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The Brian Lehrer Show

Punishing Misbehavior in Kids

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

How to punish your children constructively. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

China's Secret Organ Transplant Business

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

A China analyst investigates China’s program to get rid of political dissidents while profiting from the sale of their organs--in many cases to Western recipients.

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The Perseid Meteor Shower Peaks Overnight

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The best time to see the shower, which comes every August, is between 3 and 4 a.m. in your local time zone.

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PRI's The World

For a team of researchers stranded on an island with a storm coming, the solution was simple. Send in the Navy

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

A team of NOAA researchers were counting Hawaiian monk seals on a small chain of Pacific islands when they discovered that Tropical Storm Iselle was headed their way. It took a rescue mission by the US Navy to get them out safely.

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All Things Considered

In 'Um' Or 'Uh,' A Few Clues To What We're Saying — And Who's Saying It

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Linguist Mark Liberman, who works at the University of Pennsylvania, says the use of "um" or "uh" can provide signs about the speaker's gender, language skills and life experience.

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Unlocking France's Secrets To Safer Raw Milk Cheese

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

A British cheesemonger wants to translate a French guide to raw milk microbiology into English. She says it has the potential to revolutionize our approach to cheese flavor and safety.

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All Things Considered

Colorado Case Puts Workplace Drug Policies To The Test

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The urine test employers typically use to detect marijuana picks up cannabis smoked or swallowed days or weeks earlier. Should firms be allowed to fire workers who legally use marijuana at home?

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A Life Of Anxiety Documented

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

John Keedy used to be uncomfortable talking about his problems with anxiety, but not anymore. He hopes his series of photos will help others with mental illness see that they're not alone.

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PRI's The World

Conservationists are working to create more national parks at sea

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Here’s some positive environmental news. In fact, it's a positive environmental trend: nations across the world are protecting huge swaths of ocean waters. And the trend may just be getting started.

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Many Women Leave Engineering, Blame The Work Culture

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

From the aerospace sector to Silicon Valley, engineering has a retention problem: Close to 40 percent of women with engineering degrees either leave the profession or never enter the field.

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Elemental Storytelling

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Thomas Doyle tells stories with teeny frozen people. They aren't cold. They are frozen in time, but he freezes them with exquisitely suspenseful, Sherlock Holmes-like care.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Dangers of Dust

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Dust is almost everywhere, and while most household dust isn't hazardous, dust in factories and in the environment can contain toxins and particles that are dangerous to inhale and are even flammable.

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The Takeaway

Connecting The Dots Between Music & Academia

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

After just one year of music lessons, the reading scores of 9- and 10-year-old students from low-income neighborhoods held steady, while the scores of their peers, who didn't study an instrument, dipped. That's the finding of a new study from Northwestern University. 

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Morning Edition

Craft Brewers Tweak N.C. Water To Match Western Mountain Flavor

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Several craft beer makers from the western U.S. are setting up operations in the East. But producing there means they must tinker with local water so the beer tastes the same wherever it's brewed.

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Schoolbook

Modeling Instruction: Where Students Invent Science Lessons

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

WNYC

Science teachers learned how to let students run their own experiments to better grasp scientific concepts. As one teacher said, physics happens all around us. It's just a matter of getting students to see it.

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All Things Considered

To Resolve Feud Over Fracking, Colo. Democrats Turn To Plan C

Monday, August 11, 2014

Colorado Gov. Hickenlooper has declared a compromise to avert a fight over oil and gas drilling. It's meant to solve fracking-related disputes, but it also serves Democrats' political interests.

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'Shark Week' Fuels Shark-Meat Feeding Frenzy At Restaurants

Monday, August 11, 2014

The craze to embrace all things shark during Discovery's "Shark Week" in August is exploding onto menus. But the hype doesn't hide the fact that many of these creatures are endangered.

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PRI's The World

Facebook offers the best advertising for migrant-smuggling coyotes

Monday, August 11, 2014

People who smuggle migrants across the US-Mexico border, known as coyotes or polleros, are logging on to Facebook to find more clients. Satisfied customers will post reviews of their coyotes on social media, and connect their relatives to helpful smuggling contacts online.

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PRI's The World

Consumers are demanding antibiotic-free meat, and Big Food is starting to listen

Monday, August 11, 2014

The US government has been slow to respond to the health threat posed by the widespread use of antibiotics in livestock. But consumer concern about antibiotic resistance is growing, and that's leading some US companies to start changing their ways.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Adventures at the Extremes of Human Flight

Monday, August 11, 2014

Humans are pushing the limits in the air—from skydiving to BASE jumping to wingsuit flying.

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