Plastics in Microwave May Pose Health Risks

A recent Wall Street Journal article has again raised the issue of
plastic food wraps used in microwave ovens. Citing a recent study by
Consumer Reports, the Journal cast doubt on the safety of plastics that
can leak chemicals into foods–some of these chemicals can interfere with
our body’s hormones. While scientists differ in their assessment of the
risks, most agree that consumer caution is warranted. The Great Lakes
Radio Consortium’s Haven Miller has more:

Alcoholic Cider Finding Its Niche

Along with the sights and sounds of autumn, there are certain
tastes associated with the season – like caramel apples, pumpkin pie, and
cider. But now, around the country, people are beginning to discover
another taste from the fall harvest. It’s "hard" cider, an alcoholic
drink made by fermenting ordinary apple cider. The Great Lakes Radio
Consortium’s Wendy Nelson reports on this growing industry: