Trans Fat Ban?; Bullying and Bonding; Ask an Astronaut

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Friday, November 08, 2013

Earth, as seen from Apollo 17 on Dec. 7, 1972. (NASA/NASA)

The FDA is moving ahead in the process to ban trans fats across the country. Marion Nestle of NYU talks about New York City’s ban on trans fats and what a national rule might mean for your food. Then: details from the latest “Unheard Third” report from the Community Service Society shows what New Yorkers want from the next mayor. Plus: a deep look at bullying, the NFL, and male bonding with Josh Levin and Emily Bazelon of Slate. And your calls and questions for “Ask an Astronaut Anything” with Col. Chris Hadfield, author of An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth.

FDA is Eyeing New York's Trans-Fat Ban

Six years after NYC banned trans fats in restaurants, the FDA has started the process of a national ban. Marion Nestle, professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at New York University, and author of Food Politics: How The Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health talks about the impact of the ban on public health and grocery bills.


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What Would You Pay Higher Taxes For?

Nancy Rankin, vice president for policy, research and advocacy at the Community Service Society of New York, discusses her report out about what New Yorkers want from the next mayor.

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NFL, Bullying, Male Bonding, and More

The story of Richie Incognito and his NFL teammate Jonathan Martin touches on bullying, race, class, and football culture. Josh Levin, Slate's executive editor and host of the sports podcast "Hang up and Listen", and Emily Bazelon, Slate writer and author of Sticks and Stones, discuss the latest.

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Astronaut Chris Hadfield Answers Your Space Questions

What's it feel like to rocket into space? Do astronauts become more or less religious after they complete their mission? Can you have sex in space? Commander Chris Hadfield answers listener questions and discusses his new book An Astronauts's Guide to Life on Earth.

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