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The Sporkful

A Soda Jerk And A Mormon Walk Into A Podcast

Monday, January 19, 2015

What soda pairs best with enchiladas? Why are soft drinks carbonated with dry ice so much better? Plus we talk regional soda pop nomenclature with a linguist. Got belly wash?

WNYC News

Tax Soda Calories, Economist Says

Monday, June 02, 2014

A new study says people are more likely to by lower-calorie beverages if sugary ones cost more.

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WNYC News

Bloomberg Pushed New Yorkers on Health, and Often They Pushed Back

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Bloomberg has maintained that it's his job us to make people healthier and safer, and he has frequently declared, “Being mayor is about saying, 'No.'”

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WNYC News

Bloomberg Record on Tackling Tobacco Stronger Than Against Soda

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

WNYC

Sugary beverages may still be available in all sizes, thanks to a New York State judge’s rejection of the Mayor Bloomberg’s big beverage ban, but the mayor is continuing his campaign to change how retailers sell products he and other officials believe are harming New Yorkers.

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Gabfest Radio

Gabfest Radio: The Chillaxing Bridezilla Edition

Saturday, March 16, 2013

On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio from Slate and WNYC, Political Gabfest panelists Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss Paul Ryan’s updated GOP budget proposal and President Obama’s visits to Capitol Hill, and the overturn of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s soda ban by a New York judge.

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WNYC News

NAACP, Beverage Lobby Challenge City's Soda Ban

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Restaurants, beverage producers and the NAACP are in court on Wednesday challenging the city’s new rule that limits the size of sugary sodas in food service establishments.

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Slate Culture Gabfest

The Culture Gabfest: Get Thee Behind Me Satan Edition

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Slate critics Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner discuss P.T. Anderson's The Master, Hanna Rosin's new book The End of Men, and New York City's pending large soda ban.

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Last Chance Foods

Last Chance Foods: A Brooklyn Take on Soda

Friday, June 15, 2012

Brooklyn Soda Works puts a foodie spin on a much-maligned beverage by creating artisanal, seasonal soda from fresh fruit juice. Try out the company's recipe for an Apple & Ginger Dark 'n' Stormy.

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WNYC News

Unlike Soda Tax, Bloomberg Says Big Soda Size Ban is His Call

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg is hoping the third time will be the charm, in reducing the city’s sugar intake — and the waistlines — of New Yorkers.

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The Takeaway

New York City Plans a Ban of Oversized Sugary Drinks

Thursday, May 31, 2012

New York City plans to ban the sale of large sugary drinks, announced Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Wednesday. The ban, which aims to fight obesity, would impose a 16-ounce limit on the size of sweetened drinks sold at restaurants, bodegas, and movie theaters. Joining us is Marion Nestle, professor of nutrition at New York University and author of "Safe Food: The Politics of Food Safety." Also with us is Jay Cowit, Takeaway Technical Director and Chief Soda Correspondent.

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WNYC News

Soda Ad Fight Bubbles Up Between NYC Beverage Association, City

Sunday, May 13, 2012

WNYC

Subway and bus ads are the battleground between Mayor Michael Bloomberg's health department and soda makers. The newly formed New York City Beverage Association is taking a huge mass transit ad buy as part of a $1 million campaign to rebut the city's claim that soda is unhealthy.

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It's A Free Blog

No Matter How Many Fruits N' Veggies There Are, The Sweet Stuff Sells

Friday, October 15, 2010

"If we are truly interested in changing the rates of obesity issue, our take cannot simply be that sugary and high-fat food is all that is within walking distance to poor New Yorkers. It simply isn’t true."

-- John McWhorter.

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WNYC News

Mayor Says Food Stamps Shouldn't Cover Sodas

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Calling sugary drinks the "single largest contributor" to the city's obesity problem, Mayor Bloomberg has launched another public health effort to change how New Yorkers eat: He wants low-income New Yorkers to stop using their food stamps to buy soft drinks and other sweet beverages.

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WQXR News

Soda Execs and Teamsters Protest NY Tax

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Executives from Coke and Pepsi are joining Teamsters and grocery store owners to oppose a proposed New York soda tax.

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The Takeaway

The Flavor of a Dictator: Stalin's Face Appears on Soda Bottle

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

You might think he's an unlikely choice as the face of a soda, but a Russian beverage company has chosen the image of Joseph Stalin for its logo. The former Soviet dictator is gracing the labels of a limited edition range of soda bottles. It's part of a growing trend in Russia to rehabilitate Stalin from a monster to a hero. We find out if this represents genuine change in public opinion in Russia of Stalin.

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WNYC News

Health Dept. Pours on the Glop

Monday, December 14, 2009

Attentive subway riders not buried in their iPods, magazines, or even thoughts will have noticed, for a good few months now, ads suggesting that drinking sugary soda amounts to “Pouring on the Pounds.” But why read the print ad when you can see the ...

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