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Expert Insights on Public Art, Economic Anxieties, and Threatened Food Industries


Nov 21, 2023

As the holiday season approaches, consumers are facing difficult decisions about their spending habits. With an uncertain economic outlook, many are weighing whether to splurge or save. To gain insight into holiday spending and consumer confidence, we turn to Wharton marketing professor Cait Lamberton.

Meanwhile, it’s not just apples that are at risk of extinction – many of our country’s historic foods and foodways are also in danger. Culinary historian Sarah Lohman has traveled across the United States to uncover rare foods that are at risk, such as New Jersey cider apples, sweet Carolina African runner peanut, Buckeye chicken, Coachella Valley Dates, and Hawaiian heritage sugar cane. Lohman shares her findings and the importance of bringing heirloom foods back to our tables in her new book, Endangered Eating.

Finally, a new WHYY podcast is set to debut on Tuesday called Art Outside. The series will focus on Philadelphia’s public art scene and showcase five street artists. Hosted by Street Dept blogger Conrad Benner, the first episode will feature “the Philadelphia Bansky,” who is taking on the Philadelphia Parking Authority with his art. Benner discusses the series and the artist featured in the inaugural episode.

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