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The Takeaway

The GMO Debate: Listeners Respond

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Yesterday we had a conversation centering around the GMO debate. Many of you were listening closely, and The Takeaway got tons of comments and phone calls in response to the segment.

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A Liberian Health Worker Aims To Keep Ebola Out Of His Rural Region

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Lorenzo Dorr wants to keep Ebola at bay in remote parts of the country. "We should be prepared before a case is identified," he says, "not chasing after it after hell breaks loose."

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Drugstore Chain CVS Kicks Tobacco Habit A Month Early

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

In February, CVS said it would stop selling tobacco products, despite the profits they brought the company. Now cigarettes in the company's stores are history.

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A Giant Appears At The Edge Of An African Roadway

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

If the task is to think backward, to an important moment in history, here's a stunning way to do it: It's a jewel of a monument alongside a road in South Africa.

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The Longest Shortest Time

Pediatricians, They're Just Like Us

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Think pediatricians have it all figured out when it comes to parenting? You're wrong.

The Leonard Lopate Show

Health and Happiness: Better Healthcare, Making Art from Pain

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

How to make better decisions about our health and get better health care. “Welcome to Night Vale.” Ben Lerner on his new novel. Ian Buruma on creating art after war and suffering.

The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: A Power Play, Revisiting GMOs, and Comfortable Airplane Seats

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

The Takeaway explores the extremism of ISIS, how the ACA has changed the landscape for those with serious illnesses, and who's to blame for the torture of reclining airline seats.

A Suspected Ebola Patient On The Run In Liberia

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

A brief video captures the chaos of Ebola in Liberia. A suspected patient, who allegedly fled a treatment center, is pursued by health workers and wrestled into a truck.

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Double Mastectomies Don't Yield Expected Results, Study Finds

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Young women diagnosed with breast cancer are increasingly choosing to have both breasts removed. A big study says that doesn't improve their survival odds any more than less drastic treatments.

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Another American Doctor In Liberia Tests Positive For Ebola

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

He's the third American to contract the disease while working in Liberia. In this case, the doctor, who was part of the Christian aid group SIM, was treating obstetrics patients.

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The New Yorker: Out Loud

Adam Gopnik on the Pleasures and Perils of Bipedalism

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

The New Yorker's Adam Gopnik takes us on a walking tour of Manhattan's joys of past and present times.

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When A Home Poses Health Risks, The Floor May Be The Culprit

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Homes with dirt floors can make people sick. Replacing them with concrete floors helps cut risks but isn't always affordable. A new project in Rwanda relies on a low-cost alternative.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Let Teens Sleep In

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

It's the doctor's orders. The American Academy of Pediatrics says chronic drowsiness in teens is a public health issue, and middle and high schools should start no earlier than 8:30 am.

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Sharing Risk Can Help Tame The Cost Of Infertility Treatment

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Although some insurance plans are expanding coverage for infertility treatments, most coverage remains skimpy. Shared-risk programs can help couples gain some measure of control.

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The Takeaway

Cracking the Myths About 'Evil' Genetically Modified Food

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Activists have long condemned GMOs for a host of problems, but the pro-nature movement may have turned anti-science, and it's threatening our ability to feed the world.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: An Hour of Unconventional Wisdom

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Today, The Takeaway explores the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, the comeback of passenger pigeons, and a change of heart in the GMO debate.

The Leonard Lopate Show

How to Be More Creative, Raise Bees and Have a Healthier Yard

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

A call for more profit-sharing and employee-owned companies. Philippe Petit on creativity. An urban beekeeper shares tips. The environmental hazards of using pesticides on your lawn!

The Brian Lehrer Show

Changing Times

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

State senate candidates; how to help chronically drowsy teens; and a novel set in the tumultuous newspaper business of the 1990s. 

All Things Considered

Ebola Outbreak Takes Toll On Africa's Health Workers

Monday, September 01, 2014

Nearly 260 health workers in West Africa have been infected, and 134 have died. Dr. Robert Garry of Tulane University, who worked with five who died, discusses the devastation in the community.

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All Things Considered

Economic Impact Of Ebola Crisis Spreads Across Africa

Monday, September 01, 2014

Ebola has exposed weaknesses in Africa's health networks and a failure to work together to arrest the spread of the virus. The "not our problem" response is taking an economic toll on the continent.

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