Arts & Life

2:45pm

Sat October 27, 2012
The Spotlight: Halloween

The Spotlight: The Cabinet Of Curiosities

Patrick Feller Flickr - Creative Commons

Take a look inside The Cabinet of Curiosities – a collection of stories from KUNC and friends from around the country that celebrate the creepy, the spooky, and the macabre…

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12:06pm

Fri October 26, 2012
The Salt

Lasagna Cupcakes, Anyone? Science Says We Can't Get Enough Mini Stuff

Originally published on Fri October 26, 2012 1:04 pm

Five savory cupcakes: Chicken potpie, lasagna, grilled cheese, mac n' cheese and the Thanksgiving leftovers.
Courtesy of @LisaSKim

A few weeks ago, my friend came back from Brooklyn raving about the food served at a baby shower.

"Savory cupcakes!" she exclaimed. Lasagna, grilled cheese, chicken potpies and even a mac n' cheese cupcake — all shaped like the trendy dessert and served on a cupcake tree.

Despite all the enthusiasm, my first response was quite cynical. Isn't that just baked macaroni and cheese in a muffin tin?

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10:37am

Fri October 26, 2012
The Salt

Citing Food Safety Risks, Kroger Chain Calls It Quits On Sprouts

Red clover sprouts are pretty, but they and other sprouts have been linked to too much foodborne illness for major grocers to continue carrying them.
Stephanie Phillips iStockphoto.com

Sprouts have taken one step closer to culinary oblivion, with the big grocery chain Kroger saying that as of this week, it's banishing sprouts from its 2,425 stores because they pose too big a food safety risk.

The crunchy green microplants have long been touted as raw food chock full of nutrients. But that very freshness is also why they've caused more than 54 disease outbreaks since 1990, including a mega-outbreak of E. coli in Germany in 2011 that killed 53 people.

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8:51am

Fri October 26, 2012
The Salt

As California Vote Looms, Scientists Say No To Genetically Modified Food Labels

Originally published on Fri October 26, 2012 3:05 pm

While lots of labels tout their lack of genetically modified ingredients, if California's Prop. 37 succeeds, foods containing GMOs would have to be labeled.
Paul Sakuma AP

2:19am

Fri October 26, 2012
StoryCorps

After 30 Years Of Surgeries, Doctor And Patient Dance

Originally published on Fri October 26, 2012 9:44 am

Marcela Gaviria met Dr. Dempsey Springfield when she was 12, and he performed an operation to save her leg from complications from cancer. Since then, he's performed countless operations on her.
StoryCorps

When Marcela Gaviria was 7 years old, she was diagnosed with Ewing's sarcoma, a type of childhood bone cancer. She survived, and the cancer was cured — but it nearly took her leg.

When Gaviria was 12, she needed a bone transplant and met surgeon Dempsey Springfield, who performed the operation.

"I was pretty scared, I remember, and I think I survived a very sort of traumatic moment 'cause you were so kind," Gaviria, now 43, told Springfield at StoryCorps in Boston.

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