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When Wal-Mart Comes To Town, What Does It Mean For Workers?

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Wal-Mart has long been criticized for low pay and erratic work schedules. So when the retailer arrives in a community, it stirs controversy — but it also brings jobs and low prices.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Historic Drought, Deceptive Lobbying, and Legalized Discrimination

Thursday, April 02, 2015

The Takeaway explores California's water ciris, how lobbyists are steering the debate on the national Highway Funding Bill, and we connect the dots between the Supreme Court and Indiana.

The Leonard Lopate Show

Holiday Food, Best New Chefs, and a Bagel Shop Union

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Melissa Clark's Passover and Easter recipes. Food & Wine's Best New Chefs of 2015. Behind the scenes at a popular Upper East Side bakery/café. The legacy of Steve Jobs.

All Things Considered

Margaret Hamburg Ends Six-Year Run As FDA Commissioner

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Margaret Hamburg ended her run this week as one of the longest serving Food and Drug Administration commissioners in recent decades.

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Navajos Fight Their Food Desert With Junk Food And Soda Taxes

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Many have dreamed of taxing Cheetos and soda. The Navajo Nation is now doing both. The first-in-the U.S. tax measure aims to raise revenue for health programs and make wholesome food more affordable.

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All Things Considered

With Nostalgia And A Last Nosh, 1 Of 3 Remaining HoJo's Closes

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

The iconic orange roofs of Howard Johnson's restaurants were once fixtures of the American highway. But the chain faded in the '80s. The 60-year-old location in Lake Placid, N.Y., closed Tuesday.

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PRI's The World

Jewish vegetarians say you don't have to make brisket for Passover — and they've got the recipes to prove it

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

There's a vibrant tradition of Jewish vegetarian cooking that goes back decades, if not longer. But even if it drops brisket and roast chicken, it's not about raw kale and juice cleanses. Think more butter and sour cream.

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Scary Times For California Farmers As Snowpack Hits Record Lows

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Much of the state depends on that snow for its water. In the Central Valley, the nation's most productive farming region, that means another year of fallow fields and emergency water measures.

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The Longest Shortest Time

When the Breadwinner Makes Dough

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

First comes love, then comes marriage. Then comes a role reversal ... and lots and lots of donuts. 

The Revival Of Lamb Ham: A Colonial Tradition Renewed

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

British colonialists brought lamb ham to America, where a sugar-cured, smoked variety became popular. Easier-to-cure pork ham eventually took its place, but now two Virginians are bringing it back.

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PRI's The World

Forget Cherry Garcia. How about Ben and Jerry's Passover ice cream?

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

The matzah flavor ice cream didn't work out so well, but Ben and Jerry's charoset flavor for Passover is a big hit in Israel. And despite a flood of requests from the States, the kosher-for-Passover flavor isn't leaving the Holy Land any time soon.

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Specials

We'll Be Here All Night

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Celebrate Passover with an hour of funny, poignant and thought-provoking stories and conversations about slavery, plagues, food, and unforgettable recounts of Seders past.

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Our Food-Safety System Is A Patchwork With Big Holes, Critics Say

Monday, March 30, 2015

More than a dozen federal agencies play a part in keeping food from making Americans sick. Critics say the system has gaps, and we'd all be safer if federal food safety efforts were under one roof.

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Grocery Stores Are Losing You. Here's How They Plan To Win You Back

Monday, March 30, 2015

Grocers are losing customers to smaller markets, convenience stores and online shopping. The competition is forcing chains to innovate with in-store restaurants, delivery service and more.

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Sandwich Monday: The Passover Sandwich

Monday, March 30, 2015

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we introduce our non-Jewish colleagues to the wonders of the Passover lunch. Manischewitz rules this meal.

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The Sporkful

Is Free Office Coffee More Valuable Than Healthcare?

Monday, March 30, 2015

Slate's Mike Pesca and I discuss what you can tell about a workplace based on the kitchen. Then I offer Mike a detailed critique of his sandwich construction methods.

Cheez Whiz Helped Spread Processed Foods. Will It Be Squeezed Out?

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Turns out, the history of Kraft's dull-orange cheese spread says a lot about the processed food industry — and where it might be headed as Kraft and Heinz merge.

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All Things Considered

Not Just Sugary-Sweet, Hard Cider Makes A Comeback

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Cider is the fastest-growing alcoholic beverage in the United States. Much of that growth is driven by big industrial producers, but smaller cider-makers are looking for a larger bite of the apple.

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Making Cheese In The Land Of The Bible: Add Myrrh And A Leap Of Faith

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Spring in the West Bank means Bedouin herders' ewes and nanny goats are full of milk — and cheese making abounds. The traditional method relies on a few simple ingredients and a long cultural memory.

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Guess What Makes The Cut As A 'Smart Snack' In Schools? Hot Cheetos

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Frito-Lay has reformulated Flamin' Hot Cheetos to meet new federal nutrition standards for school snacks. That's been a big hit with school kids, but the rules' creators say the snack is still junk.

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