e2 on Kansas City Public Television

Tonight on PBS
(5:30 PM - Sun 02/17/2008 - KCPT - Channel 11 - Kansas City)

e2 - Harvesting the Wind
-- The Season 2 opener examines wind energy.
Included: its use in southwest Minnesota.

e2 is an ongoing PBS documentary series that chronicles efforts to solve the world's most pressing ecological challenges
. From energy consumption to design efficiency, policy to industry, the series documents the innovators whose work is reducing humans' impact on the environment. Interviews with experts, policymakers and pioneers across a variety of disciplines offer a firsthand account of the complex environmental challenges that we face, as well as the possibility that pragmatic solutions are within reach. The series is narrated by Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman. Each episode is supplemented by a video podcast featuring exclusive interviews and footage, taking viewers beyond the television broadcast and deeper into the issues of sustainability. Produced by kontentreal - Check your local listings. Major corporate support for e2 is provided by Autodesk.

More e2 this month on KCPT:

e2 (The Economies of Being
Environmentally Conscious)

-- Energy for a
Developing World
5:30 PM

e2 Documentary Page from PBS:


Feb 21 - Closing the Food Gap - Mark Winne - KC Healthy Kids

The Kansas City Public Library and KC Healthy Kids
host food policy expert
Mark Winne

for a presentation called
Closing the Food Gap:
Resetting the Table in the Land of Plenty
Thursday, February 21, at
6:30 p.m.
at the
Central Library
14 W. 10th St. Kansas City, MO 64105


"Americans spend less as a percentage of their annual income on food than any other nation. As a result, U.S. consumers have unknowingly accepted agricultural pollution, social disruption, and the decline of family farms in return for cheap food."

This is how Mark Winne views the American food system, which he analyzes in Closing the Food Gap. Winne tells the story of how Americans get their food: from poor people at food pantries and convenience stores to the more comfortable classes, who increasingly seek out organic and local products. Along the way, he presents evidence to support his notion that the current food system is racist, classist, and sexist and confronts the complicity of both government and big business in this dangerous network.

A 6 p.m. reception precedes the event. Admission is free, but reservations are recommended. Call 816.701.3407 or RSVP online.

Winne will be in Kansas City to assist with the KC Healthy Food Policy Initiative, a project of KC Healthy Kids. The initiative brings together diverse stakeholders to align local food-related policies with national health and nutritional goals while supporting a sustainable food system.

Winne is the Food and Society Policy Fellow for the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. After serving as executive director of the Hartford Food System in Connecticut for 25 years, he is now a widely recognized government consultant on food policy and received the 2001 U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Plow Honor Award, the USDA’s highest honor.

This event is co-sponsored by KC Healthy Kids,
a charitable
foundation focused on
promoting fit and healthy kids in Greater Kansas City.