On food and phones

Feb 2, 2012


On the show this week, we’ll revisit a report that tests the iPhone 4s’s ability to recognize accents, and hear from author Michael Pollan.

Michael Pollan The Ominvore’s Dilemma and In Defense of Food, Pollan is known for his vivid critiques of industrial agriculture and the modern American diet. He recently spoke with St. Louis Public Radio’s Véronique LaCapra about his views on food and agriculture – starting with what he sees as a healthy diet.

And, since Apple launched the iPhone 4S last year, Siri has been one of its most talked about features. That’s the built-in personal assistant that understands natural speaking voices. But what about people with accents? KBIA’s Amrita Jayakumar put Siri to the test and filed a report back in Nov 2011.