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Real Or Fake Fitness Class?

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 10:35am

Let's get quizzical: Fitness is a $27 billion industry, and there are some wacky concepts out there. Contestants sort the authentic exercises from the fitness fakes.

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School Shooting Reported Near Houston

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 10:24am

NPR's David Greene talks to Houston Public Media's Davis Land about reports of a gunman at a high school in Texas. The school was put on lockdown. A suspect is in custody, local media say.

New Type Of Drug To Prevent Migraines Heads To Market

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 10:09am

An antibody-based drug reduces the frequency of migraine headaches, according to data reviewed by the Food and Drug Administration. The agency approved Aimovig, priced at about $6,900 a year.

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Harry 'Sweets' Edison On Piano Jazz

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 9:52am

On this episode of Piano Jazz from 1999, broadcast just months before Edison died, the legendary jazz trumpeter joins Marian McPartland for a few classics and an original.

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Pro-Life Group Reacts To Restrictions For Clinics That Refer Patients For Abortions

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 9:48am

Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the pro-life Susan B. Anthony List, responds to news that the White House will revive a rule to bar groups that provide abortions from receiving federal funds.

Phantogram Covers Sparklehorse For Suicide Prevention Foundation

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 9:16am

The cover of Sparklehorse's "Saturday," along with a new original track called "Someday," honor Phantogram singer Sarah Barthel's sister, who took her own life two years ago.

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House Farm Bill In Jeopardy As Leaders Court Conservatives

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 9:06am

House leaders spent the days leading to Friday's farm bill vote negotiating with key conservatives, aiming to ensure that the bill could pass without the support of Democrats.

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Shooting Now 'Contained' At High School Near Houston; Injuries Confirmed

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 9:06am

The shooting reportedly began before 8 a.m. local time on Friday. The school district issued an alert that Santa Fe High School was on lockdown.

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Naomi Klein: What's The Glue That Makes Some Movements Endure?

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 8:47am

We now face an increasing list of global crises. But why aren't more of us taking action? Naomi Klein compares our circumstances with those of previous generations who took action for lasting change.

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Jochen Menges: What Role Does Charisma Play In Inspiring Followers?

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 8:47am

What are the qualities of charismatic leaders? Professor of leadership Jochen Menges discusses why charismatic leaders have the power to inspire action — sometimes to a fault.

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Halla Tómasdóttir: How Can Leaders Inspire Others To Lead?

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 8:47am

In 1980, Iceland elected the country's first female president. Halla Tómasdóttir grew up with this image of leadership, and then in 2016 ran for president. She says this is why more women need to run.

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Simon Sinek: How Do Great Leaders Inspire Us To Take Action?

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 8:47am

Leadership expert Simon Sinek says lasting movements need inspiring leaders. He argues the best leaders are the best followers — they believe they are following a cause bigger than themselves.

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Diane Wolk-Rogers: What My Students Taught Me About Inspiring A Movement

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 8:47am

As a history teacher who lived through the horrific Parkland school shooting, Diane Wolk-Rogers describes what it takes for movements to inspire change — and how her students are doing that now.

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Report: Most Former Research Chimps Should Move To Retirement Sanctuaries

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 8:36am

A working group convened by the National Institutes of Health looked at where chimps that had been used in research should live now. Unless relocating chimps would endanger them, a sanctuary is best.

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Why The $#%& Can't He Wash The Dishes?! The Chores That Can Sink A Relationship

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 7:00am

A study finds that washing dishes is a big deal for women when it comes to the division of labor. But it taps into an even bigger idea — that women are emotionally exhausted by household management.

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Pakistan Still Struggles To Eradicate Polio

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 6:21am

Health workers have made some large strides against polio but getting to zero is elusive. There's violence against workers and anti-vaccination advocates use social media to frighten parents.

After Trump's NATO Criticism, Countries Spend More On Defense

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 6:16am

David Greene talks to NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, who met with President Trump this week. Top on the agenda was defense spending, Iran and the war on terrorism.

Former Spy Sergei Skripal Released From Hospital, Recovering From Exotic Nerve Agent

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 6:05am

Hospital officials say Sergei Skripal, 66, will continue his recovery elsewhere. He was found slumped over on a bench on March 4 along with his daughter, Yulia Skripal, 33.

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Coming Up Today: Watch Tanya Donelly's Belly Perform Live

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 6:00am

The beloved '90s rock band performs at World Cafe Live as part of the Non-Comm radio conference.

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World War I Artillery Shell Put Out With The Trash

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 5:51am

It's believed a landlord in London, Ontario, tossed the shell while he was cleaning up after recently evicted tenants. A neighbor who found the shell said, "Those idiots had that in their house."




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