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Need For Steed? This Bike Gadget Gallops Like King Arthur

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 12:10pm

A device called Trotify promises to make any bicycle sound like a horse's clop. Taking a page from Monty Python, it uses coconuts.

What 'Brexit' Means For The U.S. Financial System

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 12:06pm

Markets around the world reeled after voters in the UK voted to leave the EU. In the U.S., the Dow and S&P fell more than 2 percent when markets opened.

Child Migrants In The Hands Of Labor Traffickers Wind Up In Ohio

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 11:52am

In Marion, Ohio, 10 Central American teenagers, some as young as 14, labored as prisoners for more than a year.

After Brexit Vote, Britain Asks Google: 'What Is The EU?'

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 11:49am

Google Trends shows that this was the second-searched question in the United Kingdom after polls closed. The first was "What does it mean to leave the EU?"

David Cameron's Dramatic Rise And Fall

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 11:31am

The British prime minister was riding high after a sweeping election victory by his Conservative Party last year. But that campaign included a pledge to hold a referendum on Britain's EU membership.

Obama Names LGBT Landmark As National Monument

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 11:19am

The Stonewall National Monument in New York City will be the first addition to the national park system specifically highlighting the history of the LGBT community.

Changes For Colon Cancer Screening: 5 Things To Know Now

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 11:03am

A federal task force expanded the list of recommended colorectal cancer screening tests. Here's the lowdown on the tests and how they might be covered now and in the future by health insurance.

Bernie Sanders Says He'll Vote For Clinton (Still No Endorsement, Though)

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 10:12am

Sanders said Friday morning he will vote for Clinton in November because beating Trump is most important. But he said he's focused on the Democratic Party platform.

Make Britain Great Again? Donald Trump's Remarkable Reaction To 'Brexit'

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 9:46am

In Scotland, which voted against leaving the European Union, Donald Trump praised the vote to leave. He predicted it's a sign of a populist revolution to come across Europe — and the United States.

Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Finding Dory' And Great Voice Acting

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 9:10am

This week's show finds us swimming around in Pixar's latest, and then we talk about the finer points of the voice acting we love the most. Plus: what's making us happy this week.

Viking's Choice: Nathan Bowles, 'Gadarene Fugue'

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 9:00am

A member of the Black Twig Pickers, Bowles whips a meditative clawhammer banjo melody into a fury.

How Are Health Workers Putting An End To Guinea Worms?

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 8:43am

Professor Richard Thaler returns to the show to talk about how a nudge has essentially eradicated guinea worm disease in Africa.

How Can A Nudge Save A Life?

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 8:43am

We have the treatments to end health problems like infant diarrhea. Sendhil Mullainathan says the "last mile" nudge is to encourage people to use them.

Can Coding Help Girls Take Risks?

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 8:43am

Girls Who Code founder Reshma Saujani offers a creative solution to gently push young women into making bold decisions. Her program aims to close the gender gap in computer science.

Should We Stop Telling Kids They're Smart?

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 8:43am

Carol Dweck finds that the words adults use to describe kids' progress affects the children's belief in their own potential.

Can Mindfulness Help You Quit Smoking?

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 8:43am

Psychiatrist Judson Brewer describes how patients who practice simple mindfulness techniques can kick unhealthy habits.

What Is A Nudge?

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 8:43am

How can a simple adjustment - a nudge - change our behavior for the better? Professor Richard Thaler says his "nudge theory" can make it easier for people to save money, eat healthily and more.

FOJBI Friday: Meet William Chen, Gamer Scientist

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 8:00am

Joe Palca is not the only fan of "Big Ideas" in science. William Chen has designed a fun board game about climate change in hopes of engaging more laypeople on this important issue.

First Watch: Casket Girls, 'Tears Of A Clown'

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 8:00am

The eerie Savannah, Ga. pop band wants to express its rage with the current state of our culture as it relates to freedom and race. They've written "Tears of a Clown" to reflect their frustration.

Mashrou' Leila: Tiny Desk Concert

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 8:00am

A rock band from Beirut gives a stunning performance, with songs that mix hedonism and heady, hyper-literate lyrics.

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