Arts & Life

10:16am

Sat July 19, 2014
Reporter's Notebook

Waiting For The Union Pacific Streamliner

The Union Pacific E-951 Streamliner outside Henderson, Colorado
Nathan Heffel KUNC

It's an early Saturday morning and a handful of spectators are poised near a railroad crossing at 120th Ave and U.S. 85 in Henderson, Colorado. They're waiting to see a piece of history, a vintage Union Pacific Streamliner as it sets off from Denver bound for the "Daddy of 'em All," the Cheyenne Frontier Days rodeo in Wyoming.

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6:00am

Sat July 19, 2014
The Garden Report

Organic Or Not, Local Food is Better For The Environment

Buying locally grown food supports Colorado's economy and environment.
Credit Lord Mariser / Flickr - Creative Commons

Organic produce in the grocery store is labeled as good for the environment. No pesticides on the produce may reduce soil and water contamination, but organic goods that come from faraway places increase pollution and diminish the quality of those fruits and vegetables.

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4:31pm

Fri July 18, 2014
The Salt

White House Fetes 54 Kids With Serious Cooking Chops

Originally published on Sat July 19, 2014 1:20 am

Cody Vasquez, 11, is from Arizona. His winning dish was shrimp tacos with watermelon jicama salad.
Jeff Elkins for Epicurious

It's not easy to snag an invite to a White House State Dinner.

So, imagine how 54 children — one from each state, U.S. territory and the District of Columbia — felt being honored in the elegant East Room by the President and first lady at an event Friday afternoon billed as a Kids State Dinner.

The pee-wee honorees were the winners of the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge, a nationwide recipe contest for kids tied to the first lady's Let's Move Campaign. The event was co-sponsored by the food site Epicurious.

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3:47pm

Fri July 18, 2014
This Week's Must Read

Surviving An Adult World In Fairy Tales, And Real Life

Originally published on Fri July 18, 2014 5:54 pm

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I live in Tucson, Ariz. National news about thousands of unaccompanied minors crossing the U.S.-Mexico border — some as young as 2 years old — is local news here. A front-page headline from this week's Arizona Daily Star reads, "Immigration tension boils over in Oracle." It's subtitled "Protesters, supporters, clash; bus carrying children fails to show."

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10:01am

Fri July 18, 2014
The Salt

Soylent DIYers Sell Their Own Versions Of The Powdered Food

Originally published on Tue July 22, 2014 3:35 pm

Soylent CEO Rob Rhinehart holds a bag of finished product in September 2013. Rhinehart recently discouraged members of the company's DIY online community from competing directly with Soylent.
Josh Edelson AFP/Getty Images

When Rob Rhinehart first created Soylent –– a powdered, synthetic food product made of industrial nutrients and oils –– he was a San Francisco techie trying to sustain himself cheaply without the inconveniences of grocery shopping, cooking or even eating.

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