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Morning Edition

Both Parties Agree The Food Stamp Program Needs To Change. But How?

Friday, March 20, 2015

Republicans argue the SNAP program would be more efficient if it were run by states. Meanwhile, the Obama administration is funding an initiative to move recipients into jobs.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Corporate Consciousness, Adrenaline Junkies, and a New Avant-Garde Novel

Friday, March 20, 2015

The Takeaway explores Starbucks' #RaceTogether campaign, the psychology of extreme obstacle course races, and author Tom McCarthy drops by to discuss his new book.

Watch Your Back, Kale. Kelp Is Gunning For The Veggie Du Jour Title

Thursday, March 19, 2015

With a little help, scientists say that seaweed growing along the Maine and New Hampshire coasts could become the "kale of the sea." The first step is teaching chefs and consumers how to enjoy it.

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WNYC News

Starbucks to Deliver Coffee at Empire State Building

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Finding a Starbucks in Midtown is no one's idea of a problem that needs solving, but the company is planning to launch a delivery service at the Empire State Building.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Economic, and Environmental, Catastrophe of Global Food Waste

Thursday, March 19, 2015

As millions of tons of food are being tossed in the garbage, food waste is increasingly being seen as a serious economic and environmental issue.

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Cramped Chicken Cages Are Going Away. What Comes Next?

Thursday, March 19, 2015

The results are in from a long-running study of three different ways to house egg-laying chickens. It found that more hens survive in cages, and cages are cheaper. But consumers prefer cage-free eggs.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

From Food Waste to Fine Dining

Thursday, March 19, 2015

A new Greenwich Village pop-up restaurant, wastED, features a menu devised from leftovers: stems, peelings, rinds and bones. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Purloined Lunch

Thursday, March 19, 2015

 The Sporkful's Dan Pashman parodies "Serial" with an office fridge/stolen lunch investigation, and tries to come up with guidelines for when sharing crosses the line.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Melissa Mark-Viverito; Hoop Dreams; Science Qs & the Office Fridge

Thursday, March 19, 2015

City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito; partisan battles over Loretta Lynch; office fridge politics; the AsapSCIENCE guys answer your questions & college basketball and trafficking.

All Things Considered

Pain From The Grain: Corn Belt Towns Languish As Prices Drop

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Some farmers won't break even this planting season, and may have to tap into their savings. Many Corn Belt towns depend largely on these farmers and businesses linked to farming.

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All Things Considered

This Spanish Pig-Slaughtering Tradition Is Rooted In Sustainability

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

In Spanish villages, townspeople gather at dawn to collectively slaughter a pig, then prepare every last bit as food, even the ears. The ancient ritual, called matanza, is now drawing foodie tourists.

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Cowboy Cravings: Fried Cookie Dough And Other Rodeo Calorie Bombs

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Concoctions that seem to break caloric records are a central part of the rodeo food experience. If you're going to indulge, a Texas dietitian offers tips to help keep you from popping a belt buckle.

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Morning Edition

Tea Not For Two (Minutes, That Is)

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

You'd think the British would have their tea down by now. But The Telegraph says most brew their tea incorrectly, letting it steep for just two minutes instead of at least five.

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Morning Edition

Do TV Cooking Shows Make Us Fat?

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Women who cooked the meals they saw prepared on television weighed more, on average, than those who simply watched, a study shows. The findings challenge the notion that home cooking is always best.

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Tea Tuesdays: Gift Of The Moon, Bane Of The Spanish — The Story Of Yerba Mate

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Legend has it the moon gifted this drink to the Guaraní people of South America. It was banned by the colonial government. The Jesuits made it their most profitable crop. Oh, and the pope drinks it.

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Here's What People Are Saying About Starbucks' 'Race Together' Campaign

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The company's attempt to talk about race relations has met some blunt opposition — and snark.

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To Eat Authentically Irish This St. Patrick's Day, Go For The Butter

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

From 3,000-year-old peat bogs to 19th-century Brazil to modern foodies, the love of Irish butter has spread far. The secret to Ireland's deliciously rich, creamy butter is in its rolling green hills.

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All Things Considered

Meet Chef Chane, Ethiopia's Version Of The Infamous 'Soup Nazi'

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Like the famously curt broth ladler on Seinfeld, Addis Ababa's Chef Chane is known for serving up both delectable cuisine and insults. He says he learned his vaunted culinary skills in royal kitchens.

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Sandwich Monday: Bone-In Pork Chop Sandwich

Monday, March 16, 2015

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try a Chicago sandwich classic from Jim's Original. They leave the bone in — for flavor, and for danger.

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Looks Matter: A Century Of Iconic Food Packaging

Monday, March 16, 2015

Many of the boxes, bags and bottles that contain our edibles were once groundbreaking — both in their design and in how they changed our perception of what's inside. Designers tell us their favorites.

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