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Tracking Illegal Ivory, Using GPS

Friday, August 28, 2015

An in-depth look at the devastating effects of the global illegal ivory trade, and a new tool that tracks how illegal ivory is moved both within Africa and outside of its borders.
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Wim Wenders' Career From New German Cinema to Art-House Blockbusters

Friday, August 28, 2015

A new retrospective looks back at the prolific director's 40 year run in film. 
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Celebrating the Funniest Scientific Studies

Friday, August 28, 2015

Marc Abrahams discusses the annual award ceremony he created, which honors scientific achievements that make people laugh, then think. 
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Cockroaches: They've Been Around Forever, And They Aren't Going Anywhere

Friday, August 28, 2015

Our efforts to exterminate these creatures has developed into chemical warfare, but roaches’ basic design has persisted unchanged for millions of years.
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How To Make Millions Off of Lead Poisoning

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Victims of lead-paint poisoning are often awarded 'structured settlements,' payments that occur monthly over decades. A secondary market for these settlements has cropped up.
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Mass Hysteria in the 1980s, Amassing Wealth in the 1500s

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Understanding the epidemic of prosecutions of day care workers in the 1980s. The Renaissance banker who became the richest man who ever lived. Tom McCarthy's novel, Satin Island.
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Murky Justice Served in 1980s Child Sex Abuse Cases

Thursday, August 27, 2015

During the 1980s, some 190 day care workers were formally charged with sexual crimes against the children they cared for, but many of the children's confessions may have been coerced. 
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Trump Has Nothing on this Renaissance Banker

Thursday, August 27, 2015

The wealthiest man who ever lived was a Renaissance banker who revolutionized the art of making money and established the radical idea of pursuing wealth for its own sake.
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A Data-Driven Apocalypse in Tom McCarthy's 'Satin Island'

Thursday, August 27, 2015

In his new book, the British author envisions an apocalyptic city, delves into our data-driven lives, and explores the nature of symbols.
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The Mysteries In, and Under, A Chameleon's Skin

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Scientists are still piecing together how chameleons change color, how they project their tongues at explosive rates, and the other mysteries.
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Why an FBI Agent Colluded with Mobster Whitey Bulger

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

A new book tells the story of the relationship between Whitey Bulger, and the FBI agent he colluded with for decades, who offered Bulger protection in return for help. 
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Money, Power, and Mobsters

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Understanding the money culture of college football. The relationship between Whitey Bulger and the FBI. The colorful language of chameleons. Our Gurus of How-To tackle home repair.
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Who Gets Rich Off College Football?

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Investigative journalist Gilbert M. Gaul probes into the $2.5-billion-a-year entertainment business known as college football.
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Summer Home Repair with Our Gurus of How-To!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Our gurus of How-To, Alvin and Lawrence Ubell, take calls about summer home repair!
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Guest Picks: Cara Nicoletti

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Cara Nicoletti came by the show to talk about her new book Voracious. She also told us about some of the books, and food, that she hungers for. 
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The Great Books, and The Great Meals Inside Them

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Cara Nicoletti, a former butcher at Brooklyn’s The Meat Hook and former pastry chef, discusses her new book, Voracious: A Hungry Reader Cooks Her Way Through Great Books.
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A Beating, Then Death, Then Silence

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Investigative journalist Michael Winerip talks about the death of Samuel Harrell, an inmate at the Fishkill Correctional Facility.
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Ranking Every Slice in Manhattan

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

What a punk rocker learned eating at every pizzeria on the island.
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Recipe: 'The Silence Of The Lambs' Crostini with Fava Bean and Chicken Liver Mousses

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

A recipe by Cara Nicoletti based on the book The Silence of the Lambs
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Recipe: 'The Little Friend' Peppermint Stick Ice Cream

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Cara Nicoletti's recipe for Peppermint Stick Ice Cream, from the book The Little Friend.
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