Much-loved fast food favorites from the year you were born

Will Kreznick


Wondering which fast-food favorites your parents might have indulged in on the year you were born? Or perhaps what your babysitter snacked on while looking after you? With options such as Taco Bell’s Bell Beefer (1970s) and the McDonald’s Pizza (1980s) on the menu, it was arguably something more exciting than what you’re eating today. This is a whistle-stop tour of the fast-food items that were popular every year from 1946 to 2000.




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Finding the new cannabis beverages consumer

Will Kreznick

After strong head winds and a big industry shakeup in 2019, the Canadian cannabis industry is re-establishing better footing amidst the pandemic, and a new wave of innovations in edibles and beverages. While a March 2021 report by Headset (a leading cannabis analytics firm), noted North America cannabis beverage sales over the past five years have only maintained about one per cent of total cannabis sales, “new advancements in cannabis infusion technology, and a myriad of new brands gives reason to believe in growth for this category.” According to Headset, in Canada, since the beginning of 2020, cannabis beverages purchases

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Food Insecurity In Mass. Continues At Peak-Pandemic Levels

Will Kreznick

As we head into this Memorial Day weekend, there’s a feeling of optimism in the air. More than half of Massachusetts is fully vaccinated and most pandemic restrictions are set to expire Saturday.

But despite this progress, many in Massachusetts are still suffering the pandemic’s fallout, including an enduringly high number of people struggling to put food on the table.

WBUR’s Bob Oakes spoke with Arlene Fortunato, a senior vice president at the Greater Boston Food Bank to learn more.

Interview Highlights

Arlene Fortunato: In April 2021, we had our largest distribution month ever in the 40-year history of the

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Family creates recipe for success at Riviera Beach vegan restaurant

Will Kreznick

RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. — Riviera Beach is now home to a new Black-owned vegan restaurant.

Walking into Vegan On The Go, you feel the warmth before you reach the counter.

“You can come on in, we gonna take care of you,” said owner Tavarus Osborne.

The food is served up by Osborne, 33, a Fort Lauderdale native.

“I just want to be a great parent and I want to do what I love,” Osborne said. “I want to find a way to do it at a different alternative route from where I grew up.”

As of this month, this location

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Can the Color of Your Sports Drink Make Your Run Faster, Further?

Will Kreznick

Exercising can be as much of a mind game as a physical act—your brain may be telling you to stop while your body is still physically capable of pushing forward, further. for much longer. What if something as trivial as the color of your sports drink could change that narrative and trick your brain into running more miles, faster, and keeping on going?

New research has found that there appears to be a connection between motivation and the color of our sports beverages. For athletes who would do anything to improve their running distance and times, or train longer in

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