Chicago (Jan. 8, 2009) Acclaimed documentary host and producer, news anchor and rancher Bill Kurtis will discuss “The Case against America’s Diet” on Thursday, Feb. 19, as Saint Xavier University continues its 2008-09 Squeaky Weal Lecture Series. Kurtis will be in the Butler Reception Room in the Warde Academic Center at 6:30 p.m. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Kurtis will address the nation’s increasing obesity and health problems. As a rancher, active conservationist and supporter of small-town America, Kurtis founded Tallgrass Beef Company in 2005 to champion the environmental and health benefits of grass-fed cattle ranching.