Program 307: Irish Cuisine; Taming the Columbia River

Release Date: 11-17-2012


Ireland's Celtic Tiger economic boom improved the quality and variety of what the Irish like to eat. We'll look at trends in Irish cuisine from its culinary capital of Kinsale in County Cork. We'll also examine the effects of the Columbia River's massive hydropower dams that fuel the Pacific Northwest, where the price of cheap energy goes beyond what shows up on the electric bill.


  • Barry Moloney, tour guide based in Kinsale, Ireland
  • Call-out to Martin Shanahan, proprietor of Fishy Fishy Café in Kinsale, Ireland
  • Journalist Blaine Harden, author of "A River Lost: The Life and Death of the Columbia River" (Norton)