How to Save Billions of Dollars Worth of Food – Future of Food Podcast

Americans waste more than $200 billions dollars of food a year. That’s about $1600 per family. But there are people who are trying to help. We meet two of them in this podcast. Luis Yepiz recovers and distributes food rescued from the LA Wholesale Market. Eva Goulbourne is a food sustainability expert who can put the numbers in perspective and give us some real-world suggestions about how to help.

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Podcast Stats and How to Use Them

What are podcast stats, anyway?  How can they help you as a podcaster?

Since you are a publisher and programmer and all-around genius running your own show, you’re looking to get more downloads, more shares and make more friends.  But how?  Take a look at this list of our most downloaded episodes this month on Future of Food.

Making Jackson Grow In Winter with Nona Yehia accounts for 40% of our downloads Food Activism In the Digital Age with Anna Lappé is at 23.38% Saving the Future One Seed at a Time with Jere Gettle is at 18.18% Food Waste Costs NYC $180M Annually – A Startup Explores Solutions is at 10.39% A Vision for Micro-Farms With Krystine McInnes is at 7.79%

Making Jackson Grow In Winter is our newest episode, and so it follows that more people are listening to it than the others. I’ve noticed, however, that truly popular episodes do not peak out fast. They last. Food Activism In the Digital Age with Anna Lappé

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Could the Netflix Subscription Model Be The Next Big Thing in Podcasting?

Written by Amanda Smith

If you’re a performing artist or producer in Hollywood, it’s difficult to miss the banner Netflix has planted in Tinseltown. The organization’s new 14-story tower can be seen from miles away in Los Angeles, topped by the Netflix logo.

Inside, Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos is enrolling some of TV’s best producers and directors. Since Netflix Inc. streamed its first unique series “Lilyhammer” in 2012, the organization has become a standout amongst the most profitable TV networks by purchasing shows from others.

Presently, with a $16 billion spending plan, Netflix means to end up on top as the world’s biggest creator of amusement, creating programs simply like current top-notch VOD platforms including CBS Corp.

Recently, Netflix has signed Shonda Rhimes, maker of ABC’s VOD content such as Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal, to a long term deal; employed an official to create unique children shows; and purchased a graphic novel distributor. Netflix Studios is delivering around 75 percent of the organization’s new ventures, as per Sarandos, the key structure of a lineup this year …

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Angela Maiers on EdTech NOW Season 2

Our guest today is Angela Maiers — She has been creating and leading change in education and enterprise for 31 years, teaching every level of school from grade school to graduate school and consulting with companies around the world.

EdTech Now is a short podcast about education technology and how it’s used in the classroom. The podcast is sponsored by Stackup, a Chrome browser extension that tracks reading online for teachers and students, and delivers metrics to administrators. The podcast is hosted by Noah Geisel, education director at Stackup.

Stackup is the only tool that unlocks the learning benefits of the entire web, while providing the accountability educators need to measure progress and engagement. With Stackup, you can measure and report online reading and learning for your entire district, in less than two minutes. Go to Stackup.netThe podcast is produced by Red Cup Agency.

Key Takeaways:

“So you are seeing hurt in the world or lack of empathy for hurt people because the people doing the hurting don’t feel like they matter.” Angela at 4:55 “If we help …

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Dr. Baron Davis On EdtechNOW Season 2

Dr. Baron Davis is Richland School District Two’s Superintendent in South Carolina. He leads a school system that serves more than 27,000 students. It’s one of the state’s largest. In a far-ranging conversation with Noah Geisel, he discusses education strategy in the digital education environment. They discuss use of social media, online educational resources, and more.

EdTech Now is a short podcast about education technology and how it’s used in the classroom. The podcast is sponsored by Stackup, a Chrome browser extension that tracks reading online for teachers and students, and delivers metrics to administrators. The podcast is hosted by Noah Geisel, education director at Stackup.

