3:35pm

Wed October 26, 2011
The Salt

Insect Cuisine Is All The Buzz

Originally published on Mon October 31, 2011 4:46 pm

A customer holds up a spoon of deep-fried water bug in a restaurant in Thailand. Insects are a popular food in Thailand and many other countries around the world.

Sakchai Lalit ASSOCIATED PRESS

Kudos to the SF Weekly for their fascinating in-depth cover story last week on bug eating. The City by the Bay has become a "hotbed of insect cuisine," David Gordon, an entomophagist (bug eater) and author of The Eat-A-Bug Cookbook, tells the alternative weekly.

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3:34pm

Wed October 26, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

Looking For Lung Cancer With A Yearly X-Ray Doesn't Reduce Deaths

A chest X-ray of a cigarette smoker's lungs.

American Cancer Society Getty Images

The drive to test healthy people for common cancers rests on the idea that finding malignancies early can trigger life-saving treatment. But the evidence that some of the tests will actually reduce mortality is sometimes lacking or is less than clear cut for the people who'll get tested.

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3:00pm

Wed October 26, 2011
NPR Story

Boeing's Highly Anticipated 787 Makes Its Inaugural Flight

Originally published on Wed October 26, 2011 6:14 pm

Transcript

MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:

From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Melissa Block.

MICHELE NORRIS, HOST:

And I'm Michele Norris.

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3:00pm

Wed October 26, 2011
NPR Story

Netflix Stock Down 75 Percent From Its July Peak

Netflix does not seem to be able to hit "pause" on the bad news. The stock is down 75 percent from its peak in July when it announced changes to its subscription plans. Since then, the company has lost more than 800,000 subscribers.

3:00pm

Wed October 26, 2011
NPR Story

CBO Report Shows Top Earners Doubled Share Of Nations Income

A new report from the Congressional Budget Office shows that the top 1 percent of earners more than doubled their share of the nation's income in the past three decades. Melissa Block talks to NPR's Scott Horsley about the findings.

3:00pm

Wed October 26, 2011
NPR Story

DVD Reviews: Hitchcock Classics

NPR's Bob Mondello reviews the DVD release of five Hitchcock classics that'll scare the yell out of you for Halloween.

2:48pm

Wed October 26, 2011
-Tuned To Yesterday

Tuned To Yesterday

#463 - Drama: Academy Award Theater "Watch On The Rhine" 8/7/46, Humphrey Bogart Presents "Dead Man (Audition)" 9/17/49

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

2:46pm

Wed October 26, 2011
NPR Story

One Husband, Three Wives: Real-Life 'Love'

From the left, Vicki, Valerie, Joe and Alina Darger.

Jeremy Cowart

The family who helped inspire the hit HBO series Big Love has written a tell-all of sorts: A new book called Love Times Three: Our True Story Of A Polygamous Marriage.

In it, Joe, Alina, Vicki and Valerie — the Dargers — take readers into their world of plural marriage, parenting 23 children and living in a community that views polygamy with scorn. The Dargers are independent fundamentalists and are not recognized by any organized religion.

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2:17pm

Wed October 26, 2011
Politics

Pressure Is On For House GOP Freshman To Fundraise

House Republican freshman, some of whom shown here in April, are learning that fundraising is a big part of the job.

Chip Somodevilla Getty Images

Last month, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee raised almost double what its Republican counterpart took in despite that the GOP holds the majority in the House. One group of Republicans that seems to be having a tough go of it is that huge class of freshman Republicans who took 2010 by storm.

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2:15pm

Wed October 26, 2011
Music

Tom Waits: A Desperate Voice For Desperate Times

Tom Waits has just released his latest album, Bad As Me.

Jesse Dylan

Tom Waits generally sings like a psychotic carnival barker or a drunken lounge crooner. And I really mean that as a compliment.

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