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Food Safety
11:28 am
Fri July 19, 2013

Home Canning Hobby Leads To Near Fatal Medical Mystery

Austin Jenkins Northwest News Network

Originally published on Wed July 24, 2013 7:17 am

Home canning is regaining popularity as part of the local food movement. If done right, families can enjoy home grown fruits, vegetables and even meat all through the winter. But if done wrong it can be devastating, if not deadly.

A lawyer for the state of Washington recently learned that lesson the hard way.

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Urban Foraging
11:31 am
Wed July 17, 2013

Foraging For Food

Rebecca Lerner's book "Dandelion Hunter"

Rebecca Lerner is the Dandelion Hunter. She’s a forager for wild plants for food and medicine, twine and paint, soap and incense. Ross Reynolds walked around the University of Washington campus with Rebecca to see what they could find. Her new book is called "Dandelion Hunter: Foraging the Urban Wilderness."

Alternative Perspectives On History
1:48 pm
Mon July 15, 2013

Weenie Royale: The Impact Of The Internment On Japanese Cooking In America

"Soul Consoling Tower" at Manzanar Japanese internment camp.
Flickr Photo/jvoves

Many people have heard of the internment of Americans of Japanese descent during World War II. What’s less known is how the internment changed Japanese-American cuisine.

Full list of stories on KUOW Presents, July 15:

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Getting Fresh
12:01 pm
Wed July 10, 2013

Getting Fresh With Ross And Sheryl: Your Fava-orite Bean Edition

Flickr Photo/luvjnx

This week Sheryl Wiser talks with Ross Reynolds about fava beans and radishes. She swears that both are good for more than just a creative play in Scrabble. Did you know that radishes have their own holiday in Oaxaca, Mexico? It is true  — La Noche de Los Rabanos is celebrated yearly on December 23. We learn about that and more in this week's edition of "Getting Fresh with Ross and Sheryl."

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Peas and Greens
10:47 am
Fri July 5, 2013

Getting Fresh With Ross And Sheryl: Know Your Peas And Other Greens

Sheryl Wiser

 This week at the market, peas and greens are what’s on the menu, and our guest Sheryl Wiser, from the Puget Sound Fresh program at the Cascade Harvest Coalition says these week’s sugar snap peas should live up to their name – sweet and crunchy. For one idea on how to use your snap peas, follow this Pickled Sugar Snap Peas recipe. Ross Reynolds talks with Sheryl Wiser about how to pick the best peas and greens.

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12:04 pm
Mon July 1, 2013

To Label Or Not To Label: Voters To Decide On Genetically Engineered Foods In November

Genetically modified food has prompted protests across the country and has inspired Washington Initiative 522 which would require GMO labeling.
Flickr Photo/Alexis Baden-Mayer

  Washington voters will decide in November whether food products with genetically engineered ingredients should be labeled. California voters rejected a similar measure in last year’s general election—but the vote was close with nearly 49 percent in favor of labeling and 51 percent against it.

Here in Washington, the campaigns are already recruiting supporters. Ross Reynolds hears from both sides of the debate. On the pro-labeling side representing the Yes On 522 Campaign is Trudy Bialic. She’s the campaign’s co-chair and also the public affairs director for PCC Natural Markets. Heather Hansen is the spokesperson for the No On 522 Campaign. She’s also executive director of Washington Friends of Farms and Forests—an umbrella group that advocates for various AGRA-business interests.

Cooking And Travel
10:00 am
Mon July 1, 2013

Summer Grilling Tips, And Travel For The Long Weekend

Flickr Photo/Mike McCune

  Summer Grilling And BBQ Tips
There's nothing like firing up the grill for summertime outdoor cooking. Rachel Yang, chef at Revel and Joule, and Kenyetta Carter, head chef at the Kingfish Café, bring us tips and tricks for grilled food that is an alternative to the norm.

Summer Travel For The Long Weekend
From the Salmon River to the Columbia, there are many travel adventures to be had this summer. Travel writer Crai Brower suggests summer activities and destinations around the Northwest.

Washington's Cherries
10:34 am
Fri June 28, 2013

Getting Fresh With Ross And Sheryl

Flickr Photo/Jeremy Wheaton

  There are stories out today about the cherry crop here in Washington being devastated by rain. Some reports saying as much as 25 percent of this year’s cherry crop is unsalvageable. Does that mean no cherries for you? Ross gets the answer from Sheryl Wiser, from the Puget Sound Fresh program at the Cascade Harvest Coalition, a food and farming resource center.

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Family-Run Business
7:00 am
Fri June 28, 2013

U District Greek Restaurant To Close After Four Decades

The Continental will close Sunday, June 30.
Bond Huberman

One of the oldest restaurants in the University District is closing its doors on Sunday. The Continental Greek Restaurant and Pastry Shop has been a fixture on “The Ave” since 1967. It’s a family business.  As news of the closure spread, 40 years’ worth of regular customers have been filling the sky blue dining tables, eating their favorite dishes one last time.

