April Fulton

April Fulton is the blog host of The Salt, NPR's Food Blog. As an editor on NPR's Science Desk, she edits and prepares radio and web reports on food topics ranging from raw milk policy to growing African crops.

Fulton, who joined NPR in 2009 as a health editor, worked with NPR's Health Policy Correspondent Julie Rovner and All Things Considered Senior Host Robert Siegel in preparation for their White House meeting with President Barack Obama just before the health care legislation passed in March 2010. In 2009, she helped launch the Shots health blog, just as the H1N1 flu virus pandemic was making headlines. Also that year, Fulton was part of the team developing content for the newly redesigned NPR.org website, which won a George Foster Peabody Award in 2009.

Before coming to NPR, Fulton spent five years as a freelance food writer. Her work has appeared in The Washington Post, Capitol File Magazine, US Airways Magazine and on NPR.org.

As a legislative assistant for U.S. Senator Richard Durbin from 2004-2005, Fulton took a brief break from journalism to develop food safety legislation.

Covering health care, labor and transportation policy for National Journal, Fulton worked first as a reporter than as an editor from 2000-2004. During that time, she broke a story on a costly trip made by some Congressional staffers, who oversaw pharmaceutical companies, and paid for by a drug company.

Prior to National Journal, Fulton worked her way up from reporter to editor in chief for a Washington, D.C.-based newsletter covering the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

In 2010, Fulton was selected as a Knight Foundation Fellow and attended MIT's Medical Evidence Boot Camp. She earned a bachelor's degree in journalism with a minor in political science from the University of Rhode Island.

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The Salt
2:39 pm
Wed July 18, 2012

Discarded Food Cans Turn Into Canvas For British Street Artist

mydogsighs

Originally published on Thu July 19, 2012 2:32 am

Those eyes grab you first. Only after a couple of beats do you realize you're looking at the painted bottom of a flattened metal can left on the street, and not some mysterious fairy.

These can art people come from the imagination of a British artist known as My Dog Sighs, who has left a piece of art on the street for someone to find every Friday for the last 10 years.

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