Huckabee Serves Up 'God, Guns' And A Dose Of Controversy

NPR |Jan. 24, 2015 2:53 p.m.

Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee sees America as divided into "bubble-ville" and "Bubba-ville," a cultural split he describes in his new book, Gods, Guns, Grits, and Gravy.

Why A Black Man's Murder Often Goes Unpunished In Los Angeles

NPR |Jan. 24, 2015 9:15 a.m.

From witnesses to reluctant gang members, Jill Leovy says, "everybody's terrified." Her book, Ghettoside, uses the story of one murder to explore the city's low arrest rate when black men are killed.

Brewers Gone Wild: Taming Unpredictable Yeast For Flavorful Beer

NPR |Jan. 23, 2015 1:10 p.m.

A handful U.S. craft brewers are reviving an age-old way of making beer that was practically unthinkable a decade ago. Welcome to the wacky world of Brett, a local yeast can impart funky flavors.

The Past, Present And Future of High-Stakes Testing

NPR |Jan. 22, 2015 6:33 a.m.

Steve Inskeep talks with NPR Ed's Anya Kamenetz about her book, The Test: Why are Schools are Obsessed with Standardized Testing — But You Don't Have to Be.

A 'Guantanamo Diary' From A Prisoner Still On The Inside

NPR |Jan. 20, 2015 4:58 a.m.

In the first memoir from a prisoner still being held at Guantanamo, Mohamedou Ould Salahi tells how he went from his native Mauritania to joining al-Qaida in Afghanistan to the U.S. prison in Cuba.

Food Trucks, Share The Lane. Food Bikes Are Merging Into The Business

NPR |Jan. 16, 2015 10:09 a.m.

A growing number of food vendors are literally pedaling their wares. From baristas to veggie farmers, many say bikes are a cheaper, greener, more convenient way to launch their mobile food businesses.

Mojito Diplomacy: Chefs Plan Culinary Tours To Cuba

NPR |Jan. 15, 2015 8:55 a.m.

Several Miami-area chefs are leading tours for Americans to experience the tastes — and farm scene — of the communist island nation. They hope to foster cross-cultural dialogue through food and drink.

What Might Be Missing From MyPlate? Water

NPR |Jan. 12, 2015 9:14 a.m.

Since the 2010 Dietary Guidelines, more evidence has piled up showing the benefits of drinking water and the risks of sugary beverages. So scientists say it's time for a water symbol on MyPlate.

Vintage Beer? Aficionados Say Some Brews Taste Better With Age

NPR |Jan. 09, 2015 11:39 a.m.

Aging in the bottle isn't just for wine anymore: It can also bring out sweet, caramel tones in some high-alcohol, smoky or sour craft brews. Don't believe us? You, too, can try this at home.

Craft Brewers Are Running Out Of Names, And Into Legal Spats

NPR |Jan. 05, 2015 8:47 a.m.

One consequence of the thousands of breweries that have sprung up? Just about all the beer names you can imagine have been snapped up. That's making it harder for newcomers to name that brew.

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