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Science Friday

Hr2: News Roundup, Lovelace and Babbage, NASA Administrator Bolden, Teaching Evolution

Thursday, April 23, 2015

A look at the week in science, a graphic novel featuring pioneers of computing, a conversation with NASA administrator Charles Bolden, and a video about teaching evolution in the classroom.

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Science Friday

Hr1: ISS Science, Solar Sails, Smarter Every Day

Thursday, April 23, 2015

A look inside what may be the most unusual lab available to science, dreaming up the future of space travel, and a conversation with YouTube science star Destin Sandlin.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The New 'One New York' Plan

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Anthony Shorris, NYC’s first deputy mayor, and Nilda Mesa, director of the office of sustainability, talk about the city’s new sustainability plan, OneNYC.

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PRI's The World

Will new garbage bins bring Toronto victory in its war on raccoons?

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Toronto has been called the raccoon capital of the world. Now, the city is launching a new weapon in its war against the backyard bandits — a redesigned garbage bin it hopes will keep nightly raccoon raiders away.

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The Takeaway

Giant Volcano Erupts in Chile

Thursday, April 23, 2015

In Chile, a giant volcano has erupted twice in the past 24 after lying dormant since 1972. The eruptions sent a massive column of lava and ash miles into the sky.

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Morning Edition

Oklahomans Feel Way More Earthquakes Than Californians; Now They Know Why

Thursday, April 23, 2015

The U.S. Geological Survey issues a report Thursday on quakes linked to oil and gas drilling, but Oklahoma has said that the industry's wastewater disposal is the cause. What's unknown is a solution.

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Morning Edition

Fruit Growers Try Tricking Mother Nature To Prevent Crop Damage

Thursday, April 23, 2015

In Michigan's orchard country, extreme heat and cold can mean disaster for fruit growers. Now some are using a new twist on old technology to fool trees when sudden, unexpected weather changes occur.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

OneNYC; the Quest for Cool & Jim Kaat

Thursday, April 23, 2015

The city's new environmental plan; changes to the way summons are issued in the city; strangers policing parents; the quest for cool and former Yankees pitcher and broadcaster Jim Kaat.

Visiting The Everglades, Obama Takes Swipe At Climate Change Deniers

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

"Climate change can no longer be denied," Obama said. "It can't be edited out. It can't be omitted from the conversation. And action can no longer be delayed."

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All Things Considered

Buzz Over Bee Health: New Pesticide Studies Rev Up Controversy

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Two new studies published in the journal Nature point to a connection between a class of insecticides known as neonicotinoids and a decline in bee health. What's bad for bees is bad for crops, too.

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All Things Considered

White House Climate Change Policy Faces Legal Hurdle

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

NPR's Melissa Block speaks to Brian Deese, President Obama's senior adviser in charge of climate policy, about the Obama administration's push for new restrictions around power plant emissions.

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All Things Considered

Julian Koenig, Well-Known Adman, Named Earth Day

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

NPR remembers Julian Koenig, the longtime adman who coined some of the catchiest phrases in the business and named Earth Day.

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PRI's The World

As new leader of the Arctic Council, the US will focus on the region's Big Thaw

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Climate change is hitting the Arctic harder than anywhere else. And when it takes over leadership of the eight-nation Arctic Council later this month, the US will shift the organization's priority from economic development to fighting — and adapting to — climate change.

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On Your Mark, Get Set, Grow: A Guide To Speedy Vegetables

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Impatient gardeners don't have to wait for summer to harvest salad fixings. A surprising variety of crops will bring homegrown produce to your table in as little as three weeks.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Concrete and the Jungle

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

How do stay connected to nature in the big city?

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Happy Earth Day, We're All Doomed!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Here's a (totally incomplete) roundup of what's happening to our planet:
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The Takeaway

How Western Greed Devastates Africa

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The trade in oil, gas, gems, metals and rare earth minerals has wreaked havoc in Africa. And the looting of Africa's natural resources is accelerating as never before.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Intellectual Takedowns; Former White House Press Sec & Why Men Fight

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Michael Eric Dyson on his former friend Cornel West; career advice from the former White House press secretary Dana Perino & one theory as to why men fight, and why we like to watch.

All Things Considered

5 Years After BP Oil Spill, Experts Debate Damage To Ecosystem

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

An effort is underway to figure out how the BP oil spill harmed the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem. The damage may not be as dire as feared, but researchers say it's too soon to know the long-term impacts.

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All Things Considered

President Obama To Visit Everglades National Park On Earth Day

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

President Obama will honor Earth Day Wednesday by visiting the Florida Everglades, an area greatly affected by climate change. NPR's Melissa Block talks to Florida International University ecologist Evelyn Gaiser about what damage has already been done to the region.

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