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The Salt
7:41 am
Thu July 12, 2012

Nightly Glass Of Wine May Protect Boomer Women's Bones

Cheers! Moderate drinking might slow age-related bone loss in women.
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Originally published on Fri July 13, 2012 9:00 am

It's well-known that exercise is good for our bones, even as we age, but how about that nightly glass of wine?

A new study of women in their 50s and early 60s finds that moderate alcohol consumption may help prevent bone loss. The women in the study consumed about 1 1/2 drinks per day.

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WWNO
4:58 pm
Wed July 11, 2012

WWNO's Louisiana Eats! with Poppy Tooker Expands to Full Hour Starting July 25

Starting the week of July 23, a top-notch slate of NPR News and information programs — including On Point, Here and Now and Tell Me More — will join the 89.9 WWNO weekday lineup.

At the same time, one of the station's most popular local programs, Poppy Tooker's Louisiana Eats!, will move to new times — Wednesday afternoons at 1:00 p.m. and Saturday mornings at 11:00 a.m. — and expand to a full hour. Poppy Tooker recently talked with WWNO's Fred Kasten about the origins of Louisiana Eats! and plans for the expanded version.

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The Salt
4:00 pm
Wed July 11, 2012

Wake Up Call To Grocery Stores: Young People Shop Around

The millennial generation doesn't shop at the grocery store the way their parents and grandparents do.
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Originally published on Wed July 11, 2012 10:31 pm

Supermarkets have spent decades catering to the needs and wants of baby boomers, and now the millennial generation is disappointed with what they're finding at traditional grocery stores, and are shopping elsewhere in greater numbers.

In fact, a new market research report called Trouble in Aisle 5 reports that millennials buy only 41 percent of their food at traditional grocery stores, compared to the boomers' 50 percent.

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Louisiana Eats!
12:00 pm
Wed July 11, 2012

Eat for the Right Reasons

Dr. Tim Harlan

Today on Louisiana Eats!, Tim Harlan, also known as Dr. Gourmet, discusses how food can be the best medicine for a healthy lifestyle. Plus, TJ Rogers from the NO AIDS Task Force talks about his organization's largest annual fundraiser.

The Salt
10:47 am
Wed July 11, 2012

U.S. Pig and Cattle Producers Trying To Crush Egg Bill

Egg producers and the Humane Society agree on a bill to require larger chicken cages, but the pork and beef industries fear they're next and are fighting it.
Matt Cardy Getty Images

Originally published on Fri July 13, 2012 7:54 am

Remember our reports a few months ago on the odd couple who struck an innovative compromise between egg producers and animal welfare activists? (Here's a hint: The deal calls for egg producers to replace their standard cages with new "enriched" accommodations, complete with perches and nest boxes where chickens can lay their eggs.)

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The Salt
2:58 pm
Tue July 10, 2012

Cranberry Juice For Urinary Tract Infections? It Really Can Help

Cranberry Antioxidant Punch
Maggie Starbard NPR

Native Americans and Pilgrims were onto something when they turned to cranberries as an infection fighter. American settlers believed the bitter food could stave off scurvy. But there's more than just Vitamin C in this indigenous berry.

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Business & Technology
12:33 pm
Mon July 9, 2012

Covington-based Smoothie King chain sold

Covington-based Smoothie King Franchises Inc. is being sold to a South Korean company.

Smoothie King currently has more than 600 units operating in 32 states, the Caymans and the Republic of Korea.

The purchase price was not disclosed in a news release on Monday.

Buyer SK USA Inc. is headed by Chief Executive Officer Wan Kim, a Boston University graduate who opened his first Smoothie King in 2003. Since then Wan's Smoothies Korea has opened more than 100 locations.

Farmers Market Minute
8:00 am
Sat July 7, 2012

Grilling Fruit

If your holiday barbecue embers are still glowing with heat, consider joining the throng of chefs who have discovered the joys of grilling fruit.

A decade ago, it was exciting to simply taste savory salads that feature watermelon, peaches and figs. Today, that seems pedestrian. I marvel at how chefs are finding ways to grill summer fruit and how to pair them. Among the surprises is grilled watermelon.

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Food
4:25 pm
Thu July 5, 2012

Where Y'Eat: The Summer Snoball Series, Part 1

Snoballs are a summer essential in New Orleans.
Ian McNulty WWNO

What is a New Orleans snoball? Why, it’s just ice and syrup flavoring, essentially water and sugar. But it’s a combination of water and sugar that you can’t get anywhere else in the world in just the same way.

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Louisiana Eats!
5:00 am
Wed July 4, 2012

A Humane Farm & A Heritage Breed

Justin Pitts at his farm in southern Mississippi.

This week on Louisiana Eats!, South Carolina pig farmer Emile DeFelice talks about the humanitarian efforts he practices at Caw Caw Creek Farms. Plus, farmer Justin Pitts talks to us about raising Piney Woods cattle.

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