Stackup is the only tool that unlocks the learning benefits of the entire web, while providing the accountability educators need to measure progress and engagement. With Stackup, you can measure and report online reading and learning for your entire district, in less than two minutes. Go to Stackup.netThe podcast is produced by Red Cup Agency.

 

 

Key Takeaways:

“These are students who are pushing innovations in a digital age” Dr. Davis …

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EdTech NOW with Tammy Neil

Our guest today is Tammy Neil. She’s been a teacher for 26 years and she co-moderates the #RuralEdChat on Twitter Tuesdays at 8:30 PM Eastern Time. RuralEdChat connects teachers from rural schools across the country. She also co-moderates the #FLedChat on Twitter.

EdTech Now is a short podcast about education technology and how it’s used in the classroom. The podcast is sponsored by Stackup, a Chrome browser extension that tracks reading online for teachers and students, and delivers metrics to administrators. The podcast is hosted by Noah Geisel, education director at Stackup.

Stackup is the only tool that unlocks the learning benefits of the entire web, while providing the accountability educators need to measure progress and engagement. With Stackup, you can measure and report online reading and learning for your entire district, in less than two minutes. Go to Stackup.netThe podcast is produced by Red Cup Agency.

Key Takeaways:

“I need solutions for students that don’t have access to the internet at home” Tammy at 4:48 “We really need offline solutions for students in their home environments” …

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Mesa Heise of MackinVIA On EdTech NOW Season 2

Our guest today is Mesa Heise, Director of Digital Services at Mackin Educational Resources. For more than 34 years, Mackin has provided library and classroom materials for grades PK-12. Mackin has a library of more than three million print books and an ever-growing digital catalogue of more than 1.5 million eBooks, databases, audiobooks and videos.

EdTech Now is a short podcast about education technology and how it’s used in the classroom. The podcast is sponsored by Stackup, a Chrome browser extension that tracks reading online for teachers and students, and delivers metrics to administrators. The podcast is hosted by Noah Geisel, education director at Stackup.

Stackup is the only tool that unlocks the learning benefits of the entire web, while providing the accountability educators need to measure progress and engagement. With Stackup, you can measure and report online reading and learning for your entire district, in less than two minutes. Go to Stackup.netThe podcast is produced by Red Cup Agency.

Key Takeaways:

“We’ve created an environment for students to have choice in reading” Mesa at 2:09 “Instead of …

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Nick Garvin is on the Forbes List: 30 Under 30 in Education

Red Cup Agency is excited to give a huge congratulations to Nick Garvin of Stackup, for making the Forbes 30 Under 30 list in education for 2018.

Garvin has envisioned, developed, and promoted a Google Chrome extension that gives students credit on any online reading they complete. The app incentivizes learners to thirst for more knowledge and allows teachers to better track their student’s reading habits. It is free to students.

Stackup allows educators to create assignments and track metrics on how students engage with the homework. In return, learners can earn awards based on the reading they do in any of the numerous categories Stackup tracks. With up to 60 subject areas comprised of materials from publications such as The New York Times, National Geographic and Time, there is something for every young learner to dive into.

The extension also offers a Measure Reading Level feature. With it, teachers and students can instantly identify the grade level of the text on a web page with a single click of a button. This simple tool helps teachers assign reading …

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Gentrification, Whole Foods, and Food Deserts

The supermarket hired 40 of its 100 employees from the neighborhood. It provided a venue for more than 40 local vendors to sell their goods. The arrival of the grocer, which many refer to as the “whole paycheck store” due to its high prices, had some immediate upsides. Yet there is more to the story.

It seems rather unexpected that a grocery chain that’s been labeled as a place where one goes to spend their entire earnings would enter into a low-income neighborhood. Englewood, Chicago has the highest percentage of households living in poverty in the state. It ranks fifth in economic hardship out of Chicago’s 77 community areas. With those statistics, adding a store where a carton of milk goes for $6.49 just doesn’t make sense.

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