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'I Really Like You': Amy Schumer Makes A Fine 'Trainwreck'

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 3:03pm

The comedy Trainwreck, written by Amy Schumer and directed by Judd Apatow, takes a few risks with the romantic comedy formula on which it ultimately relies. Plus: LeBron James!

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In 'Trainwreck', A Screwball Comedy Fades To Family-Values Formulaic

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 2:13pm

Amy Schumer plays a writer who dodges lovers' pleas for commitment in Trainwreck, directed by Judd Apatow. Critic David Edelstein says the film loses its "delightful momentum" when it gets serious.

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'The Great Fish Swap': How America Is Downgrading Its Seafood Supply

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 2:13pm

One-third of the seafood Americans catch is sold abroad, but most of the seafood we eat is imported and often of lower quality. Author Paul Greenberg explains why. Originally broadcast July 1, 2014.

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Beyond Fat-Free And Frozen: The Myriad Ways The World Uses Yogurt

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 2:05pm

Across the globe, the culinary culture of yogurt is ancient, thriving and incredibly diverse. From camel's milk yogurt to yogurt vodka, fish marinades to baked goods, yogurt is a versatile superstar.

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#NPRreads: Climate Scientists In The Crosshairs And China's Economy

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 12:42pm

Also this week, income inequality and the 2016 election, and the little-known Cascadia subduction zone.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'BoJack Horseman' And People We're Pulling For

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 9:07am

This week's show brings an old pal home for a discussion of Netflix's favorite cartoon horse, as well as baseball, Lily Tomlin, graphic novels, other podcasts and more.

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Can Limited Resources Lead To Better Innovation?

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 8:30am

Navi Radjou has spent years studying "jugaad," also known as frugal innovation. While researching emerging markets, he realized that creativity might be the most precious renewable resource.

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Will Our Demand For Food Threaten Our Supply of Water?

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 8:30am

Ecologist Jon Foley says agriculture is the "most powerful force unleashed on this planet since the end of the ice age." He says we're using too much to irrigate and we have to rethink how we farm.

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How Did A Medical Miracle Turn Into A Global Threat?

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 8:30am

Antibiotics save lives, but we rely on them too much. Eventually, the drugs may stop working. Economist Ramanan Laxminarayan asks us to think twice before reaching for this double-edged resource.

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What Can A Small Town In England Teach Us About Resilience?

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 8:30am

Community organizer Rob Hopkins argues that individuals, towns and communities have a large role to play in lowering our dependence on fossil fuels.

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What's Disappearing From the Amazon — Even Faster Than Wildlife?

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 8:30am

The isolated tribes of the Amazon are getting dispersed or dying out. Ethnobotanist Mark Plotkin describes what we'll lose if their culture and collective wisdom vanish with them.

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A Striking Image Becomes A Gory Graphic Novel In 'Divine'

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 6:03am

A famous photo of a child-soldier smoking a cigarette was the inspiration for this new graphic novel. But critic Etelka Lehoczky says the book lacks dimensional characters.

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Little Hero, Big Screen: The Entomology Of 'Ant-Man'

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 4:09am

In Ant-Man, the latest Avengers superhero movie, Marvel Studios had to portray the tiny insects as realistic, yet relatable. Two ant scientists weigh in on whether the attempt was successful.

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The Startling, Evocative Photo Of Nixon's Resignation Lunch

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 5:12pm

A White House photographer captured the lunch that Richard Nixon ate before announcing his resignation. It's an unusual image of a humble meal as power is slipping away.

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An Aging And Soulful 'Mr. Holmes' Puts A New Spin On Sherlock

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 4:03pm

While many versions of the classic detective rely on a lack of expression of emotion to define his character, the aging Sherlock played by Ian McKellen has feelings — regrets especially.

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A Widely Praised Documentary Gets An Even Better Second Chapter

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 4:03pm

The documentary The Act Of Killing looked at a brutal slaughter through the lens of action films. Joshua Oppenheimer's follow-up, The Look Of Silence, is just as powerful and more subtle.

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'Ant-Man': Not Just Small, But Downright Trifling

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 4:03pm

Hard as Paul Rudd may try, he can't put a spark in Ant-Man, an underpowered Marvel movie that badly needed the visionary director it unfortunately lost along the way.

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Emmy Nominations For 'Transparent,' Tatiana Maslany Showcase New Talent

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 4:02pm

Nominations for the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards were announced Thursday. The field of contenders shows a welcome turn toward recognizing new talent and new sources for TV.

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Amy Schumer And Judd Apatow Talk Storytelling, Commitment And Spooning

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 3:26pm

In 2011, Apatow heard Schumer on the radio and was struck by her candor. The two went on to collaborate on the film, Trainwreck, about a woman who doesn't want a relationship.

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We Didn't Build This City On Rock 'N' Roll. It Was Yogurt

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 1:49pm

We got milk when we domesticated goats and sheep around 9,000 BC. At first, that milk was easier to digest when fermented. So yogurt, along with other Neolithic foods, helped fuel civilization.

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