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1:03pm

Fri March 2, 2012
World Cafe

Dr. Dog On World Cafe

Originally published on Mon June 25, 2012 10:22 am

Dr. Dog.
Chris Crisman

The Philadelphia pop-rock band Dr. Dog has continued to get better since forming in the early 2000s. The group's seven albums of layered psychedelia are deeply influenced by the best of '60s pop, adding up to a sound that's both timeless and classic.

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12:53pm

Fri March 2, 2012
The Two-Way

U.N. Panel Says Findings On Gadhafi's Death Are Incoclusive

The late Moammar Gadhafi attends the opening session of the Africa-EU summit in November 2010.
Mahmud Turkia AFP/Getty Images

A United Nations expert panel found that both sides in the conflict leading up to Moammar Gadhafi's demise in Libya last year were responsible for war crimes.

The AP reports:

"The U.N.-appointed Commission of Inquiry on Libya says in its report published Friday that "international crimes, specifically crimes against humanity and war crimes, were committed by Gadhafi forces."

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12:43pm

Fri March 2, 2012
The Salt

American History Baked Into The Loaves Of White Bread

Aaron Bobrow-Strain is an associate professor of politics at Whitman College. He specializes in the politics of the global food system.
Greg Lehman Courtesy Beacon Press

White bread, like vanilla, is one of those foods that's become a metaphor for blandness. But it wasn't always that way.

Aaron Bobrow-Strain, professor of food politics at Whitman College, tells Weekend Edition's Rachel Martin that white bread was a deeply contentious food — ever since the early 1900s' ideas of "racial purity" up to the cultural revolution of the 1960s. He documents that cultural legacy in his new book, White Bread: A Social History of the Store-Bought Loaf.

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12:41pm

Fri March 2, 2012
The Salt

The Ultimate In Heirloom Wheat Arrives At Seed Vault

Originally published on Sun March 4, 2012 11:00 am

Samples of forage seeds in the International Center for Tropical Agriculture gene bank recently sent to the Global Seed Vault in Svalbard, Norway.
International Center for Tropical Agriculture

A few days ago, amid darkness and freezing winds, thousands of small packages of seeds were carried into an underground storage vault on a remote Arctic island. That vault holds a growing collection of seeds from all the different kinds of crops around the world that humans grow for food.

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12:15pm

Fri March 2, 2012
The Salt

Bloggers Replace Mom's Recipe Box As Source Of Food Knowledge

Originally published on Fri March 2, 2012 12:36 pm

The laptop is replacing the recipe box in many American kitchens.
iStockphoto.com

We're going to venture that just by nature of the fact that you're reading this blog, you count yourself as a member of the social mediarati.

If so, you, and a lot of other people, may sooner turn to Epicurious or Facebook to plan your next meal than your grandmother's recipe box or the Nestlé Toll House bag of chocolate chips in the cupboard. That's the word from the Hartman Group, a consumer research firm, and Publicis Consultants USA, a marketing agency.

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