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Cocktails With "The Drunken Botanist"

When you peruse the shelves at your local liquor store you probably don't think much about plants. Author and gardener Amy Stewart does, and can link each spirit you'd find there back to its genus, origin and history in drink. We talk to Stewart and D.C. bartender Owen Thomson about the botanical elements in some favorite cocktails, obvious and unexpected alike.

Amy Stewart's Cocktail Garden

Read An Excerpt

Excerpted from "The Drunken Botanist: The Plants That Create the World's Great Drinks" by Amy Stewart. Copyright © 2013 by Amy Stewart. With permission of Algonquin Books.


'Washington Post' Reporter Explores How Pop Culture Influences Views Of Police

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Washington Post reporter Alyssa Rosenberg, who has written a series for the paper about how Hollywood and pop culture has influenced the way the public perceives police.

In 'Appetites,' Bourdain Pleases The Toughest Food Critic (His 9-Year-Old)

Anthony Bourdain's new cookbook features comfort food he cooks for his young daughter. "She's who I need to please, and if she's not happy, I'm not happy," he says.
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The Politics Hour - October 28, 2016

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton joins us as the new series "Good Girls Revolt" based on her early civil rights work debuts.


Do Parents Invade Children's Privacy When They Post Photos Online?

The kids look so darned cute in that photo, it's hard not to post it online for all too see. But there are privacy risks to sharing children's images, and children often don't want the exposure.

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