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Joe Dobrow: "Natural Prophets"

In the '60s and '70s, health food stores were mostly small, local cooperatives with little resemblance to the gleaming Whole Foods or Yes! Organic Markets we have today. But a growing distrust of chemicals and pesticides in commercial food transformed a grass-roots natural food movement into a mainstream, multi-billion-dollar enterprise. Author Joe Dobrow discusses his new book about the entrepreneurs and ideals that shaped today's natural food industry.

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Excerpt from "Natural Prophets: From Health Foods to Whole Foods – How the Pioneers of the Industry Changed the Way We Eat and Reshaped American Business" by Joe Dobrow. All rights reserved.

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Poetry Behind Bars: The Lines That Save Lives — Sometimes Literally

Words Unlocked, a poetry contest for juveniles in corrections, has drawn more than 1,000 entries. Its judge, Jimmy Santiago Baca, says it was a poetry book that helped him survive his own prison term.
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When It Came To Food, Neanderthals Weren't Exactly Picky Eaters

During the Ice Age, it seems Neanderthals tended to chow down on whatever was most readily available. Early humans, on the other hand, maintained a consistent diet regardless of environmental changes.
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Trump And Cruz Campaign At California GOP Convention

The remaining Republican presidential candidates have been making their case at the party's state convention. Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler explains the divisions on display among Republicans.
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'The Guardian' Launches New Series Examining Online Abuse

A video was released this week where female sports journalists were read abusive online comments to their face. It's an issue that reaches far beyond that group, and The Guardian is taking it on in a series called "The Web We Want." NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with series editor Becky Gardiner and writer Nesrine Malik, who receives a lot of online abuse.

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