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Rebecca Hersher

Rebecca Hersher appears in the following:

After Alzheimer's Diagnosis, 'The Stripping Away Of My Identity'

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Greg O'Brien talks about how his life has changed in the five years since he was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease. "More and more I don't recognize people," he says.

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In LA, Women Build A Mosque Where They Can Call To Prayer

Saturday, January 31, 2015

A women-led mosque held its first jumma'a, or Friday prayer service, in Los Angeles this week. The group is hoping to strengthen the Muslim community in America by empowering the faith's women.

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'How Do You Tell Your Kids That You've Got Alzheimer's?'

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Writer Greg O'Brien was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease five years ago. He describes what it was like to hear the news — and break it to his family.

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A Half-Century Of Battles For The Biggest Rock Walls

Sunday, January 11, 2015

As two climbers attempt Yosemite's most daunting cliff face, documentarian Nick Rosen, co-writer and co-director of Valley Uprising, explains the park's history of climbs and culture clashes.

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Mae Keane, The Last 'Radium Girl,' Dies At 107

Sunday, December 28, 2014

In the 1920s, working-class women were hired to paint radium onto glowing watch dials — and told to sharpen the brush with their lips. Dozens died within a few years, but Keane quit, and survived.

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Millennials Might Be 'Generation Twin.' Is That A Bad Thing?

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Between 1981 and 2012, 1 million extra twins were born in the U.S. One economist says all of those twins could be hurting the economy — but another expert points out some perks of twinhood.

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Obese Women Make Less Money, Work More Physically Demanding Jobs

Saturday, November 08, 2014

A 65 percent increase in a woman's weight is associated with a 9-percent drop in earnings. A recent study investigated what's behind that "obesity penalty," and why it hits women harder than men.

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She Lost Her Fiance To Ebola But Found A New Mission

Saturday, November 01, 2014

Decontee Davis survived Ebola, but her fiance died of the virus. Now she is working with children whose parents have had the disease — and spreading the word that early treatment is critical.

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Producer's Notebook: Coming Home From Monrovia To Confusion And Fear

Saturday, October 25, 2014

As Liberians fight Ebola, Americans struggle with fear of the disease.

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Liberians Wonder If Duncan's Death Was A Result Of Racism

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Thomas Eric Duncan, a Liberian national, died of Ebola in an American hospital. But white American patients have survived. Some Liberians believe racism is the reason for Duncan's demise.

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Live Airport Tweets: An NPR Producer's Irregular Ebola Screenings

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Airports around the world have begun screening passengers arriving from West Africa for signs of Ebola. But as producer Rebecca Hersher live-tweets, not all of the exams are as strict as promised.

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A Ride In Monrovia Means Wrestling With Ebola

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Getting around Monrovia, Liberia's congested capital, has become more challenging since the Ebola outbreak began. Passengers and drivers tell NPR how they're coping.

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It May Be 'Perfectly Normal,' But It's Also Frequently Banned

Sunday, September 21, 2014

It's Perfectly Normal, a 20-year-old illustrated sex-ed book for kids, is meant to teach children about sexual health, puberty and relationships. It's one of the most banned books in America.

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For Parents Of Young Black Men With Autism, Extra Fear About Police

Saturday, August 23, 2014

People with autism often have trouble communicating with police, which can be dangerous — and scary for parents who also worry about racial profiling. Now, some cities are trying to mitigate the risk.

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Pump Up The Bass, Feel Like A Boss

Saturday, August 09, 2014

A new study found that listening to music with heavy bass lines — think "We Will Rock You" and "In Da Club" — makes people feel more powerful.

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'Building A Better Teacher': Dissecting America's Education Culture

Saturday, August 09, 2014

Author Elizabeth Green argues that effective teaching is a craft, not a skill teachers have naturally. She says teachers need more mentorship — not just more mandates.

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Looking For Free Sperm, Women May Turn To Online Forums

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Bypassing commercial sperm banks, thousands are logging on to websites where women can connect with men at no cost. Anecdotes abound, but the scope of the unregulated activity is unclear.

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Need Money For Your Startup? Being An Attractive Male May Help

Saturday, March 22, 2014

When men and women pitch the same business idea to venture capitalists, men are awarded money more often. A new study found that appearance also factors into whether or not an idea will get funded.

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Arthur Geisert's 'Thunderstorm' Celebrates Life On The Prairie

Sunday, June 02, 2013

The award-winning children's book author has written more than two dozen books set in the American heartland. He's most famous for his intricate illustrations of the Midwest — sprawling prairie, family farms and his signature mischievous pigs.

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'Yo' Said What?

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Some teens in the Baltimore area have been using "yo" as a gender-neutral pronoun.

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