Don't Eat With Your Hands

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Tuesday, August 21, 2007

On today's show: why cashing in on global warming may become the great game of the 21st century. We'll also find out about a remote Israeli village where all residents - both hearing and hearing-impaired - communicate by a unique form of sign language, and what that reveals about the connection between language and the brain. Plus: one man's cross-country journey to find the best food America has to offer, from fast food to organic produce. Also, a cookbook that helps vegetarians and meat-lovers eat together.

Sign Language and the Brain

In the remote Israeli Bedouin village of Al-Sayyid, an unusually high percentage of the population is deaf. Everyone in the village - whether or not they're hearing impaired - communicates in a unique, local form of sign language. New York Times reporter Margalit Fox followed researchers into the village to ...

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Eat This

Ian Jackman traveled across America, through small towns and big cities, to uncover the best food the country has to offer -- whether it's fast food, organic produce, delivery or fine dining. In his new book, Eat This!, Jackman reveals where he found the best eats on his coast-to-coast culinary ...

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Flexitarian Cookbook

Believe it or not, it's possible for vegetarians and meat-lovers to share a meal. Chef Peter Berley provides recipes that work equally well meatless or meat-full in a new cookbook called The Flexitarian Table. Flexetarianism is part-time vegetarianism, with an emphasis on grains, lean proteins, and beans.

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Profiting from Global Warming

Canada's prime minister Stephen Harper is in talks with President Bush right now, and Harper is asserting his nation's claim to the Northwest Passage through the warming, resource-rich Arctic. An ice-free North Pole would offer important new shipping lanes and an estimated 175 billion barrels of oil and 912 trillion ...

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