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The Takeaway

Why Technology May Be Killing Your Relationship

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Email. Twitter. Facebook. Netflix. How important is it to be technologically compatible with your other half?

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The Takeaway

Obama Secures Democratic Support For Iran Deal

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

The president has effectively secured victory for the Iran nuclear deal after the 34th Democratic senator announced she would support the accord. Here's what happens next.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Once and Future Robot Helper

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

The first reporter to write about the World Wide Web reflects on the history of automation, from the elevator to the self-driving car. 

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Google Logo Gets A Reboot

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

A new typeface is the most noticeable change.

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Note to Self

Back to School Guide: How to Think About Kids and Tech

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

A round-up of all the big questions we should be asking as the kids head back to school.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Love in The Time of Tech, American Crime, Pope Francis in 2016

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

The Takeaway looks at tech compatibility, why crime is up across the United States, and Pope Francis in the 2016 election.

The Leonard Lopate Show

The Future of Computers, The Legacy of Steve Jobs

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

The rise of “value-added” news coverage. A new look at Steve Jobs. Louise Penny's latest Chief Inspector Ganache book. The complicated relationship between humans and computers.

All Things Considered

How Startups Are Using Tech To Try And Fight Workplace Bias

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

The idea that everyone makes automatic, subconscious associations about people is not new. But now some companies are trying to reduce the impact of such biases in the workplace.

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The Takeaway

The Eclectic Sound of DJ Goldroom

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

DJ, producer, songwriter, and bandleader Josh Legg, known as DJ Goldroom, is an electronic artist inspired by the likes of Bob Dylan and Nirvana.

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The Takeaway

Shell Invests Billions Into Arctic Drilling

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

For the first time in more than two decades, Royal Dutch Shell is preparing to drill for oil in the Arctic Ocean off Alaska's northwest coast.

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Morning Edition

After Government's Greenlight, Commercial Drones Set To Take Off

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

The FAA has granted 1,300 permits that allow commercial firms to operate drones for everything from selling real estate to inspecting utility lines. But there's concern over some recent close calls.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: The Death of the Summer Job, Mixed-Status Families, An Eclectic Sound

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

The Takeaway explores the demise of the summer job, we look at the public school system's role in immigration, and DJ Goldroom drops by.

The Restaurant With No (Visible) Workers

Monday, August 31, 2015

A new, highly automated restaurant in San Francisco looks to speed up service through efficiency. You won't see any people taking your order or serving you at Eatsa, a fast-casual quinoa eatery.

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All Things Considered

Katrina Sparked Push To Improve Hurricane Forecasting

Monday, August 31, 2015

In the decade since Katrina, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the National Weather Service have invested in new satellites and computer modeling technology that have significantly improved their ability to forecast and track hurricanes.

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All Things Considered

North Dakota Law Aims To Set Parameters For Police Use Of Drones

Monday, August 31, 2015

North Dakota is out in front with a law setting the parameters for police use of drones. It bars the use of lethal weapons on these remote controlled flying machines, but it seems to specifically rule in non-lethal weapons. Some legislators are concerned that a change in the original bill that was written by a lobbyist now makes North Dakota the first state to allow police forces to arm drones with pepper spray and rubber bullets.

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The Takeaway

Remembering The Brilliance of Oliver Sacks

Monday, August 31, 2015

World-renowned neurologist Oliver Sacks died on Sunday at the age of 82. His friend and former colleague discusses his legacy and what made him so brilliant.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Arctic Uncertainty, Raising a Global Nation, The Brilliance of Oliver Sacks

Monday, August 31, 2015

The Takeaway explores President Obama's trip to the Alaskan Arctic, we discuss the intersection of immigration and education, and we remember Oliver Sacks.

China Arrests Nearly 200 Over 'Online Rumors'

Sunday, August 30, 2015

The rumors ranged from a man leaping to his death in Beijing over stock losses to highly inflated death tolls in the Tianjin industrial blasts.

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Uber Hires Hackers To Secure Driverless Cars

Sunday, August 30, 2015

NPR's Rachel Martin reports that the ride-sharing service Uber is hiring experts to protect driverless cars from being hacked.

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No More Standing By The Spigot: Messaging App Alerts Water Availability

Saturday, August 29, 2015

A startup in India — where an aging, ad hoc system limits water availability — is using text messages to let people know when their faucets should work, so they don't waste hours awaiting the deluge.

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