Streams

 

America

America's Test Kitchen Radio

401R: Dan Jurafsky: The Language of Food

Friday, May 01, 2015

This week, we investigate the language of food with linguist Dan Jurafsky. From voluptuous to sinful, the words we choose tell a great deal about the food, the restaurant, or the history of the recipe. We’ll be tasting grapefruit juice, and we’ll learn the difference between Burgundy and Bordeaux with expert Stephen Meuse. Then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make the best chicken stew. And of course, we’ll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions. Originally aired January 1-8, 2015. Available for rerun April 30-May 7, 2015.

Comment

BackStory

Round and Round We Go

Friday, May 01, 2015

With the American History Guys

Comment

Tesla CEO Elon Musk Unveils Home Battery; Is $3,000 Cheap Enough?

Friday, May 01, 2015

With a sleek surface and a depth of only about 7 inches, the Powerwall can be mounted on a garage wall or another surface, indoors or outside.

Comment

Baltimore Mayor: 'No One Is Above The Law In Our City'

Friday, May 01, 2015

As Stephanie Rawlings-Blake spoke, people in west Baltimore celebrated. The mayor also instructed her police chief to suspend all officers facing felony charges.

Comment

Pillars Of Creation May Be Gone In 'An Eye Blink In Cosmic Time'

Friday, May 01, 2015

That, in case you're wondering, is another 3 million years. Astronomers made that calculation after producing the first 3-D view of the pillars made famous by the Hubble Space Telescope.

Comment

Singer Ben E. King, Best Known For 'Stand By Me,' Dies At 76

Friday, May 01, 2015

Phil Brown, King's publicist, says the soul singer died of natural causes. King began his career with The Drifters, but it was "Stand by Me," released in 1961, that sealed his worldwide fame.

Comment

Ex-Ally Of N.J. Gov. Christie Pleads Guilty In Bridge Closures Scandal

Friday, May 01, 2015

Former Port Authority official David Wildstein pleaded guilty to two counts of conspiracy in the "Bridgegate" scandal. The case could have implications for Christie, a likely presidential candidate.

Comment

Charges Against 6 Officers In Freddie Gray's Death Range From Murder To Assault

Friday, May 01, 2015

Warrants have been issued for the officers' arrest, Baltimore's chief prosecutor says. Stating that "no one is above the law," Marilyn J. Mosby named charges that include second-degree murder.

Comment

FSU Quarterback Jameis Winston Picked First In NFL Draft

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Winston was a embroiled in controversy during his college days. He was accused — and ultimately never charged — of raping an FSU student. Now, he's been picked by Tampa Bay.

Comment

Workers' Comp: CA Bill Would Stop Insurers From Suspending Care

Thursday, April 30, 2015

A ProPublica/NPR investigation into the case of a paralyzed worker prompted the state to warn insurance companies that they can't arbitrarily change treatment plans.

Comment

Bill That Would Curb NSA's Bulk Collection Of Phone Data Advances In House

Thursday, April 30, 2015

The USA Freedom Act would also make significant opinions from a secret court public and would allow challenges to challenges to National Security Letters.

Comment

Documents Show FAA Questioned Mental Fitness of Germanwings Co-Pilot Andreas Lubitz

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Newly released documents show the FAA initially declined to give Andreas Lubitz a medical certificate for his U.S. pilot's license because of his history of depression.

Comment

Baltimore Police Hand Freddie Gray Investigation Report To Prosecutors

Thursday, April 30, 2015

A Baltimore Police Department task force found the van transporting Gray made one more stop than originally thought.

Comment

Kill The Messenger: NASA Orbiter Crashes Into Mercury

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Messenger was launched from Earth in 2004. After 4,104 orbits of Mercury and billions of miles of space travel, the orbiter ended its mission with a quiet bang Thursday.

Comment

Photos: Baltimore Quiet For 2nd Night; New York, Denver Protests Noisier

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Police arrested about 100 demonstrators in Manhattan after crowds tried to block a major tunnel, and pepper spray was deployed in Colorado. In Baltimore, the curfew was honored.

Comment

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders Jumps Into The Presidential Race

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Sanders, a darling of the country's liberals, is expected to pull front-runner Hillary Clinton left. He will make a formal announcement Thursday.

Comment

Lawyer Says Activist Arrested On Live TV In Baltimore Is OK, Healthy

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Many on Twitter called the arrest of Joseph Kent a kidnapping because of the way police rushed in to arrest him, just out of the view of cameras. Little was known about his whereabouts until today.

Comment

SEC Rule Would Link Executive Pay To Performance

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The rule, which grew out of the Dodd-Frank financial overhaul bill, would make it easier for shareholders to see whether salaries are in line with a company's financial performance.

Comment

Report: FBI Vetted Middleman In Ransom Payment For U.S. Hostage

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the family of Warren Weinstein paid $250,000 to his captors after the FBI helped facilitate the payment. Weinstein was killed in a U.S. drone strike.

Comment

In Baltimore, A Different Historic Moment: A Fan-less Baseball Game

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Because of the unrest that has rocked the city, Major League Baseball decided to close the game to fans. So players came on the field to no cheers, and a home run was marked by the crack of a bat.

Comment