Breaking Beans Radio Show #20: Guy Talk

Aired: September 6, 2017

In this episode Sister Kathy Curtis visits the Perry County KY Farmers’ Market to talk with Brandon Stidham, Perry County High School Senior and Local Farmer. The she headed over to London, to chat with Wayne Riley, the Executive Director of the Laurel County African American Heritage Center Inc., about their urban farm and community commercial kitchen. And last, but not least, this episode features Jason Brashear, Hindman Settlement School’s new Foodways Director.


Brandon Stidham, High School Senior, Perry County Farmers’ Market Vendor

Wayne Riley, Executive Director of the Laurel County African American Heritage Center Inc.

Jason Brashear, Director of Foodways, Hindman Settlement School

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The Breaking Beans Variety Radio Show airs on 88.7 WMMT (online too!) the first Wednesday of every month at 6pm featuring stories, interviews, recipes, and news from the food and farming worlds in the Appalachian region!

Hosted by Breaking Beans Fellow Sister Kathy Curtis.




Breaking Beans: The Appalachian Food Story Project is an initiative of Community Farm Alliance to tell the story of how local food and farming in Eastern Kentucky can contribute to a bright future in the mountains. Eastern Kentucky is at the point where it can foster a food system that is equitable and accessible to all, provides fresh nutritious food, and serves as an economic generator that builds community wealth. With a rich history of food and farming, stories of how Eastern Kentucky is already growing in that direction – and the challenges along the way – are important for informing people and policy alike.