All Things Considered for October 17, 2013
Oct 17, 2013 — An assistance program for low-income seniors has its funding back. During the shutdown, food sat untouched in warehouses across the country. Some seniors wondered how they would get their next meal. Now, volunteers are scrambling to get the food to those who need it.
Oct 17, 2013 — The petition to candy-maker Mars is motivated by concerns that artificial colorings can make some kids hyperactive. In Europe, natural dyes have now outstripped their artificial counterparts.
Oct 17, 2013 — A dozen years ago in Brooklyn, N.Y., a Cape Cod surfer dude created a secret identity to sell simple and delicious lobster rolls.
Oct 17, 2013 — While mice sleep, their brain cells shrink, allowing cerebrospinal fluid to flow easily around them. The fluid can then clear away toxins. This finding appears to offer the best explanation yet of why animals and people need sleep.