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For Better Treatment, Doctors And Patients Share The Decisions

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital are working on ways to help patients better understand their chances of suffering heart attacks and surgical complications.

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With Help From America's Test Kitchen, Why Buy When You Can DIY?

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Morning Edition host Renee Montagne talks to America's Test Kitchen's Chris Kimball about foods that are easier than you'd guess to make at home. Fresh Nutella or kale chips, anyone?

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Happy 30th Birthday, PG-13!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Up until 1984, the Motion Picture Association of America rated films G, PG, R or X. But that same year some gory scenes in PG-rated movies — including Indiana Jones and Gremlins — raised concerns.

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Pop Quiz: 20 Percent Chance Of Rain. Do You Need An Umbrella?

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

What does a 20 percent chance of rain or snow actually mean? Interpreting probabilities in forecasts can be hard even for mathematicians and meteorologists — never mind the average person.

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Net Neutrality, Shall I Compare Thee To A Highway? A Showerhead?

Monday, July 21, 2014

Net neutrality can be an issue that's difficult to understand and difficult to explain, so the metaphor that's used to describe it is kind of important. See what neutrality is being compared to.

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Teenage Songwriters Take On 'Bro-Country'

Monday, July 21, 2014

In their first single, the young country singers Maddie & Tae make a splash by speaking up for the women in country songs who are expected to look good in the back of a pickup truck, nothing more.

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The Youth Unemployment Crisis Hits African-Americans Hardest

Monday, July 21, 2014

Hidden economic forces like job-specific segregation are keeping young minorities out of the job market.

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Despite California's Drought, Taps Still Flowing In LA County

Sunday, July 20, 2014

The state is experiencing the worst drought in decades, but water consumption in the southern coastal region is actually higher than in previous years. New rules and incentives aim to change that.

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Sixth-Grader's Science Fair Finding Shocks Ecologists

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Florida native Lauren Arrington discovered that invasive lionfish, which usually live in the ocean, could survive in nearly fresh water. The 12-year-old's experiment blew away professional scientists.

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Fitness Trainer Shaun T: 'I Understand Why You Feel Weak'

Sunday, July 20, 2014

The man behind hit fitness programs Insanity and Hip Hop Abs says he got his big break after he gained the strength to leave an abusive relationship and pursue his dreams.

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Unlocking The Eclectic: A Conversation With Shabazz Palaces' Ishmael Butler

Sunday, July 20, 2014

The enigmatic leader of Shabazz Palaces says his process is instinctive, non-linear and, sometimes, beyond his own understanding. Read Ishmael Butler's extended interview with All Things Considered.

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Astronaut Who Walked On The Moon: 'It Was Science Fiction To Us'

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Forty-five years after man first walked on the moon, Alan Bean, who was part of the second lunar landing, talks to NPR's Arun Rath about his stormy launch and how he translates space travel into art.

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The Secret Behind Romero's Scary Zombies: 'I Made Them The Neighbors'

Sunday, July 20, 2014

"There's nothing scarier than the neighbors," says Night of the Living Dead director George A. Romero. His latest zombie tale is a comic book set in New York City called The Empire of the Dead.

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A Guitar Hero Draws His Own Sketches Of Spain

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Milos, the one-named superstar of classical guitar, says the story of the instrument's 20th-century journey is told in the work of two Spanish composers.

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Rainbow In The Dark: Jenny Lewis On Staring Down Sadness

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Lewis wrote her sunny new album, The Voyager, in the shadow of death and separation. "I've always just had sort of a dark take on life," she says. "Hopefully the music transcends that in a way."

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To Meet A 'Mockingbird:' Memoir Recalls Talks With Harper Lee

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Marja Mills spent more than a year living next door to reclusive author Harper Lee and her sister. She documents that time in The Mockingbird Next Door. But Lee says she never authorized the book.

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Learning To Love The Ocean After A Lifetime Of Fearing It

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Triathlete Tim Bomba has spent a decade helping people feel comfortable swimming in the ocean. But before he could do that, he had to overcome his own fear of the water at the age of 52.

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Fred Hersch Floats On, With A Dynamic Trio In Tow

Saturday, July 19, 2014

The jazz pianist recovered from a coma in 2008 and was back on stage the next year. He hasn't slowed down since, and this month brings his latest album, a trio recording called Floating.

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In New Film, Zach Braff Asks: How Long Can You Pursue Your Dreams?

Friday, July 18, 2014

Wish I Was Here follows a struggling actor and father of two whose breadwinning wife is starting to rethink her role. It's the first feature film Braff has directed since 2004's Garden State.

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A Hamas Response To Israeli Peace Terms And The Violence In Gaza

Friday, July 18, 2014

Robert Siegel talks to Ihab al-Ghussein, deputy information minister for Hamas in Gaza, about the conditions under which Hamas would accept a cease-fire.

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