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Latest episode: July 11, 2014 | 5:02 am - Economists Say Inflation Is Tame; Consumers Aren't Buying It

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Economists Say Inflation Is Tame; Consumers Aren't Buying It July 11, 2014 | 5:02 am
On paper, inflation has been low this year. But consumers buying food or fuel may disagree. Prices for beef, eggs, fresh fruit and many other foods are much higher than overall inflation.
'Captain Pizza' Saves The Day, But Doesn't Save Himself A Slice July 10, 2014 | 4:48 pm
A pilot found himself hungry during a midflight delay. But instead of just buying a pizza for himself, he bought 50 pizzas for the entire Frontier Airlines plane.
This Fine Wine Made At An Italian Penal Colony Is No 2-Buck Chuck July 10, 2014 | 3:57 pm
Off the coast of Tuscany, prisoners serving the end of their sentences are learning to make wine from a 30th-generation winemaker. It's a unique approach to rehabilitation that seems to be working.
Alcohol Test: Does Eating Yeast Keep You From Getting Drunk? July 10, 2014 | 2:33 pm
When we read about a way to stave off intoxication in Esquire, we were dubious. So we bought a Breathalyzer and a few IPAs and tested out the kooky theory.
From McDonald's To Organic Valley, You're Probably Eating Wood Pulp July 10, 2014 | 1:29 am
Many processed foods contain cellulose, which is plant fiber that is commonly extracted from wood. It's used to add texture, prevent caking and boost fiber. And it's been around for ages.
Is Foster Farms A Food Safety Pioneer Or A Persistent Offender? July 09, 2014 | 3:35 pm
The California chicken producer has been dogged by food safety problems at its plants for months. But Foster Farms may also now be one of the country's cleanest, safest sources of chicken products.
A User-Friendly Gardening System For The Plant-Challenged July 09, 2014 | 2:54 pm
If you always end up killing your house plants, this week's innovation pick may help. This new microfarming appliance grows produce indoors with just seeds, an electrical outlet and a little water.
What Burritos And Sandwiches Can Teach Us About Innovation July 09, 2014 | 2:12 pm
Is a burrito a sandwich? The answer may sound simple to you ... but the question gets at the very heart of a tension that's existed for ages.
Play With Your Food: The Kandinsky-Inspired Fine Art Food Challenge July 09, 2014 | 12:40 pm
After psychologists did an experiment with salad arranged like a Kandinsky painting, we asked you to make your own plates arranged like fine art. Here are some of the tantalizing results you sent in.
3 Kickstarter Food Projects That Leave Potato Salad In The Dirt July 08, 2014 | 2:59 pm
One guy's Kickstarter quest for $10 to make his first potato salad has now raised over $50,000 — a kind of Internet joke gone viral. Here are three modest food projects to consider instead.
What It Takes To Make A Decent Cup Of Coffee In Space July 08, 2014 | 12:42 pm
Italian engineers say they've finally come up with a way to brew espresso on the ISS so astronauts can ditch the instant coffee. We asked: What's so hard about making coffee in space? Answer: A lot.
Globe-Trotting GMO Bananas Arrive For Their First Test In Iowa July 08, 2014 | 8:34 am
A new banana enhanced with vitamin A is intended to address diet deficiencies in Uganda. But if the past history of "biofortified" crops is prologue, it faces a tough road ahead.
Couple Revives Lost Moroccan Fig Liquor, One Bottle At A Time July 07, 2014 | 2:39 pm
Jews have made mahia, a spirit made with fermented figs, in Morocco for centuries, but the tradition has all but died out. A New York couple aims to reintroduce the drink that once connected a nation.
Sandwich Monday: The Deep-Fried Grilled Cheese July 07, 2014 | 11:54 am
For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try an update to a sandwich classic: the grilled cheese, breaded and deep-fried.
Raw Milk Producers Aim To Regulate Themselves July 07, 2014 | 1:17 am
To create accountability and transparency, some raw milk producers are coming up with guidelines for testing and safety. But federal agencies say all raw milk is still risky to consume.
NPR: 06-28-2013 Most E-Mailed Stories (35:58) June 27, 2013 | 11:06 pm
Stories: 1) Six Words: 'Black Babies Cost Less To Adopt' 2) A Paris Vacation For Nashville Millionaires' French Art 3) This Climate Fix Might Be Decades Ahead Of Its Time 4) Pitch Perfect: Why Our Shoulders Are Key To Throwing 5) Walgreens Cashes In On Department Stores' Pain 6) Coffee Futures: The Highs And Lows Of A Cup Of Joe
NPR: 06-28-2013 Most Emailed Stories June 27, 2013 | 11:06 pm
Stories: 1) Six Words: 'Black Babies Cost Less To Adopt' 2) A Paris Vacation For Nashville Millionaires' French Art 3) This Climate Fix Might Be Decades Ahead Of Its Time 4) Pitch Perfect: Why Our Shoulders Are Key To Throwing 5) Walgreens Cashes In On Department Stores' Pain 6) Coffee Futures: The Highs And Lows Of A Cup Of Joe
NPR: 06-27-2013 Most E-Mailed Stories (26:08) June 26, 2013 | 11:03 pm
Stories: 1) Some Tech Companies Find Ways Not To Hire Americans 2) Real Estate Sizzles Again In Las Vegas 3) Let's Separate The Schoolin' From The Sports 4) Belly Dancing For The Dead: A Day With China's Top Mourner 5) Translation, Please: Hand-Held Device Bridges Language Gap 6) Old Safe Reveals Historical Relics Of Women's Suffrage Group
NPR: 06-26-2013 Most E-Mailed Stories (0:00) June 25, 2013 | 11:03 pm
Stories: 1) As Demographics Shift, Kids' Books Stay Stubbornly White 2) Top Medicare Prescribers Rake In Speaking Fees From Drugmakers 3) Chuck Leavell: The 'Fifth' Stone Speaks 4) The Best Books For Kids Age 9-14? You Tell Us 5) A First Lady No Longer, Carla Bruni Returns To Music 6) Health Exchange Outreach Targets Latinos
NPR: 06-25-2013 Most E-Mailed Stories (0:00) June 24, 2013 | 11:03 pm
Stories: 1) Gloomy Thinking Can Be Contagious 2) Depression May Increase The Risk Of Dementia Later On 3) For Sharpest Views, Scope The Sky With Quick-Change Mirrors 4) Why The AR-15 Is More Than Just A Gun 5) Proposed Changes In Organ Donation Stir Debate 6) An Ever-Changing LA Links Walter Mosley To His Midcentury PI


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