The producers of "Elephants in the Coffee" spoke with Laurie McAndish King of KCBX-FM, Central Coast Public Radio., and she produced this story.
"Most people know that coffee is the world’s most popular beverage, but few realize that farmers in India may have actually given their lives for that morning cuppa Joe. Laurie McAndish King talks via Skype with the producers of the documentary film, Elephants in the Coffee: The God that became a “Menace.” DK Bhaskar and Dr. Thomas Grant explain that people tend to idealize elephants; some Indians even worship them as gods.
"But elephants are increasingly forced to share space with coffee growers. Both elephants and humans risk their lives when they are in the same place at the same time."
Here is the link to hear the podcast.
Dr. Thomas Grant
Professor of Journalism at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College