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“The Living Room with Gerry Bonds”: November program spotlights food/hunger

Melissa Hayer Published: October 29, 2012
From left, Rodney Bivens and Rev. Tom Jones are shown as guests on "The Living Room with Gerry Bonds." - Provided Photo
From left, Rodney Bivens and Rev. Tom Jones are shown as guests on "The Living Room with Gerry Bonds." - Provided Photo

 

“The Living Room with Gerry Bonds” November radio program focuses on the abundance of food as well as the cycle of hunger in Oklahoma and across America.

First segment guests on the show are Rodney Bivens, executive director of the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, and Rev. Tom Jones, president and CEO of the City Rescue Mission in Oklahoma City.

The pair talk about the extent of hunger among the “near homeless” in the state and a new initiative to solve the problem of distribution. along with the topic of food resource centers (including one each at City Rescue, Urban Mission and in Enid) which allow the needy to shop with dignity and choose their own healthy foods, according to a news release.

The second segment covers the abundance of food and the local food movement with chefs Kurt Fleischfresser, owner  of The Coach House, and Kamala Gamble, owner of Kam’s Kookery and Guilford Gardens, touching on the subjects of the proliferation of restaurants and local food sources, the slow food movement, and turkey is also discussed.

“The Living Room with Gerry Bonds” will air at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11 and at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13 on KOSU public radio (91.7 FM and 107.5).

The program also streams live online at kosu.org.

“The Living Room with Gerry Bonds” can now also be heard on KCNP community radio in Ada at 89.5 FM at 11:30 am. on the second Wednesday of the month and at 8 a.m. on the fourth Saturday of the month.

The program streams live online at kcnpradio.org as well.

All editions of the radio show can  also be accessed at www.thelivingroomgb.com.

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From left, Kamala Gamble and Kurt Fleischfresser join host Gerry Bonds on "The Living with Gerry Bonds" radio program. - Provided Photo
From left, Kamala Gamble and Kurt Fleischfresser join host Gerry Bonds on "The Living with Gerry Bonds" radio program. - Provided Photo