Global Fund Pounded For Partnering With Heineken

Critics say it's not appropriate for a health group to work with a beer company. Others argue that such partnerships are vital to eliminate diseases like AIDS and TB by 2030.


Is There Really A Difference Between Expensive Vodka And Cheap Vodka?

Walk in to just about any bar in America today and you'll see a row of fancy vodka bottles all lined up. Some people swear by one brand or another, but there is a federal law that requires all vodkas


Olympians Are Using Nonalcoholic Beer As Recovery Drinks. Here’s The Science

Today's Olympians have been swept up in a new trend largely emerging from Bavaria: nonalcoholic athletic recovery beers. Do they really work? We look at the evidence.


Episode 826: The Vodka Proof

Vodka is the best selling spirit in the United States, and there are zillions of brands. But is there any difference between them?


What’s At Stake For Canada In Nafta

The NAFTA talks have not been going well and have left many concerned about the future of the trade deal. We look at what's at stake for Canada if an agreement can't be reached.


Coca-cola Offers A Sweet Quest: A Million Bucks To Replace Sugar

The company is holding a contest to find a new and natural, low-calorie sweetener. The challenge comes at a time when many Americans are cutting back on sugar due to obesity and diabetes risks.

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Nearest Green, The Man Who Taught Jack Daniels About Whiskey

Writer Fawn Weaver spent last year digging into the unknown story of Nearest Green, mentor of whiskey distiller Jack Daniels and, per her research, the U.S.'s first African-American master distiller.


Indonesia Wakes And Up And Smells Its Own Coffee

Indonesia is the world's fourth-largest coffee producer, exporting more than it consumes. But that's changing, as demand from a rising middle class fuels entrepreneurship and connoisseurship.


Rwanda Tries To Persuade Its Citizens To Drink The Coffee They Grow

Some of the best coffee beans in the world are grown in Africa, and while the number of coffee consumers there is growing, most Africans still don't drink it. That's something Rwanda's government woul


Can Hand-Cut, Artisanal Ice Make Your Cocktail That Much Better?

Now that we’ve entered the “craft cocktail” era, drinks with double-digit price tags are just par for the course. And in many cities, there’s a decent chance that your fancy craft drink now comes with a large, crystal-clear cube or rectangle that melts unhurriedly in your glass. That’s right: Artisanal ice is a thing.

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