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Coming up on Connections: Thursday, July 13th

Jul 13, 2017

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First hour: NPR's coverage of President Trump's meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron

Second hour: Summer of Food - Sarah Goodenough, owner of Kitchen Verde

In the first hour today, you'll hear NPR's national coverage of President Trump's meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron. Before that begins, we'll re-broadcast a Connections episode that generated a significant amount of listener feedback. It's the story of a survivor of human trafficking. Human trafficking is a form of modern slavery, and it exists in Western New York. WROC-TV's Adam Chodak told the story of two women who were stolen away and trafficked by the same man, Kenneth White. White is serving a 13-year prison sentence while his survivors are telling their stories. We talk to one of them, who hopes that by sharing her story, she can save lives. Our guests:

  • Caitlin, human trafficking survivor
  • Adam Chodak, WROC-TV anchor and managing editor

Then in our second hour, our Summer of Food series continues. As a college student in Boston, Sarah Goodenough fell into a pattern that’s familiar to many students -- eating Ramen Noodles and ordering from restaurants because it’s convenient. When she moved back to Rochester to begin nursing school, she weighed nearly 300 pounds and was experiencing a number of health issues, including the early stages of fatty liver disease. She was only 22 years old and was struggling to keep up with physical demands of her job in the critical care unit. That’s when Goodenough decided it was time for a lifestyle change. She read The China Study by T. Colin Campbell and adopted a whole food, plant-based diet.  She lost 125 pounds in a year. Goodenough is using her story and love of cooking to help other people in the community change their diets. In 2016, she opened Kitchen Verde, a whole foods, plant-based, oil-free and vegan meal delivery service. This hour, we’ll talk to Goodenough about her journey, her business, and her goals for the future.