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'Audience Measurement': How Networks And Critics Are Wrestling With Numbers

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 11:22am

This year's Television Critics Association press tour found networks pitching hard for the view beyond overnight ratings. But getting the right number isn't the end of the issue.

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Why Iran Nuclear Talks Failed To Meet Deadline

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 11:20am

The U.S. and Iran have agreed to extend negotiations over Iran's nuclear program for four more months.

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MH17 Crash Victims' Remains Reach Ukraine-Held City

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 11:12am

The bodies of many of those who died on the Malaysia Airlines flight will now be taken to the Netherlands.

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When It Comes To Other People's Kids, Should Parents Intervene?

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 11:07am

A South Carolina mother was jailed on charges of child neglect because her 9-year-old daughter was found playing at a park by herself. Should she have been punished? A panel of parents weigh in.

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For Pregnant Women, New Guidelines Aim To Reduce Workplace Discrimination

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 11:07am

More than 35 years after the Pregnancy Discrimination Act was passed by Congress, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has updated their guidelines. Host Michel Martin learns more.

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Tweeting From A Conflict Zone: Does It Help Or Hurt News Reporting?

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 11:07am

As Gaza, Ukraine and Syria trend on Twitter, has social media changed the way conflicts are covered? Host Michel Martin finds out from reporter Anne Barnard and Peter Bouckaert of Human Rights Watch.

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New Mix: The Rentals, Perfume Genius, The Bots, Zammuto

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 10:04am

On this week's All Songs Considered, a premiere from the The Rentals and new music from Perfume Genius, The Bots, Zammuto and more!

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America's Youth Orchestra Hits The Road — This Time, Playing For U.S.

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 9:57am

Hear the world premiere of a piece by Samuel Adams — son of composer John Adams — and watch the orchestra's signature encore, from Gershwin's Porgy and Bess.

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Ryan Adams, Live In Concert: Newport Folk Festival 2014

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 9:48am

The prolific singer-songwriter will showcase some of his new songs — and many others from his long and frequently glorious catalog — on Friday, July 25, in a live webcast from Newport, R.I.

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Rituals That Work And Why

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 9:43am

Are rituals a sign of human irrationality? Commentator Tania Lombrozo turns to Egyptian pyramids, World Cup quirks and Indonesian birds to help explain why rituals sometimes actually work.

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U.S. Appeals Court Deals Blow To Obama's Health Law

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 9:37am

The court's decision by a three-judge panel essentially throws out subsidies in the 36 states that did not set up their own insurance exchanges. The decision is likely to be appealed.

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U.K. Orders New Inquiry Into Ex-KGB Spy Litvinenko's Death

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 9:22am

Alexander Litvinenko, a critic of Vladimir Putin, died in 2006 after drinking tea laced with radioactive polonium-210. The inquiry would identify "where responsibility for the death lies."

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Song Premiere: Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate), 'A Keepsake'

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 9:03am

A straightforward storyteller, Keith Latinen works in details and similes, not abstraction and metaphor. Braid's Bob Nanna sings a verse in this lilting emo song from the long-running duo.

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Ben Watt On World Cafe

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 8:46am

The former member of Everything But The Girl performs three songs and discusses his career.

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States Experiment With Health Savings Accounts For Medicaid

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 8:43am

People who contribute up to $25 a month would be exempt from cost-sharing requirements. But some consumer advocates say the health savings accounts add a needless layer of complexity to Medicaid.

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The Immigrant Kids Have Health Issues — But Not The Ones You'd Think

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 8:34am

Politicians charge that the nearly 60,000 unaccompanied minors who've come to the U.S. could put the nation at risk for everything from TB to mumps. Health officials tell a different story.

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Detroit Pensioners Approve City's Bankruptcy Plan

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 8:27am

The vote marked a major step in moving the city's bankruptcy forward. Retired police and firefighters overwhelmingly approved some cuts in their pensions.

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Top Stories: Plane Victims' Bodies Moved; Gaza Latest

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 7:30am

Also: A winner is declared in Indonesia's presidential election; current and retired Detroit workers vote for cuts to their pensions; and the Chicago Cubs will sue fake mascots who behave badly.

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As Kerry Tries For Ceasefire, Attacks Continue In Gaza

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 7:18am

During day 15 of the current conflict, Secretary of State John Kerry was in Cairo pressing for a truce modeled after the 2012 cease-fire, while Israel continued its offensive.

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What 'The Golden Girls' Taught Us About AIDS

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 7:03am

In 1990 when the episode first aired, AIDS testing was still new, and myths and misinformation ran rampant. But Rose, Blanche, Dorothy and Sophia taught us that AIDS can happen to anyone.

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