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 Equal Time 
 Interview with Jim Merkel & In-Depth April Fool's Look at a Mythical Plant
 Carl Etnier, Jim Merkel, Eric Michaels, Kristin Carlson, David Zuckerman, David Schutz, Nona Estrin, Colin McCaffrey, Patrick Leahy, Nat Frothingham
 Carl Etnier WGDR  
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Jim Merkel is one of four bicyclists about to pedal 350 miles through Vermont in April to promote the transition from oil dependence to community resilience.
In an April Fool's Day feature, host Carl Etnier talks to numerous guests and callers about lorac, a forgotten wonder plant that small farmers say could be a boon to them, if it's re-legalized. Lorac can be used for food and fuel, and it promotes forest health. However, its most potent form has an unusual side effect...
Equal Time Productions. Originally broadcast on WDEV AM&FM, Waterbury and Montpelier, Vermont.
Free for non-commercial use. Contact me for conditions for commercial use. Please email me at if you broadcast it. Thanks!

Carl Etnier hosts Equal Time Radio one day a week, focusing on energy, food, and the local economy at the end of the age of oil. More information about the program, and audio from other hosts, is available at

For more information on Jim Merkel's 350-mile bicycle trip (not an April Fool's joke), see

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00:52:57 English 2009-04-01
 Waterbury, Vermont
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