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Is The 'Skills Gap' Really A Thing?

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 3:30pm

Employers complain about not having enough skilled workers to fill needed positions. It's the so-called skills gap that has become a buzzword in business and policymaking worlds. But is the skills gap a myth, reality or somewhere in between?

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Can Scientific Belief Go Too Far?

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 3:10pm

Can scientists have too much faith, insisting that an idea is right despite contrary evidence? Commentator Marcelo Gleiser says yes, which could pay off in the end — or be a colossal waste of time.

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Scientists Implicate More Than 100 Genes in Causing Autism

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 2:35pm

Spontaneous gene mutations, not ones inherited from parents, increase a child's risk of autism, scientists say. By comparing genes within families they've identified more than 100 suspects.

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The New Basement Tapes, 'When I Get My Hands On You'

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 2:27pm

With Marcus Mumford singing lead, a supergroup breathes new life into an old Bob Dylan lyric.

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Russian Engines Could Be Focus Of Antares Launch Failure Probe

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 1:32pm

NK-33 engines, originally destined for a Soviet-era moon shot that never got off the ground and later used in the Antares, are suspect, some scientists say.

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Federal Reserve Stays The Course, Ends Most Recent Stimulus Program

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 1:01pm

The Fed has been buying up bonds by the trillions since the financial crisis started in 2008. Today, it affirmed that it was going ahead with plans to end its third round of stimulus.

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A Disappearing Tradition Gets A Big Boost

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 12:55pm

The origins of the Singing and Praying Bands of Maryland and Delaware go back to the days of slavery.

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A Blessing Of Stuffed Animals

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 12:50pm

The Congregational Church of Patchogue in Long Island, N.Y. held a blessing for stuffed animals to celebrate the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi.

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NPR Music Launches New Home Page

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 12:50pm

We have a new home page this morning, and the experience brings you closer to the beating heart of the music than ever before.

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Fusion Marks One Year In News

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 12:40pm

The TV network, born from the marriage of Univision and ABC, caters to millennials -- particularly Latino millennials.

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For Midterm Campaigns, There's A Small Number Of 'Incredibly Rich Donors'

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 12:39pm

Campaign finance rules allow some groups to not disclose their donors. The New York Times' Nick Confessore says there could be "influence peddling ... because we can't see the money changing hands."

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The Incredible Story Of Chilean Miners Rescued From The 'Deep Down Dark'

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 12:39pm

Hector Tobar had exclusive access to the 33 miners to report his new book detailing the claustrophobic horror they faced when they were trapped for 69 days in 2010. The result is a doozie.

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Lava Threatens Homes On Hawaii's Big Island

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 12:35pm

Residents of Pahoa Village are evacuating, as smoke billows towards their homes and lava from Kilauea volcano creeps closer.

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Debate: Does Income Inequality Impair The American Dream?

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 12:32pm

A sign of a robust economy that ultimately lifts all boats — or a force that prevents low- and middle-income people from advancing? Experts debate income inequality for Intelligence Squared U.S.

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Ask Me Anything: NPR's David Greene Takes Questions On Crimea

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 12:27pm

Morning Edition Host David Greene recently returned from a reporting trip to Crimea and responds to questions on Reddit about how the Black Sea peninsula has changed since it was seized by Russia.

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Greylag, 'Yours To Shake'

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 12:26pm

Suspense builds throughout Greylag's mesmerizing video for the song "Yours To Shake." It's a moody study on good and evil, and the struggle to know not only which is which, but which we want.

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Reporter Crosses Into Syria To Tell Stories Of Fighters

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 12:20pm

Holly Williams of CBS discusses some of the people she's interviewed, including women soldiers on the frontlines.

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Why The Ebola Evacuees Survived And What We Learned From Them

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 11:42am

Ten of the 14 Ebola patients evacuated from West Africa have survived. We asked specialists: What made the difference?

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Deerhoof, 'Paradise Girls'

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 10:40am

The song was inspired by the band's long roster of female heroes, including Joan Jett, Janet Jackson, and Kim Gordon.

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Dan Wilson On Mountain Stage

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 10:20am

The hit-making songwriter and former Semisonic frontman performs new solo songs and an old favorite.

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