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Where The Birds Are Is Not Where You'd Think

Monday, July 28, 2014

Birds are everywhere, but the greatest concentration of different birds — the "bird mecca" of America — is not in our great parks, not in our forests, not where you'd suppose. Not at all.

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In Times Of Transition, Get Practical About Your Finances

Monday, July 28, 2014

Life transitions, from expanding families to job losses and promotions, can be financially stressful. Host Michel Martin speaks with money coaches about what to do when you are facing big changes.

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NPR's New CEO Hopes To Improve Diversity At The Network

Monday, July 28, 2014

Host Michel Martin speaks with NPR's new chief executive officer, Jarl Mohn, about his vision for the organization and the state of diversity at the network.

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Lawmakers Announce $17 Billion Deal Intended To Fix VA System

Monday, July 28, 2014

The package would overhaul the Department of Veterans Affairs and provide extra funding to hire more doctors and nurses. Lawmakers unveiled the plan on Monday.

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Morning Edition

People Who Feel They Have A Purpose In Life Live Longer

Monday, July 28, 2014

Do you feel like you wander aimlessly through life, or is there a reason you're here? Psychologists say people with a sense of purpose may stress out less. Or they may lead healthier lives.

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Morning Edition

Why We Think Ignorance Is Bliss, Even When It Hurts Our Health

Monday, July 28, 2014

People sometimes avoid information because they're afraid of bad news. But this "information aversion" can lead people to avoid medical tests that could save their lives.

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Morning Edition

New York Debates Whether Housing Counts As Health Care

Monday, July 28, 2014

Offering a homeless person an apartment with access to a doctor and social services may be cheaper than paying for emergency room visits and jail or shelter stays. But should Medicaid help with rent?

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All Things Considered

Handmade Signs From Homeless People Lead To Art, Understanding

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Artist Willie Baronet is on a 24-city, 31-day trek across the country this month, buying handmade signs from homeless people. He says the project has changed the way he views homelessness.

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How Our Story About A Child's Science Experiment Sparked Controversy

Sunday, July 27, 2014

A researcher has complained that coverage in NPR and other outlets ignores his work and gives undue credit to a sixth-grader's project. But that sixth grader did make an original contribution.

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A Growing Movement To Spread Faith, Love — And Clean Laundry

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Doing the wash can be a chore, but for the poor, the cost of laundry often means forgoing other essentials. Laundry Love aims to relieve the burden with fellowship, free soap and lots of quarters.

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For Rare Languages, Social Media Provide New Hope

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Linguists and native speakers around the world are turning to Facebook, Twitter and other sites to help pass indigenous, minority and endangered languages on to new generations.

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Congress Leaves Town Next Week, But Will Anyone Notice?

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Next week is Congress's last before summer recess, which is often when a flurry of bills are pushed through Congress. This year, not so much, NPR's Ron Elving tells NPR's Scott Simon.

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Lover's Letters To President Harding Pushed German Cause

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Newly-released love letters from President Warren Harding to his mistress make some wonder whether she was trying to influence foreign policy. NPR's Scott Simon talks to historian Jim Robenalt.

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Bel Kaufman Took Us 'Up The Down Staircase'

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Bel Kaufman was a public school teacher who revealed what the New York public schools were really like. She died Friday, in Manhattan, at the age of 103. NPR's Scott Simon has this remembrance.

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Lost At Sea, Legos Reunite On Beaches And Facebook

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Nearly two decades ago, a massive wave struck a container ship and dumped nearly 5 million Legos pieces into the ocean. Today, they are still washing up on shores in England.

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Forget The Fishing Boat: Alaskans Scoop Up Salmon With Dipnets

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Salmon fishing on a scenic river in Alaska isn't always about hooking a big fish in the remote wilderness. Sometimes, it's about standing shoulder-to-shoulder in the water to fill up your freezer.

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Video: Haboob, A Huge Dust Storm, Hits Phoenix Area

Friday, July 25, 2014

The storm is commonly referred to as a haboob, from the Arabic word for an intense summer dust storm. Today's storm hit in time to complicate the Friday afternoon commute.

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All Things Considered

Can Finishing A Big Bowl Of Ramen Make Dreams Come True?

Friday, July 25, 2014

At his ramen shop in Cambridge, Mass., chef Tsuyoshi Nishioka wants customers to follow their dreams. His philosophy? If you can finish a bowl of his ramen, you can accomplish anything in life.

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The Average American Man Is Too Big For His Britches

Friday, July 25, 2014

Growing waistlines, a savvy clothing industry and good old-fashioned stubbornness have kept many men in pants that don't fit. It doesn't have to be this way.

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Are Opponents Of The Death Penalty Contributing To Its Problems?

Friday, July 25, 2014

It's become an article of faith among supporters of capital punishment that abolitionists are doing everything they can to undermine executions, putting up hurdles and then complaining about delays.

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