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What's More Nutritious, Orange Juice Or An Orange? It's Complicated

Thursday, January 22, 2015

A study suggests that when it comes to oranges, juice may unlock more of some beneficial nutrients for our bodies to absorb than fruit does. But don't use that as an excuse to gulp down OJ just yet.

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House Approves Bill That Would Bar Federal Funding For Abortions

Thursday, January 22, 2015

A bill that would prohibit using federal money to pay for "any abortion" or for "health benefits coverage that includes coverage of abortion" has been approved by the House.

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Science Friday

Bacterial Kill Switch, Comets Asteroids and Protoplanets, Bored and Brilliant

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Ira and guests discuss a 'kill switch' for genetically-modified bacteria, an update on recent exploration of the solar system, and a new project from New Tech City urges you to take a closer look at your smartphone use.

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Science Friday

Laser-patterned Metals, Black Holes, Cuban Coral, Explorers Club

Thursday, January 22, 2015

In this hour, we hear about a materials science advance that makes metal repel water, discuss black holes with Roger Penrose, learn about the health of coral reefs off the coast of Cuba, and take a tour of the Explorers Club.

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Disneyland Measles Outbreak Hits 59 Cases And Counting

Thursday, January 22, 2015

People from 7 months to 70 years old have fallen ill, and one quarter of the victims have been hospitalized. California officials say it's proof yet again of how easily measles spreads.

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Hospitals' Medicare Quality Bonuses Get Wiped Out By Penalties

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Medicare is giving hospitals financial incentives to provide better care. But so far about half of the hospitals that got incentive payments found them canceled out by other quality programs.

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Morning Edition

Measles Outbreak At Disneyland Spreads To Other States

Thursday, January 22, 2015

California health officials say more than 4 dozen cases of measles have been diagnosed in the state — a result of an outbreak that started at Disneyland. Most who got sick were not vaccinated.

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Morning Edition

Senator 'Astounded' That Nonprofit Hospitals Sue Poorest Patients

Thursday, January 22, 2015

NPR and ProPublica have been reporting about nonprofit hospitals that seize the wages of lower-income patients. Sen. Chuck Grassley says hospitals doing that could be breaking the law.

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Morning Edition

Police Fire Tear Gas On Kenyan Kids Protecting A Soccer Field

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Hundreds of kids in Nairobi protested the loss of their playground to a developer Monday. In the end, the children did what ordinary Kenyans are rarely able to do: defend a public space.

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All Things Considered

California Prisons Aim To Keep Sex Between Inmates Safe, If Illegal

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

A new state law requires that condoms be made available to all prison inmates — even though state law also forbids sex between prisoners.

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Morning Edition

E-Cigarettes Can Churn Out High Levels Of Formaldehyde

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Unexpectedly high levels of the cancer-causing chemical were found in an analysis of the vapor from e-cigarettes, researchers say.

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All Things Considered

Going For The Gold Sends Mercury Down The River

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Illegal mining in the headwaters of the Amazon is endangering people and fish hundreds of miles downstream.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

A Super Bowl Champ on Life after the NFL

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Guest host Andy Borowitz talks to a Green Bay Packer about what happens to the mind and body after a life on the gridiron.

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All Things Considered

Scientists Give Genetically Modified Organisms A Safety Switch

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

By making E. coli dependent on an artificial amino acid, scientists hope to show that engineered organisms can be safer and more useful for industrial processes like drug production.

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The Takeaway

Web Exclusive: Navigating The Tricky Business of Sex & Parenthood

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

WNYC's parenting podcast "The Longest Shortest Time" is launching a series on sex and parenting. Host Hillary Frank chats with Culture Producer Kirsten Meinzer about the series and more.

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Feeling Gloomy? Maybe Things On Earth Aren't As Bad As You Think

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

That's the view of Michael Elliott, head of Bono's anti-poverty group One and a delegate to Davos, where leaders and activists are gathering this week to hash out solutions to the world's ills.

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War Over Obamacare Heats Up In States

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

State legislatures are the new battlegrounds for the Affordable Care Act. Lawmakers across the country are at odds over hundreds of bills that would either cripple or prop up the sweeping health law.

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The Longest Shortest Time

The Parents' Guide to Doing It

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Navigating sex after parenthood isn't easy! Join Dan Savage & Jane Marie for an NSFW conversation on getting back in the sack.

Morning Edition

Tax Preparers Get Ready To Be Bearers Of Bad News About Health Law

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

With Affordable Care Act open enrollment ending Feb. 15, taxpayers could find themselves shut out of health insurance – and saddled with big fines – if they don't deal with taxes early this year.

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Would Kids Eat More Veggies If They Had Recess Before Lunch?

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Many healthy school lunch options end up in the garbage. But two researchers say that students who eat lunch after recess are more likely to eat fruits and veggies than students who eat lunch first.

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