Sam Sanders

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Record Beef Prices May Lead Grillers To Cheaper Cuts Of Meat

Monday, April 14, 2014

The Southwestern drought has led to higher feed prices and a tighter supply of beef, just as demand for it from countries like China is rising. But cuts of beef like back ribs won't break the bank.


World Vision Reverses Policy That Allowed Hiring Of Gays

Friday, March 28, 2014

The Christian charity had said earlier gay marriage was an issue about which Christians of goodwill could disagree, and hoped the policy would be understood in that way. Conservative donors objected.


In Sochi, An Olympic Artist Sees The 'Possible'

Thursday, February 06, 2014

Artist Marc Ahr has been drawing the Olympics for 22 years. For him, it doesn't matter what the press narrative is, how the countries are preparing, or even who wins or loses. Asked about negative news surrounding Sochi, he says that here, "everything is impossible, but everything is possible."


New Law Puts Gloves On California Bartenders

Sunday, January 26, 2014

A new food safety law in California bans culinary workers from touching uncooked food with their bare hands. That means bartenders can no longer drop ice cubes or add garnishes without gloves on, and that's got some unhappy.


No Relief Forecast After One Of California's Driest Years Ever

Sunday, January 05, 2014

While the East Coast is digging out from a major winter storm, California is praying for rain. The state just finished one of the driest years on record, and that has water managers, farmers and others worried.


Target's Word May Not Be Enough to Keep Your Stolen PINs Safe

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Despite news that hackers stole PIN data from the giant retailer Target during prime buying season, shoppers say they will still use their cards to ring up purchases there. Target says the PINs are encrypted, but security experts say that given time, hackers could still outwit the system.


Hot Sauce Maker In A Jam

Saturday, December 14, 2013

For the second time in a year, the factory that makes and bottles spicy Sriracha sauce is in trouble. First, the company's Southern California plants faced a shutdown after neighbors complained about a strong odor. Now, the California Department of Public Health has placed a 30-day hold on all bottles of Sriracha produced over health concerns. Fans worry it may cause a Srirachapocolypse.


Aftermath At The Airport: LAX Tries To Turn Back To Business

Saturday, November 02, 2013

Nearly 1,000 scheduled flights and 100,000 passengers were affected at Los Angeles International Airport, where a gunman on Friday killed a TSA agent and wounded others. On Saturday afternoon, a major terminal in one of the nation's busiest airports finally reopened, FBI agents continued their investigation, and thousands of passengers tried to catch their flights.


How Many Lives Does 'One Life To Live' Have?

Monday, September 09, 2013

Fans of the soap opera One Life to Live are worried their beloved show is going away for good. It left network TV last year for the Internet. A legal dispute has shut down production all together, and it might not restart.


Modern Dating Is A Group Sport For The Hashtag Generation

Thursday, March 14, 2013

The online dating website Grouper helps single people find love with six-person blind dates. Why? "For a generation of people who grew up with participation trophies, rejection is a hard thing," says CEO Michael Waxman.


What You Didn't See At The Academy Awards

Monday, February 25, 2013

NPR's Sam Sanders and Mandalit del Barco were backstage in the press room during the Oscars. Here's a roundup of what they saw that you didn't see, in senior superlative form.


Obama: 'Out Of This Darkness, A Brighter Day Is Going To Come'

Sunday, July 22, 2012

President Obama visited Aurora, Colo., to meet with shooting victims and their loved ones Sunday, while a vigil was held by the community to remember the 12 killed and more than 50 wounded in Friday's movie-theater attack.


Over Bowls Of Soup, Donors Find Recipe For Change

Thursday, February 09, 2012

You don't have to have big bucks to join the latest trend in philanthropy. Soup groups around the country let diners pool their money to support deserving local initiatives. In Philadelphia, one dinner raised $225 for a teacher's class project.