Commentaries http://nwpr.org en Will Changes To FDA's New Food Labels Help Consumers Make Healthier Choices? http://nwpr.org/post/will-changes-fdas-new-food-labels-help-consumers-make-healthier-choices <p></p><p>While I have been dinking around for months, trying to lose five pounds, two of my friends have gotten serious about weight loss. Each of them is down 50 pounds.</p> Sat, 07 Jun 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Kirsten Peters 45674 at http://nwpr.org Will Changes To FDA's New Food Labels Help Consumers Make Healthier Choices? News Nuggets: Froufrou http://nwpr.org/post/news-nuggets-froufrou <p></p><p>Language is a slippery thing.&nbsp; Just when you think you have it pretty much in hand, it slithers away.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><em>At least it has been that way for <strong>more than</strong> 200 years.</em></p><p style="margin-left:2.0in;">or</p><p><em>At least it has been that way for <strong>over</strong> 200 years.</em></p><p>For a very long time language purists have insisted on using <em>more than</em> rather than <em>over</em> when referring to quantity.&nbsp;</p><p>Fussy news editor: <em>More than 20 people were arrested.</em></p> Mon, 05 May 2014 19:11:41 +0000 John Paxson 45422 at http://nwpr.org News Nuggets: Froufrou A Brisk Walk Is Better Than A Stroll http://nwpr.org/post/brisk-walk-better-stroll <p></p><p>Nothing could be better—or healthier—than a walk through the countryside, right?&nbsp; Wrong.&nbsp; New research reveals that walking <em>briskly</em> could be better.&nbsp; "Rock Doc"&nbsp; Kirsten Peters explains.</p><p></p><p>My Labrador-mix from the pound, Buster Brown by name, loves to walk with me. On the weekends we often do a six-mile walk around town or along the Snake River where Buster can be off leash (as Mother Nature intends).</p><p></p> Thu, 01 May 2014 22:42:43 +0000 Kirsten Peters 45212 at http://nwpr.org A Brisk Walk Is Better Than A Stroll Which Place Is More Sexist: The Middle East Or Latin America? http://nwpr.org/post/which-place-more-sexist-middle-east-or-latin-america A semi-naked woman in a sequined Carnival costume. A veiled woman with only her eyes showing in a <em>niqab</em>. Two stereotypes of two vastly different regions — Latin America and the Middle East.<p>On the surface, these two images couldn't be more diametrically opposed. What could the two have in common, right? What a woman wears — or what she doesn't wear, in Brazil's case — is often interpreted as a sign of her emancipation. Tue, 18 Mar 2014 16:18:40 +0000 Lourdes Garcia-Navarro 42858 at http://nwpr.org Which Place Is More Sexist: The Middle East Or Latin America? Designing Better Asphalt http://nwpr.org/post/designing-better-asphalt <p></p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 19:03:19 +0000 Gillian Coldsnow 42227 at http://nwpr.org Designing Better Asphalt Georgia's Struggle During Crisis in Ukraine http://nwpr.org/post/georgias-struggle-during-crisis-ukraine <p></p><p></p><p>Intro:&nbsp; The revolt in Ukraine is reverberating through other countries that were once part of the Soviet Union. One of those is the tiny Republic of Georgia, about one-third the size of the state of Washington.&nbsp; Lawrence Pintak, a veteran foreign correspondent and dean of The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication, is there and filed this report.</p><p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 14:31:39 +0000 Lawrence Pintak 41974 at http://nwpr.org Georgia's Struggle During Crisis in Ukraine He, She or...Ze? http://nwpr.org/post/he-she-orze <p>Most people speaking the English language as recently at 1980 had no notion of what lay in store for the daily vernacular. &nbsp;With the digital age came swarms of neologisms: bytes, bauds, dongles, exbibytes, favicons, greps, memes….whole herds and flocks of new words and usages thundering into our peaceful linguascape.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Stay tuned. &nbsp;There are more on the way. &nbsp;And the driver this time is not digital but sexual. &nbsp;The latest changelings are pronouns.</span></p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 18:45:25 +0000 John Paxson 39739 at http://nwpr.org Refrain from Rinsing Raw Poultry http://nwpr.org/post/refrain-rinsing-raw-poultry <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Cooking is part necessity, but it’s also partly cultural. The way we cook says a lot about the societies we live in and the traditions that influence our families.&nbsp; I know that a lot of what I do in the kitchen is an echo of what my mother taught me. When I crack an egg into a mixing bowl, I scoop out that last little bit of raw egg white in the shell with my finger and scrape it off on the edge of the bowl.</span></p> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 20:58:41 +0000 Robin Rilette 36495 at http://nwpr.org Refrain from Rinsing Raw Poultry Rock Doc: The Longevity of Dogs http://nwpr.org/post/rock-doc-longevity-dogs <p></p><p></p><p>If you live in the U.S. there’s a 47% chance that you have a dog.&nbsp; That number goes up to 56% if you live in Canada. When your dog goes on a walk with you, snuggles up next to you on the couch or tilts her head at something you say the bond between you deepens.&nbsp; Here comes the heartbreaking aspect of having a dog.&nbsp; They just don’t live long enough.&nbsp; Dr. Kirsten &nbsp;Peters, the “Rock Doc” offers some insight into why.</p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 19:36:17 +0000 Kirsten Peters 35933 at http://nwpr.org Rock Doc: The Longevity of Dogs Church Dress http://nwpr.org/post/church-dress <p>If you attend church services, your motivation is probably spiritual. But as a child, Northwest Public Radio&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">commentator Corinna Nicolaou’s desire to go to church had less to do with God, and more to do with ribbon and tulle.</span></p><p> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 13:14:06 +0000 Corinna Nicolaou 34109 at http://nwpr.org Church Dress