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The Takeaway

How the NRA Twisted Gun Science and Silenced Researchers

Friday, April 10, 2015

In the early '90s, CDC research showed that households with a gun had higher rates of violent deaths. The NRA questioned the science and worked to cover it up.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: School Discipline, Silencing Gun Research & Game of Thrones

Friday, April 10, 2015

The Takeaway looks at a new investigation into police in schools, we explore NRA lobbying efforts, and we prepare you for the return of the hit series "Game of Thrones."

The Brian Lehrer Show

Hacking Accessibility

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Activists talk about software and wearable technology designed to help people with disabilities, plus calls on low-tech hacks.

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The Takeaway

Pentagon's Costly Gamble Led to $10 Billion Flop

Thursday, April 09, 2015

LA Times investigative journalist David Willman reveals a $10 billion defense failure in his investigation into the Pentagon's missile defense programs.

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PRI's The World

Renewed diplomacy still leaves Cubans stuck in a dial-up world

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Cuban hopes for high-speed Internet connections remain on hold, stalled by outdated infrastructure and authorities worried about losing their grip on power. But Cubans still find plenty of ways to work around their scant online connections.

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All Things Considered

An Artist's Brainstorm: Put Photos On Those Faceless Ebola Suits

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Printers blew up. People took the photo stickers home. But in the end, art professor Mary Beth Heffernan succeeded in bringing a human face to the scary-looking protective gear.

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Is It Time For A Warning Label On Sugar-Loaded Drinks?

Thursday, April 09, 2015

New legislation in California and New York proposes a label for sugary beverages. The label looks like the warning on cigarette packages, but the beverage industry has called it "misleading."

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All Things Considered

Medical Schools Reboot For 21st Century

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Medicine has changed a lot in the past 100 years. But medical training has stayed much the same. Many schools are now retooling — focusing on teamwork — to train a different kind of doctor.

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Science Friday

Hr2: Arctic Permafrost, The Future of Artificial Intelligence, Publication Pollution

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Microbes living in Arctic permafrost could create greenhouse gases, asking questions about the future of artificial intelligence, and medical ethicist Art Caplan says science and medical journals are plagued by fraud.

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Science Friday

Hr1: News Roundup, Undersea Cables, Apple Watch, The Macroscope

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Science blogger Rachel Feltman gives us her top stories this week, a tour of the undersea cable network that connects the global internet, Re/Codes Lauren Goode give us her take on Apples new wearable, SciFri producer Luke Groskin introduces the first epis

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The Takeaway

Moral Darwinism: The Surprising Evolution of Human Values

Thursday, April 09, 2015

In his latest book, Ian Morris, a professor of classics at Stanford University, argues that our moral values are actually a function of the ways society organizes itself to get energy.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Being Almost a Doctor

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Dr. Matt McCarthy tells the story of his year as an intern and what it tells us about medicine today.

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The Takeaway

Former Clinton Drug Czar on The Fight Between Science and Politics

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Gen. Barry McCaffrey weighs in on the behind the scenes jockeying over a scientific report on drug policy. He says science can easily get distorted when political agendas are at stake.

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Morning Edition

Bill To Limit Vaccine Exemptions Moves A Step Closer In California

Thursday, April 09, 2015

A measure that would require more children to get vaccinated is moving ahead in the California Legislature. Though the state saw a large measles outbreak this year, final passage may be tough.

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Morning Edition

Obama To Address Caribbean's 'Economic Achilles' Heel' — Energy

Thursday, April 09, 2015

The president meets with Caribbean leaders in Jamaica Thursday — and a looming energy crunch in the region is high on the list.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: ISIS Propaganda, Costly Gambles, and Evolving Human Values

Thursday, April 09, 2015

The Takeaway looks at new strategies being pursued by ISIS, an investigative report into Pentagon spending after 9/11, and the way our values change with the economy.

All Things Considered

Sushi Science: A 3-D View Of The Body's Wasabi Receptor

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

The same receptor on nerve endings that makes sinuses tingle when we eat wasabi plays an important role in the pain of inflammation. The first 3-D view of the receptor could lead to better pain drugs.

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All Things Considered

Link Between Heart Disease And Height Hidden In Our Genes

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Doctors long ago noticed that, beyond the usual influences of diet and smoking, short people seem to get heart disease more often than tall people. But why?

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All Things Considered

From Pet To Pest, Goldfish Tip Scales Of Survival In Lake's Ecosystem

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Colorado wildlife officials believe someone released four or five pet goldfish into Teller Lake #5 a few years ago. Now, the fish number in the thousands and threaten the lake's ecosystem.

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Fresh Air

The Creepy, Crawly World Of Bedbugs And How They Have 'Infested' Homes

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Brooke Borel's new book describes their history and how they hide, bite and reproduce. Borel, who has combated them herself, says an infestation "does mess with your mind a little bit."

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