Melissa Locker

Melissa Locker appears in the following:

Dining 'Al Desko'

Monday, May 11, 2009

It's a recipe for frustration. In tough economic times, many people are working too hard to take off for an hour-long lunch. And who wants to leave your desk empty when the threat...

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Ken Salazar: Sheriff of the Wild West

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Ken Salazar always wore his signature Stetson hat, but the sheriff's badge is new. When he was handed the reins of President Obama's Interior Department, he discovered that the depart...


Culinary smackdown: Food writers compete to feed six for fifty dollars

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Feed six people for fifty dollars? No problem. No problem that is until you realize what your competition is serving. When the New York Times asked two of their foo...


Who's afraid of the big bad wolf?: Cooking lessons from MFK Fisher

Friday, March 20, 2009

Trouble viewing this video? Check out the YouTube version. In 1942, in the middle of World War II and at the start of food rationing, the writer MFK Fisher published How to Cook...


Aplets & Cotlets! Almond Roca! Candymakers vie for state candy crown

Friday, February 13, 2009

While Washington D.C. is all atwitter over the stimulus package, Washington State has been debating something else entirely. Candy. Yes, the Washington State Legislature is about to m...


Art in hard times: Brandeis set to shutter its museum

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Brandeis University has been hit hard by the economic downturn. The University’s endowment has dropped by 23 percent, staff positions are being slashed and scholarships are on the lin...


Rockin' in the USSR with Mumiy Troll

Friday, January 23, 2009

Russian rock band Mumiy Troll is on the brink of their first national U.S. tour despite the fact that they have been rockin’ in the USSR for almost twenty years. Their lead singer, Il...


Around the nation with The Takeaway: Atlanta and Detroit

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

This morning The Takeaway is reaching out across the country to see how the inauguration is resonating in local communities. We'll start with Detroit and Atlanta, majority black citie...


Music to invest by

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Crank up the tunes--they might help you make money on Wall Street. Phil Maymin, a professor at the Polytechnic Institute of NYU, studied decades of Billboard Hot 100 hits and discover...

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New Year's Day food traditions with the Lee Brothers

Thursday, January 01, 2009

For many, New Years Day is the chance to wipe the slate clean, change bad behavior, start a diet and an exercise regime, and get the year started off on the right foot. In order to he...

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Hanukkah foods with Melissa Clark

Monday, December 22, 2008

Sundown on Sunday marked the beginning of Hanukkah, a holiday ripe with culture, heritage, family, and, of course, food. Joining us to explain where to get the best tasting gelt and t...

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Minnesota still has not elected a senator

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

While the Guinness Book of World Records may not actually have an entry for longest election, many Minnesotans are certain that their Senate race would win. Tom Scheck of Minnesota Pu...


Christmas traditions with Rocco DiSpirito and his mom

Monday, December 15, 2008

Traditionally Christmas is a time for family, food, and friends. But unlike Thanksgiving, Christmas doesn't have a set menu of turkey and all the fixings. Every family has ...


Is Jesse Jackson Jr.'s political career over?

Monday, December 15, 2008

More details have come to light on possible connections between the congressman and disgraced governor Rod Blagojevich, D-Ill. It's possible that the two actions had nothing to d...

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Power, corruption and lies in Illinios

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Unfortunately for Illinois, political corruption is not unusual. "This is not machine politics. This is one man out to enrich himself." — Cindi Canary

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Supreme Court hears argument in Ashcroft v. Iqbal

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Can you sue the Attorney General?


Lobster: The new bargain cuisine?

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

In times of economic crisis, rice and beans seem to be the most appropriate menu item, so what is Melissa Clark doing cooking up lobster?

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Guilty pleas entered in gitmo

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

In what was expected to be a routine hearing, the five men charged with plotting the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks surprised the court by asking to make full confessions.


The surprising history of the bagel

Monday, December 08, 2008

The bagel’s secrets are revealed.


Georgia chooses a Senator (finally)

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Republican incumbent Saxby Chambliss has been declared the victor in a runoff Senate race in Georgia. "There's this picture of this out-of-place, older white man with these two ra...