Look back on the life of Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter, dead at 76

Hurricane Carter at the height of his career.

Rubin (Hurricane) Carter, a star prizefighter whose career was cut short by a murder conviction in New Jersey and who became an international cause célèbre while imprisoned for 19 years before the charges against him were dismissed, died on Sunday morning at his home in Toronto. He was 76. With a formal education that ended [...]

3 Leftover ham recipes

Ham & Cheese Breakfast Casserole

Another Easter dinner is over again and it was divine. But now what are you going to do with the leftover ham? Here are three leftover ham recipes that you can use for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  First, Eating Well’s Ham and Cheese Breakfast Casserole which has been lightened up a bit for a healthier [...]

I am on a roll so don’t rock my boat

Ecclesiastes 9-10

By Dr. James L. Snyder Have you ever had one of those weeks where everything went exactly as planned? Well, neither have I, except for last week. I do not know what was going on last week, all I know is everything went according to plan. My plan, that is. I was on a roll. In a sense, [...]

Palcohol let’s drinkers sprinkle their favorite alcohol instead of pouring it


American drinkers could find themselves sprinkling their favorite beverage rather than pouring it, as powdered alcohol brand ‘Palcohol’ is now fully approved by the US government. The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau this week signed off on seven versions of Palcohol, including Margarita and Cosmopolitan flavors, which will be made available in autumn [...]

Rio 2 is a pure delight for families on Easter weekend

rio 2

By Dwight Brown, NNPA Film Critic You know what they say, “Birds with blue feathers have to stick together!” In this spirited and very sweet sequel to the box office hit Rio ($486 million in international sales), the story continues about a previously thought to be extinct exotic bird species called the Blue Macaw. Before, the lovable creatures [...]

All-news radio was born 49 years ago today, but KRLD is much older


Profile America — The first all-news radio format in the U.S. debuted on this date in 1965, as WINS-AM in New York City switched from rock and roll to rip and read. Almost 20 years earlier, the station had notched another first by broadcasting every New York Yankees game live, both home and away. The station shut off the [...]

‘The Mayo Clinic Guide to Stress-Free Living’ encourages training your mind

Mayo Clinic GT Stress-Free Living

By Terri Schlichenmeyer Lately, it seems as though everything sets your teeth on edge. The neighbors are way too noisy. Customer service… isn’t. Your in-laws are a bunch of ingrates. And your co-workers? Let’s not go there. You’re over just about everything: overworked, overloaded, and overwhelmed. But when you read “The Mayo Clinic Guide to Stress-Free Living” [...]

EarthTalk: Gray wolves still on the endangered list

Gray wolves were added to the Endangered Species List in 1975 after being wiped out across the lower 48 states by government-sponsored trapping and poisoning programs. Thanks to Endangered Species Act protections, populations have since bounced back, but new efforts to "de-list" them could put the animals under the gun again.  Credit: Don Burkett, courtesy Flickr

  Dear EarthTalk: Is the gray wolf still endangered in the United States and how successful have re-intoduction efforts been?                                                                         – Loren Renquist, Salem, OR                        The gray wolf is still considered “threatened” under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). But a June 2013 proposal [...]

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