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The Humble Knish: Chock-Full Of Carbs And History

Sunday, June 01, 2014

The knish is a classic Jewish comfort food — a pillow of dough filled with savory fillings like mashed potatoes. Author Laura Silver says the New York knish is also filled with stories.

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Regulators And Airlines Fight Over Fares, Fees And Fairness

Saturday, May 31, 2014

So exactly how much are we paying for an airline ticket? Do you count the fares, the fees and taxes? The government wants airlines to be more up front with passengers about the total cost.

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Abortion Services Return To Town Where George Tiller Was Murdered

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Five years ago, abortion provider Dr. George Tiller was shot and killed during church services in Wichita, Kan. His clinic closed after his death, but a new one has just opened to a familiar scene.

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In Pizza Kitchens And On Assembly Lines, Temp Workers Face Abuse

Saturday, May 31, 2014

The modern Harvest of Shame is the treatment of blue-collar temporary workers, according to ProPublica's Michael Grabell. NPR's Scott Simon speaks to Grabell about his investigative series.

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Measles Hits 20-Year High In U.S.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported that measles outbreaks in the United States are now at a 20-year high, with 288 cases reported in the first five months of 2014.

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One Wealthy Couple's Mission To Save Marriages, En Masse

Saturday, May 31, 2014

An Oprah-endorsed self-help guru and his wife are devoting their weekends — and dollars — to large-scale, group relationship counseling sessions for couples who can't otherwise afford it.

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In Confronting Poverty, 'Harvest Of Shame' Reaped Praise And Criticism

Saturday, May 31, 2014

The 1960 documentary examined the plight of America's migrant farmworkers. It was praised as groundbreaking, but others called it an "exaggerated portrait" and even some migrants took issue with it.

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All Things Considered

In Mississippi, A Senate Race Derailed By A Blogger's Photos

Friday, May 30, 2014

Tea Party challenger Chris McDaniel is struggling to stay on message after his supporters allegedly exploited longtime GOP Sen. Thad Cochran's bedridden wife.

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All Things Considered

In Nod To History, A Crumbling Philly Row House Gets A Funeral

Friday, May 30, 2014

3711 Melon St. in Philadelphia is an old house, but not a beautiful or particularly unique one. And that's exactly why historians and artists want to mark its demolition with a community celebration.

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Oklahoma's Extreme Drought Has Wheat Farmers Bracing For Worst

Friday, May 30, 2014

Four years of crippling drought has withered the agricultural economies of Great Plains states like Oklahoma. The USDA forecasts this year's wheat crop will be half what it would be in a good year.

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How A Food Stylist Made Squirrel And Earthworm Look Appetizing

Friday, May 30, 2014

Environmentalists say we should eat up animals that are an ecological nuisance. Problem is, they don't usually look very tasty. A photo project tries to alter our perception of these critters.

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Jeopardy Champ Arthur Chu On Nerds, Entitlement And Elliot Rodger

Friday, May 30, 2014

Isla Vista shooter Elliot Rodger declared that he resorted to violence because women weren't attracted to him. Blogger Arthur Chu says the storyline sounds all too familiar and must be rethought.

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What's Ahead For The VA As Shinseki Steps Down?

Friday, May 30, 2014

Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki resigned Friday amid the scandal surrounding unofficial wait lists at VA hospitals. Two former presidential speechwriters weigh in.

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When Women Talk, Should Men Shut Up And Listen?

Friday, May 30, 2014

The Barbershop guys talk about what we can learn from the Isla Vista tragedy, and if narratives about the geek-getting-the-girl are really damaging.

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New Orleans District Moves To An All-Charter System

Friday, May 30, 2014

Charter schools have lifted test scores and graduation rates in New Orleans, but racial disparities remain a problem as charters are given responsibility for nearly all the city's children.

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Morning Edition

Embattled Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki Resigns

Friday, May 30, 2014

VA Sec. Eric Shinseki resigned Friday after meeting with President Obama. Obama praised Shinseki, but said the retired general feels that new leadership is needed to address the department's problems.

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Morning Edition

VA Secretary Apologizes For 'Indefensible' Treatment Delays

Friday, May 30, 2014

Addressing a homeless veterans group Friday, Veterans Affairs Sec. Eric Shinseki says he will support a bill that would strengthen his office's ability to hire and fire staff within the VA system.

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Tsarnaev Friend Accused Of Impeding Boston Bombing Investigation

Friday, May 30, 2014

Khairullozhon Matanov lied and destroyed evidence about his contacts with the Tsarnaev brothers in the immediate aftermath of the April 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, according to an indictment.

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Morning Edition

Cracks Appear On Ledge Of Chicago's Willis Tower

Friday, May 30, 2014

When some tourists stepped out onto the glass ledge 103 floors up, they heard cracking. An official insists it was just the protective coating that shattered beneath their feet.

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Morning Edition

Judge Rules Tenn. Town Can Change Its Name To Rocky Top

Friday, May 30, 2014

The song 'Rocky Top' is about a fictional place in the Tennessee hills. Developers wanted to change the name of an existing town to Rocky Top but the song's publisher tried to stop them.

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