Tue June 19, 2012
Author Interviews

Edible Fermentables: Wine, Beer, Cheese, Meat

Originally published on Thu June 21, 2012 10:15 am

Beer may be the oldest fermented beverage on the planet.

In the beginning, the self-described "fermentation fetishist" Sandor Katz loved sour pickles.

"For whatever reason, I was drawn to that flavor as a child," he tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross. "And then when I was in my 20s, I did quite a bit of dietary experimentation and ... I started noticing that whenever I ate sauerkraut or pickles, even the smell of it would make my salivary glands start secreting."

After Katz moved from New York City to a rural community in Tennessee, his fascination with all things fermented increased.

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Tue June 19, 2012
The Two-Way

Historic Southern Baptist Vote Coming Up, Live On The Web

Originally published on Tue June 19, 2012 3:11 pm

Pastor Fred Luter, of New Orleans, who's set to be president of the Southern Baptist Convention.
Ross D. Franklin AP

NPR.org's lead story this hour is Barbara Bradley Hagerty's Morning Edition report headlined "Southern Baptists See Their Future In A Black Pastor."

As she writes:

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Tue June 19, 2012
-Tuned To Yesterday

Tuned to Yesterday

# 583, Comedy, Fred Allen Show “Guests: Mr. and Mrs. James Mason” 3/28/48, Red Skelton “Candy” 4/11/44 

Tuned To Yesterday features programs from radio's golden era. Drama, Comedy, Western, Sci-Fi and more. Produced by Mark Lavonier. 


Tue June 19, 2012
The Two-Way

Adidas Cancels Its 'Shackle Shoes'

Originally published on Tue June 19, 2012 11:46 am

The JS Roundhouse Mids.

Sneakers that come with prison orange shackles to wrap around your ankles?

That was Adidas' idea for the "JS Roundhouse Mids" it planned to start selling in August. It was to be "a sneaker ... so hot you lock your kicks to your ankles."

Was to be, that is.

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Tue June 19, 2012

Pakistan's Prime Minister Disqualified From Office



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Tue June 19, 2012

No agreement in Albany on teacher evaluations, so far

Governor Andrew Cuomo says he no longer thinks settling the issue of making teacher evaluations public is “urgent,” and will allow the legislature to leave later this week without an agreement on the matter.

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Tue June 19, 2012
The Two-Way

Signs Of Strength In Latest Housing Data

Originally published on Tue June 19, 2012 10:01 am

San Mateo, Calif.: Construction was underway earlier this year at a new housing development.
Justin Sullivan Getty Images

There was a 7.9 percent jump in the number of construction permits issued to home builders in May, the Census Bureau says.

That increase boosted permits to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 780,000 — the most since September 2008, The Associated Press adds. It's a signal that construction will be strong in coming months.

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Tue June 19, 2012
Regional Coverage

Syracuse cautiously approves Inner Harbor plans

COR Development has been awarded the contract to rebuild Syracuse's Inner Harbor.
scottwdw via Flickr

For COR Development President Steve Aiello, Monday's vote by the Syracuse Common Council was a long time coming.

Aiello's firm was selected earlier this year to redevelop the city's Inner Harbor. Then it was granted a memorandum of understanding from the council in February.

But it wasn't until yesterday that the council officially voted in favor of Aiello's $350 million proposal.

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Tue June 19, 2012
The Two-Way

Pakistan's Prime Minister Ousted From Office By Country's Highest Court

Originally published on Tue June 19, 2012 9:31 am

Pakistan's Prime Minister Yousuf Reza Gilani as he arrived at court on April 26 in Islamabad.
Aamir Qureshi AFP/Getty Images

There's fresh political turmoil in Pakistan today after the country's highest court "disqualified" Prime Minister Yousuf Reza Gilani from office, The Associated Press writes.

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Tue June 19, 2012
The Two-Way

Should Roger Clemens Go Into Baseball's Hall Of Fame?

Originally published on Tue June 19, 2012 8:31 am

Roger Clemens in 1991, when he pitched for the Boston Red Sox.
Otto Greule Jr Getty Images

Now that Roger Clemens has been found not guilty of lying to Congress and obstructing its investigation into the use of performance-enhancing drugs by Major League Baseball players, the debate resumes about whether one of baseball's greatest pitchers should or shouldn't get into the sport's hall of fame.

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