The World Of Mushrooms, Raising Race-Conscious Children

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Mushrooms have a unique biology and a special place in our cultural history. An expert talks about the scientific, superstitious, and culinary aspects of mushrooms. Talking with children about race can be difficult but helpful. We discuss the best ways to have those conversations and why they matter as kids grow up.

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  • The Wild World Of Mushrooms

    Mushrooms have a unique biology, and have existed for tens of millions of years. In fact, the largest living organism today is a massive fungal colony in the Pacific Northwest.

    But they are also significant on a cultural level. Their unique properties have made them the focus a variety of folk beliefs and superstitions, and they have important medicinal properties as well. Of course, they are also delicious!

    A mycologist shares his own passion for the world of mushrooms.

  • How To Raise Racially-Conscious Kids

    Clashes at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia in mid-August left one protester dead after a supremacist rammed his car into a crowd. These events are leading to some difficult conversations, especially when it comes to questions from children. We talk to an expert about how to discuss race with kids and how to raise racially-conscious children.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Judith Siers-Poisson Host
  • Veronica Rueckert Host
  • Judith Siers-Poisson Producer
  • Amanda Magnus Producer
  • Nicholas Money Guest
  • Andrew Grant-Thomas Guest

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