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Domestic Violence Protections Still Resonate 20 Years After Crime Bill

Saturday, September 13, 2014

President Clinton signed major crime legislation in 1994, and provisions that protect women from domestic violence have deep staying power.

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What The U.S. Has Given To Fight Ebola (And Why It's Not Enough)

Saturday, September 13, 2014

U.S. aid is beginning to flow into the countries fighting the deadly virus. But while protective equipment and food supplies are vital, what's really needed now are health workers.

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Nightmares And Darkness Follow Marine Home From Iraq War

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Jeff Lucey deployed to Iraq with the Marines in 2003. He returned home later that year, and initially, all seemed well. But it slowly became apparent that Lucey was struggling with invisible wounds.

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The Takeaway

The Takeaway Weekender: Single Americans, Robot Cockroaches, and a Scottish Movie Star

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Welcome to The Takeaway Weekender! 

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Opponents Spar In Court Over Texas Clinics That Do Abortions

Friday, September 12, 2014

Three federal judges heard arguments Friday over whether a Texas law that would, in effect, shutter 11 health clinics that perform abortions puts an undue burden on women.

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WNYC News

A New Way to Look Up Infections, C-Sections and Other Hospital Highlights

Friday, September 12, 2014

New York health officials hope consumers will use new access to "big data" to guide their healthcare choices.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

How Healthy is a Raw Food Diet?

Friday, September 12, 2014

It's a popular trend in the United States, but there's evidence that the health benefits of many foods can only be unlocked when they're cooked.

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How Do You Catch Ebola: By Air, Sweat Or Water?

Friday, September 12, 2014

Americans have many questions — and misconceptions — about the deadly virus that's rapidly spreading in West Africa. We asked two scientists to explain more about how Ebola is transmitted.

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Health Costs Inch Up As Obamacare Kicks In

Friday, September 12, 2014

While there were increases in the second quarter of this year, they don't appear to be pushing the growth in health spending toward the painful levels of a decade ago.

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Make Way For Ambulances: They're Stuck In Bangalore Traffic

Friday, September 12, 2014

The Indian city is a busy high-tech hub with crowded roads. Ambulances get tied up in traffic along with everyone else. Clever thinkers are coming up with solutions. Motorcycle ambulance, anyone?

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TED Radio Hour

Could Genetics Hold The Answer To Curing Autism?

Friday, September 12, 2014

Geneticist Wendy Chung describes what it's like to chip away at the mysteries of autism, and the excitement of uncovering tiny but critical clues.

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TED Radio Hour

Are Microbes The Next Frontier?

Friday, September 12, 2014

Biologist Nathan Wolfe says the unseeable world of microbes is fertile ground for new discoveries.

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Morning Edition

Changing Tack, GOP Candidates Support Better Access To Birth Control

Friday, September 12, 2014

A string of Republican Senate candidates are getting behind over-the-counter birth control, a move that could draw women voters.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Food Friday: Young Local Farmers, an Old Family Store

Friday, September 12, 2014

It's Food Friday! Three local farmers talk about the business of farming. The history of Di Palo’s in Little Italy. Georgian food in NYC. Please Explain on  raw food diets.

The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: A Changing Environment, Law and The 'War on Terror,' and Making 'Eleanor Rigby'

Friday, September 12, 2014

The Takeaway explores the legality of attacking ISIS, a report that shows that the ozone layer is in recovery, and actor James McAvoy on his film "The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby."

The Brian Lehrer Show

Doris Kearns Goodwin; Wendy Davis; and Reps. Engel and Jeffries

Friday, September 12, 2014

Doris Kearns Goodwin; Congressmen Eliot Engel and Hakeem Jeffries; Texas State Senator Wendy Davis; more midterm election polls; children and mental illness; and a fall art preview.

Studio 360

Viruses at the Movies

Friday, September 12, 2014

Radiation used to be Hollywood’s go-to plot device. Now, viruses explain everything from vampires to the zombie apocalypse — but that’s not what really scares public health experts.

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Studio 360

Reconstructing Viruses

Friday, September 12, 2014

Why do scientists want to recreate viral monsters like the 1918 Spanish flu? And if they do, should they be allowed to publish the instructions?

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Studio 360

Playing Against the Virus

Friday, September 12, 2014

When an unintentional pandemic spread through World of Warcraft, epidemiologists studied the online game to learn real-world lessons.

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American Fighting Ebola Receives Blood Transfusion From Survivor

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Last Friday, Dr. Rick Sacra was flown from Liberia to Nebraska in a special medevac plane to be treated for Ebola. After receiving two experimental therapies, Sacra's condition has improved.

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