The biggest story in the Big Apple by the end of this week may not have been Weinergate, but The Diva vs. Doc smackdown.
A judge in Manhattan Criminal Court acquitted Marcella Caprario, an opera singer, of assaulting Dr. Catherine London, a family practitioner, over a vegan tofu pad-Thai frozen dinner in the aisle of a Trader Joe's market on the Upper West Side.
According to testimony, last Jan. 9 Ms. Caprario's husband, Bill Hobbs, leaned forward to reach for the vegan entrée in the freezer section. He found his route interrupted by Dr. London's 13-year-old son, Noah.
We talk about the best and worst fruits and vegetables when it comes to pesticide residues, according to the Environmental Working Group. The advocacy group identifies apples, celery and strawberries as being the worst, while pointing to onions, sweet corn and pineapples as the best.
Summer sports are all about traditions. Wimbledon's strawberries and cream are synonymous with rain delays and grunts echoing across grass tennis courts. And the smell of a hot dog and the slurp of a light beer evoke baseball's more genteel imagery compared to the hooligans at the All England Club. Host Scott Simon talks about the U.S. Open golf tournament and Monday's start of Wimbledon tennis with Howard Bryant of ESPN.com and ESPN the Magazine.
In our interview last week, UCLA professor Mike Ross said higher education should be measured by more than just future earning power. Also, a report by Anita Elash on the burgeoning raccoon population in Toronto drew responses from many. Host Scott Simon reads listener letters.