Amy Eddings is the local host of “All Things Considered,” which airs from 4 PM until 8 PM weekdays. She started hosting in 2004, after long-time host JoAnn Allen left for the West Coast. Before ATC, Amy was a reporter. Her favorite topics were--and still are--garbage and recycling, which she still reports on whenever she can get out of the studio.
60-Second Stir Fry: Lauren Baccus and Alan Sherouse
Friday, October 19, 2012
October 26, 2012 –
It gets hot on the rooftop of the Metro Baptist Church on West 40th Street, where the Hell's Kitchen Farm Project grows vegetables in blue plastic kiddie pools. Farm project coordinator Lauren Baccus and Metro Baptist pastor Alan Sherouse spend a lot of time on that roof, so the heat of the Stir Fry did not ruffle their feathers one bit.
No, the only sound of ruffling feathers appears to be pigeons.
Baccus told me during our Last Chance Foods interview on Swiss chard that they "dive bomb" the farm volunteers as they enter the netting-covered kiddie pool containers to tend the plants.
"They eat anything," she said of the pigeons, further solidifying their reputation as rats with wings. Okay, they get some dietary points for going after Swiss chard and carrots, but not much. Go find some French fries, will ya, and leave the greens alone!
So intent is Baccus on distributing the Farm's produce to hungry mouths, not hungry beaks, she seemed startled when I asked her my first lightning round question: "Best reason to appreciate pigeons?"
Speaking of dietary points, Sherouse gets honesty points when divulging what he likes least about preparing his Sunday sermon.
And Baccus gets honest with the food she's embarrassed to admit she loves: McDonald's French fries. Hey, Lauren, a suggestion: feed them to the pigeons instead!