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NEXT Episode 246

Erin French, chef and owner of The Lost Kitchen in Freedom, Maine, captures her rocky ascent to success in her new memoir, “Finding Freedom.”

Erin French’s ascent to rock star chef almost didn’t happen. Before becoming the owner of The Lost Kitchen in Freedom, Maine, she lost nearly everything that mattered in life. This week on NEXT, we talk with French about her journey and new memoir “Finding Freedom.” Plus, as a way to diversify staff and address inequality, more employers are dropping degree requirements for certain jobs, and gaining a market advantage. And we hear from Mardi Fuller, a volunteer leader with Outdoor Afro, about enjoying nature despite the prevalence of the “white colonial imagination.” New England News Collaborative's weekly podcast NEXT airs each Monday on The Point.

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