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PRI's The World

Mount Everest has a problem — with poop

Friday, March 06, 2015

The Nepal Mountaineering Association says human waste is a bigger problem than trash on Mt. Everest. But the climbers aren't going away, so we asked an Everest expedition leader how he plans to safely heed the call of nature atop the world's tallest mountain.

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Morning Edition

Boston Economy Will Escape Big Freeze Of Historic Snowstorms

Friday, March 06, 2015

New England businesses are taking stock after weeks of record-setting winter storms disrupted transportation, stopping many workers from doing their jobs. Telecommuting is helping Boston get by.

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Science Friday

Hr2: Guide to Exoplanets, Fossil Jaw and Human Evolution, Surveillance and Big Data, Mars Plume

Thursday, March 05, 2015

A guide to exoplanets, a how newly discovered fossil jaw pushes back the date of Homo evolution, Bruce Schneier on surveillance, and how an amateur astronomer spotted a Martian mystery.

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Science Friday

Hr1: General Relativity, Dawn Mission, Avoiding the Doctor

Thursday, March 05, 2015

100 years of general relativity, Dawn arrives at Ceres, and how much medical care is too much medical care?

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New Jersey News

Christie Aide Took Political Trips Before Exxon Settlement

Thursday, March 05, 2015

An explosive new allegation links one of Gov. Christie's top aides with a questionable environmental settlement with Exxon Mobil.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: American Gas Chambers, Exploring the Cosmos, and Family Dynamics

Thursday, March 05, 2015

The Takeaway looks at Oklahoma's push to use nitrogen gas in executions, we explore life in the Goldilocks Zone, and family band Kitty, Daisy and Lewis drop by.

All Things Considered

The Anti-Pollution Documentary That's Taken China By Storm

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

A prominent journalist with a sick child quit her job and produced an eye-opening look at the consequences of China's air pollution problem. Some 200 million have watched it since the weekend.

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Senate Fails To Override Obama's Veto On Keystone XL Pipeline

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

The final vote was 62-37, which falls short of the two-thirds needed to override the presidential veto.

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PRI's The World

China quashes debate on viral documentary on air pollution

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

She rarely thought about air pollution. Then her kid had a tumor. Her direct, personal documentary has become a phenomenon in China, with 200 million video views in less than a week. And then authorities clamped down.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

A Russian Murder; Secession Over Fracking; History of Love Songs

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

A Justice Department report found racial bias in Ferguson; a brazen murder in Russia; an exploration of secession over New York's fracking ban; and your family business nominations.

The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: A New Clinton Scandal, A Habitable Moon, and Science For Sale

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

The Takeaway looks at a new scandal swirling around Hillary Clinton, we explore what a habitable moon would look like, and we discuss the corporate business of buying experts.        

Why Shark Finning Bans Aren't Keeping Sharks Off The Plate (Yet)

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Fewer shark fins are being imported into Hong Kong, the epicenter of shark-fin soup, a culinary delicacy. But while the trade in shark fins may be down, the trade in shark meat is still going strong.

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PRI's The World

Fire and lava light up the skies of southern Chile after volcano Villarrica erupts

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

The skies of southern Chile lit up with fire and ash as the Villarrica volcano erupted early Tuesday. The eruption forced the evacuation of more than 3,000 people from the region. Photos of the event offer a startling look at this active volcano.

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WNYC News

Could Climate Change Spur Revolutions?

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

A new study asserts that global warming contributed to a three-year long drought in Syria, setting the stage for a civil war.

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All Things Considered

Science-Based Artist Gives Celebrity Tortoise A Second Life

Monday, March 02, 2015

Lonesome George was the last surviving member of his species and a conservation icon. When the tortoise died, taxidermist George Dante set out to preserve his body, and his legacy.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Why New Jersey Settled a Big Oil Spill Case for Only $250M

Monday, March 02, 2015

New Jersey settled a lawsuit against Exxon Mobil. Debbie Mans of NY/NJ Baykeeper & David Sirota of the IBTimes explain why politics might have encouraged the low settlement.

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The Takeaway

Looking for Gold in the Mountains of Maine

Monday, March 02, 2015

Far underneath the snow in the state of Maine sits potential riches of gold and copper. These precious metals have some people arguing about issues of mining rights.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

NJ's Exxon Mobil Settlement; B.J. Novak; Baba Brinkman

Monday, March 02, 2015

NJ's not so big Exxon Mobil settlement; Monday morning political roundup; theatrical nerd rap; writer and actor B.J. Novak; and the family business series continues with Hicks Nurseries.

Silly, Saucy, Scary: Photos Show The Many Faces Of Ugly Fruit

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Wonky produce can take on absurdly entertaining shapes. But one food activist says learning to love these crazy contours is key to stopping mounds of food waste.

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New Jersey News

Why Did NJ Settle a $9 Billion Pollution Case for Pennies on the Dollar?

Friday, February 27, 2015

New Jersey sought $9 billion from ExxonMobil for the contamination of 1,500 acres of marshland. So why did the Christie administration settle out of court for $250 million?

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