Wednesdays Become Eclectic
Sep 1, 2014 — Saffron, vanilla, palm oil, cacao and cottonseed oil are still picked by hand in some parts of the world. Sometimes that manual labor shows up in the price of the food; sometimes it doesn't.
Sep 1, 2014 — Passenger pigeons were once the world's most abundant bird, but they were also the cheapest protein available. The last passenger pigeon, Martha, died exactly a century ago at the Cincinnati Zoo.
Sep 1, 2014 — Many immigrant men in the U.S. work hard to hold onto definitions of masculinity from their native countries — while also rejecting more rigid gender roles that may be the norm in their homelands.
Sep 1, 2014 — A new diet study concludes that a low-carbohydrate diet leads to almost three times more weight loss than a traditional low-fat diet where carbs made up 40 to 45 percent of calories.
Sep 1, 2014 — "There's something really magical about the ukulele," Jake says. "It feels so good, it makes you smile, and it just makes everything okay."
Sep 1, 2014 — The archetypal '70s band had a charismatic frontman and wonderful songs, but they also had drug problems and kept breaking up. Their Warner Bros. recordings are in a new box set called Rad Gumbo.
Sep 1, 2014 — Prospect Hill is Flemons' first album since leaving the band Carolina Chocolate Drops. By coincidence, the multi-instrumentalist recorded it the day Pete Seeger died. Originally broadcast July 30.
Sep 1, 2014 — All of the city's major birthing hospitals have now stopped sending new moms home with baby formula, to encourage breastfeeding.
Sep 1, 2014 — After a long and painful year of negotiations, city officials head to court tomorrow to defend Detroit's plan to exit bankruptcy.
Sep 1, 2014 — On this Labor Day, we look at part-time challenges and how lawmakers and some companies are looking to help.