Separating Families At Border, Abandoned Buildings, Getting Creative With Melons

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It’s Food Friday, and we’re brainstorming ways to get creative with melons. We talk about using melons in salads, sauces, and on the grill. We also talk with a UW student looking into the role abandoned buildings play in their communities. Plus, a look at recent criticisms of the Trump Administration policy that separates families illegally crossing the southern border.

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Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Chris Malina Host
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Natalie Guyette Producer
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • Sara McKinnon Guest
  • Elsa Noterman Guest
  • Lori Skelton Guest

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