Arts & Life

5:21am

Wed December 5, 2012
Food

British Burger Is Hot, Red Hot

Originally published on Wed December 5, 2012 7:09 am

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

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2:42am

Wed December 5, 2012
NPR Story

Reality TV Moves In A Different Direction

Originally published on Wed December 5, 2012 12:54 pm

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

From the story of a literary star to one of a reality TV star, Mike Rowe, host of the television show "Dirty Jobs," quietly announced last month that his show has been cancelled by the Discovery Channel. TV critic Eric Deggans says the trend in reality TV is moving away from the kind of programming Rowe brought to the screen.

ERIC DEGGANS, BYLINE: For eight seasons, Mike Rowe was the guy who dared poke things, go places and do jobs no typically blow-dried TV host would touch.

(SOUNDBITE OF TV SHOW, "DIRTY JOBS")

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12:36am

Wed December 5, 2012
The Salt

Milk Producers Peer Over The Dairy Cliff

Originally published on Wed December 5, 2012 7:09 am

Dairy farmer Bob Andrews feeds heifers in the same barn his grandfather used. He says today "the harder you work, the further you get behind."
David Sommerstein NCPR

There's more than one cliff drawing controversy this month. The federal farm bill is one of many items caught in congressional gridlock. The bill resets U.S. agriculture policy every four years, and most farmers are still covered by crop insurance and other programs until next planting season. But there's one exception: dairy.

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12:34am

Wed December 5, 2012
The Salt

Palestinian Olive Harvest Turns Bitter As Economy Sputters

Originally published on Fri December 14, 2012 7:12 am

Palestinian women harvest olive trees near the occupied West Bank village of Deir Samet near the town of Hebron.
Hazem Bader AFP/Getty Images

Across the West Bank, olive harvesting season is drawing to a close once again. But this year, the usually joyous occasion has become grimly purposeful because the Palestinian economy, according to some economists, is being held hostage to politics, and is on the verge of collapse.

In the West Bank village of Deir Ibzie, Amal Karajeh and her husband, Basem, comb through the leaves and branches of an olive tree in their front yard.

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5:53pm

Tue December 4, 2012
U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree

Colorado Lawmakers Celebrate Lighting Of The US Capitol Christmas Tree

CSPAN Screenshot of the 2012 US Capital Christmas Tree lighting in Washington DC
CSPAN

Colorado Senators Mark Udall and Michael Bennet welcomed the lighting of the U.S. Capitol Christmas tree Tuesday evening. The 73-foot Englemann spruce came from Colorado's White River National Forest near Meeker.

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