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Analyst: Response To Russian Incursion Will Be 'Defining Moment' For NATO

President Obama heads to Europe this week to take part in the NATO summit. The alliance is weighing how to respond to Russia's incursions into Ukraine.

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Economic Impact Of Ebola Crisis Spreads Across Africa

Ebola has exposed weaknesses in Africa's health networks and a failure to work together to arrest the spread of the virus. The "not our problem" response is taking an economic toll on the continent.

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40 Years After 'Working,' A View From The Driver's Seat

Four decades after Studs Terkel's famous collection of oral histories was published, Radio Diaries revives one of his interviews with Helen Moog, an Ohio taxi driver and grandmother of five.

These 5 Crops Are Still Hand-Harvested, And It's Hard Work

Saffron, vanilla, palm oil, cacao and cottonseed oil are still picked by hand in some parts of the world. Sometimes that manual labor shows up in the price of the food; sometimes it doesn't.

The Flight Of The Passenger Pigeon, Now 100 Years Extinct

Passenger pigeons were once the world's most abundant bird, but they were also the cheapest protein available. The last passenger pigeon, Martha, died exactly a century ago at the Cincinnati Zoo.

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To Model Manhood, Immigrant Dads Draw From Two Worlds

Many immigrant men in the U.S. work hard to hold onto definitions of masculinity from their native countries — while also rejecting more rigid gender roles that may be the norm in their homelands.

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Cutting Back On Carbs, Not Fat, May Lead To More Weight Loss

A new diet study concludes that a low-carbohydrate diet leads to almost three times more weight loss than a traditional low-fat diet where carbs made up 40 to 45 percent of calories.

U.K. Seeks To Expand Terrorism Laws To Target British Fighters

Prime Minister David Cameron wants to give police the power to seize passports of Islamist fighters bound for Iraq and Syria. On Friday, Britain raised its threat level to "severe" from "substantial."

More Clashes In Pakistan As Pressure On Government Grows

Anti-government protesters in Pakistan briefly forced state TV off the air amid continuing clashes with police and renewed calls for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's resignation.

Showboat Casino Is Latest In Atlantic City To Close Its Doors

The casino's closure will be followed today by the shutdown of The Revel. The Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino will likely close Sept. 16. They are casualties of competition from outlets in other states.

Searching For The Best BBQ On Labor Day And Beyond

September 1, 2014
Daniel Vaughn is author of "The Prophets of Smoked Meat." (HarperCollins)

As Americans gather around the grill to say goodbye to summer, we revisit a conversation about the best barbecue in America.

Drew Bledsoe Is Scoring Touchdowns (In The Vineyards)

August 28, 2014
Former New England Patriots NFL quarterback Drew Bledsoe smiles following a news conference on the front steps of the Statehouse, in Boston, Thursday, March 21, 2013. Bledsoe, who now operates a winery in Washington state, lobbied Massachusetts lawmakers Thursday to lift the state's ban on direct shipments of wine from out-of-state producers. (AP)

Football great — and vineyard owner — Drew Bledsoe talks wine, onions and the weird way they intersect sometimes in Walla Walla, Washington.

Arthur T. Demoulas Reinstated As CEO Of Market Basket

August 28, 2014
Market Basket employee Melbi Peraza, of Chelsea, restocks frozen shrimp at a Market Basket location in Chelsea Thursday. (Steven Senne/AP)

Workers spent much of Thursday loading up delivery trucks and getting food back into 71 New England Market Basket stores, following the remarkable conclusion of one of the most amazing stories in American business history.

The State Of America's Wine Industry

August 28, 2014
Some of the hundreds of earthquake damaged wine barrels cover and toppled a pair of forklifts at the Kieu Hoang Winery, Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in Napa, Calif. A powerful earthquake that struck the heart of California's wine country caught many people sound asleep, sending dressers, mirrors and pictures crashing down around them and toppling wine bottles in vineyards around the region. (AP)

Drought in California, earthquake in Napa. We look at broken bottles and the health of the American wine industry.

