Morning Edition for April 26, 2013
Apr 26, 2013 — Coffee is present throughout Latin song, but it's rarely just about a cup of joe. The drink, its colors and its flavors are often used as ways to discuss sociopolitical realities.
Apr 26, 2013 — Candy makers and sugar farmers have been fighting for years in Congress. The sugar farmers are winning.
Apr 26, 2013 — Today's commercial coffee production is based on only a tiny slice of the genetic varieties that have grown since prehistoric times. And that's a problem, because it leaves the world's coffee supply vulnerable to shocks like climate change, or the leaf rust currently ravaging Latin American coffee farms.
Apr 26, 2013 — Herman Blake and his six siblings struggled so much during the '40s that one brother decided to drop out of school and help support the family. A friend of the family stepped in and made sure that didn't happen, despite her own meager means. That sacrifice taught the Blake children the value of an education.
Apr 26, 2013 — After years of not understanding coffee, Jerry Seinfeld says he's finally discovered the delight of meeting someone over a cup. "You have coffee and for some reason it makes you talk a lot," he says.