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Kristen Meinzer

Kristen Meinzer appears in the following:

Watson: The Culinary Computer

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Sure, IBM's artificially intelligent computer system, Watson, can win Jeopardy. But can he make dinner?

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Senator Introduces Bill to Put a Woman's Face on the $20

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

A non-profit group is trying to put a woman on the $20 bill by 2020. And now at least one U.S. senator is taking notice.

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A True Story About Identity Theft, Murder, and Lies

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

A murderer on the FBI's Most Wanted List stole journalist Mike Finkel's identity. Now this true crime story is headed to the big screen.

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Do You Ever Wish You Were Younger?

Friday, April 10, 2015

In this week's Movie Date podcast, Rafer and Kristen look at three movies that explore youth versus age. And bonus: the conversation includes special guest Kristen Stewart!
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Actor Oscar Isaac on the Robert Takeover

Friday, April 10, 2015

Oscar Isaac, star of "Inside Llewyn Davis," "A Most Violent Year," and the upcoming "Star Wars" films, talks about his newest role in "Ex Machina."

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The Brontosaurus Is Back!

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

The debate is over, and paleontologists have confirmed it: The Brontosaurus is both a distinct genus and species. Welcome back, thunder lizard.

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Cracking the Code to the Iconic Song "American Pie"

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

What really happened "the day the music died"? The lyrics to “American Pie” were sold on Tuesday for over $1 million—and those lyrics could unlock the code to the song’s true meaning.

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Identical Twins, One in Space, One on Earth

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Scott Kelly is scheduled for the longest mission ever on the International Space Station, while his identical twin brother, Mark Kelly, is scheduled to be his Earth-bound guinea pig. 

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Final Arguments Delivered in Tsarnaev Trial

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Two years after the Boston Marathon bombings of April 15, 2013, and one month after his trial began, accused bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has faced his final day on trial.

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Kristen Stewart on Growing Up and Growing Strong in Hollywood

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

"Twilight" made Kristen Stewart a megastar. And tougher indie projects like "The Clouds of Sils Maria" are making sure her star will continue to rise. 

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Take Note: Use A Pen and Power Down The Laptop

Monday, April 06, 2015

New research indicates that students who take notes with laptops, rather than by hand, remember less and are more distracted.

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Fighting Nazis, Fast (Not Furious), and Recommendations for Crying

Friday, April 03, 2015

This week, Rafer and Kristen explore movies that involve fighting Nazis and being fast (not furious). They also help a listener who wants help letting the tears out. 
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Movie Date: Films to See and Avoid This Weekend

Friday, April 03, 2015

The Takeaway's Movie Date Podcast Team reviews this weekend’s releases which include, "Furious 7," "Woman in Gold," and "Effie Gray."

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Surprise! Why the Unexpected Feels Good, and Why It's Good For Us

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Surprise! A surprisoligist explains why it feels good when the unexpected is sprung on us, and why surprise is actually good for us. 

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The Backstage Story of The Who

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Back in the 60s, two aspiring filmmakers wanted to make a documentary about rock n' roll. Instead, they wound up developing and managing The Who. Now their footage is finally being used.

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New Film Chronicles Fight to Reclaim Stolen Nazi Art

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

"Woman in Gold," which stars Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds, tells the story of a Klimt painting stolen by the Nazis, and of the legal battle to get the painting back.

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Sometimes A Predictable Date Can Still Be a Fine Date

Friday, March 27, 2015

This week's new releases aren't particularly unique, but that doesn't necessarily mean they're bad dates. 
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One Company Wants To Tie The Internet To The Real World

Friday, March 27, 2015

A social media company called Banjo is trying to sort that nebulous cloud of tweets, trends, and posts to geography. The idea is to create an instant snapshot of any place at any time.

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A Long Search Over? Ohio Breaks Open Seals of Secrecy for Adoptees

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Starting last week, people in Ohio adopted between 1964 and 1996 could file to receive their original birth certificates, and with them, a piece of their own histories. 

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It's Like The Hunger Games, But Much Worse

Friday, March 20, 2015

This week's Movie Date podcast is all about new beginnings...or more accurately, questionable recycling of stuff we already know. 
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