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Want A Shot At $10,000? Solve Kentucky's Great Bourbon Mystery

Friday, May 02, 2014

Toasting the Kentucky Derby with a shot of prized Pappy Van Winkle bourbon will cost you. Last fall, 222 bottles were stolen straight from the distillery, and the police still don't know who did it.

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MERS Virus Comes To U.S., But Risk To Public Is Deemed Low

Friday, May 02, 2014

An American health care worker who worked in Saudi Arabia is the first confirmed case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome in this country. Health officials are concerned but not panicked.

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All Things Considered

What's The Secret To Minnesota's Success On Jobs?

Friday, May 02, 2014

The labor market has recovered strongly in Minnesota, where the unemployment rate is just 4.8 percent.

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Urban Greengrocers Are Back, To Serve Big-Spending Locavores

Friday, May 02, 2014

Small, independent grocery stores are a growing trend in urban areas. They're not far off from the shops where gran and gramps used to buy their produce, but have been updated for the modern foodie.

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Don't Count On Travel Insurance To Cover Mental Health

Friday, May 02, 2014

People buy travel insurance so they won't lose a lot of money if they become ill and can't travel. But for most policies, "ill" doesn't include mental illness. Some travelers discover that too late.

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Does 'Rich Bigot' Sterling Deserve A Break?

Friday, May 02, 2014

The NBA could push Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling to sell his team over statements he made about African-Americans. But is he being unfairly chastised? The Barbershop guys weigh in.

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Yiddish Culture Takes Center Stage

Friday, May 02, 2014

An effort to preserve the Yiddish language is getting a boost from the theater world. The artistic director of the National Yiddish Theatre-Folksbiene talks about preserving the language through art.

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Tough Lessons On Debt For College Students

Friday, May 02, 2014

This Spring, Tell Me More and Morning Edition have helped listeners navigate the higher education money maze. David Greene and Michel Martin do a wrap of the "Paying for College" series.

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Morning Edition

Ohio Teenager Takes His Great-Grandmother To Prom

Friday, May 02, 2014

Austin Dennison remembered his "Granny DD" wasn't able to go to her own prom because her family didn't have enough money. So Austin asked the 89-year-old to be his date.

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Morning Edition

Squirrel Selfie Doesn't End So Well

Friday, May 02, 2014

A teenager was in Tampa, Fla., looking at colleges when he spotted a squirrel. He took a selfie with the squirrel but the flash scared the animal and it tried to hide inside the young man's shirt.

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Morning Edition

Jobless Report May Confirm Economy Is Heating Up

Friday, May 02, 2014

The April jobs report is out on Friday, and economists expect an increase of about 220,000 jobs. If all those jobs materialize, it would be a sign the economy weathered the harshest winter in years.

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Morning Edition

American Freshman Survey: Money Plays A Role In College Selection

Friday, May 02, 2014

Morning Edition co-host David Greene talks to Sylvia Hurtado, director of UCLA's Higher Education Research Institute, about the National Freshman College Survey and future trends in education.

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Morning Edition

Feds List Schools Under Investigation For Abuse Claims

Friday, May 02, 2014

The White House told colleges and universities to take tougher actions to stop sexual assault. The Education Department released a list of schools under investigation for their handling of assaults.

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Morning Edition

Quiet Zone Shuns Cell Service, Wi-Fi

Friday, May 02, 2014

The National Radio Quiet Zone is a 13,000-square-miles area in West Virginia where cell phones and WI-FI are banned. (This piece originally aired Oct. 8, 2013 on Morning Edition.)

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Morning Edition

Agribusiness Funds 'Farmland' To Counter Hollywood Message

Friday, May 02, 2014

Films like Food Inc. and King Corn highlight the evils of big agriculture. Now farmers are hitting back with their own movie, Farmland. It was funded by the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance.

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Morning Edition

Columnist: Plantation Mentality Still Exists In Pro Sports

Friday, May 02, 2014

Morning Edition co-host David Greene talks to New York Times sports columnist William c. Rhoden about the Donald Sterling controversy, and the relationship between professional sports and race.

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Obamacare Sign-Ups Show Wide Variation By State, Ethnicity

Friday, May 02, 2014

Nearly half the 8 million people who bought health insurance through the state and federal exchanges signed up in the last six weeks. Florida enrolled 39 percent of those eligible, despite opposition.

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Morning Edition

Texas Family's Nuisance Complaint Seen As Win Against Fracking

Friday, May 02, 2014

A jury awarded nearly $3 million to the Parrs, who say leaks at a natural gas site made them ill. The family won the suit without having to prove that the drilling company broke environmental laws.

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All Things Considered

When College Sexual Assault Panels Fall Short, And When They Help

Thursday, May 01, 2014

The White House is cracking down on colleges to improve how they handle sexual assault complaints. But critics say schools are in over their heads, and that these cases are meant for the courts.

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Ending 5-Year Dispute, New York Reaches Deal With Teachers Union

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Teachers in the largest public school system in the country had been working without a contract since 2009. Mayor Bill de Blasio called it a "landmark" labor deal.

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