How much is too much for bacon? $10 a pound? $20? What about $500 a pound? In New Martinsville, West Virginia someone actually paid $500 a pound at auction for bacon raised and butchered under pretty special circumstances . The bacon, along with ham and eggs, sold at this auc tion are raised and butchered by high schoolers as part of their school curriculum. Reporter Corey Knollinger tell us the story of what it takes to compete in the We tzel County Ham, Bacon, and Egg show.
Harassment and the Service Economy
In restaurants, economics and sexual harassment are intimately entwined. Restaurants, along with hotels, have the highest rates of sexual harassment of any industry. For a tipped worker , in particular, how and how much one gets paid can determine how empowered one feels to respond against harassment. We delve into why restaurants pay servers just $2.13 per hour and how that affects how they deal with bad clients. And we look at why money might not be the only culprit when it comes to harassment.
Spinning Carolina Gold Rice into Sake
For much of the 19 th Century, Carolina Gold rice was a favorite of American rice growers, before disappearing in the early 20 th Century. Brought back to life in the 1980s, it again occupies a much beloved, if niche, place in the South's canon of heirloom ingredients. Now, Hagood Coxe , a daughter of a Carolina Gold farmer , wants to make sake, a Japanese rice wine, out of the grain.
Are prison diets punitive? A report from behind bars
Is prison food causing problems for public health? Gravy investigates.
Access Denied: Cooperative Extension and Tribal Lands
Cooperative extension is a century-old government program that places agricultural agents in counties to educate and work with farmers. But for years, agents failed to show up for Native American communities.