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How 'Jury Duty' follows a long legacy of prank shows

Sunday, May 14, 2023

NPR's Ayesha Rascoe talks with Nick Marx of Colorado State University about prank shows and how the show "Jury Duty" fits into that legacy.

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Composers created music inspired by seismic readings from Yellowstone National Park

Sunday, May 14, 2023

A musical score inspired by seismic readings from Yellowstone National Park is just the latest example of data sonification.

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How a default on the debt ceiling would affect the average American

Sunday, May 14, 2023

NPR's Ayesha Rascoe asks Samantha Sanders of the Economic Policy Institute how not raising the debt ceiling would affect the average American.

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Politics chat: Debt ceiling negotiations; immigration reform

Sunday, May 14, 2023

There are ongoing negotiations over raising the debt ceiling but little progress on immigration reform.

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Voters in Turkey could be on track to unseat longtime leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Sunday, May 14, 2023

Voters go to the polls in a Turkish election that could unseat the president who's dominated politics and been a controversial world figure for 20 years.

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Over 60,000 refugees from Sudan have fled the violence and entered Chad

Sunday, May 14, 2023

As the conflict in Sudan continues, more people are fleeing the violence to places like Chad, which shares a western border with Sudan's remote Darfur region.

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Texas is a leader in renewable energy. Local politicians want to change that

Sunday, May 14, 2023

Oil-rich Texas produces more wind power and, soon, more solar power than anywhere else in the country. Now state lawmakers want to cut renewable power off at the knees.

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Fake studies in academic journals may be more common than previously thought

Sunday, May 14, 2023

NPR's Ayesha Rascoe speaks with neuropsychologist Bernhard Sabel about his study estimating that more medical papers may be made up or plagiarized than previously thought.

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Cassandra Jackson on her memoir 'The Wreck'

Sunday, May 14, 2023

As Cassandra Jackson struggled with infertility, she learned more about loss that devastated her father before her birth. She talks with NPR's Ayesha Rascoe about her memoir, "The Wreck."

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A mass shooting at an outlet mall in Dallas left at least 9 dead and 7 injured

Sunday, May 07, 2023

Nine people, including the gunman, were killed at a mass shooting at an outlet mall in Allen, Texas Saturday afternoon. At least five other remain hospitalized. Three are in critical condition.

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What to know about the newest COVID-19 variant

Sunday, May 07, 2023

NPR's Ayesha Rascoe asks Dr. Carlos del Rio of Emory University what listeners need to know about the newest COVID-19 variant to reach the United States, Arcturus or XBB.1.16.

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California has a plan to address online tutorials that have led to rising auto theft

Sunday, May 07, 2023

Online tutorials on how to steal Kias and Hyundais are spurring an auto theft epidemic. NPR's Ayesha Rascoe talks to California Attorney General Rob Bonta about what authorities are doing about it.

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A new Utah law led PornHub to ban access to its site for everyone in the state

Sunday, May 07, 2023

Utah's new law requiring adult websites to verify user's age has resulted in Pornhub disabling its site in the state. There's now a lawsuit and complaints from some residents.

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1,500 service members will be deployed to the U.S.-Mexico border this week

Sunday, May 07, 2023

NPR's Ayesha Rascoe talks with Alex AviƱa, of Arizona State University, about the history of US troops along the border with Mexico. 1,500 service members will be deployed this week.

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Politics chat: Debt ceiling talks; January 6 and the 2024 race; Trump returns to CNN

Sunday, May 07, 2023

What's at stake as President Biden and congressional leaders meet this week over the debt limit, how the insurrection figures into the 2024 election, and former President Trump returns to CNN.

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People are fleeing Sudan's conflict for an uncertain future as refugees

Sunday, May 07, 2023

Refugees from Sudan have poured into nearby countries because of on-going fighting between rival factions. We hear how Egypt has handled the influx.

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Hannah Gadsby on their new Netflix special 'Something Special'

Sunday, May 07, 2023

NPR's Ayesha Rascoe talks with comedian Hannah Gadsby about "Something Special," their new Netflix special on love, family, and storytelling.

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Meet the scientist restoring Finland's peatlands

Sunday, May 07, 2023

NPR's Ayesha Rascoe talks with Finnish scientist Tero Mustonen about the state of his country's peatlands. Mustonen has received the Goldman Environmental Prize for his work.

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The perfect storm that led to Caroline Rose's 'The Art of Forgetting'

Sunday, May 07, 2023

NPR's Ayesha Rascoe speaks with songwriter Caroline Rose about their new album, The Art of Forgetting.

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Iranian journalists won an international prize amid shrinking press freedom in the country

Sunday, May 07, 2023

NPR's Ayesha Rascoe speaks to Yeganeh Rezaian senior researcher at the Committee to Protect Journalists, about the state of press freedoms in Iran.

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