Bee populations, Pasta salad, Abortion politics

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In this Nov. 2, 2016 photo, beekeeper Davin Larson gently uses a smoker to calm bees after opening one of his hives for inspection at Brooklyn’s Green-Wood cemetery, a national historic landmark, in New York. Kathy Willens/AP Photo

A bee conservation specialist responds to the latest data indicating that honeybee colonies are at an all-time high. Then, a chef makes the case for pasta salad on Food Friday. And we talk to a policy expert about how abortion could play a role in the November election.

Featured in this Episode

  • What's really going on with honeybee colonies?

    After years of bees dying off by the millions, new data shows that America’s domestic honeybee population is at an all-time high. We talk to a pollinator expert about what the new numbers can tell us about the health of our ecosystems and the limitations of domesticated honeybees as pollinators.

  • Food Friday: It's time to embrace pasta salad

    A chef and self-proclaimed pasta salad enthusiast says the side dish has been unfairly maligned in the culinary world. He joins us for Food Friday to share recipes from his new cookbook and give pasta salad its day in court.

    Recipe for “The Corn One” (corn pasta salad)

  • Abortion as an election issue

    We look at how candidates up for election and reelection this November are talking about abortion on the campaign trail.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Susan Carpenter Guest
  • Tom Jackson Guest
  • Jessica Waters Guest
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • Beatrice Lawrence Producer
  • Richelle Wilson Producer
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director

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