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This Is What A Good NPR Correction Sounds Like

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 2:08pm

...And one correction that could been better handled.

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In Oaxaca, Mexico, A Locally Made Soda Takes Aim At Coca-Cola's Supremacy

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 2:07pm

Oaxacan restaurants are offering diners an alternative to the ubiquitous Coke by selling Zega-Cola, an artisanal soda made in small batches nearby. Its maker hopes that will translate into local jobs.

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Episode 831: The Golden Rules

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 1:42pm

Planet Money joins the gold rush 170 years late. And the rules are still about the same. How did that happen?

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WATCH: Robotic Fish Moves Like The Real Thing — So It Can Observe The Real Thing

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 1:25pm

MIT researchers unveiled a Soft Robotic Fish prototype in hopes of boosting aquatic observation. It can wiggle like a fish, dive to 18 meters, work autonomously — and hopefully avoid getting eaten.

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Congress Set To Unveil $1.3 Trillion Spending Bill

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 1:19pm

The spending bill includes dozens of unrelated policy "riders" added by party leaders in closely-held negotiations.

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What Do You Think Are The Greatest Albums Made By Women?

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 1:04pm

In July, we published a list of the 150 greatest albums made by women, as chosen by a group of women within the NPR universe. Now, we're turning the list over to you.

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'Amazing' News About The Awful Guinea Worm

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 12:56pm

Despite an ongoing civil war, South Sudan has successfully stopped transmission of the horrific parasite. The milestone means the worm is circulating in only three countries.

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Austin Resident: 'News That It May Be Over Couldn't Have Come Any Faster'

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 12:55pm

Sandie Coco, who lives in the Harris Ridge neighborhood of Austin, Texas, where the first bomb exploded, discusses the string of bombings and the death of the apparent suspect.

The Thistle & Shamrock: Singing The Land

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 12:53pm

Hear music from Karine Polwart's award-winning theatrical event "Wind Resistance" and excerpts from fiddler Duncan Chisholm's "Sandwood," named for the finest and least accessible beach in Scotland.

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Massachusetts Joins States Experimenting With New Ways To Catch Students Up

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 12:52pm

College students who need help with the basics are often placed in remedial classes. But few students taking these courses succeed academically.

Cambridge Analytica's Role In Trump's 2016 Campaign Raises Potential Legal Flags

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 12:42pm

The British firm, which worked for President Trump's campaign, gathered data from as many as 50 million Facebook users. Did it break the limits on what foreign nationals can do in U.S. campaigns?

John Edgar Wideman Grapples With America's Continuing Slavery Legacy In 'American Histories'

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 12:40pm

The new collection of short stories explores issues of race through historical figures like abolitionists John Brown and Frederick Douglass up through modern times.

As Trump Administration Outlines Trade Plans, China Gets Ready To Retaliate

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 12:33pm

One of the main sticking points in the plans centers on intellectual property, as well as imports.

Why An Imperfect HIV Vaccine Could Be Better Than None At All

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 12:22pm

Public health interventions and antiviral drugs have put HIV on the ropes in the U.S. But it's unlikely that infections can be wiped out without a vaccine.

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The Pianist Who First Climbed Beethoven's Mount Everest

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 12:21pm

Artur Schnabel was the first pianist to record all 32 of Beethoven's Piano Sonatas. The cycle, made in the 1930s, has just been entered into the Library of Congress.

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Comic Roy Wood Jr. Taps Into America's Psyche On 'The Daily Show'

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 12:16pm

Wood says the years he spent performing in comedy clubs in the South and Midwest — sometimes in places where he felt unsafe as a black man — prepared him for his work on The Daily Show.

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Kobach Trial Ends, Judge Now Deliberating On Kansas Voting

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 12:13pm

The trial has ended in the lawsuit alleging Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach's requirements to register to vote in his state are unreasonable. A federal judge will rule on the suit by the fall.

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Abducted By Boko Haram, Now Posing With Lady Liberty In Times Square

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 12:09pm

Hauwa and Ya Kaka aren't typical teens. This month they came to the U.S. to speak up for the thousands of abductees still being held. But they also made time for tourist fun.

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Where Trump, Mueller And The Russia Investigation Stand

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 12:06pm

Political strategists John Brabender discuss how politicians on both sides of the aisle are responding to concerns that President Trump might fire FBI special counsel Robert Mueller.

Teachers And Those Magical OK Go Videos: A Match Made In Science?

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 11:40am

If you're a rock band, and thousands of teachers and students are using your hugely popular music videos in the classroom, Why not help them out?

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