedisease.org/mylymedata/:

“MyLymeData is LymeDisease.org’s new survey tool that tracks patient progress over time. It allows patients to use today’s computer technology to quickly and privately pool diagnosis and treatment experiences. When large amounts of data are combined, we can see patterns that help us determine which treatments work best. 

MyLymeData is a patient-powered research project. It was conceived by patients, is run by patients, and addresses the issues that patients care about. It lets Lyme disease patients learn from each other and provides data that can help drive research to improve their lives.”

 

 

Johanna also talks with Gordon Edgar, author of Cheddar: A Journey to the Heart of America's Most Iconic Cheese ... And what it can tell us about our history, cultural identity, and food politicsHere is some info from the publisher about the book and its author: http://www.chelseagreen.com/cheddar

“One of the oldest, most ubiquitous, and beloved cheeses in the world, the history of cheddar is a fascinating one. Over the years it has been transformed, from a painstakingly handmade wheel to a rindless, mass-produced block, to a liquefied and emulsified plastic mass untouched by human hands. The Henry Fordism of cheddar production in many ways anticipated the advent of industrial agriculture.  They don’t call it “American Cheese” for nothing.

Cheddar is one man’s picaresque journey to find out what a familiar food can tell us about ourselves. Cheddar may be appreciated in almost all American homes, but the advocates of the traditional wheel versus the processed slice often have very different ideas about food. Since cheddar—with its diversity of manufacturing processes and tastes—is such a large umbrella, it is the perfect food through which to discuss many big food issues that face our society.

More than that, though, cheddar actually holds a key to understanding not only issues surrounding food politics, but also some of the ways we think of our cultural identity. Cheddar, and its offshoots, has something to tell us about this country: the way people rally to certain cheddars but not others; the way they extol or denounce the way others eat it; the role of the commodification of a once-artisan cheese and the effect that has on rural communities. The fact that cheddar is so common that it is often taken for granted means that examining it can lead us to the discovery of usually unspoken truths.”

 

“Gordon Edgar loves cheese and worker-owned co-ops, and has been combining both of these infatuations as the cheese buyer for San Francisco’s Rainbow Grocery Cooperative since 1994. Edgar has been a judge at numerous national cheese competitions, a board member for the California Artisan Cheese Guild, and has had a blog since 2002, which can be found at www.gordonzola.net. Edgar is the author of Cheesemonger: A Life on the Wedge (Chelsea Green 2010) and he enjoys mold in the right places, good cheese stink, and washing his hands upwards of one hundred times a day.”

 

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How to listen to WILDOAK LIVING:

 

Listen to Wildoak Living live every other Monday at 9am Pacific Time 

on KZYX (Mendocino County Public Broadcasting),

on the radio at 88.1, 90.7 and 91.5 in Mendocino County and in Northern Sonoma, 

Lake and Southern Humboldt counties,

and on the web at www.kzyx.org (click on ‘Listen Now’). 

 

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and find more information about previous topics and guests on the program’s website wildoakliving.org. That's a great way to catch up if you miss a program or if you'd like to share a program with someone else.

 

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