Bringing back the American chestnut; Alaska lacks tools to address eating disorders
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Tuesday, 23 November
Chestnuts were once a major food source in the U.S. for Native Americans and enslaved Black Americans. But a fungus killed off billions of American chestnut trees. Now, as Jacob Fenston of WAMU reports, there are efforts to revive trees and bring chestnuts back to the table. And, experts say the number of Americans with eating disorders has skyrocketed during the pandemic. Alaska does not have enough resources to help them. Claire Stremple of KTOO reports.