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America's Heartland Previous Broadcasts

Episode #1306

KQED World: Sun, Apr 22, 2018 -- 10:00 AM

Reporter Sarah Gardner takes us to New Mexico where urban gardening finds a growing fan base in Albuquerque. Yolanda Vazquez discovers a 300 year old farm in the heart of New York City. Jason Shoultz visits a New England farm family working to avoid the crush of urbanization in historic Lexington, Massachusetts. A California woman finds success by farming mushrooms in the heart of Sacramento.

Episode #1305

KQED World: Sun, Apr 15, 2018 -- 10:00 AM

Reporter Rob Stewart shares some unusual crops with you on this episode. Ever wonder where those sesame seeds come from that end up on your fast food hamburger bun? Meet an Oklahoma farmer developing new ways to meet a growing sesame seed demand worldwide. You may not be familiar with the term, Pulse Crops, but you've enjoyed the beans and peas that make up this segment of farm crops. Now researchers in North Dakota are developing new uses for this important group of legumes. A group of California nuns is turning out unique olive oil, and take part in a bright white harvest of sea salt direct from the shores of the Pacific Ocean.

Episode #1304

KQED World: Sun, Apr 8, 2018 -- 10:00 AM

Saddle up for a rodeo riding school in Montana. Visit a California farm community pulling together to save pollinating honeybees. An Arkansas rancher rounds up a large and growing herd of buffalo.

Episode #1303

KQED World: Sun, Apr 1, 2018 -- 10:00 AM

Rob Stewart visits a California forester transforming hardwoods into heirloom furniture. Kristen Simoes travels to Montana where the Spring Creek Ranch diversifies their cattle operation with world class fly fishing. Sharon Profis hauls in a culinary catch with a shrimp and scallop bake. Jason Shoultz joins one farm family sharing their love of old time travel with horse and buggy outings.

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