KUVO/KVJZ http://kuvo.org en Why Your 'Small-Batch' Whiskey Might Taste A Lot Like The Others http://kuvo.org/post/why-your-small-batch-whiskey-might-taste-lot-others It's a good time to be a whiskey maker, and craft whiskeys are all the rage with names like Bulleit, Redemption, Templeton and George Dickel.<p>But according to a <a href="http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/07/28/your-craft-whiskey-is-probably-from-a-factory-distillery-in-indiana.html">report</a> on the Daily Beast, some of those producers tossing off hazy, golden adjectives like "hand-crafted," "small-batch," and "artisanal," are well, not. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 22:33:00 +0000 NPR Staff 8864 at http://kuvo.org Why Your 'Small-Batch' Whiskey Might Taste A Lot Like The Others Job Worries Linger, But The Economy Is Looking Good http://kuvo.org/post/job-worries-linger-economy-looking-good Five years after the Great Recession ended, where are we with this recovery?<p>On Wednesday, the Commerce Department and the Federal Reserve both answered by saying, in effect:<p>We're in a sweet spot — growing at a decent rate with good reason for optimism.<p>Or as the Fed blandly put it, "economic activity will expand at a moderate pace."<p>President Obama, speaking on the economy in Kansas City, Mo., was more effusive.<p>After a brutal recession, "we have fought back. We have got back off our feet, we have dusted ourselves off," Obama said. "Construction is up. Manufacturing is back. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 22:02:00 +0000 Marilyn Geewax 8861 at http://kuvo.org Job Worries Linger, But The Economy Is Looking Good Amid Confusion, 17 Killed By Shelling At Market In Gaza http://kuvo.org/post/amidst-confusion-17-killed-shelling-market-gaza It may have been a tragic case of confusion.<p>The Israel Defense Forces declared a four-hour humanitarian cease-fire on Wednesday. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:50:00 +0000 Alan Greenblatt 8862 at http://kuvo.org Amid Confusion, 17 Killed By Shelling At Market In Gaza Moldova's Winemakers Seize Upon Region's Geopolitical Moment http://kuvo.org/post/moldovas-winemakers-seize-upon-regions-geopolitical-moment Consider, for a moment, the misfortunes of winemakers in Moldova, a former Soviet republic in southeastern Europe, tucked in between Ukraine and Romania.<p>Their country is the poorest in Europe, with a per capita GDP about the same as Honduras. They'd love to sell their product — which has gotten approving nods from foreign critics<strong> --</strong> in wealthier countries. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:44:00 +0000 Dan Charles 8863 at http://kuvo.org Moldova's Winemakers Seize Upon Region's Geopolitical Moment Grocery Chain Workers Want Their CEO Back http://kuvo.org/post/grocery-chain-workers-want-their-ceo-back If your boss was fired, would you walk off the job in protest?<p>That's what's happening at the New England grocery store chain Market Basket, which has 25,000 employees. Business at Market Basket stores has slowed to a trickle as workers disrupt operations, stage protests and ask shoppers to stay away.<p>They say CEO Arthur T. Demoulas treats them well, and they want him reinstated.<p>Outside the Market Basket store in Somerville, Mass., a dozen workers wave protest signs as cars honk in support. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:25:00 +0000 Curt Nickisch 8860 at http://kuvo.org Grocery Chain Workers Want Their CEO Back