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4:10 am
Sun December 22, 2013

Flying This Holiday? Here Are A Few Tips To Survive Airline Food

Dan Pashman of The Sporkful podcast suggests saucy pastas over meat: "They tend to hold up better to the chilling and reheating process."

Originally published on Thu December 26, 2013 8:56 am

When you think about a scrumptious meal, airline food does not come to mind.

There are plenty of challenges to tasty airline meals, like the fact that many airlines now charge you for anything more than a tiny bag of chips and a plastic cup of non-alcoholic drink, at least on domestic flights. Plus, you can't cook on an airplane, so anything you're served has probably been chilled, then reheated. And flight delays certainly don't help with the freshness factor.

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4:55 pm
Sat December 21, 2013

Camels Trek In The Texas Desert, Just Like Old Times

The camel trek guides insist everything Americans think they know about camels is wrong.
Wade Goodwyn NPR

Originally published on Sat December 21, 2013 9:28 pm

At 10 on a crisp West Texas morning, five camel-trekkers stand under the open sky of the Davis Mountains. A few feet away, guide Doug Baum and Jason Mayfield load up five camels.

Baum, a former zookeeper, runs the Texas Camel Corps. The group guides camel treks around the world. In the Big Bend region, camels were for a brief time widespread, and the guides have brought them back.

'As Good As They Come'

You have to like a man who brings his own camel to a camel trek. On Mayfield's arm is a tall, beautiful blond named Butter.

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5:27 am
Fri December 20, 2013

One Man. One Cat. Multiplied

Courtesy of Mike Holmes

Originally published on Wed February 5, 2014 10:08 am

We start with a man called Mike and a cat called Ella. Two creatures.

Nothing odd about them, except that Mike has a beard and Ella is a touch chunky. Otherwise, they could be any cat and guy. Except ...

When you think about it, no one is ordinary. You could put a totally bland cat-and-guy couple in front of a hundred people, ask them to look, and each one would see a very different pair, different in a thousand subtle ways, because everybody looks at everything with different eyes.

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5:59 pm
Sat December 14, 2013

Most Sensitive HD Radio We've Found Is Now On Sale at Best Buy

Insignia HD Radio (model NS-HDRAD)

Since 2004, when Classical 88.7 signed on-the-air as the first HD radio station in Oklahoma, we've tested a number of HD Radios. So far, the most sensitive model that we've found is at Best Buy (Insignia NS-HDRAD) and is currently on sale for $39.99 with free shipping. It would certainly make a great holiday gift.

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3:05 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

Holiday Gift Guide: NPR's Favorite Books and Albums of 2013

Choose your own adventure! Use the categories to search through more than 200 standout titles selected by NPR staff and critics. (You can also combine categories!) Then click on the books' covers to find out why we love them.

See the Book List

These are the albums we loved the most this year. In what we've written about each one, you can see what we felt should be rewarded, what shook us up and what sucked us in over the 12 months of 2013.

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10:41 am
Wed December 11, 2013

Soda vs. Pop vs. Coke: Mapping How Americans Talk

Lead in text: 
What's your general term for a sweetened carbonated beverage? What word or words do you use to address a group of two or more people? What do you call it when the rain falls while the sun is shining? The Atlantic created this fascinating video detailing how Americans talk from all around the country.
A video about the words we say and how we say them.
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8:08 pm
Tue December 10, 2013

Oklahoma Watch Forum on Mental and Emotional Health

Terri White, Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services commissioner, and Michael Brose, Mental Health Association in Tulsa executive director, were featured guests at “Oklahoma Watch-Out” on Nov. 20, 2013.

This public question-and-answer forum, focusing on mental and emotional health issues, was recorded at the Circle Cinema in Tulsa by Public Radio Tulsa.

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3:48 pm
Tue December 10, 2013

Public Radio Tulsa Board Meeting

You're invited to a public meeting of the governing board of Public Radio Tulsa (KWGS/KWTU) on Tuesday, December 17 at 2:00 pm.

It will be held at the Jill Zink Tarbell Heritage room (#1175) in Collins Hall (2905 E. 8th Street) on the University of Tulsa campus.

The public is welcome to attend and offer public comments.

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2:30 pm
Tue December 10, 2013

Elevenses And Then Some: How To Prepare A Feast Fit For A Hobbit

Precious snack: In Tolkien's books, lembas was a special bread made by elves that could stay fresh for months — perfect for sustaining travelers on a long journey (or engaging in an all-day movie marathon.) Try it for elevenses.
Beth Accomando for NPR

Originally published on Fri December 13, 2013 10:23 am

"If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world." — J.R.R. Tolkien

Each year, I swear I will never do this again.

And yet, for the third year in a row, I am preparing to host a day-long Lord of the Rings movie marathon – and cooking up a seven-course hobbit-themed feast, plus dessert, to serve my guests. Maybe it's because, like Tolkien, I too would like the world to be a merrier place.

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1:01 pm
Tue December 10, 2013

NPR's Planet Money Makes a T-Shirt

Inspired by the book The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy, by economist Pietra Rivoli, the NPR Planet Money T-shirt reports take you on a journey that documents every step of T-shirt manufacturing. Meet the people who grow the cotton, spin the yarn and cut and sew the fabric. Ride on the cargo ships that bring the T-shirt from factories in Bangladesh and Colombia to ports in the U.S. Learn about the tangle of international regulations that govern the T-shirt trade the whole way.