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Eating What Your Ancestors Ate: Combating Obesity Through Heritage

Posted on · Many people make New Year’s resolutions to eat better and/or lose weight. In 2009, a Department of Health and Human Services report found that 71 percent of African Americans in Houston were obese. To combat that, a non-profit organization called Oldways has created an African Heritage Diet Pyramid, a healthy eating model designed specifically for […]

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The Good, The Bad & The Ugly of 2013 in Houston News

Posted on · As 2013 comes to a close we take a look back at The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston news in 2013. We’ll look at the interesting stories in: politics, food, arts and culture and sports. Our discussions include: Politics: A mayor’s race that wasn’t as close as many thought, the rise of […]

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Feeding Hungry Houstonians: Not Just a Holiday Issue

Posted on · While many of us will celebrate the holidays with elaborate spreads for family and friends, some Houstonians are going hungry this holiday season. City officials say many of those who are in need of food include poor, working families with young children. We discuss efforts to serve Houstonians now, and throughout the year with Agency […]

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The Ultimate Food Lover’s Guide to Houston

Posted on · And the folks behind My Table magazine have published a third edition of The Ultimate Food Lover’s Guide to Houston. We’ll talk with editor Teresa Byrne-Dodge about the guide, and about the seemingly ever-growing array of restaurants, bakeries, butchers, fishmongers, markets and pubs in Greater Houston.

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New Magazine Illustrates Gulf Coast Culture Through Food

Posted on · There are plenty of publications out there covering food in Houston – from restaurant openings to food trucks to recipes. But a new quarterly publication called Sugar and Rice hopes to take writing about food in Greater Houston and turn it on its head – to not just write about food, but to illustrate life […]

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Author Exposes Threat of Nuclear Mishaps

Posted on · You may remember investigative journalist Eric Schlosser as the guy who ruined fast food for you, at least for a time. His book Fast Food Nation was a best-selling exposé of the American food industry, and thanks to him, we all know too well how the chicken nuggets are made. Well, now he’s back to […]

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A Houston Restaurant that only sells Mac and Cheese?

Posted on · One day our host Craig Cohen was heading home from KUHF. The traffic on I-45, his usual route, was a bit hellish (shockingly for Houston) so he decided to take a different route home. This led to a trip down Westheimer, and an arrival at a newly-opened Jus’ Mac restaurant. Craig thought to himself, “What […]


Plan Allows States to Directly Handle Food Stamps

Posted on · The Houston Food Bank today began playing a larger role in helping low-income people get signed up for food stamps. Its part of a plan designed to improve the state's track record in handling food stamp applications in a timely manner. David Pitman has more.


Texas, the Worst in the Nation

Posted on · A top government official recently told state lawmakers the state of Texas is the worst when it comes to issuing food stamps. Locally, the non profit group Children at Risk is trying to raise awareness of the problem. They say children in our state are going hungry every day. Bill Stamps has more.


The Houston Food Bank as a Training Program

Posted on · The Houston Food Bank is working on expanding a program that helps them serve the community and helps inmates give back to the community. The hope is that the partnership will make everyone involved stronger to get through a down economy. Capella Tucker reports.