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All Things Considered

Couples Counseling Catches On With Tech Co-Founders

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Friction between close business partners is the reason many startups fail. But increasingly in Silicon Valley, co-founders of companies are turning to therapists before things go south.

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Science Friday

Hr2: News Roundup, Lovelace and Babbage, NASA Administrator Bolden, Teaching Evolution

Thursday, April 23, 2015

A look at the week in science, a graphic novel featuring pioneers of computing, a conversation with NASA administrator Charles Bolden, and a video about teaching evolution in the classroom.

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Science Friday

Hr1: ISS Science, Solar Sails, Smarter Every Day

Thursday, April 23, 2015

A look inside what may be the most unusual lab available to science, dreaming up the future of space travel, and a conversation with YouTube science star Destin Sandlin.

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All Things Considered

Thoughts Can Fuel Some Deadly Brain Cancers

Thursday, April 23, 2015

A doctor-scientist's long quest to help children with a rare form of brain cancer has led to the discovery that high levels of brain activity can make glioma tumors grow faster.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

When Strangers Police Moms

Thursday, April 23, 2015

A writer talks about how her life was turned upside down when a stranger called the police after seeing her leave her child in the car.

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More Whistleblowers Say Health Plans Are Gouging Medicare

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Federal authorities are investigating claims that some Medicare Advantage health plans have overcharged the government for years by claiming that patients are sicker than they are.

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Morning Edition

CDC: Blue Bell Listeria Outbreak Started In 2010

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Texas ice cream maker Blue Bell Creameries has recalled all its products over Listeria concerns. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the outbreak has been going on for five years.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Kentucky Bourbon, The Music of Protest, and Sexual Harassment

Thursday, April 23, 2015

The Takeaway looks at a massive bourbon heist, Sri Lankan-American musician Bhi Bhiman drops by, and we look at sexual harassment in the restaurant industry.

WNYC News

Mandatory Meningitis Vaccination Could Come to New York

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

New Jersey, Indiana, Louisiana and a handful of states already require it for middle and high school. A pair of New York legislators want New York to join the list.

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New Orleans Bans Smoking In Bars, Restaurants

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Lighting up in casinos is off-limits, too. The smoking ban stems from a law passed earlier this year.

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All Things Considered

California Senate Committee Approves Bill Removing Vaccine Exemptions

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

NPR's Melissa Block talks to Dr. Matthew Willis, the public health officer in Marin County, Calif., one of the strongest centers of vaccine opposition. He talks about the state Senate education committee's approval of a bill Wednesday that would require schoolchildren to be vaccinated.

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Morning Edition

Why Do Mosquitoes Like To Bite You Best? It's In Your Genes

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Researchers set hungry mosquitoes loose on identical and fraternal twins. They found that inherited genes do play a role in making you a mosquito magnet.

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Acclaimed Australian Wellness Blogger Says She Made Up Cancer Claims

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Belle Gibson's claims that she cured her terminal brain cancer solely through diet and lifestyle spawned a wellness empire, an award-winning app, a recipe book and a large online following.

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All Things Considered

Can A Person With Dementia Consent To Sex?

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

A jury in Iowa acquitted a man who had been criminally charged for having sex with his wife, who had Alzheimer's. Very few care facilities have policies on dementia, sex and consent.

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A Young Mother's Death Raises Questions Without Answers

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The official cause of death was an accident. Friends believe her husband had beaten her. Yet no one will speak up — part of the hush that descends over domestic abuse in India.

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The Takeaway

Too Rich But Too Poor: Falling Into the Health Gap

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Too rich for Medicaid and too poor for marketplace subsidies: What happens when you fall into the healthcare gap? 

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On Your Mark, Get Set, Grow: A Guide To Speedy Vegetables

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Impatient gardeners don't have to wait for summer to harvest salad fixings. A surprising variety of crops will bring homegrown produce to your table in as little as three weeks.

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All Things Considered

Why Many Doctors Don't Follow 'Best Practices'

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Doctors, it turns out, often don't follow evidence-based guidelines. One result? Unnecessary tests. Scientists who study this contrariness think they know why.

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Is It Time To Make Medical And Family Leave Paid?

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Democrats in Congress have reintroduced a bill that would create a national paid leave program, covering two thirds of people's wages for up to 60 days a year. But small business owners are wary.

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WNYC News

Cuomo's HIV Panel Getting Restless for an Action Plan

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Advocates and experts recruited by the governor offered dozens of ways New York could help stop the HIV-AIDS epidemic. Four months later, they're still waiting for specific plans.

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