This week on the Joshua David Stein Variety Hour... Half Hour, host Joshua David Stein is talking endless shrimp! Welcoming writer and director George Motz, known for his short film "Head On: Shrimping in the Lowcountry," the film follows two generations of fishermen in South Carolina, many of whom have been shrimping since they could walk. Sarah Curry is a producer of the documentary "Raising Shrimp," which looks at many questions such as: Why does our food come from so far away? What are we really eating, wild or farmed shrimp, and is it our only choice? What happened to the American shrimp fishery? What could a more local shrimp mean for our health, and the health of our nation? Trying to answer if such things are even possible, George and Sarah comment on the status of the shrimp industry and how it is evolving. In the second half of the show, Joshua brings Hugh Pool in for some great music that melds the traditional Delta blues, country music, and classic rock and roll. This program was brought to you by Fairway Market.
"Most of the shrimp we eat is imported from Southeast Asia and Central America, and a lot of that is not tested the way we would like it to be tested, and maybe it's treated with something before it hits the supermarket." [3:30]
--Sarah Curry on the Joshua David Stein Variety Hour... Half Hour
"Food and music is a pretty good pairing!" [25:40]
--Hugh Pool on the Joshua David Stein Variety Hour... Half Hour