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On this rebroadcast of today's To the Point, for the first time since 1920, the Agricultural Census is showing an increase in American farmers. They haven't all grown up on farms; many come from the cities. Often graduates of prestigious institutions of higher learning, they're getting financial help from the federal government. Maybe they've contributed to your Thanksgiving dinner. Also, a Black Friday preview, and the last new movies before the end of Oscar season.

Banner image: Students at the Center for Land-Based Learning, including Marc Cavatorta at right.

Producers:
Evan George
Sonya Geis

Main Topic Another Generation Goes Back to the Land 34 MIN, 53 SEC

Historically speaking, civilization has moved from the countryside to the city, from tilling the soil to industrial jobs, office work and technology. There's always been a counter-movement of urbanites, who have romanticized the pastoral life ‘til they've learned about hard labor and lousy income. But the latest new farmers appear to be sticking it out much longer, motivated by interest in the environment and a passion for really good , locally grown, food. The US government, which is granting $1.8 billion in loans to new farmers, says they're doing the right thing at the right time.

Guests:
Lindsey Lusher Shute, National Young Farmers Coalition (@LLShute)
Marc Cavatorta, California Farm Academy
Mary Kimball, Center for Land Based Learning (@MaryCLBL)
Ron Rosmann, Rosmann Family Farms

The Omnivore's Dilemma

Michael Pollan

Making News Black Friday Preview 7 MIN, 21 SEC

Superstorm Sandy came at a bad time for everybody, including retailers and their suppliers getting ready for what's traditionally the biggest season for shopping all year. Stephanie Clifford reports for the New York Times.

Guests:
Stephanie Clifford, New York Times (@stephcliff)

Reporter's Notebook Period Pieces, Biopics and Comedies Fetching Early Oscar Buzz 8 MIN, 3 SEC

The holiday season means at least some time off for a lot of people, and it's the last chance for films to qualify for next year's Oscars. We hear about some of the recent contenders from Kyle Buchanan, movies editor at New York magazine.

Guests:
Kyle Buchanan, New York Magazine (@kylebuchanan)

Silver Linings Playbook

David O. Russell

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