Feast & Famine

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Thursday, February 19, 2009

On today's show: We’ll learn how the late 1960’s jump in female admission to law schools changed the legal profession and how women are treated under the law. Then, chef and restaurateur John Torode tells you everything you’ve ever wanted to know about beef. Plus, W. Hodding Carter on how he lived beyond his means before trying a dose of “extreme frugality.” Also, today’s Underreported is about the emerging problem of “water bankruptcy” around the world and following that you can learn how to calculate your water footprint.

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Reshaping the Law

After 1968 the number of women who enrolled in law school jumped 50 percent. That demographic change has altered the legal profession and American law ever since. Fred Strebeigh tells the story of the female lawyers who took on sexual harassment, sexual discrimination and violence against women in the in ...

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Cattle Call

From steaks to pot roasts to short ribs to hamburger all the way down to tail, tongue and tripe there are millions of ways to eat cattle. Chef and restaurateur John Torode tells you everyone you wanted to know, but were too afraid to ask about bovines in his book ...

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Extreme Frugality

W. Hodding Carter has spent years living beyond his means, now he’s trying to reign in his excessive habits. His efforts are the basis of his recurring series "Extreme Frugality" for Gourmet magazine.

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Underreported: Peak Water

A large portion of China and India’s fresh water supply comes from glaciers found on the Tibetan Plateau and the Himalayas. According to a new report by the World Economic Forum, those glaciers will be gone by 2100. That means the water sources for 2 billion people will simply dry ...

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Water Footprints

You’ve heard about carbon footprints, but what about your water footprint? Derk Kuiper, Executive Director of the Water Footprint Network, explains how water footprints are measured, why it was developed and how it’s helping to shape global water policy.

You can calculate your own water footprint ...

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