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With the change in Washington, there's a lot of talk about repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act. But what's changed for consumers, if anything? Hector De La Torre gives us some insight.

American Food

Mar 5, 2017
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In this week's episode Tony and Chef Wolf discuss some of the influences that have created what we now know as American food. Tony also shares about the history of spirits in America. 

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At precisely five minutes to 5:00 on December 31, 1959 at Walters’ Public Bath House No. 2 at 900 Washington Boulevard, a man was taking the very last shower in the very last public bath house in Baltimore. It was 5:00 exactly when he shut down his shower he shut down, too, the era of public baths in Baltimore.

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Let’s face it – living near your parents isn’t altogether fashionable. Often, the people who we consider as among the most successful are those who moved far away, perhaps to exotic locales like Singapore or Sydney or to American commercial centers like Wall Street or Silicon Valley. But recent research indicates that sometimes it’s best to stay close to mommy and daddy.  

Anirban has more of the story. 


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Toby Bozzuto, President and CEO of the Bozzuto Group tells us how his love of his hometown of Baltimore influences his company's work.

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There are plenty of items that are becoming more expensive, whether healthcare, apartments, gasoline, or homes. But occasionally, one will come across a product or service category in which prices are falling.  Air travel is perhaps poised to be one of those categories.  

Anirban has more of this story.


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When people work into their late-sixties or seventies, there may be a presumption that they are working because they have to.  This presumption exists for both men and women. Indeed, women have become significantly more likely to work into their sixties and even their seventies, often full-time – according to two new analyses of census, earnings and retirement data. As reported by The New York Times, many of these women are working because they enjoy it.  

Anirban has more of this story.


I’m at the Giant supermarket on York Road in Baltimore and I’m shopping with McKay Jenkins, a professor at the University of Delaware and author of a fascinating new book called Food Fight, about the battle over genetically modified organisms in the American farming and food system.

We wheel a cart down the store aisles, hunting for these organisms – called GMO’s for short. They are usually plants that have a gene from one species artificially inserted into another species. For example, scientists working for biotech companies take a type of bacteria commonly found in the dirt called Bacillus thuringiensis, remove some of its genetic material and inject it into corn. The resulting crossbreed (called Bt corn) manufactures a protein that acts as an insecticide to kill a crop-eating pest, the European corn borer.

Jenkins suddenly grabs and holds up a two liter bottle of Coke.

 

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With winter lingering we still need to have something warm, cozy and red to snuggle up with.  Hugh has a selection of red wines that fit the bill.

Click here for the complete wine list.

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