Latitudes: Global Buffet | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : Latitudes

Latitudes: Global Buffet

Thinking about our food

Play associated audio
Rising food costs mean this favorite dish of chicken and barberry rice is now out of reach for many.
Andrea Wenzel
Rising food costs mean this favorite dish of chicken and barberry rice is now out of reach for many.

In Latitudes’ Global Buffet special, we give you a taste of these issues. We’ll find out why on the same planet a billion people are hungry, and more than a billion people are overweight. We’ll look at how food can cause conflicts, and also be a source of healing. And we’ll explore the future of food—from new models of production, to using sound to change how food tastes.

For more information or to hear other programs in this series, visit the Latitudes site.

NPR

The Eye-Opening Saga Of Walter And Margaret Keane, Now On Screen

Walter Keane made his name with wistful paintings of big-eyed children — paintings actually done by his wife. Tim Burton directs and Amy Adams stars in Big Eyes, a new movie about the Keanes.
NPR

What The Change In U.S.-Cuba Relations Might Mean For Food

The decision to normalize relations is driving all kinds of speculation about American food companies opening up shop in Cuba. But analysts say: Don't expect to see McDonald's there anytime soon.
NPR

Two Of Colorado's Neighbors Sue State Over Marijuana Law

Nebraska and Oklahoma have filed a lawsuit against Colorado with the U.S. Supreme Court, saying that its law legalizing marijuana isn't constitutional.
NPR

For An Island Trapped In The '50s, An Instant Digital Revolution

Cuba is one of the least connected countries on Earth, with 5 percent of residents online. But it could become the Caribbean's largest market if the Castros open the nation up to the Internet.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.