WAMU 88.5 : The Kojo Nnamdi Show

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Cupcakes to Quiche: How Food Trends Develop and Fizzle

In the 1970s, quiche and fondue were all the rage. Now kale and cupcakes are everywhere. Could grilled cheese and beef jerky be next? We explore the economic and cultural factors that spark food trends and consider reasons why some having staying power, while others fizzle out.

The Tastemakers Project

David Sax's Tastemakers project explores food trends and values across the country. Learn more about the series in the video below.

2014 Food Trends

Cooking Light took a look at what's flying off shelves this year, from savory Greek yogurt to "protein-packed everything."

Our Predictions: 2014 Food Trends

NPR

Villainous Scheme Makes Dozens A Few Minutes Late

A 40-foot inflatable "minion" — the yellow, unintelligible sidekicks from the Despicable Me movies who recently were given their own spinoff — broke loose and blocked traffic in Dublin this week.
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The Surprising Roots of Barbecue

We speak with culinary historian Michael Twitty about the roots of familiar southern dishes in African and Native American food traditions.

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President Obama's Iran Speech

Veteran journalist Marvin Kalb joins us to discuss the parallels between JFK's nuclear disarmament speech fifty years ago and President Obama's speech on the nuclear deal with Iran.

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Sexist Reactions To An Ad Spark #ILookLikeAnEngineer Campaign

After being surprised by online responses to her appearance in a recruiting ad, engineer Isis Wenger wanted to see if anyone else felt like they didn't fit a "cookie-cutter mold."

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