Locusts Eat The Crops Of Madagascar — And Each Other, Too

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

We know next to nothing about the red locusts that are swarming over Madagascar. But we do know they destroy crops, a plan is needed to fight them, and eating them is a bad idea.


The Takeaway

Chasing the Costs of Cancer

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

From $5 co-pays to $38,000 operations, the costs of living with and treating breast cancer vary widely, and it's left many patients and their families strapped and confused.

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A Family Meeting on Retirement: Plans, History and Money

Monday, September 01, 2014

Do you crave or dread hanging up your hat at the end of a long career? Advice from the experts - and you - about making the most of your golden years.

A Peace Corps Stint In Madagascar Gave Him A Vision of Vanilla

Friday, August 29, 2014

The top source of vanilla beans sends its fragrant crop abroad for processing into extract. Now a former Peace Corps volunteer aims to boost Madagascar's economy by building a bean-to-bottle business.



21 Tips For Surviving New York City

Friday, August 29, 2014

Drop off your laundry. Meditate in the Bronx. See improv. Our hosts and producers tell you how to survive -- and thrive -- in this insane place. 

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Is This The Best Way To Give To Charities?

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The Ice Bucket Challenge is on its way to raising $100 million for the ALS Association, but a one-off donation to a disease-specific organization may not be your most effective move.

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The Ice Bucket Challenge And Other Good Causes: Do Stars Really Help?

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

When actor Tom Hiddleston and Lady Gaga take the Ice Bucket Challenge, it makes a big splash. But do stars really make a difference in fund-raising and public awareness when they endorse a charity?


Morning Edition

World's Aid Agencies Stretched To Their Limits By Simultaneous Crises

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

USAID's Nancy Lindborg: "What we have now ... are really complex, difficult crises that are fundamentally the result of non-democratic governments."

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All Things Considered

Even With $100 Million, WHO Says It Will Take Months To Control Ebola

Friday, August 15, 2014

The WHO has called for donations to help contain the outbreak. But money is just the first step. The challenges run from finding the right staff to prepping neighboring countries just in case.


Death, Sex & Money

A Player Leaves the Game

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Jozen Cummings, dating reporter for the New York Post, knows his way around the singles scene, enough so that he was taking out three girls a day for a while. But that caught up to him — and his wallet. Now that he's found The One, he's doing everything he can to avoid the mistakes he's made in the past.

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Morning Edition

As 'Voluntourism' Explodes In Popularity, Who's It Helping Most?

Thursday, July 31, 2014

More young adults and teens are swapping suntanning and sightseeing for working in orphanages, building schools and teaching English abroad.


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What We Talk About When We Talk About Love...and Money

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Dealing with money in relationships is often stressful. For the new episode out today, Anna Sale, host of WNYC's podcast Death Sex & Moneytalked to several couples trying to balance their checkbooks with their love life -- from a couple that thought they had money all figured out until they had a daughter and one partner stayed home; to an engaged couple that broke it off after they couldn't agree to the terms of a pre-nup.

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Death, Sex & Money

I Love You, But There's This Money Thing...

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

We like to think of our romantic lives as pure and unbothered by cold hard business. But that stuff — the prenup-signing, health care-paying, joint checking account-opening side of relationships — is a big deal that a lot of us worry about. We asked for your stories, and you sent us some doozies.

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Transportation Nation

"We’ve been around the block. We probably helped pave it."

Monday, July 21, 2014

The current Secretary of Transportation — and 11 of his predecessors — are urging Congress to get its act together and enact a long-term fix for the rapidly dwindling Highway Trust Fund.

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Death, Sex & Money

Dan Savage Says Cheating Happens. And That's OK.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Infidelity has kept Savage's marriage exciting and fun, and he's not afraid to talk about it. But there are things even the bluntest sex columnist feels uncomfortable discussing.

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What If The World Cup Were Awarded For Saving Trees And Drinking Soda?

Saturday, July 12, 2014

We thought you'd get a kick out of seeing how the four teams in the final World Cup matches stack up in global health and development.



Up Next: Dan Savage Thinks Your Best Friends Could Be Swingers

Wednesday, July 09, 2014


Consensual infidelity could be what's holding some relationships together — including Savage's — and it's something he's eager to talk about. But for next week's episode, one of our foremost sex columnists opens up about the things he finds hardest to discuss. 


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Are You Ready for Retirement?

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Do you crave or dread hanging up your hat at the end of a long career? Advice from the experts - and you - about making the most of your golden years.

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Banking on Gold to Save the Economy

Friday, June 13, 2014

Paul Krugman says it's a "cosmically bad idea," but former presidential candidate Steve Forbes thinks otherwise. He makes the case for how the gold standard could stabilize the global economy.

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Money, Marriage, and Making It

Friday, June 06, 2014

June Carbone, professor of law, science and technology at the University of Minnesota, and co-author of Marriage Markets: How Inequality is Remaking the American Family [Oxford] and Naomi Cahn, professor at George Washington University Law School, and co-author of the book talk about how ideas of success and stability inform marriage, partnerships, and inequality in our society -- and how those forces have changed over time.

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