Wednesday, July 19, 2006

29th Carnival of Homeschooling

The 29th Carnival of Homeschooling is up at Pro-nerd--I'm all for that.

Monday, July 17, 2006

Podcast on Fat Kids (excuse me, kids at risk for overweight) and Beer

It’s a podcast on the fly today using our new digital recorder. Today we are talking about food and beer: are we getting too much or too little? First, we stop in at the Downtown Grill and Brewery for lunch and we interview two guys who have the best jobs in Knoxville: brewing beer. We talk to the master brewer about how he took his beer brewing from a hobby to a successful career and with his apprentice about how he turned his chemistry studies into a cool job. As for being a beer brewer--no college degree is required--maybe this is where all the guys are instead of college.

Next, we stop in and talk with Dr. Michael Zemel, director of the Nutrition Institute at the University of Tennessee and author of The Calcium Key : The Revolutionary Diet Discovery That Will Help You Lose Weight Faster. You may have heard of Dr. Zemel’s research on calcium that shows you can drink yourself skinny with milk. We’ll talk to him about a very important problem in this country: obesity in children. If you are a parent and have an overweight or chubby kid, you may want to listen to Dr. Zemel's moderate approach to dealing with overweight kids. You can get more information on overweight kids at

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Music is by The Opposable Thumbs.