More than a century ago, lawmakers in Wisconsin banned margarine if it was colored yellow to serve as a substitute for butter. The law was repealed in 1967. But the spread remains forbidden by the state in public places like restaurants and prisons — unless specifically requested.
The Chesapeake Bay once supplied most of the nation's oysters, but overharvesting and disease nearly wiped them out. Now, major public-private efforts to re-establish the oyster as a quality local food product appear to be working. And chefs say the results are sweeter than oysters from other waters.
Central banks around the world have created games that explain the sometimes wonky world of international finance and economics. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Jason Karaian, of the online magazine Quartz, about this surprisingly crowded genre.
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