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A Challenge To The New Congress: Fix Stagnant Wages

Sat, 11/08/2014 - 4:53am

The 2014 election's over, but NPR's Linda Wertheimer says we should still be talking politics, every week. Specifically, she hopes lawmakers will come together to do something about wage stagnation.

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New Stephen Hawking Biopic Explores Love, Not Science

Sat, 11/08/2014 - 4:53am

The Theory of Everything, starring Eddie Redmayne, focuses on the theoretical physicist's relationship with his wife more than his professional accomplishments.

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The Ancient Art Of Cheese-Making Attracts Scientific Gawkers

Sat, 11/08/2014 - 4:52am

In England, cheese-making is an art stretching back hundreds of years. But recently, scientists have become interested in the microbes that make the country's artisan cheeses so tasty.

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Power And Struggle In A Soviet Symphony

Sat, 11/08/2014 - 4:52am

After he was publicly denounced, Shostakovich rebounded with the compelling and calculated Symphony No. 5. The music supplied a soundtrack for the Soviet people and satisfied the apparatchiks.

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Hello 'Car Talk,' I Need A Good Car To Get Around Africa

Sat, 11/08/2014 - 4:51am

It's not just American drivers who are mourning the death of Car Talk co-host Tom Magliozzi. He reached a global audience as well.

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Hello 'Car Talk,' I Need A Good Car To Get Around Africa

Sat, 11/08/2014 - 4:51am

It's not just American drivers who are mourning the death of Car Talk co-host Tom Magliozzi. He reached a global audience as well.

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'Chief Resilience Officers' Could Help Cities Cope With Calamity

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 8:00pm

The Rockefeller Foundation will pay 100 cities to hire people who can help them prepare for future shocks and stresses.

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