The Salt
2:06 pm
Thu October 18, 2012

Evaporated Cane Juice: Sugar In Disguise?

If you look very closely, you'll see "evaporated cane juice" in the ingredients list on this yogurt. A California woman is suing the Chobani yogurt company over its use of the term.
Karen Castillo Farfán NPR

Originally published on Thu October 18, 2012 7:08 pm

If you're one of those people who vigilantly checks the ingredient list of the things you buy at the grocery store, you may have already seen this: Some food products now contain something called "evaporated cane juice." It can be found in yogurt, fruit juices and lemonades.

So what exactly is evaporated cane juice? Well, it depends on whom you ask. We spoke with a few folks outside our local grocery store, and many of them were confused. Take a listen:

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It's All Politics
1:56 pm
Thu October 18, 2012

A Watch Party In China For The U.S. Presidential Debate

The Shanghai skyline
Feng Li Getty Images

Originally published on Thu October 18, 2012 2:21 pm

Gathering voters to watch a presidential debate and then evaluate it is a long tradition in American journalism. So, I got to thinking: What would happen if I invited a bunch of interested foreigners — all of them Chinese citizens — to watch the presidential debate from my Shanghai office?

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Shots - Health News
1:41 pm
Thu October 18, 2012

With An Army Of Vaccinators, India Subdues Polio

An Indian child receives the oral polio vaccine. Twice a year, an army of 2 million volunteers fans out across India to administer the vaccine. India has not reported a single case of polio in more than a year-and-a-half.
Julie McCarthy NPR

Originally published on Thu October 18, 2012 8:31 pm

All this week, we've been examining the world's last remaining pockets of polio, a disease for which there is no cure. India marked a milestone when the World Health Organization struck it from the list of polio-endemic countries in February after no new cases were reported for more than a year. From Delhi, NPR's Julie McCarthy reports on how, despite poverty and poor sanitation, the world's second-most populous country is eradicating the disease.

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Jim's first job was at Knight’s Ice Cream in Clintonville, he is still hooked on ice cream as well as the food and service industry.

Jim started writing in 1998, crafting culinary tales for Ohio Magazine. He has written for many publications including C-Bus Magazine, The Columbus Web Observer, Citysearch.com, Crave and The Alive. In 2001 he created Ice Cream Ohio, the web source for the full scoop on the best ice creameries in the Buckeye state (he is sorry he has not had time to update this in years). In 2006, he created CMH Gourmand a blog highlighting the best places to eat and drink in Central Ohio and beyond.

Mike has been working in the creative industry for over 12 years, where he has directed and edited multiple award-winning projects for both local and international brands. He is currently serving as Creative Director at Space Junk Media. In addition to his work at Spacejunk, Mike keeps himself busy collaborating on projects with local food groups and organizations such as Columbus Food Adventures, The North Market, Wonderland, Slow Food Columbus, ColumbusUnderground, and Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream.

The Two-Way
12:37 pm
Thu October 18, 2012

Winter Forecast: Above Normal Temperatures In West; Below In Southeast

Jan. 21, 2012: A winter scene in Brooklyn, N.Y. Snow may be a relatively rare sight this coming winter in the U.S.
Spencer Platt Getty Images

Originally published on Thu October 18, 2012 2:12 pm

Here are some of the details from the winter weather forecast released this morning by the National Weather Service's Climate Prediction Center:

-- There are "enhanced chances for above normal temperatures across most of the western half of the lower 48 states."

-- The Florida peninsula is likely to experience "below-normal temperatures."

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News
12:32 pm
Thu October 18, 2012

Events Tout Afterschool Programs

The City of Columbus' Capital Kids program is participating this evening in a "Lights on Afterschool" event.

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News
12:29 pm
Thu October 18, 2012

Youngstown To Allow Fracking

The Youngstown city council voted Wednesday to seek offers to lease city-owned land for gas and oil drilling despite some heated opposition.

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Shots - Health News
12:29 pm
Thu October 18, 2012

Old Drug Gets A Second Look For TB Fight

Under the microscope, Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria. The germs that cause TB have become resistant to many drugs.
Janice Haney Carr CDC

Originally published on Thu October 18, 2012 1:04 pm

A small study offers a bit of cautious optimism about the prospects for treatment of tuberculosis, one of humankind's most ancient scourges.

This week's New England Journal of Medicine has a report showing that adding a 12-year-old antibiotic called linezolid, brand name Zyvox, to existing treatments cured nearly 90 percent of patients with a form of tuberculosis resistant to both first- and second-line antibiotics.

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