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Men in America, pt. II: Bringing in the audience

All Things Considered‘s expansive Men in America series was a success on many accounts, particularly where social media is concerned. Some of the highlights: #menpr – A short hashtag that served us well across all social media platforms; we used it for both call outs and...

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Men in America, pt. I: The stories

At All Things Considered we spent the summer taking a long look at the modern day American man. The series, called Men in America and #menpr on social media, was expansive and included 57 stories spread out over three months. Most of those were...

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‘Social supermarkets’ a growing outlet for Europe’s hungry

Even when I don’t mean to, I keep coming across interesting stories about the dual fight against hunger and food waste. This week I wrote about the first “social supermarket” to open in the U.K. The stores are a European invention — part discount...

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Entrepreneurs see opportunity in food waste

I recently came across two startups — Food Cowboy and CropMobster — that are using technology to seize on a major opportunity to avert food waste (40 percent of food in the U.S. goes uneaten each year). I profiled both today for NPR’s food blog,...

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Bushels of basil: A story and recipes

My latest post for NPR.org isn’t so much a story as it is a drawn-out love letter to basil, my favorite herb. It’s my first time writing for Kitchen Window, a weekly feature that focuses on a particular ingredient, cuisine or theme (it’s also...

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From Polish (nail) polish to the ‘Olympics’ of cooking

One of the things I love most about my job — and journalism in general — is the immense variety in what you might write or learn about on any given day. I was drawn to an anthropology major at Hamline for the same...