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Coyote Coursing, Food Truck Economics

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Jul 15, 2016 9:00 pm
  • 1:43:51

Coyote Coursing Guests: Eric Eliason, PhD, Professor of Folklore and Literature in BYU’s English Department, Author of “To see Them Run: Great Plains Coyote Coursing” with Scott Squire, Documentary Photographer and Filmmaker Based in Seattle In the prairies of South Dakota and Nebraska, it’s the coyotes getting chased by packs of hounds bred specifically for it. “Coyote Coursing” is an old hunting practice little known beyond the Great Plains. It’s a hobby that consumes people. They build custom rigs for their trucks and spend thousands of dollars on just the right dogs at auction and swap stories laced with lingo. Nearby, kids roll around in the dust playing “hound and coyote,” acting out the moment when the dogs leap from the truck in sync and streak across the field after their prey.  Coyote coursing is controversial. Some animal rights activists condemn it as a blood sport. It’s illegal in some states. But, if you know where to look, coyote coursing remains a thriving culture. Food Truck Economics Guests: Christian Faulconer, Food Truck Entrepreneur; Keith Crossley, Food Truck Entrepeneur, Owner of Food Truck “Sweeto Burrito” Food trucks are one of the fastest growing sectors in the US food and restaurant market, bringing in revenue of more than a billion dollars a year. They’ve gone way beyond the ice cream trucks and hot dog carts that used to define “street food” in America.  Today we’re looking at the economics of food trucks: How do they operate? Why do some succeed and others don’t? What happens to the local food scene when food trucks roll in? Food Truck Roundup Guests: Tom Jensen, Monica Jensen, Brooke Jensen, Matt Colyar, Kristy Colyar, Lisa Rice We take a stop at Provo’s Food Truck Roundup.