CEO Of Major French Oil Company Dies In Plane Accident

Christopher de Margerie, CEO of Total, was 63. He and three other people died when his private plane collided with a snowplow at an airport in Moscow.

Hong Kong Leader Hints At Concessions As Talks With Students Begin

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying says his government cannot allow open nominations for his successor, but suggests there's room for compromise on the makeup of a committee to select candidates.

Morning Edition

In Tight Races, Both Parties Bank On Early Votes

Two million people have already voted in next month's election, including President Obama. Locking in votes early is huge, particularly since control of the Senate rests in a handful of close races.

Oscar Pistorius Gets 5 Years In Prison For Killing Girlfriend

The Olympian was convicted of culpable homicide last month — rather than a more serious charge of premeditated murder — for the 2013 fatal shooting of Reeva Steenkamp in his home.

Morning Edition

Winners And Losers Of The Fall TV Season Begin To Emerge

One month into the TV season, NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says diversity is winning and rom coms are losing as new shows battle for viewers.

Morning Edition

The Short Shelf Life Of Urban School Superintendents

Do big-city chiefs like John Deasy, recently ousted from LA Unified, get enough time to make a difference?

Morning Edition

Kurds Leave Life In Europe To Fight ISIS In Their Iraqi Homeland

Until August, 24-year-old Aza Betwata was in Holland, enjoying beef and cabbage and studying to be a social worker. Now, he's among the hundreds of exiled Kurds who have returned and taken up arms.

Morning Edition

Six Words: 'Must We Forget Our Confederate Ancestors?'

The Confederate flag is a sign of bigotry to some. For others, says reporter Jesse Dukes, it symbolizes family heritage and defiance — but also what he calls a "willful innocence" about U.S. history.

Fashion Icon Oscar De La Renta Dies After Long Cancer Fight

De la Renta, 82, died Monday, according to a statement from his family. The Dominican designer was a ground-breaker in the industry.

All Things Considered

Unrest In Ferguson May Speed Up Decline Of Real Estate

Many in the city are worried about its future, and there's speculation there will be a "mass migration" should violence erupt again. But some residents remain committed to the city.

Mario Batali Goes Farm To Table

October 20, 2014
Mario Batali's latest cookbook is "America - Farm to Table." (Kelly Campbell)

The chef and restaurateur discusses the “farm to table” trend and shares recipes with a hearty and rustic twist.

Kathy Gunst Thinks Fall Greens

October 16, 2014
Kathy Gunst has delightful ways to make the most of your bok choy, kale, Swiss chard and other fall greens. (Kathy Gunst/Here & Now)

Now that summer has turned to fall, we start bidding adieu to the summer corn and say hello to fall greens.

As ‘Top Chef Boston’ Begins, A Look At Boston’s Top Chefs

October 15, 2014
After winning “Top Chef” season 10, Kristen Kish, of Boston restaurant Stir, was named the chef de cuisine of Menton in Fort Point. (AP/Bravo)

While the city is a new setting for the show, Boston has long been well represented on the hit cooking reality show.

Whole Foods To Roll Out Sustainability Ratings

October 15, 2014
Fresh fruit is displayed at a Whole Foods store on May 4, 2006 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Whole Foods is planning to roll out a system that ranks produce and flowers based on sustainability.

It Looks Like Boston Is Finally Getting A Public Food Market

October 9, 2014
This rendering shows a view of the Boston Public Market from Congress and Hanover streets. (Courtesy of Architerra Inc.)

Construction is set to begin on the long-awaited Boston Public Market, which will give the city a permanent indoor space with fresh, locally sourced goods.

Barbecue, The Perennial Flavor Of North Carolina Politics

October 6, 2014
In North Carolina, barbecue and politics have been served up together for generations. (Peter O'Dowd/Here & Now)

Jeremy Hobson meets grill master Bob Garner and Rufus Edmisten, who explain the deep ties between food and the art of campaigning.

State Marks Implementation Of Food Waste Ban

October 5, 2014

Under the first-in-the-nation ban, businesses that produce at least one ton of food waste a week must recycle or reuse that material instead of sending it to landfills or incinerators.

Brighten Up Lunch With Kathy Gunst

October 3, 2014
A perfectly delicious lunch by Kathy Gunst: "green goddess" salad dressing, a thermos of soup, home made ginger ale and zucchini bread sandwich. (Qainat Khan/Here & Now)

Lunch getting boring? Kathy Gunst has some recipes to reinvigorate that sandwich!

Chef Jeremy Sewall Channels New England Roots In His First Cookbook

September 30, 2014
Chef Jeremy Sewall's hand-rolled potato gnocchi with chestnut puree and foraged mushrooms. (Courtesy Michael Harlan Turkell)

Chef Jeremy Sewall has deep roots in New England, and he’s right at home in the kitchen of Island Creek Oyster Bar in Kenmore Square, one of his three restaurants in the Boston area.

USDA Steps In To Relieve Salmon Glut

September 30, 2014
Newly labelled canned salmon, ready to fly out the door. (Carolyn Adolph/KUOW)

With an overabundance of pink salmon, the USDA is buying cans of salmon to help keep prices up and give to food banks.

The Hard And Soft Rules Of Apple Cider

September 26, 2014
On Point host Tom Ashbrook raises a toast with a glass of fresh apple cider in the On Point studios. (Jesse Costa / WBUR)

All about hard cider. It’s all over these days. And sweet, fresh apple cider, too. We’ll look at the history and comeback.

Seattle To Fine Residents For Trashing Food Waste

September 25, 2014
A new measure in Seattle would fine residents who dispose of food waste rather than composting. (Kirsty Hall/Flickr)

A new measure in Seattle will fine residents if more than 10 percent of their garbage is food waste in an attempt to curb waste going to landfills.

Kathy Gunst Falls For Winter Squash

September 23, 2014
'Tis the season for winter squash. Kathy Gunst has a number of recipes and tips and a guide for tasting and selecting squash. (Choo Yug Shing/Flickr)

‘Tis the season for winter squash. Resident Chef Kathy Gunst has a number of recipes and a guide for tasting and selecting squash.

A Better Way To End Hunger In America

September 17, 2014
Ashley Stanley: "Hunger doesn’t require expensive scientific analysis, vaccines or cures. It requires connecting existing resources to people that need it." Pictured: A school lunch salad entree option featuring low-sodium chicken, a whole-grain roll, fresh red peppers, and cilantro dressing is assembled in a lunch basket at Mirror Lake Elementary School in Federal Way, Wash., south of Seattle, Monday, May 5, 2014. (Ted S. Warren/AP)

It doesn’t require expensive scientific analysis, vaccines or cures. It requires connecting existing resources to people that need it.

Kathy Gunst Explores Community Supported Agriculture

September 16, 2014
Peppers at the Red Fire Farm CSA pickup in Boston, Mass. (Kathy Gunst/Here & Now)

Kathy Gunst joins Cook’s Illustrated executive food editor Keith Dresser at his CSA pickup and offers recipes for the seasonal CSA fare.

Heavy Meddle: Bad Apples, Rotten Tomatoes, Sour Grapes: What’s A Shopper To Do?

September 15, 2014
It’s okay to bring rotten produce back for a refund. What about fruits and vegetables that just don’t taste like they should? (Ian/flckr)

It’s okay to bring rotten produce back for a refund. What about fruits and vegetables that just don’t taste like they should?

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