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How The Food Industry Relies On Scientists With Big Tobacco Ties

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 5:38pm

Critics of the system that ushers food products to market say it is rife with conflicts of interest. When scientists depend on food companies for work, they may be less likely to contest food safety.

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Oklahoma Approves Nitrogen Asphyxiation For Executions

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 4:57pm

The new method was proposed after the botched execution by lethal injection last year of an Oklahoma inmate.

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Hillary Clinton Supports Amendment To Get Hidden Money Out Of Politics

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 4:57pm

Clinton called campaign finance reform one of the "four big fights" of her campaign. But does this idea of a constitutional amendment to restrict or eliminate big money stand a chance?

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Hillary Clinton Supports Amendment To Get Hidden Money Out Of Politics

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 4:57pm

Clinton called campaign finance reform one of the "four big fights" of her campaign. But does this idea of a constitutional amendment to restrict or eliminate big money stand a chance?

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NBA Players Union Head Michele Roberts Says No Lockout Expected

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 4:44pm

NPR's Audie Cornish interviews Michele Roberts who is the first woman to head a major North American professional sports union — the National Basketball Players Association.

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First-Place Fake-Out: Woman Who Didn't Run Marathon Stripped Of Title

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 4:20pm

Race officials say Kendall Schler faked her win at last Sunday's GO! St. Louis race. They say she also cheated in last year's race where she finished third.

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As Ebola Cases Dwindle, West Africa Turns To Economic Recovery

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 4:13pm

International banks are promising nearly a billion dollars in aid to the three countries hardest hit by Ebola. The number of weekly cases has dropped below 40 — the lowest level since last May.

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Syrian Government Believed To Be Behind Chlorine Gas Attack

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 4:11pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with chemical weapons expert Amy Smithson about the use of chlorine gas as a weapon in Syria. She says it is a violation of the Chemical Weapons Convention.

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Sabiduría: Eduardo Galeano

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 3:52pm

After the death of Uruguayan writer and cultural activist Eduardo Galeano, Latino USA looks back at more than a decade of interviews with the Latin American author.

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Ibeyi

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 3:52pm

Maria Hinojosa interviews Ibeyi, an up-and-coming band made up of French-Cuban twins who transform Afro-Cuban religious chants into experimental pop music.

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Tania León

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 3:52pm

As a 71-year-old Afro-Cuban Latina contemporary classic conductor and composer, Tania León defies all kinds of stereotypes. But she prefers to think of herself simply: Musician.

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Hamilton

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 3:52pm

Lin-Manuel Miranda, a Broadway star and the brain behind Tony-winning musical In the Heights, talks about his upcoming Broadway show Hamilton, which puts the Founding Fathers in a new perspective.

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Running A Marathon? How To Eat and Drink So You Don't Hit The Wall

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 3:39pm

There's only so much fuel you can store before a big race. A performance nutrition expert gives us the rub on how to optimize carb-loading to avoid the miserable experience of running out of fuel.

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Remembering Don Quayle, NPR's First President

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 3:34pm

The first president of NPR has died at the age of 84. Don Quayle had a long career in public broadcasting, both in television and radio. Susan Stamberg looks back at his impact on NPR and her career.

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Solving The Vinyl Comeback's Big Problem, One Antique Machine At A Time

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 3:33pm

What's getting in the way of the much touted resurgence of vinyl albums? There are very few functioning record presses, and nobody's making new ones.

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Bill Arhos, 'Austin City Limits' Founder, Dies At 80

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 3:29pm

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Terry Lickona, executive producer of Austin City Limits, about the life and legacy of the show's founder, Bill Arhos. Arhos died Saturday at 80.

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Book Review: Rachel Kushner, 'The Strange Case Of Rachel K'

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 3:29pm

NPR's Alan Cheuse reviews author Rachel Kushner's collection of short stories, The Strange Case of Rachel K.

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Physicians Urge Columbia To Fire Dr. Oz For Promoting 'Quack Treatments'

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 3:29pm

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Michael Specter, staff writer at The New Yorker about some physicians' calls for Columbia University to sever ties with TV's Dr. Oz.

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Verizon Announces Changes To Its Cable TV Service

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 3:29pm

Starting next week, Verizon customers can choose from a slimmed-down menu of options for a lower price. It's a big change for the industry, which has resisted flexible pricing models for years.

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'Star Wars' Fans Gear Up For New Film At Convention

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 3:29pm

Star Wars fans are gathering this week for the annual Star Wars Celebration fan convention in Anaheim, Calif.

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