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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: The Threat of America's Next War, Action on Climate Change, and Rewriting Bad Memories

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Today The Takeaway explores America's strategy in Iraq and Syria, the president's plan for climate change, and some new research that may allow humans to control their own memories.

Radiolab

I Missed My Birthday? Darn!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

When Mary Sue Campbell got stuck in a loop -- caused by a bout of Transient Global Amnesia -- her daughter Christine caught it on camera.
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All Things Considered

Life After Ice Buckets: ALS Group Faces $94 Million Challenge

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The ALS Association has raised more than $94 million in recent weeks via its online ice bucket challenge — compared with $2.7 million this time last year. Now what?

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Lizards And Worms Should Not Be On The School Lunch Menu

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

India wins praise for providing free lunches to 120 million of its poorest children. But lax supervision has led to lapses that have sickened and even killed youngsters.

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Rice Bucket Challenge: Put Rice In Bucket, Do Not Pour Over Head

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Water is scarce in India, which is a good reason not to do the Ice Bucket Challenge. A journalist came up with another option — give a bucket of rice to a hungry person. Her version is going viral.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Why a Potential New Cancer Treatment Was Covered Up

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

What led a science writer at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center to expose a cover-up involving a potentially promising experimental cancer therapy.  

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Morning Edition

Why Patients Aren't Coming To Liberia's Redemption Hospital

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

At this government-run facility in Monrovia, doctors and nurses try to provide care as best they can. But since the Ebola outbreak, many people are afraid to come.

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Morning Edition

Hello, May I Help You Plan Your Final Months?

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The company Vital Decisions hires social workers to help people make end-of-life plans in advance, over the phone. But the counselors are paid by insurers. Critics see a conflict of interest.

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Morning Edition

Build A Toothbrush, Change The World. Or Not

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

You think bringing a new toothbrush to market is easy? The seven-year saga of two dental entrepreneurs struggling to bring their patented brush to consumers suggests otherwise.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Bringing to Light: A Cancer Treatment Cover Up, Arab Art, Modern Feminism

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

A whistle-blower at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. A look at the obstacles and challenges teachers face every day. “Here and Elsewhere” at the New Museum. The feminist movement.

New Tech City

How to Be Smarter than Facebook

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Habits are powerful. Tech companies know that when they build you new gadgets and websites. But if you are wise to their tactics, you can drive your habits, not them.

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Depressed Teens May Need Extra Support To Stick With Treatment

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Enlisting parents to make sure teens get counseling is a start, but a lot of families need more support, research suggests. Even finding the right therapist can be daunting.

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All Things Considered

VA Deputy Secretary On Wait Times: 'We Owe The American People An Apology'

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Melissa Block talks with Sloan Gibson, the deputy secretary of the Veterans Affairs Department, about the results of a recent probe into wait times at VA facilities.

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All Things Considered

CDC Director On Ebola: 'We Are Definitely Not At The Peak'

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has arrived in West Africa to assess the Ebola outbreak. The situation in Liberia, he says, is "absolutely unprecedented."

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How Ebola Kills You: It's Not The Virus

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Ebola has a nasty reputation for damaging the body, especially its blood vessels. But when you look at the nitty-gritty details of what happens after a person is infected, a surprising fact surfaces.

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HealthCare.gov Recruits Leader Of Successful Connecticut Effort

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The question will be if Kevin Counihan can replicate his success in Connecticut with the federal health exchange, which was plagued with problems. The goal: A smoother Year Two for Obamacare.

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Health Organizations Call For A Ban On E-Cigarettes Indoors

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Both the World Health Organization and the American Heart Association say vapors from electronic cigarettes pose a health threat to bystanders, and that the devices should be regulated like tobacco.

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Federal Officials Order Medicaid To Cover Autism Services

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Advocates for people with autism applauded the move, but some states are concerned about the costs of covering a wide range of therapy for children with autism.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Let's Talk About Talking About HPV

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

14 million people are infected with HPV every year. Dr. Paul Offit says doctors should talk about cancer -- and not sex -- when telling parents about the vaccine for teens.

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The Takeaway

Investigation Reveals Dark Side to Nursing Homes

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

A new investigation from Takeaway partner The New York Times finds that nursing homes frequently manipulate the Medicare ratings system to guarantee a five star rating.

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