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Early Spring Has Farmers Battling Frost At Night

The early spring has been great for recreation and those with cabin-fever, but it's been a headache for farmers and other growers. In Wisconsin, orchard and vineyard owners have trees and vines in early bloom, but are now up at night battling frost.
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Lust, Lies And Empire: The Fishy Tale Behind Eating Fish On Friday

A long-standing myth holds that Catholics eat fish on Fridays because of a secret pact a medieval pope made to sell more fish. That's just a fish tale. The real story behind fish Fridays is much better.
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Goodbye, Manischewitz; Hello, Cabernet?

These days, there are hundreds of quality kosher wines, so there's no need to dread the four glasses involved in the ceremonial Passover Seder. Host Michel Martin discusses the expanding world of kosher wine with Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld of the National Synagogue, and wine aficionado Yossie Horwitz.
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Maryland To Ban Arsenic-Based Chicken Feed

Maryland legislators are moving to ban the sale of chicken feed additives that contain arsenic, after a bill was passed in the state Senate Thursday.

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Some Jews Say Bugs Have No Place At The Seder Table

Some Orthodox rabbis say that if you're keeping to the spiritual interpretation of what is kosher, you've got to get the bugs out of your vegetables.
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Chocolate Bilbies, Not Bunnies, For An Australian Easter

In Australia, the bunny may rule the burrows, but the bilby, a native marsupial whose population has dwindled, rules the Easter basket.

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