Writer Mark Kurlansky Cooks Around The World With His Daughter For ‘International Night’

August 25, 2014
Mark and Talia Kurlansky in the kitchen -- Talia is now in 9th grade and the two are out with their first cookbook, "International Night." (Courtesy Bloomsbury)

In the Kurlansky home, there’s a Friday night tradition. Father Mark Kurlansky spins a globe and 9th-grade daughter Talia Kurlansky closes her eyes and jabs her finger at a random part of the world. Then, the cooking commences.

Some Growers Win, Some Lose In Market Basket Tiff

August 23, 2014

The 2-month-old employee revolt at the 71-store New England grocery chain coincides with what farmers say has been one of the best growing seasons in recent memory. But some growers who rely on big orders from Market Basket are not reaping the benefits as well as others.

How Can Boston Improve Its Food Truck Scene?

August 22, 2014
Roxy's Grilled Cheese was one of the first to the Boston food truck scene. (Bing/Flickr)

James DiSabatino, the “chief cheese griller” at Roxy’s Grilled Cheese, shares his food truck wisdom.

Recipes To Make The Most Of Summer Tomatoes

August 21, 2014
The tomato bounty from Here & Now resident chef Kathy Gunst's garden in Maine. (Kathy Gunst/Here & Now)

Resident chef Kathy Gunst has all sorts of ideas for how to cook with summer tomatoes. She shares several recipes.

Bumper U.S. Corn Yield Could Top Records

August 20, 2014
Shoulder-high stalks are seen in a corn field July 5, 2006 in Prairie View, Illinois. (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Bryce Knorr of Farm Futures magazine says consumers can expect to see prices drop at the gas pump, but not at the grocery store.

Most Food Banks In Eastern Mass. See Rise In Clients, Report Finds

August 18, 2014
Greater Boston Food Bank President Catherine D’Amato in the warehouse in a 2013 file photo (Joe Spurr/WBUR)

Nearly 64 percent of The Greater Boston Food Bank’s member agencies reported seeing a year-over-year increase in food bank clients.

On Stage: Chef Rick Bayless’ Dinner Theater ‘Cascabel’

August 15, 2014
Chef Rick Bayless has come out of the kitchen to present his cuisine on-stage in "Cascabel" at the Lookingglass Theater in Chicago. (lookingglasstheatre.org)

The chef and restaurateur says “I got tired of going to plays that were about food, in which the audience neither smelled or tasted the food.”

Healthy Food, Fast

August 15, 2014
Employees at a branch of the salad green fast-casual restaurant SweetGreen prepare ingredients. (SweetGreen Restaurants)

Quinoa on the run. We test the claims and reality of the healthy fast food movement.

Beef From 2 Mass. Whole Foods Stores Recalled

August 15, 2014
A customer walks home from the Whole Foods Market in Cambridge, Mass. in 2008 around the time of another beef recall due to E. coli bacteria. (Josh Reynolds/AP)

Two Whole Foods Market stores in Massachusetts are recalling 368 pounds of ground beef that may be contaminated with E. coli bacteria.

Hamersley’s Bistro To Close Its Doors After 27 Years

August 14, 2014
Gordon Hamersley, chef and co-owner of Hamersley’s Bistro in Boston’s South End, in WBUR's studios. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

The beloved South End restaurant has become a Boston institution since it opened in 1987, and chef/owner Gordon Hamersley says its upcoming closure is “sweet and sour.”

New Studies: Low-Salt Diet May Be Harmful

August 14, 2014
Salt shaker (Wen Zhang/Flickr)

Three new studies challenge the low salt intake levels recommended by groups like the American Heart Association.

Market Basket CEOs Issue Another Ultimatum

August 12, 2014
Protesters hold signs and taunt a car entering the site of a Market Basket Supermarket job fair in Andover, Mass., Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014. Market Basket employees and their supporters are calling for the reinstatement of their fired CEO, even as the company is in the midst of a three-day job fair to replace employees who have refused to work during a revolt that is costing the supermarket chain millions. (AP)

A new ultimatum gives some Market Basket employees until Friday to return to work or be fired.

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