Seattle Cuts Public Transportation Fares For Low-Income Commuters

Low-income riders can now qualify for a program that will slash their fares by more than half of peak rates. But the cost will be offset by fare increases for everybody else.

Obama Says Iran Should Commit To 10-Year Freeze Of Nuclear Program

A long-term deal like that, Obama said in an interview with Reuters, would be the best way to assure that Iran does not attain a nuclear weapon.

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Before Rosa Parks, A Teenager Defied Segregation On An Alabama Bus

Claudette Colvin was a 15-year-old student from Montgomery, Ala., when she refused to yield her bus seat to a white passenger. But she has been largely forgotten in civil rights history.

Sandwich Monday: The Funnel Cake Corn Dog

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try a new twist on a classic. It's a corn dog that uses funnel cake in place of corn meal to encase a hot dog.

Walk A Little Faster To Get The Most Out of Your Exercise Time

People who walked briskly for 40 minutes five days a week saw more health improvements than those who walked for an hour a day but were more leisurely about it. Both groups lost weight.

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Britain's Muslims Still Feel The Need To Explain Themselves

Many young Muslims say they feel part of their communities in Britain but have to deal with a range of misconceptions.

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Free Wi-Fi On Buses Offers A Link To Future Of 'Smart Cities'

A new service in a Portuguese city not only provides commuters with free Internet connections but it also helps collect data that makes the municipality run more efficiently.

How 'Flower Beds' Give Love And Lentils To Moms And Babies

When mothers need day care for their children, the best person to turn to might be another mother. That's the lesson of the new cooperative nurseries in an Indian state.

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Supreme Court Seems Divided Over Independent Redistricting Commissions

Arizona voters approved a bipartisan commission to draw lines between congressional districts. Now the Supreme Court has been asked to put the legislators back in charge.

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GAO Report Urges Fewer Antipyschotic Drugs For Dementia Patients

Strong drugs are rarely warranted to control the behavior of dementia patients, specialists say. But antipsychotic medicine is being overprescribed, and not just among residents of nursing homes.

What We're Really Eating At Breakfast Now

March 3, 2015
This July 21, 2014 photo shows strawberry banana chia breakfast smoothie in Concord, N.H. Breakfast habits in America are changing, leading to dramatic shifts in business strategy. (AP)

Food guidelines are changing. So is what we eat for breakfast. Cereal? Out of favor. Eggs? Maybe OK. And all kinds of new menus. We’ll look at Americans and breakfast.

What Does New Peanut Allergy Research Mean For Parents Of Allergic Kids?

March 2, 2015
For years, parents of babies who seem likely to develop a peanut allergy have gone to extremes to keep them away from peanut-based foods. Now, a major study suggests that is exactly the wrong thing to do. (Patrick Sison/AP)

About 2 percent of American children are allergic to peanuts, and while that may not sound like a lot, the number has more than quadrupled since 1997.

Allergy Solutions Take New Forms

February 26, 2015
This Feb. 20, 2015 photo shows an arrangement of peanuts in New York. (AP)

New breakthroughs on peanut allergies – treatment and prevention. And a question: are we too clean for our own good? Plus: did giant gerbils from Asia really bring the bubonic plague to Europe?

Bringing Together African-American And Kosher Cuisines

February 25, 2015
A hearth-cooked meal at historic Brattonsville, South Carolina. (

Michael Twitty is a culinary historian who brings together the flavors of black and Jewish heritage on his blog Afroculinaria.

What Do Changed Cholesterol Recommendations And Other Dietary Guidelines Mean?

February 23, 2015
Eggs for sale are seen in a Des Moines, Iowa grocery store. Drink less sugary soda, but an extra cup of coffee or two is OK. So are eggs. And as always, don’t forget your vegetables. A government advisory committee is recommending the first real limits on added sugars, but backs off stricter ones for salt and cholesterol intake. (Charlie Neibergall, File/AP)

The big news this month about what we should eat and why has to do with cholesterol.

Home Sick? Try These Recipes

February 20, 2015
Kathy Gunst's avgolemono soup (Greek-style chicken-lemon-orzo soup) with Meyer lemon and dill is a delicious, soothing and healing winter soup. (Kathy Gunst)

Our resident chef shares recipes to make you feel better, including Greek lemon soup, chicken soup and ginger tea.

Injecting Creativity Into Overscheduled Lives

February 19, 2015
Danny Gregory sketched this picture of himself sketching breakfast. (Danny Gregory)

Think you’re too busy to be creative? Artist Danny Gregory has some ideas for you – like drawing your breakfast.

A Closer Look At The Non-Browning Apple

February 19, 2015
Okanagan Specialty Foods has developed apples, branded "Arctic Apples" that don't turn brown. (

The head of the Canadian company that created the genetically-engineered apples explains how and why they did it.

Sampling Chinese Cuisines With Ming Tsai

February 18, 2015
Chef Ming Tsai prepares food in the Here & Now kitchen. (Jesse Costa/Here & Now)

Chinese New Year begins tomorrow. We celebrate by revisiting our conversation last year with James Beard Award-winning chef Ming Tsai.

‘Freight Farms’ Grow Local Flavor, Year-Round

February 17, 2015
Jon Friedman (left) and Brad McNamara (right) are the co-founders of Freight Farms.

Two entrepreneurs are modifying shipping containers to grow stacks of hydroponically-grown plants and vegetables.

U.S. Dairy Farms Struggle To Find Workers

February 16, 2015
Many dairy operations depend on a workforce comprised of immigrant men. Some have trouble hiring enough workers. (Luke Runyon/Harvest Public Media)

The dairy industry relies heavily on immigrant labor. Without immigration reform, some farmers say they can’t find enough workers.

Chipotle-Backed ‘Pizzeria Locale’ Is Expanding

February 12, 2015
Pizzeria Locale has two locations so far: this one in Denver and another in Boulder. (

The co-founders of Pizzeria Locale discuss the plans to expand the pizza place from Colorado to Kansas City, Mo.

Mimi Sheraton’s ‘1,000 Foods To Eat Before You Die’

February 11, 2015
Mimi Sheraton's latest book is "1,000 Foods to Eat Before You Die." (Courtesy)

Sheraton has written about food for some six decades. Her latest book is a bucket list of foods to try before you die.

'Holy Cow,' It's David Duchovny!

February 11, 2015
David Duchovny arrives at the NBCUniversal Golden Globes afterparty at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (AP)

Golden Globe-winning actor David Duchovny steps off the screen to write a debut novel about a sassy cow. He’s with us.

China’s Pork Feeds People And Economies

February 10, 2015
Pigs on a farm in the village of Gangzhong in China's eastern Zhejiang province on November 19, 2013. (Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images)

More than half of the world’s pigs are in China. We look at what growing industrial pork production means for China and the world.

Ranchers Fight Drought With Desert Cows

February 10, 2015
Criollo cattle on the Jornada Experimental Range. These cattle can survive in desert environments, which ranchers hope will make them a better choice in the drought ridden American west. (Ted of DGAR/Flickr Creative Commons)

Researchers and ranchers want to bring back the Criollo, a cattle breed that not only tolerates, but thrives in desert environments.

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