• Wed. Dec 6th, 2023

Journalist: “Exploring Public Art, Economic Anxieties, and the Threat of Vanishing Cuisine with Conrad Benner


Nov 20, 2023

As the holiday season approaches, Black Friday is fast approaching and consumers are already gearing up for their shopping. With the uncertain economic outlook, people are making big decisions about their spending habits this season. Are they planning to splurge or save? Wharton marketing professor Cait Lamberton shares insights into holiday spending and consumer confidence.

Meanwhile, a culinary historian named Sarah Lohman is on a mission to bring back endangered foods. She has traveled across the United States to uncover rare foods that are at risk of extinction, such as New Jersey cider apples, sweet Carolina African runner peanut, Buckeye chicken, Coachella Valley Dates, and Hawaiian heritage sugar cane. Lohman talks about her new book Endangered Eating and the importance of preserving these food traditions.

Finally, WHYY’s new podcast Art Outside debuts on Tuesday with a focus on Philadelphia’s public art scene. Hosted by Street Dept blogger Conrad Benner, the series showcases five street artists and explores their impact and motivation for creating outdoor art. The first episode features “the Philadelphia Bansky,” who is taking on the Philadelphia Parking Authority with his art.

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