Appetites: Food taboos determine icky morsel or prized delicacy Recent news of horse meat being mistakenly mixed into ground beef in Europe got us thinking about cultures that frown on eating horse meat, and why some foods are considered taboo -- or even "icky" in some cultures -- while other morsels are prized delicacies.3:52 p.m.
Jazz trio Triose aims for 'good, not complicated,' music A big challenge for today's jazz musicians is how to create new music without overwhelming listeners with inaccessible pieces. The Twin Cities group Triose has found its way by playing aiming to play good music that's not too complicated. Triose has two performances scheduled in the area this week.4:54 p.m.
Some lawmakers push civil unions as alternative to same-sex marriage A Republican state lawmaker is pushing for civil unions in Minnesota as an alternative to same-sex marriage legislation. Rep. Tim Kelly of Red Wing announced his proposal Wednesday and described it as a way to end the political debate over a divisive social issue.5:20 p.m.
Minn. wolf hunt lawsuit gets hearing in appeals court A three-judge appeals court heard oral arguments Wednesday on a lawsuit over the DNR's planning for last year's wolf hunt. Two groups environmental groups argue the agency did not follow procedures required in law as it organized the first-ever regulated wolf hunt.5:50 p.m.
Appetites: Food taboos determine icky morsel or prized delicacy Recent news of horse meat being mistakenly mixed into ground beef in Europe got us thinking about cultures that frown on eating horse meat, and why some foods are considered taboo -- or even "icky" in some cultures -- while other morsels are prized delicacies.6:23 p.m.
Private Foundations Start To Edge Out Some Countries In International Aid Donations
A new report on global giving shows there has been a big shift in recent years in who is giving and receiving international aid. The U.S. remains the largest donor, giving out more than $30 billion each year. But now large sums of money are coming from private foundations and corporations and even countries who only a few years ago were recipients themselves.
Egyptian Economy Continues To Struggle As It Negotiates With IMF
The Egyptian economy has been in a tailspin since the Arab Spring two years ago. Robert Siegel talks to economist Farah Halime from Cairo about new measures the government there is taking as they attempt to secure a more than $4 billion loan from the International Monetary Fund.
Legal Troubles Continue To Mount For SAC Hedge Fund Manager
The federal government has been slowly building an insider-trading case against the hedge fund SAC Capital. Last week it arrested its biggest fish yet, portfolio manager Michael Steinberg. One of the trades outlined in the indictment against Steinberg involved shares of the computer maker Dell. It's a prime example of the kind of mutual back-scratching that prosecutors say took place a lot at SAC.
Linguist Did Pioneering Work On Discourse Across Cultural Boundaries
John Gumperz of UC Berkeley, who died Friday at the age of 91, was a pioneer at the intersection of anthropology and linguistics, studying the importance of context and expectations when crossing cultural boundaries. Robert Siegel speaks with Deborah Tannen of Georgetown University, who studied with Dr. Gumperz.