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Barton Seaver: Kitchen Table Environmentalism & Public Health

Barton Seaver's path to becoming an environmental advocate cut through the kitchens of Washington's restaurants. As a chef, he pioneered programs to prepare food in sustainable ways - and challenged eaters to learn more about where their meals come from. These days, Seaver's path goes through academia, where he's working through the Harvard School of Public Health to help people understand these issues in human terms. He joins us in the studio to explore the relationship between food, public health and the environment - and all the things we can learn every time we grill out in the backyard.

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Debbie Allen On 'Fame,' Stage And Men In Tights

Debbie Allen won Fame for playing an iconic dance teacher in film and television. Now, she's getting new fans for roles on shows like Grey's Anatomy. She talks about the highs and lows of her career.
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Bracing For A Battle, Vermont Passes GMO Labeling Bill

Vermont is the first state to pass a law requiring GMO labeling, and other states are close behind. But a federal lawmaker recently introduced a bill that would outlaw state rules like Vermont's.
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Is Drug Testing For Welfare Fair?

Florida Gov. Rick Scott's plan to drug test state workers and welfare recipients ran into trouble in the courts. Law professor Pauline Kim and reporter Curt Anderson discuss the drug testing battle.
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The Ten Commandments In The Digital Age

From adultery to envy, is social media making it harder to honor the Ten Commandments? Paul Edwards of The Deseret News talks about its series on how the Commandments fit into American life today.

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