Anna Lappé sat in her driveway riveted to her car radio listening to a StoryCorps conversation between two emergency-room doctors. She’d already parked outside her house but couldn’t stop listening.
“By the time it was done, there were tears running down my face. I was so moved hearing that conversation, and I thought it would be really powerful to create a way for workers from different points along the food chain to have such a conversation with each other captured by StoryCorps. That was the genesis,” Lappé, an author, educator, and the founder of Real Food Media, tells Modern Farmer.