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Astronaut Twins To Separate For The Sake Of Space Travel

Sat, 03/28/2015 - 4:22pm

Astronaut Scott Kelly has arrived at the International Space Station on a yearlong mission. He and Mark Kelly, his twin and fellow NASA astronaut, will take part in experiments comparing their health.

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What Is The Mystery Goo That Killed Seabirds In The Bay Area?

Sat, 03/28/2015 - 4:22pm

More than 200 birds died earlier this year. Now, scientists and federal agencies are running forensic tests and looking for clues to the goo as part of a national investigation.

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Not Just Sugary-Sweet, Hard Cider Makes A Comeback

Sat, 03/28/2015 - 4:22pm

Cider is the fastest-growing alcoholic beverage in the United States. Much of that growth is driven by big industrial producers, but smaller cider-makers are looking for a larger bite of the apple.

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'Night At The Fiestas' Spins Stories Of Faith And Family

Sat, 03/28/2015 - 4:22pm

Kirstin Valdez Quade's debut book of short fiction is inspired by her family and its long history in the "romanticized" region of northern New Mexico.

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Using Computers To Connect With Classical Music

Sat, 03/28/2015 - 4:22pm

Yale computer scientist David Gelernter talks with NPR's Arun Rath about using computers and the Internet to teach young people to appreciate the beauty of what he calls "serious music."

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Nigerians Go To The Polls

Sat, 03/28/2015 - 4:22pm

NPR's Arun Rath speaks with correspondent Ofeibea Quist-Arcton, who's been at a polling station in the capital, Abuja, where they're counting votes.

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Assessing The Ellen Pao Verdict

Sat, 03/28/2015 - 4:22pm

NPR's Arun Rath talks with Wired.com's Davey Alba about the outcome of the landmark gender discrimination case against a Silicon Valley venture capital firm.

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An Update On Yemen's Escalating Crisis

Sat, 03/28/2015 - 4:22pm

NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Iona Craig, a freelance journalist who's spent the last four years reporting from the country, about this week's airstrikes and prospects for a ceasefire.

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A Young Composer's Evening Prayers For Troubled Times

Sat, 03/28/2015 - 4:22pm

Missy Mazzoli and a host of collaborators — including Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche — use a Christian sunset service as a frame for meditation on modern life.

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British Fraudster Walks Out Of Jail Using Forged Bail Letter

Sat, 03/28/2015 - 2:42pm

The man, who was serving time for a $2.7 million fraud, simply showed guards the letter and walked free. He later changed his mind and turned himself back in to authorities.

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Indiana's 'Religious Freedom' Bill Sparks Firestorm Of Controversy

Sat, 03/28/2015 - 12:45pm

When Gov. Mike Pence signed a law that allows his state's businesses to refuse to serve same-sex couples, he could hardly have anticipated the dramatic backlash he's received.

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Arab Airstrikes Against Yemen Reportedly Could Continue For Months

Sat, 03/28/2015 - 9:51am

At a summit in Egypt, the embattled Yemeni President Abdel Raboo Mansour Hadi also described Houthi rebels as "puppet of Iran."

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Anonymous 4 With Bruce Molsky: Tiny Desk Concert

Sat, 03/28/2015 - 9:40am

The a cappella quartet, known for luminous interpretations of medieval pieces, teams up with folk musician Bruce Molsky in music from more modern times — popular songs from the Civil War era.

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Prediction

Sat, 03/28/2015 - 8:19am

Our panelists predict what will be the first product from the newly merged Kraft-Heinz.

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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Sat, 03/28/2015 - 8:19am

All the news we couldn't fit anywhere else.

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Limericks

Sat, 03/28/2015 - 8:19am

Bill reads three news-related limericks: Grainy Outlook, Smell Like A Beefcake, Toilet Treasure.

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Panel Round Two

Sat, 03/28/2015 - 8:19am

More questions for the panel: Romney's Romp, The Duchess of Breaking Windsor, Jazz Hands!

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Bluff The Listener

Sat, 03/28/2015 - 8:19am

Our panelists tell three stories about college ball outside of the March Madness tournaments.

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Panel Round One

Sat, 03/28/2015 - 8:19am

Our panelists answer questions about the week's news: You Don't Bring Me Flowers Anymore.

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Who's Bill This Time

Sat, 03/28/2015 - 8:19am

Bill Kurtis reads three quotes from the week's news: Job Applicant #1, Warren's Buffet, A Different Direction.

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