Reviews, Press Coverage & Events
For a listing of past and upcoming radio interviews, and links to recorded shows, click on Radio Tour
Christopher Cook lays out a far-reaching takedown of the American food industry, from factory farms to supermarkets to federal regulators.” -Mother Jones
“Diet stands in the classic American tradition of muckraking journalism. Cook offers an extensive and frightening catalog of the perils in our food supply… packed with information that consumers need and policy makers should be acting on.” – The San Diego Union-Tribune
“A stunning new book…makes a compelling case that all of us should take a closer look at what we eat and where and how our food is produced.” –Tucson Citizen
“A cogent synthesis of arguments against industrial farming and agribusiness monopolies and the government policies that enable them… Even people who pay attention to issues in sustainable agriculture will learn something.” -Baltimore City Paper
Reviews and press coverage have also appeared in: Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Baltimore Sun, Austin American-Statesman, EMagazine, In These Times, San Francisco Weekly, Fresno Bee, San Jose Mercury News, San Francisco Examiner, and elsewhere.
Friday, November 17 (8 p.m.) .
NATIONAL RADIO BROADCAST: hear Christopher along with writer Michele Simon, chef and author Bryant Terry, and UC Berkeley scientist Ignacio Chapela in their Politics of Food forum at San Francisco’s Commonwealth Club. In the Bay Area, listen on KQED, and check http://www.commonwealthclub.org/broadcast/index.php for national broadcast listings.
Wednesday, November 15
EVENT: Eating Locally, Thinking Globally (7-9 p.m.)
Christopher joins other food experts, activists and San Francisco supervisors for an evening of education and action about global and local food justice. How is our food system affecting our health and the planet? How can it be repaired, globally and locally? Speakers include supervisors Sophie Maxwell and Ross Mirkarimi, Diet for a Dead Planet author Christopher D. Cook, Food First Executive Director Eric Holt-Gimenez, Gwendolyn Smith from Literacy for Environmental Justice and Paula Jones of San Francisco Food Systems. New College Cultural Center, 766 Valencia St., San Francisco (admission free). For more information, contact Jon Garfield, 415-437-3425 or email@example.com
Thursday, July 13
READING: Borders Books and Music, 7 p.m.
200 King St., near 3rd St., San Francisco
Tuesday, July 11
READING: Cody’s Books, 7 p.m.
4th and Stockton streets, downtown San Francisco
Tuesday, June 6
RADIO INTERVIEW: KWMR Marin Radio 89.3/90.5 Pleasures in Taste, simulcast at: www.kwmr.org
Thursday, May 25
READING: Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m.
1005 W Burnside, Portland
Wednesday, May 24
READING: Elliott Bay Book Co., 7:30 p.m.
101 South Main Street, Seattle
Monday, May 22
READING: A Clean Well-Lighted Place for Books, 7 p.m.
601 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco, California
Wednesday, May 10
TALK: Who Controls Your Food? 8 p.m.
CounterPULSE, Shaping San Francisco Spring Talks
1310 Mission St., at 9th
PREVIOUS RADIO SHOWS (scroll down for interview links):
Monday, November 15
PRIMETIME RADIO, AARP Radio, National
Interview with Mike Cuthbert (syndicated nationally)
Click for Interview
Monday, November 22
THE FRED ANDERLE SHOW. WOSU Radio, NPR affiliate in Columbus, Ohio
Live interview with host Fred Anderle and listener calls
Click for Interview
Tuesday November 9
DON’T TALK WITH YOUR MOUTH FULL. Food & Wine Radio Network, Business Talk Radio, NATIONAL
Live interview with host Jennifer English
Wednesday November 10
THE JOURNEY HOME. KSFR Radio in Santa Fe/Albuquerque, New Mexico
Live interview with host Diego Mulligan
Tuesday, November 16
BACKSTAGE LIVE, KFIZ Radio, statewide Wisconsin
News-talk station located in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin with statewide listening audience
CBS NEWS WEEKEND ROUNDUP. CBS Radio, NATIONAL
Interview with host Dan Raviv
Nationally syndicated and airs on CBS Radio and Westwood One.
Wednesday November 17
THE ROUND TABLE. WAMC National Productions. NPR , Albany, NY
Interview with Joe Donohue
Nationally syndicated to over 500 NPR affiliate stations from Canadian Border to Philadelphia, New Jersey,
Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and Vermont.
QUALITY OF LIFE. Valley Public Radio, NPR Affiliate
Live interview with host Phoebe Wall Howard and other guests
Valley Public Radio airs throughout the Central Valley, from Merced down to Bakersfield.
IN PURSUIT OF TRUTH, WHAT Radio, Philadelphia, PA
Interview with host Reggie Bryant
Thursday, November 18
MORNING SHOW, KBEM Radio, 88.5 FM, Independent Public Radio station, Minneapolis
Taped interview with host Ed Jones
THAT GUY. KAHI Radio in Sacramento, CA
Live interview with host Dave Rosenthal
Friday November 19
A TOUCH OF GRAY, NATIONAL
Live interview with host Richard Neer and Carole Marks
One-hour show, heard on more than 50 stations across America including New York City’s legendary WOR and
KRLA Los Angeles
Tuesday November 23
AM 920 MAGAZINE, WBAA Radio, Indianapolis, NPR Affiliate
Interview with host Dan Skinner
NPR affiliate. Based at Purdue University, WBAA reaches listeners in mid-central Indiana and east-central Illinois.
Wednesday November 24
MORNING EDITION. KVON Radio, ABC Radio Affiliate in Napa, CA
Taped interview with host Jeff Schectman
This station is the primary ABC affiliate throughout the Northern CA wine country and beyond.
Monday, November 29
- KQED FORUM with MICHAEL KRASNY
88.5 FM, Bay Area NPR affiliate
9:00 – 10:00 AM PT LIVE
- 1550 Today, WNTN Radio, 1550 AM, Boston, MA
Interview with host Sybil Tonkonogy
11:00-11:30 AM PT LIVE
- THE GARY O’BRIEN SHOW, WDWS Radio, 1400 AM-News Talk, Champaign, IL
Interview with host Gary O’Brien
2:15 – 2:30 PM PT LIVE
Tuesday, November 30
- OPEN MIND, WGVU Radio, NPR Affiliate in Grand Rapids, MI, throughout Western Michigan, NPR
Interview with host Cecilia Skidmore
11:30 – 12:00 noon PT (prerecorded, check times)
Wednesday, December 1
- STRATEGIES FOR LIVING, SUPER TALK 1340, Shreveport, LA
Interview with hosts David McMillan and John Sherman
5:00-6:00 AM PT, LIVE
Friday December 3
- THE MORNING SHOW KAXE RADIO (www.KAXE.org), NPR in Grand Rapids, MN
Interview with hosts Heidi Holton and John Bauer
6:40 – 7:00 AM PT LIVE
- THE IDEA EXCHANGE, WBEV Radio, Beaver Dam, WI
Interview with host Jim Stowell
8:06-8:16 AM PT LIVE
Tuesday, December 7
- THIS WEEK IN HOUSTON, KILT Radio, Houston, TX
Interview with TJ Callahan
7:30-8:00 AM PT (prerecorded, check times)
Monday, December 20
- HEALTH SHOW, WVXU Radio, NPR Affiliate, Cincinnati & syndicated thru Mid West
Live interview with host Julie Isphording
9:30-10:00 AM PT LIVE