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The Leonard Lopate Show

Why We Hang on to Too Much Stuff – and How to Stop

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure — and that can be a problem. The psychology behind why it’s hard (but often necessary) to let go of our excess things.

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How A Tiny Fly's Ears Could Help You Hear Better

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The Ormia ochracea fly has sophisticated little ears — it can locate crickets by calculating their chirps. Those super-ears are inspiring the next generation of microphones for human hearing aids.

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The Takeaway

Within Hours, Courts Issue Conflicting Rulings on Obamacare

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

A federal appeals court issued a huge blow to the Affordable Care Act by invalidating insurance subsidies in 36 states. Then a different circuit offered its own decision, upholding the Obama subsidies.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Balm

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Can you handle the heat? On Tuesday's show, we devoted much of the show to a mini-series of conversations around the theme of HEAT. Listen and download the full special above, or individual segments below.

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Morning Edition

Federal Court Throws Out Health Care Subsidies In 36 States

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News explains a federal appeals court ruling Tuesday that overturns subsidies provided to low- and middle-income people in states that use the federal health exchanges.

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Appeals Court Strikes Down Subsidies In Federal Health Exchange

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

If the decision stands, at least 5 million Americans would face an insurance premium increases of at least 76 percent, according to one estimate. The case could wind up in the Supreme Court.

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The Takeaway

Latest Medicine on Prescription Pads: Outdoor Play

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

In a pilot program called “Outdoors Rx,” doctors write prescriptions for kids to participate in outdoor activities, in an effort to promote better health and prevent chronic illness.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

In The Future, We'll All Be Wearing Short Sleeves To Business Meetings

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Our daily lives might be about to change with the expected climate shift. David Biello, editor for environment and energy at Scientific American, discusses the future of our communities, and some of the changes Americans might have to make.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

It's Getting Hot in Here: What Heat Does to You

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Dr. Susi Vassallo, clinical associate professor in the department of medicine at NYU Langone, explains what happens to your body, brain, and behavior when the temperature rises.

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Life of the Law

Two Sides of a River

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Sometimes what’s considered as socially acceptable behavior can also be technically unlawful. Reporter Jason Albert follows one city as it grapples with how to enforce laws in a public park without unnecessarily restricting public use.

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U.S. Appeals Courts Issue Conflicting Decisions On Obamacare Subsidies

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

One panel threw out subsidies in the 36 states that did not set up their own insurance exchanges. Another said the IRS rule that set them up was legal.

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States Experiment With Health Savings Accounts For Medicaid

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

People who contribute up to $25 a month would be exempt from cost-sharing requirements. But some consumer advocates say the health savings accounts add a needless layer of complexity to Medicaid.

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The Immigrant Kids Have Health Issues — But Not The Ones You'd Think

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Some politicians say that the nearly 60,000 unaccompanied minors who've come to the U.S. could put the nation at risk for everything from TB to mumps. Health officials tell a different story.

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Morning Edition

Teens Say Looks Can Be Liberating Despite Fashion Police

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

An NPR poll finds that stressed-out American adults commonly feel that their appearance contributes to their anxiety. But how do teens experience stress over their appearance?

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Morning Edition

Ebola Is A Deadly Virus — But Doctors Say It Can Be Beaten

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

There is no cure for Ebola. But doctors are able to treat the virus successfully, raising hope that the outbreak that began in West Africa in March will eventually be brought under control.

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Morning Edition

Some Food Companies Are Quietly Dumping GMO Ingredients

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Many mainstream companies are creating GMO-free foods, but they're not publicizing the changes. Meanwhile, some are also fighting state initiatives that would require them to label GMOs ingredients.

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Morning Edition

Son's Mental Illness Prompts Billionaire's Big Donation To Psychiatric Research

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Ted Stanley is giving $650 million to the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard to find and treat the genetic underpinnings of mental illnesses. His son has bipolar disorder.

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The Takeaway

Women with Breast Cancer, Trying to Find Their Way Back to 'Normal'

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

African-American women with a breast cancer diagnosis face particularly difficult odds. Three black women fighting the disease document their experiences through audio diaries.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Aggressive Propaganda, The Realities of Breast Cancer, and Outdoor Play as Medicine

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

1. In Russia, Propaganda Mounts Around MH17 Crash | 2. 'Under Her Skin': The Realities of Breast Cancer | 3. Could Jimmy Carter's Grandson Unseat a Governor? | 4. Doctors Prescribe New Medicine For Kids: Go Outside

The Brian Lehrer Show

Hot Days and Heated Issues

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

We've been pretty lucky this summer — there haven't been many dog days — but we can't expect that to last. Today, a discussion about heat: What it does to our body and brain, how climate change will affect our society and day-to-day life, how artists visually interpret heat, and your anecdotes about growing up in hot cultures. Plus: New York City's response to immigration in the face of inaction by Congress, and a discussion about responses — immediately from first responders, and afterwards from community leaders — after the death of Eric Garner.