Ambassador Kenneth Quinn, president of the World Food Prize, spoke with us about the proposal he made in the Op Ed in the Des Moines Register,
Agriculture could be key to easing U.S.-North Korea tensions. His idea was inspired by a painting of the 1959 visit of then Soviet Premiere Nikita Khrushchev to the Iowa farm of Roswell Garst.,an event which opened the door to reducing the danger of nuclear war between the USSR and the USA during the Cold War. Our next guest was Liz Garst, who remembers the visit and also could explain agricultural negotiations behind it.
A follow-up Editorial in the Des Moines Register led me to wonder about organizations that might provide channels for communication with North Korea today. I spoke with Daniel Jasper the author of an article directly addressing this question, Opening More Channels with US-North Korean Relations. He was our third guest in exploring this important topic..
Originally broadcast 10/18/2017
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