Sasa Woodruff

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Chip company Micron announces multibillion-dollar facility in Boise

Friday, September 02, 2022

Micron Technology announces a $15 billion manufacturing plant for Boise, the largest private investment ever in Idaho. CHIPS Act incentives and state help are credited for thousands of new jobs.


How genetic testing led a food lover to live without a stomach

Monday, May 09, 2022

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Boise State Public Radio's Sasa Woodruff about her experience with genetic testing and how she chose to live without a stomach as a result.


A food lover faces an unimaginable choice: Give up her stomach or risk a fatal cancer

Sunday, November 07, 2021

Cooking and sharing elaborate meals was her joy. Then she learned a mutation in her genes puts her at extremely high risk of gastric cancer. Could she lose her stomach to save her life?


Bad Fall Weather Leaves U.S. Potato Farmers With Their Smallest Crop In Years

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

USDA forecasts the smallest potato harvest since 2010 this year, down 6.1% from last year due to bad weather. Farmers and buyers explain impacts at a time when demand for french fries is surging.


A New Prescription For Depression: Join A Team And Get Sweaty

Monday, October 22, 2018

Most people who struggle with depression and anxiety have heard that exercise is a mood-booster. But exercising with friends, especially playing a team sport may help even more.


Gardener's Twofer: First Ketchup 'N' Fries Plant Hits U.S. Market

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Love growing potatoes and tomatoes? This spring, gardeners in the U.S. (and Europe) will be able to get both tuber and fruit from a single plant.

It's even got a catchy name: Ketchup 'n' Fries.

"It's like a science project," says Alice Doyle of SuperNaturals Grafted Vegetables, the company ...


A Traditional Strudel Recipe 'Pulled' From The Past

Thursday, October 30, 2014

It's hard work to stretch pastry dough as large as a tabletop. That's why few people still make tahana strudla the traditional way. But for Sasa Woodruff, the strudel is a link to her Slovak roots.


Gardeners' Gems: Designer Crops That Will Wow The Neighbors

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

To the home gardener who says "been there, done that" to the heirloom green bean, the French breakfast radish or the Brandywine tomato, take heart.

Nurseries and seed companies are competing to bring you the most colorful and flavorful designer edibles they can come up with. They travel the world ...


Undoing Segregation In A Slovakian School

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Two teams of teenage boys play soccer, while adults and younger children look on from wooden picnic benches on a grassy athletic field behind an elementary school. Later, there will be relay races, tug-of-war and dancing. The organizers are preparing a lunch of paprika-colored sauerkraut soup, bread and slices of ...


Increased Hostility Against Jews And Roma In Hungary

Sunday, March 09, 2014

Ahead of next month's parliamentary election in Hungary, a report published in February found the Roma minority in that Central European country face an unprecedented amount of violence and discrimination. While prejudice against Roma, pejoratively known as Gypsies, is widespread throughout Europe, the report says Hungary is more anti-immigrant ...