Cover Story: The Taste of Fear:
Eat, drink and be very afraid. As the psychological fallout from the recent Wendy's debacle proves, being frightened of our food is the American way. Does it really have to be like this?
Fingered by Folklore: Urban legend history points the way toward a healthy skepticism of food scare stories.
Cliffhanging: The Cliff Cafe is a cheerful, cozy antidote to chilly morning fog.
Program Notes: 'Hard Times' delivers a skillfully bleak view of the Industrial Revolution.
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