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Radio Retrospective
10:00 am
Thu June 27, 2013

The State Legislature, The Legacy Of Nelson Mandela And Kid Protections In Radio Broadcast

Flickr Photo/Australian Broadcasting Company

What’s The Deal With The Budget?
Jordan Schrader of the Tacoma News Tribune reports on the latest happenings in Olympia.

The Legacy Of Nelson Mandela
Robert Taylor, former dean of Seattle's St. Mark's Cathedral, was born and raised in South Africa. He bore witness to the breakdown of apartheid. He reflects on the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela.

Radio Retrospective: Protecting Kids
Parents worried about what children heard on the radio, just like they worry about television, movies and video games today. During radio’s heyday, it was estimated that there were 1,500 murders a week on the air. As a result, strict guidelines were put in place for kids' shows. Did they work?

Recommended Eating
Food writer Sara Dickerman recommends a lunch spot and a cookbook.

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A History Of Food
9:00 am
Mon June 24, 2013

Appropriating Technology, This Week In Olympia And The History Of Food

William Sitwell's book"A History of Food in 100 Recipes."

 This Week In Olympia
Lawmakers have until July 1 to reach a budget agreement or the government will shut down. Everett Herald reporter Jerry Cornfield joins us with a look at what’s happening in Olympia this week in special legislative session number two.

The History Of Food
We eat every single day, but  we rarely pause to consider why we eat the food we do. How did food evolve throughout history? Where did pasta come from for instance? Who baked the first cupcake? When did humans start recording recipes in cookbooks? William Sitwell has written "A History of Food in 100 Recipes."

Computer Science And Social Justice
Computer science technologies play a powerful role in service of the military and industry, but don’t seem to be widely used by visionaries in the fields of social justice and sustainability. Ideas like complexity theory and nanotechnology seem to have a distant connection to making an impact on social change. Mathematician Dr. Ron Eglash believes in the power of computing for social justice and sustainability. He explored the state of technology today and how it can impact future social change in his work as co-editor of recent book “Appropriating Technology.”

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Getting Fresh With Sheryl
11:36 am
Wed June 19, 2013

I Love Strawberries And You Can Too – How To Get Your Hands On This Season’s Best Berries

Courtesy of Cascade Harvest Coalition

 This is the second installment of Getting Fresh with Sheryl, The Conversation’s new segment, where we tell you about fresh and local fruits and veggies. Sheryl Wiser manages the Puget Sound Fresh program at the Cascade Harvest Coalition. Today she talks to David Hyde about the incredible versatility of strawberries. Plus, when are they in season, and where can you get really good ones?  

First Edition Of Getting Fresh
11:06 am
Wed June 12, 2013

Getting Fresh With Sheryl: How To Cook With Scape

Ever come across an unfamiliar item at a farmers market? Sheryl Wiser offers her advice on getting adventurous in a farmers market.
Flickr Photo/ilovebutter

 Have you ever wandered through a farmers market and found yourself staring at a beautiful vegetable and thought, “Man, I have zero idea what that is.” If so, it’s time to pull out a pad and paper. David Hyde kicks off a brand new segment called "Getting Fresh with Ross and Sheryl" featuring Sheryl Wiser of the Cascade Harvest Coalition and manager of the Puget Sound Fresh program.

Food
8:00 pm
Thu May 9, 2013

Hooked On Salt, Sugar And Fat With Michael Moss

Cover of 'Salt Sugar Fat' by Michael Moss.

Every year, the average American eats 70 pounds of sugar. The amounts of salt and fat are equally staggering. The processed-food industry thrives, raking in $1 trillion a year. Meanwhile, the costs to our health include obesity and diabetes.

Michael Moss talks about how companies use salt, sugar and fat to get us addicted to their products, and what we can do to fight back. He spoke at Seattle’s Town Hall on March 15, 2013. The talk was moderated by Chip Giller, president and founder of Grist.

Social Issues
10:00 am
Thu May 9, 2013

Defining Genius, Radio Retrospective, And A Lunch Pick

Audio tape reels.
Flickr Photo/Carbon Arc

Your Bike Helmet Isn't As Safe As You Think
You probably think your bicycle helmet keeps you safe getting a concussion. You’re wrong. It doesn’t. Most helmets only prevent skull fractures. As a result, bicycle deaths are down, but concussions and other brain injuries are on the rise as biking becomes more popular. Writer Bruce Barcott explains that some helmet manufactures have ignored the concussion problem because they believed it couldn’t be fixed. Others thought consumers would be unwilling to pay more for a protection they assume they already have.

Who's A Genius?
We often toss around the word “genius,” but what does it really mean? How does the definition of genius change depending on region or expertise? Eleven years ago, the staff at The Stranger weekly newspaper came up with the tongue-in-cheek Genius Awards for artists in the Seattle area. They were joking, but over the past decade, awards have gone to some people who would fit the dictionary description.

Radio Retrospective: From Live To Tape
During the early years of radio, performances were always live  — that is, until tape was invented and accepted by the industry. How did tape change radio?

A Lunch Recommendation
Food writer Sara Dickerman joins us with a lunch recommendation. Prefer to cook for yourself? She also has a pick for a great cookbook!

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