217 | The Vine that Ate the South

May 15, 2019

Ever heard of the kudzu? Depending on where you're from, you might have a different idea of this dubious plant. Introduced as a way to nourish Southern US soil, it quickly spread throughout much of the eastern coast. Now, it is everywhere from Georgia to New York State. On today's episode, hosts Nick Handfield-Jones and Roger Hudson interview Master's student Kenny Reilly about the kudzu vine. He tells them about how views toward immigrants and how old Civil War tensions has bred fierce controversy over how the kudzu is viewed in modern times. 

Get in contact with Kenny:

Twitter: @KReilly16

email: kreill@uwo.ca

Hosts: Roger Hudson & Nick Handfield-Jones

Produced by Greg Robinson