April Fulton http://wlrn.org en The Martini: This American Cocktail May Have An International Twist http://wlrn.org/post/martini-american-cocktail-may-have-international-twist There's no cocktail more distinctly American than the martini. It's strong, sophisticated and sexy. It's everything we hope to project while ordering one.<p>Baltimore-born satirist H.L. Mencken is said to have called the martini "the only American invention as perfect as the sonnet." But is the martini perfectly American? Maybe not entirely.<p>So in honor of <a href="http://www.punchbowl.com/holidays/national-martini-day">National Martini Day</a> on Wednesday, we decided to dig into the drink's muddled past.<p>The history of the martini is a murky one. Wed, 19 Jun 2013 15:50:00 +0000 April Fulton 16075 at http://wlrn.org The Martini: This American Cocktail May Have An International Twist Whole Foods Founder John Mackey On Fascism and 'Conscious Capitalism' http://wlrn.org/post/whole-foods-founder-john-mackey-fascism-and-conscious-capitalism <strong>UPDATE at 12:35 p.m., ET, Jan. 17:</strong> Many of you wrote in to tell us you were taken aback by Whole Foods top executive John Mackey characterizing the health law as fascism in an NPR interview, and apparently, he's feeling a little sheepish.<p>About three minutes into his otherwise amiable chat with <em>CBS This Morning</em> hosts on on Thursday, Mackey <a href="http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=50139170n">walked back</a> his comments in response to a direct question from Norah O'Donnell:<p><blockquote><p>"Well, I think that was a bad choice of words on my part ... Wed, 16 Jan 2013 08:04:00 +0000 April Fulton 7810 at http://wlrn.org Whole Foods Founder John Mackey On Fascism and 'Conscious Capitalism'