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A Forgotten Tradition: May Basket Day

Thursday, April 30, 2015

For at least a century or so, April flowers led to showers of May baskets on the front-door knobs of American homes.

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The Great Success And Enduring Dilemma Of Cervical Cancer Screening

Thursday, April 30, 2015

The Pap smear has dramatically decreased rates of cervical cancer, but testing too often has a downside, too. Many women say they aren't yet ready to follow new guidelines and skip the annual tests.

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Dozens Of Writers Join Protest Of Free Speech Award For 'Charlie Hebdo'

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Nearly 150 writers have now signed an open letter that condemns the attacks on the French satirical magazine, but questions whether it deserves a free speech prize for its willingness to offend.

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Health Plans Often Fail To Provide Free Coverage For Women's Health

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Insurers dispute that notion that the problems are widespread. Consumers and advocates have complained to insurers, and some policies have been changed.

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The Takeaway

After Riots, The Orioles Play to An Empty Stadium

Thursday, April 30, 2015

In the wake of rioting and unrest in Baltimore, the Orioles played to an empty stadium as fans were locked out outside.

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The Takeaway

Artist Vijay Iyer on Finding Music in Empty Spaces

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Pianist, composer, writer and Harvard Professor Vijay Iyer joins The Takeaway to discuss his new album.

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All Things Considered

Is Bashar Assad Just Losing Some Ground ... Or His Grip On Power?

Thursday, April 30, 2015

After four years of ebbs and flows in Syria's civil war, rebel fighters are pushing back the president's forces. He's having trouble replacing soldiers. And his allies may be providing less support.

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Safe Surgery Is A Dream In The Developing World

Thursday, April 30, 2015

One-third of global deaths occur because people don't have access to safe surgery, a study finds. Dirty operating rooms and unskilled attendants make going under the knife extremely risky.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Criminal Justice Reform and the 2016 Presidential Race

Thursday, April 30, 2015

The Brennan Center's Nicole Austin-Hillery & Daily News columnist Harry Siegel talk about this "national moment" and whether the unrest in Baltimore will lead to criminal justice reform.

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The Takeaway

SCOTUS: Judges Need Limits on Campaign Cash

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Chief Justice John Roberts surprised many legal experts with his majority decision to restrict a judge's ability to directly solicit campaign donations.

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The Takeaway

Amid Crisis, Nepalis Turn to Buddhist Culture

Thursday, April 30, 2015

The death toll from last weekend's earthquake in Nepal has surpassed 5,000. How does the Buddhist faith and culture help the Nepali people in a time of such suffering? 

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'Charlie Hebdo' Cartoonist Says He Will No Longer Draw Prophet Muhammad

Thursday, April 30, 2015

"He no longer interests me," Luz said in an interview. Militants attacked the magazine Jan. 7, killing editorial staff and others, in apparent retaliation for its depiction of their prophet.

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The Takeaway

A Socialist President? Sen. Sanders Makes His Case

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Vermont Senator Bernie Sander, a self-described socialist, is running for president. The Takeaway explores what his race means for Hillary Clinton and the Democratic party.

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Bullfighting For Buddhists: A Less Bloody Alternative In South Korea

Thursday, April 30, 2015

There are no matadors, no swords and little gore, just two bulls butting heads at the country's annual bullfighting festival. In the end, neither creature dies; each just expresses its "emotions."

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10 Men Sent To Prison Over Shooting Of Pakistani Girl Malala Yousafzai

Thursday, April 30, 2015

A Pakistani anti-terrorism court sentenced the men to 25-year terms for their roles in the near-fatal attack on Malala Yousafzai when she was 15.

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Rescue Brings A Bit Of Good News To Nepal's Capital After Earthquake

Thursday, April 30, 2015

For five days, a teenager in Kathmandu was covered in the rubble of a seven-story building that was hit by Saturday's powerful tremor. On Thursday, rescue crews pulled him to safety.

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Skip A Grade? Start Kindergarten Early? It's Not So Easy

Thursday, April 30, 2015

New research calls for a fresh look at policies on jumping gifted students ahead.

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Morning Edition

With Only One Runway, Kathmandu's Airport Hinders Earthquake Relief

Thursday, April 30, 2015

There's gridlock at Nepal's international airport. That has complicated efforts to get goods and supplies into the country after Saturday's earthquake.

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Morning Edition

Looting And Rioting? First Responders Remember 1968

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Some first responders are dealing with looting and burning in Baltimore for the first time. But Michel Martin asks whether there's a familiarity for those who were on duty during the riots in 1968.

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Morning Edition

Saudi King Salman Reshuffles Line Of Succession

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Saudi Arabia's King Salman shook up the monarchy on Wednesday. According to a royal decree, the king's nephew takes over as crown prince, and the king's young son becomes deputy crown prince.

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