Greg & Liz talk with Seth Tibbott, founder of Tofurky. Seth talks about his fascination with tempeh and the different ways to flavor and prepare it, and how it led to his creation of a tofu/gravy concoction that later became Tofurky. The Tofurky recipe has been tweaked over the years, and the brand now includes deli slices, sausages, pot pies, and pizzas. http://www.tofurky.com/
Keith talks with Paul Amrhein, Adjunct Professor of Medical Psychology at Columbia University Medical Center. Amrhein talks about how the language patients use when undergoing therapy can predict how successful they will be in their recovery.
The Port of Los Angeles is the busiest port in North American, and it's where many merchant mariners bid for jobs. But a proposed change to the U.S. food aid program could mean shipping out less food to developing countries, and fewer jobs.
When it comes to shipping in the United States, there's a bit of a paradox. Even as U.S. exports have grown, the U.S. share of shipping has declined dramatically.
The traffic in and out of U.S. ports increases every year, but most of those ships fly foreign flags. In fact, the number of U.S. flagged ships is barely one quarter of what it was in the 1950s. That means fewer and fewer jobs for the men and women who work on those ships: the United States Merchant Marine.
With a Swiss forensics investigation pointing to polonium-210 as a possible cause of Yasser Arafat's death, the radioactive element is back in the news.
Confirming whether the Palestinian leader died from an assassination attempt will be difficult, given polonium's short half-life and the fact that Arafat has been dead nine years, science writer Deborah Blum says.
Whatever happened to Arafat, polonium does have a deadly history.
Detail from Plate 11 of Joe Sacco's <em>The Great War: July 1, 1916: The First Day of the Battle of the Somme</em>. On July 1st, at precisely 7:30 a.m., the attack commences.
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Joe Sacco's new book, <em>The Great War, </em>unfolds into a 24-foot-long panorama.
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Detail from Plate 5 of Joe Sacco's <em>The Great War: July 1, 1916: The First Day of the Battle of the Somme</em>. The basilica of the town of Albert, visible in the top right, is an important staging point behind the front.
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Joe Sacco practices journalism through the medium of comics, communicating his eyewitness reportage in pictures. He won the American Book Award in 1996 for <em>Palestine</em>.
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Joe Sacco is a cartoonist, graphic novelist and journalist; he's best-known for his dispatches from today's regions of conflict, like the Middle East and Bosnia, in cartoon form. But for his latest book, The Great War, Sacco turns his eye on history. He's recreated of one of the worst battles of World War I, the first day of the Battle of the Somme, from its hopeful beginning to its brutal end.
Cynthia Rylant is a renowned author who has written for all age groups and been honored with both Caldecott and Newbery prizes for her work.
Her latest book, God Got a Dog, is a collection of poems that only took her one day to write.
"One poem ... just came out of the blue, and I sat down and I wrote it. And then after I finished writing it, I got an idea for another God poem, and so I wrote that one. And so it started in the morning and then by the end of the day, I was finished writing the book," she tells All Things Considered host Arun Rath.
Originally published on Mon November 11, 2013 12:50 pm
An organization representing 40,000 private schools in Pakistan says it has decided to ban I Am Malala, a memoir written by Malala Yousafzai, the teenager shot by the Taliban for promoting the education of girls.
Originally published on Tue November 12, 2013 6:14 am
A 40-something patient I'll call Ted has a list of conditions that would have tongue-tied Carl Sagan. Even though I see Ted in my clinic every month, he still winds up visiting the emergency room 20 times per year.
Before he became my patient, he went even more frequently. So, the current situation, bad as it may be, represents halting progress.
Daniel talks with Marcia Hatfield Daudistel, co-author with Bill Wright of "Authentic Texas: People of the Big Bend." Marcia talks about how the idea arose for the book, which profiles just a few of the unique characters who decided to make the Big Bend region of Texas their home. Marcia shares some interesting tidbits about some of the people featured in the book, and how their personalities were captured in Bill Wright's photographs. Marcia & Bill will present a lecture on the book on Friday, Nov. 15, at 6 p.m., at the UTEP Undergraduate Learning Center, Room 116. They will hold a book signing on Saturday, Nov. 16, from 1-5 p.m., at the Westside Barnes & Noble (705 Sunland Park Dr.).
For this week's Poem of the Week, Marcia Hatfield Daudistel reads a poem by her sister Frances Hatfield, from her collection "Rudiments of Flight." The poem is "Nude Descending a Staircase."