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Friday, July 18, 2008

What drinks go well with food on the grill? Find out what to drink when you’re out grilling this summer! Also: Please Explain is all about BBQ. The New Yorker's Jane Mayer explains why she calls executive decisions made by the Bush administration after 9/11 "a war on American ideals." And States of the Union is all about Kansas.


Jane Mayer

A War on American Ideals

Executive decisions made by the White House after 9/11 constituted "a war on American ideals," according to Jane Mayer of the New Yorker. In her new book, The Dark Side, she explains how those decisions were made, and why they’ll be the lasting legacy of the George ...

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States of the Union: Kansas

Hear how rising prices for both food and fuel are affecting this major agricultural state. Plus, the Sunflower State is also home to one of the fall’s most competitive Congressional races and Senator Pat Roberts is running for re-election – we look at what the major issues will be in ...

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Drink Tips for Summer Grilling

White with grilled fish, red with meat? What drink goes best with veggie kebabs? James Beard Award-winning author Karen Page shares some tips on what to drink when you’re out grilling this summer! She's the co-author of What to Drink with What You Eat.

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Please Explain: BBQ

Barbecue guru Steve Raichlen, whose The Barbecue! Bible has been revised and re-released on its 10th anniversary, and world-class pitmaster Chris Lilly of Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q in Decatur, Alabama tell us how the best BBQ is made, and whether you can find the authentic stuff ...

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