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Poll Explores Our Perception Of How Factors Large And Small Shape People's Health

Monday, March 02, 2015

Health is not just about trips to the doctor, according to a poll by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health. Housing, stress and abuse are factors.

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Morning Edition

Supreme Court To Weigh Power Of Redistricting Commissions

Monday, March 02, 2015

Although the court has viewed gerrymandering of legislative districts as a practice that deprives citizens of fair representation, it's also thrown up its hands when it comes to policing the practice.

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Morning Edition

A Nearly Recession-Proof City Is Not Slowing Down

Monday, March 02, 2015

The unemployment rate in Lincoln, Neb., is one of lowest in the U.S., thanks to a well-educated workforce. The focus now is on finding workers and keeping young people from leaving.

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Minnie Miñoso, Major League Baseball's First Black Latino Star, Dies

Sunday, March 01, 2015

Miñoso, known as the Cuban Comet and Mr. White Sox, was a seven-time All-Star and three-time Gold Glover whose major league career spanned five decades.

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All Things Considered

A Standout Student, A Star At Goldman Sachs — And Undocumented

Sunday, March 01, 2015

Julissa Arce was a stellar student and an even better financial analyst, but she was scared to go to work every day. "Maybe today's the day someone's going to find out," she feared.

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6 In 10 Young Republicans Favor Legal Marijuana, Survey Says

Sunday, March 01, 2015

A Pew Research Center survey shows that 63 percent of Republicans under the age of 34 favor legalization.

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Watermelon Wedge Issue Ripens In Oklahoma

Sunday, March 01, 2015

The watermelon has been Oklahoma's state vegetable — not fruit — for nearly a decade. The poor melon has become a political football, as some lawmakers now want to repeal the its title.

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In Fourth Year Of Drought, Many Calif. Farms Won't Get Federal Water

Sunday, March 01, 2015

The Bureau of Reclamation announced Friday that for the second straight year, many California farmers will not be getting federal water imports because of the ongoing drought.

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After Delays, Jury Selection To Wrap Up In Boston Bombing Trial

Sunday, March 01, 2015

Jury selection in the trial of the Boston marathon bomber is expected to finish on Tuesday. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks to Boston correspondent Tovia Smith about the start of Dzokhar Tsarnaev's trial.

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Who Fails To Pay Child Support? Moms, At A Higher Rate Than Dads

Sunday, March 01, 2015

The number of dollars of unpaid child support each year in the U.S. is well into the billions. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with data expert Mona Chalabi of FiveThirtyEight.com about the numbers.

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Mr. Spock, Mixed-Race Pioneer

Sunday, March 01, 2015

As Mr. Spock on Star Trek, the late Leonard Nimoy embodied the conflicts faced by many biracial and other people of color. Even on the diverse crew of the Enterprise, he stood out.

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All Things Considered

To Curb Bear Population, Florida Reinstates Hunting Season

Saturday, February 28, 2015

In the past decade, the number of bear-related calls Florida wildlife officials have received has increased by 400 percent. To stop the rise in bear population, officials have agreed to start hunting.

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All Things Considered

One Man's Race To Outrun Alzheimer's

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Cape Cod journalist Greg O'Brien has always found solace in running, and a diagnosis of Alzheimer's hasn't stopped him. But making it work — for himself and his family — isn't always easy.

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How Conservatives Are Readying Their 'Grassroots Army' For 2016

Saturday, February 28, 2015

The message from the Conservative Political Action Conference's first-ever Activism Boot Camp was clear: a win for Republicans in 2016 must be a team effort.

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A 'Show Boat' With An Asian-American Cast Hits The Rocks

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Racial tensions between blacks and whites are at the heart of the "Ol' Man River" musical. Asian-American actors say it doesn't make sense to get on board.

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Despite Big Advantages, Emanuel Forced To Face Chicago Runoff

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Chicago will hold a runoff mayoral election in April. Incumbent Rahm Emanuel will face Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia. NPR's Scott Simon talks to columnist Carol Marin about the race.

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Not So Fast, Jamestown: St. Augustine Was Here First

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Jamestown, Va., claims to be "America's First Region," but St. Augustine, Fla., turns 450 this year, making it the U.S.'s oldest continuous European settlement, a title residents are quick to defend.

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Researchers Examine The Ways Of Southern Coyotes

Saturday, February 28, 2015

The number of coyotes in the Deep South is growing, but biologists know relatively little about their habits across the south and how they are diverging from their cousins out west.

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Can You Dig It? More Evidence Suggests Humans From The Ice Age

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Initially dismissed as a hoax a century ago, scientists have found evidence in Florida of humans living 14,000 years ago. If the findings hold up, they will help rewrite the history of early man.

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All Things Considered

New Museum Depicts 'The Life Of A Slave From Cradle To The Tomb'

Friday, February 27, 2015

A New Orleans attorney has turned an antebellum plantation into a new museum. You won't find hoop skirts and mint juleps but stark relics at a site devoted entirely to a realistic look at slavery.

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