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The Brian Lehrer Show

Things Fall Apart, Come Together

Thursday, May 08, 2014

A law professor argues affirmative action should be based not on race, but place. Plus: some customers with new insurance plans on the New York State ACA exchange are dismayed to find the selection of in-network doctors is small; how the U.S. might be able to help find the missing Nigerian schoolgirls and what might ease the ongoing violence in the region; the policy and politics of the UFT (and other municipal worker) contracts; and birth stories, dissected.   

The Takeaway

Wrongfully Convicted Man Fights for What's His | African Film Festival Sheds New Light on Nigeria | Rubbish: Uncovering the Problems With Trash

Thursday, May 08, 2014

Outrage Cripples Nigerians in Face of Kidnappings | After 10 Years Behind Bars, A Wrongfully Convicted Man Fights for What's His | Syrian Opposition Surrenders Homs | Rubbish: Uncovering the Problems With Trash | Can You Trust the Cops? | How Music & Technology Influence Each Other

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Freakonomics Radio

How to Think Like a Freak -- and Other FREAK-quently Asked Questions

Thursday, May 08, 2014

Stephen Dubner and Steve Levitt talk about their new book and field questions about prestige, university life, and (yum yum) bacon.

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All Things Considered

Snip Decision: Africa's Campaign To Circumcise Its Men

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

A campaign in Africa to prevent HIV has persuaded 6 million teens and men to get circumcised and aims to sign up 14 million more. To do so, health officials must appeal to male vanity.

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All Things Considered

Telepsychiatry Brings Emergency Mental Health Care To Rural Areas

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Many North Carolina counties have no psychiatrists, so emergency rooms are experimenting with beaming in the doctor on video. The hospital can then provide needed treatment.

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All Things Considered

Vermont's GMO Bill Expected To Face Major Legal Challenges

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Vermont gets ready to become the first state to require food producers to label products that are genetically modified, but not without preparing for major legal battles with companies like Monsanto.

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Shinseki: Swift Action If Problems At VA Hospital Are True

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

The veterans affairs secretary says he takes seriously allegations that some patients at a Phoenix hospital may have died while waiting a year or more for treatment.

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Seeking Better Ways To Tell If Surgery Is Too Risky

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Half of all surgery in the U.S. is performed on people over 65, yet many have health conditions that make it riskier. It turns out that the frailer people are, the less likely they are tol survive.

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WNYC News

Who Sleeps in Your Bed?

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

"Worst thing about a family bed is, we don't have any more privacy," Maria Theresa Orozco.

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All Things Considered

Chemists Expand Nature's Genetic Alphabet

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

DNA's instructions are written in a code of four molecular "letters," labeled A, C, T and G. For the first time, researchers have created and inserted two brand-new letters into a living cell.

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The Takeaway

What's a Bigger Threat: Terrorism or Climate Change?

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

At what point does climate change become a national security issue? One retired general explains why global climate change is not just an environmental issue but a military one, too.

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Employers Eye Moving Sickest Workers To Insurance Exchanges

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Since most big corporations are self-insured, shifting even one high-cost employee out of the company plan could save the employer hundreds of thousands of dollars a year.

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Draw My Left! No, No, My Other Left! A Hidden Bias In Art History Revealed

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Why is it that in thousands of portraits done all over the world, artists emphasize the left side of the subject's face? There's a bias here, and it's hiding in our brains.

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Morning Edition

Faith Drives A Father To Create A Test For Childhood Cancer

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Noah Shaw was diagnosed with a potentially fatal cancer when he was just 4 months old. That didn't shake his father's faith in God. But it did drive him to try to invent an early cancer test.

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The Takeaway

What's a Bigger Threat: Terrorism or Climate Change? | Finding Good Advice in Strange Places | U.S. Joins Search for Missing Nigerian Girls

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

What's a Bigger Threat: Terrorism or Climate Change? | U.S. Joins Search for Missing Nigerian Girls | South Africans Vote in First Election Since Mandela's Death | Finding Good Advice in Strange Places | Why Doesn't Silicon Valley Seem to Care About AliBaba? | Balancing Climate Change & the Keystone ...

The Brian Lehrer Show

In The Thick Of It

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Aneesh Chopra, the first U.S. Chief Technology Officer, talks about innovation in federal government and what we can learn from healthcare.gov. Plus: Mary Beth Kelly of Familes for Safe Streets on how to reduce traffic fatalities. We’ll hear from WNYC’s team leaders on the Clock Your Sleep project. Plus: Armando Iannucci, creator of “Veep” and “The Thick Of It”, on satire of government.

The Leonard Lopate Show

A Cancer Doctor on Losing His Wife to Cancer

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Peter Bach, a doctor at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, talks about losing his wife to breast cancer. He examines how his views on treatment shifted in his role as patient’s husband. His article “The Day I Started  Lying to Ruth,” is in the May 5-18, 2014, issue of New York magazine.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Microbes, Antibiotics and Our Health

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

The human microbiome is the combination of bacterial and human cells that exist in a peaceful symbiosis and is responsible for the health and equilibrium of our body. Dr. Martin Blaser explains the role of the microbiome in keeping us healthy and discusses how the overuse of antibiotics is harming our health—contributing to the rise of obesity, asthma, diabetes, and certain forms of cancer. In Missing Microbes: How the Overuse of Antibiotics is Fueling Our Modern Plagues, Dr. Blaser takes us into both the lab and deep into the fields where these troubling effects can be witnessed firsthand and tells us what we can do to avoid even more catastrophic health problems in the future.

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Most Fitness Apps Don't Use Proven Motivational Techniques

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

I downloaded the app. So why don't I feel motivated to get out there and run? Researchers say the problem is not entirely me. Many fitness apps don't use behavioral change methods that could help.

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Big Ambitions And Flawed Technology Tripped Up State Exchanges

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Massachusetts is the latest state that was gung-ho on health care overhaul to concede it had failed to make it easy for people to enroll. Oregon and Maryland also scrapped their online exchanges.

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