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Republican Gov. Rick Snyder Turns To Voters To Approve Tax Increase

Friday, January 30, 2015

Some states are experiencing major budget deficits and several Republican governors are opting to increase taxes to make up for the shortfall. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder talks to Robert Siegel.

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All Things Considered

By Impersonating Her Mom, A Comedian Grows Closer To Her

Friday, January 30, 2015

Human relationships are entanglements, and those connections often aren't clear to us at all. When Maria Bamford impersonated her mom, she realized what she loved about her โ€” and about herself.

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All Things Considered

Ohio Man's IRS Drama The Plight Of The Living Dead

Friday, January 30, 2015

We explore the case of 94-year-old Siegfried Meinstein. The Internal Revenue Service thinks the Ohio man is dead. They blame the error on the Social Security Administration, but the agency pushes the blame back on the IRS.

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Kerry Fined $50 For Not Shoveling Sidewalk Outside Boston Home

Friday, January 30, 2015

The secretary of state was in Saudi Arabia when the massive snowstorm struck the Northeast this week. His spokesman said he would pay the fine.

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Experiments With Coordinating Medical Care Deliver Mixed Results

Friday, January 30, 2015

The medical home is intended to make health care better and safer by having primary care providers manage a patient's care. So far it's not clear if they can also save money.

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Diabetes Technology Inches Closer To An Artificial Pancreas

Friday, January 30, 2015

It's not easy to build machines that control sugar as well as a human pancreas, but the technology is getting a lot better. The goal is to liberate people on insulin from constant vigilance.

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Songwriter, Poet Rod McKuen Dies At 81

Friday, January 30, 2015

Rod McKuen is credited with more than 200 albums and more than 30 collections of poetry. He died on Thursday after a lengthy illness.

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Morning Edition

The Art World Gets In On The Super Bowl Rivalry

Friday, January 30, 2015

Seattle Art Museum and New England's Clark Art Institute are wagering major paintings on the outcome of Sunday's Super Bowl. They'll be on a 3-month loan. Both dramatic seascapes of their regions.

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Morning Edition

Patriots Meet Seahawks In Super Bowl XLIX On Sunday

Friday, January 30, 2015

The Seattle Seahawks will be trying to win a second straight championship when they play the New England Patriots. Both teams have a 14-4 record.

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Morning Edition

Former Democratic Sen. Jim Webb Explores Presidential Bid

Friday, January 30, 2015

In considering whether to launch a presidential campaign, former Senator Jim Webb of Virginia tells Steve Inskeep his big challenge would be raising money to promote his ideas.

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Morning Edition

African-American NASCAR Driver Raced Like 'A Great Artist'

Friday, January 30, 2015

Wendell Scott becomes the first African-American NASCAR driver to be inducted into the Hall of Fame on Friday. Although Scott faced racism during his career, his son says he would never stop racing.

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Morning Edition

Could This Virus Be Good For You?

Friday, January 30, 2015

Scientists studying HIV and Ebola have noticed another virus hitching along for the ride in some blood samples. Now they're trying to figure out whether the lurker helps the body fend off disease.

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Arrested For Resisting Arrest โ€” Yes, It's Possible

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Resisting arrest is usually a secondary charge against someone already being arrested for something else, but not always.

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'Female Husbands' In The 19th Century

Thursday, January 29, 2015

In newspapers, magazines and novels, the "female husband" was a person of great interest.

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Study Finds Court Fees Also Punish The Families Of Those Who Owe

Thursday, January 29, 2015

The Center for Community Alternatives says that formerly incarcerated men and women rely heavily upon family, almost always receiving cash from them.

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Dartmouth Bans Hard Liquor On Campus

Thursday, January 29, 2015

The Ivy League school is also introducing a mandatory four-year sexual violence prevention and education program for students. The steps are part of efforts to reform social life at the college.

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All Things Considered

University Re-Imagines Town And Gown Relationship In Philadelphia

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Drexel University is taking a hands-on approach to redeveloping one of Philadelphia's poorest neighborhoods with a new center designed to serve not just students but mainly local residents.

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Join Us Tonight to Talk About The "Whiteness of Public Radio Voice"

Thursday, January 29, 2015

In a widely circulated piece, Chenjerai Kumanyika, who is black, wonders if he has to sound "white" to make it on public radio. We're taking the conversation to Twitter tonight. Join us:#PubRadioVoice

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Report: The Increasingly Unequal States Of America

Thursday, January 29, 2015

A new report finds the expanding income gap between most American workers and the top one percent persists. Even in a state with good wage growth, elite incomes climb faster.

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Treasure Hunter Who Disappeared With Shipwreck Loot Appears In Court

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Tommy Thompson, who found one of the most lucrative wrecks in history, had been living under an assumed name after failing to appear in a lawsuit brought by the recovery project's backers.

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