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Your Ideas for a 28th Amendment to the Constitution | Security Agencies Spy on Millions Through Webcams | Inside the Oscar Nominees for Best Original Song

Friday, February 28, 2014

British and American Security Agencies Spy on Millions Through Webcams | President Obama's New Initiative Looks to Keep Men of Color on a Successful Course | Do Food Labels Impact Eating Habits? | Predictions for the Oscars | Inside the Oscar Nominees for Best Original Song | Your Ideas for ...

Young Doesn't Mean Invincible When It Comes To Strokes

Thursday, February 27, 2014

One-third of people who have strokes when they're young struggle with disability and loss of independence nine years later, a study finds. About 10 percent of strokes hit people under 50.

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All Things Considered

With New Food Labels, Back Of The Box Gets A Makeover

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Nutrition panels just got a big makeover from the Food and Drug Administration. First lady Michelle Obama is announcing the changes on the fourth anniversary of her campaign to fight obesity.

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Stethoscopes Do As Much Dirty Work As Hands In Spreading Germs

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Doctors are supposed to wash their hands before touching a patient. But that stethoscope draped around the doctor's neck may be loaded with bacteria, too. Cleaning it would help, researchers say.

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Science Friday

SciFri: This Fish Sucks

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Adam Summers of the University of Washington's Friday Harbor Labs details how the northern clingfish takes the art of suction to new heights.

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Science Friday

SciFri: Making Sense Out of Bitcoin

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Bitcoin is a digital currency that was created by an anonymous developer in 2009.

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Science Friday

SciFri: A 10,000-Year Stopover En Route to the New World

Thursday, February 27, 2014

The ancestors of Native Americans may have lived for millennia on the Bering land bridge before fanning out across the Americas.

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Science Friday

SciFri: Pulsar Pulverizes Incoming Asteroids

Thursday, February 27, 2014

A pulsar 37,000 light-years from Earth collided with a billion-ton asteroid.

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Science Friday

SciFri: A Diverse Energy Diet, to Face a Changing Climate

Thursday, February 27, 2014

U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz talks about progress on President Obama’s “all-of-the-above” energy strategy.

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Science Friday

SciFri: Your Brain on Jazz

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Researcher and musician Charles Limb created an fMRI-safe keyboard to study the effects of jazz on the brain.

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Science Friday

SciFri: On Social Media, the Kids Are All Right

Thursday, February 27, 2014

In It’s Complicated, Internet scholar danah boyd debunks myths about teens’ online lives.

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The Takeaway

A Whistleblower Speaks Out Against the VA's Dangerous Opiate Problem

Thursday, February 27, 2014

According to the Center for Investigative Reporting's Aaron Glantz, the number of opiate medications—highly addictive painkillers like hydrocodone, oxycodone, methadone and morphine—prescribed by the Veterans Administration has increased by 270 percent between 2001 and 2012, far outpacing the increase in patients. Dr. Basimah Khulusi, a former Veterans Affairs physician, has come forward as a whistleblower on this issue. She says the VA forced her out because patients complained that she wouldn't prescribe high doses of opiates.

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Dr. Yogi: Physicians Integrate Yoga Into Medical Practice

Thursday, February 27, 2014

At a Maryland workshop, doctors learn how yoga techniques can help patients with a range of health problems. The doctors also get continuing education credits for the classes.

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On Being

Bobby McFerrin — Catching Song [remix]

Thursday, February 27, 2014

He is a genius of improvisation; a genre-bending vocal magician and conductor. And he sings the territory between music, mystery, and spirit. Who better to contemplate the human voice — its delights, its revelations, and its mystery — than Bobby McFerrin?

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On Being

[Unedited] Bobby McFerrin with Krista Tippett

Thursday, February 27, 2014

He is a genius of improvisation; a genre-bending vocal magician and conductor. And he sings the territory between music, mystery, and spirit. Who better to contemplate the human voice — its delights, its revelations, and its mystery — than Bobby McFerrin?

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Morning Edition

Anti-Abortion Push Has Spain Debating Definition Of 'Progress'

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Parliament is likely to approve a near-total ban on abortion, which has been legal in Spain since 1985. Some proponents argue change has come too quickly, breaking down traditional Spanish values.

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Morning Edition

First Look: The FDA's Nutrition Label Gets A Makeover

Thursday, February 27, 2014

The FDA has released its mock-up of a proposed new label for food. On it, calorie counts go big and bold. What's out? Listing calories from fat. What else is new? More details on added sugars.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Working Families Party; Sandy Aid Problems; Marijuana Legalization; NYC Quiz

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Bill Lipton, the New York State director of the Working Families Party, discusses his party’s agenda and how it plans to keep Mayor de Blasio accountable. Plus: how Sandy aid disbursement is hurting Governor Christie’s reputation; a book on the history of marijuana legalization in the United States and its implications; and a quiz on local trivia for Brian Lehrer Show listeners and for Christopher Winn, the British author of a book about New York City secrets.

Freakonomics Radio

Why Are Japanese Homes Disposable?

Thursday, February 27, 2014

In most countries, houses get more valuable over time. In Japan, a new buyer will often bulldoze the home. We'll tell you why.

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WNYC News

Health Care to Play Bigger Role in New Bids for Long Island College Hospital

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

A new auction for cash-strapped LICH in Cobble Hill asks bidders to preserve as many medical services as possible, including a full-service E-R, intensive care, and at least 100 beds.

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