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Tunisia's Emerging Tech Sector Hampered By Old Policies

Monday, October 20, 2014

When Tunisia's young people protested in 2011, they had one key demand: jobs. Now, despite new political leadership, that demand remains unmet — even in tech, the sector that offers the most promise.
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From Sizzling Fajitas, To The Super Bowl, How Sounds Help Sell

Monday, October 20, 2014

Joel Beckerman is a composer who specializes in sonic branding. His new book is called The Sonic Boom: How Sound Transforms the Way We Think, Feel, and Buy.
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A Tight Race Emerges To Fill Seat Left By Iowa's Sen. Harkin

Monday, October 20, 2014

Longtime Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin is retiring. Host Robert Siegel profiles the close midterm race to replace him and one voting group that could sway the election: women voters.
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'Lila' Sets The Stage For Marilynn Robinson's Earlier Works

Monday, October 20, 2014

Alan Cheuse reviews Lila, a new novel from Marilynne Robinson that is a prequel to her earlier books and has been shortlisted for the National Book Award.
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Turkey Opens Border For Iraqis Seeking To Fight ISIS

Monday, October 20, 2014

Turkey says it will allow passage for Iraqi Kurdish fighters seeking to join Syrian Kurds battling the Islamic State. This comes after the United States dropped supplies to combatants in the border town of Kobani.
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Why Are The Great Lakes On The Rise?

Monday, October 20, 2014

Host Audie Cornish talks with Drew Gronewold, a hydrologist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, about why water levels in lakes Superior, Michigan and Huron are rising.
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Nurse Who Contracted Ebola Finds Support From Vietnamese-American Community

Monday, October 20, 2014

The Vietnamese-American community is rallying behind Dallas nurse Nina Pham, who contracted Ebola while treating patient Thomas Eric Duncan.
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Remembering The '69 World Series And The Miracle Mets

Monday, October 20, 2014

The Kansas City Royals are the surprise team in the World Series, which reminded NPR's Brian Naylor of the series he attended 45 years ago, when the Miracle New York Mets upset the favored Baltimore Orioles.
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Quarantine Ending For 43 People In Contact With U.S. Ebola Victim

Monday, October 20, 2014

Host Audie Cornish speaks to NPR's Nell Greenfieldboyce about the end of the 21-day monitoring period for the 43 people who had come into contact with Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan.
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Sometimes Leaving A Youth Sport Is A Family Affair

Monday, October 20, 2014

Edward Munoz grew up a soccer phenom and his family invested in making him a success. School suffered, so he quit playing two years ago but only recently talked with his father about that decision.
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Doctor: We Should Worry About The Flu, Not Ebola

Monday, October 20, 2014

Commentator Danielle Orfi, a doctor at Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan, says we should be worried about the flu, not Ebola. Ebola is serious, he says, but not spread widely in this country.
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CDC Releasing New Guidelines For Health Workers Treating Ebola

Monday, October 20, 2014

The CDC is issuing new guidelines for how hospital workers should protect themselves from Ebola. The revised guidelines come after the virus spread from a Liberian traveler to two nurses in Texas.
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Study Says Parents' Media Exposure Trickles Down To Children

Monday, October 20, 2014

A new study by the Annenberg Public Policy Center says that the more movie sex and violence they watch, the more parents change their feelings about how much their children should be exposed to it.
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Climate Change Has Coffee Growers In Haiti Seeking Higher Ground

Monday, October 20, 2014

Haiti's once-flourishing coffee trade has been badly battered. The latest threat: climate change. Locals who still rely on coffee for their livelihood must learn to grow it in changing climes.
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Jessie Ware On Learning To Trust Herself

Monday, October 20, 2014

The pop singer and songwriter sounds more comfortable and assured on her second album, Tough Love. "This life is quite bizarre sometimes," she tells NPR's Audie Cornish.
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The Artificial Boundary That Divides Iraq

Monday, October 20, 2014

A checkpoint near Kirkuk marks the line between Kurdish-controlled territory and the world of Islamic State extremists. Some 5,000 civilians stream across daily, lives and families divided.
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Many Views Of Muhammad, As A Man And As A Prophet

Sunday, October 19, 2014

In her new book, The Lives of Muhammad, Boston University professor Kecia Ali discusses the different ways that Muslim and non-Muslim biographers have depicted the prophet over the centuries.
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Why Did The Mountain Lion Cross The Freeway? To Breed

Sunday, October 19, 2014

The 101 Freeway slices right through the wilderness in and around Los Angeles, separating local mountain lion populations. To mate and avoid inbreeding, the animals must risk the dangerous crossing.
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From Mannequin To Actor: Geena Davis' 'Ridiculous, Ridiculous' Break

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Geena Davis has played unforgettable roles in movies like Beetlejuice and A League of Their Own. But before her acting debut in Tootsie, she worked at a clothing store in window displays.
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Tennessee Holds Parents Accountable For Children Born Addicted

Sunday, October 19, 2014

NPR's Arun Rath talks to Tennessee obstetrician Jessica Young about a recent law that allows police to arrest mothers who give birth to a child testing positive for drugs.
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