Episode 15
Conflict & Resolution

How do you feed 30 million people? We sat down with David Miliband, president and CEO of the International Rescue Committee, to discuss the unprecedented famine spreading across South Sudan, Somalia, Yemen and Nigeria and what his organization is doing about it right now. And how you can help, too. Can cooking and agriculture help foster civil rights and social justice? In his provocative new book, The Potlikker Papers: A Food History of the Modern Southauthor and historian John T. Edge argues, in the hands of regional heroes, they do. He's in conversation with poet Kevin Young, director of Harlem's Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, soon-to-be poetry editor of The New Yorker and a man with Southern roots of his own. Finally, one of the heroes of Edge's book, Mashama Bailey, chef-partner of The Grey in Savannah, Georgia explains the enduring magic of that city's "Thrill Ladies" in a Madeleine Moment you won't want to miss.
Photo credit: Juliette Delay, IRC

 

 

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David Miliband

How do you feed 30 million people? Howie Kahn sat down with David Miliband, president and CEO of the International Rescue Committee, to discuss the unprecedented famine spreading across South Sudan, Somalia, Yemen and Nigeria and what Miliband's organization is doing about it right now. And how you can help, too.

 

Photo credit: Juliette Delay, IRC

 

 

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John T. Edge and Kevin Young

Can cooking and agriculture help foster civil rights and social justice? In his provocative new book,The Potlikker Papers: A Food History of the Modern Southauthor and historian John T. Edge argues, in the hands of regional heroes, they do. He's in conversation with poet Kevin Young, director of Harlem's Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, soon-to-be poetry editor of The New Yorker and a man with Southern roots of his own.

 

Photo credit: The Potlikker Papers: A Food History of the Modern South, by John T. Edge

 

 

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Mashama Bailey

Mashama Bailey, chef-partner of The Grey in Savannah, Georgia, and one of the heroes of John T. Edge's new book, explains the enduring magic of her local "Thrill Ladies" in a Madeleine Moment you won't want to miss.

 

Photo credit: Quentin Bacon

 

 

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David Miliband
John T. Edge and Kevin Young
Mashama Bailey

Conflict & Resolution

Conflict
17 May 2017

How do you feed 30 million people? We sat down with David Miliband, president and CEO of the International Rescue Committee, to discuss the unprecedented famine spreading across South Sudan, Somalia, Yemen and Nigeria and what his organization is doing about it right now. And how you can help, too. Can cooking and agriculture help foster civil rights and social justice? In his provocative new book, The Potlikker Papers: A Food History of the Modern Southauthor and historian John T. Edge argues, in the hands of regional heroes, they do. He's in conversation with poet Kevin Young, director of Harlem's Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, soon-to-be poetry editor of The New Yorker and a man with Southern roots of his own. Finally, one of the heroes of Edge's book, Mashama Bailey, chef-partner of The Grey in Savannah, Georgia explains the enduring magic of that city's "Thrill Ladies" in a Madeleine Moment you won't want to miss.

May 2017

Executive Producer: Charles Finch

Producer: Elisabeth Robinson

Segment Producer: Rob Corso

Associate Producer: Matilda Holst

Special thanks to Meghan Hourigan and Jesse Stormo

 

Editor in Chief: Howie Kahn



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