The Legacy of Labor Day
By: Zoe Denckla With all the parades, barbecues and back-to-school sales, it's easy to look past the purpose of this holiday weekend. So why is Labor Day Labor Day? As a response to poor working conditions including long days, little pay, and hazardous environments, on September 5th, 1882, members of the central labor union skipped work and took to the streets to demand better. By 1894, this became a national holiday recognizing workers' contributions to America’s economic strength and achievement.
Weekly Picks: Leaders Across the Industry
The food world must remain on its toes as the Delta variant rises, vaccine requirements and mask mandates shift, and conversations about building back better continue. This week, HRN hosted interviews with industry leaders we can all look to as our social and political landscape continues to evolve.
Weekly Picks: Transparency in Malt, Meat, and Delivery Supply Chains
This week HRN's shows shed light on convoluted supply chains. Get a breakdown of the scandal with Belcampo beef, explore the world of craft malt, and tune into an investigation of the current food delivery ecosystem. Plus, gain insight into a new study about why cover crops won't solve climate change and hear from a chef-sommelier duo in NYC about what farm-to-table means to them. Whether you're buying fresh produce or visiting a butcher, eating at restaurants or ordering in, these episodes will make you a more informed eater.
The Main Course O.G.
The Main Course was the first show to ever debut on Heritage Radio Network (HRN) back in April 2009 and the first show to reach 200 episodes! Now called The Main Course O.G., its original host and HRN founder, Patrick Martins is joined by Emily Pearson of Heritage Foods, Brandon Hoy owner of Roberta’s and author/musician-in-residence, Mike Edison. Each week special guests join the panel to discuss entertaining topics of the moment in a no-holds-barred roundtable format that will surely make you laugh — from CBD oil to Meghan Markle to Jewish tête-oir and stories of iconic food and...
A Hungry Society
Food media is blowing up, yet entire communities are left out of the conversation. Food is the best way to get to know each other and cultures outside of our own, and it's important that everyone has a seat at the table to tell their story. Food writer and photographer Korsha Wilson created A Hungry Society to foster more diverse and inclusive conversations about the culinary world. Each week, Korsha looks critically at the current state of the food world and welcomes guests to discuss the role of food in their lives.