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Mobile App Helps Transgender People Change Their Voices

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 12:25pm

WBUR's Martha Bebinger reports on a new smartphone app that's helping people who are transitioning to change the pitch of their voice.

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With Home-Grown Technology, Israel Becomes Leading Arms Exporter

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 12:22pm

Israel's recurring wars with its Arab neighbors have resulted in a weapons industry that keeps coming up with new technologies, which can then be sold abroad.

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After Two Disasters, Malaysia Airlines To Cut 6,000 Jobs

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 12:20pm

The airline has been losing ground for years, but the economic picture worsened in 2014 after two of its planes crashed in five months.

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Florida-Grown Fiction: Hiaasen Satirizes The Sunshine State

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 12:14pm

Novelist and Miami Herald columnist Carl Hiaasen writes with passion about the state he loves. His book, Bad Monkey, is an offbeat murder mystery set in Key West. Originally broadcast June 13, 2013.

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John Waters Hitchhikes Across America, And Lives To Write About It

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 12:14pm

The 68-year-old film director hitchhiked from Baltimore to San Francisco for his book Carsick. He says hitchhiking is "the worst beauty regimen ever." Originally broadcast June 10.

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Experimental Drug Saves Monkeys Stricken With Ebola

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 12:09pm

Even when monkeys were near death, an Ebola treatment called ZMapp was able to save them. The drug has been used in a few people, but the limited supply has been exhausted.

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Alice Boman, 'Be Mine'

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 12:03pm

Take a deep breath, in black & white. Alice Boman's fragile singing, mixed with ethereal images from the Swedish countryside, make for a small, laptop vacation.

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The Juiciest Bits To Come Out Of The Trial Of Virginia's Ex-Governor

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 12:02pm

At issue are serious allegations of corruption, but the trial has also unveiled some scandalous details of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's personal life.

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Old Threats Persist For Loons On Lake Winnipesaukee

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 11:55am

Sean Hurley of New Hampshire Public Radio went along on an annual bird count to find out how the loons are doing.

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It's A Dog's Life In 'Finding Neverland'

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 11:50am

Thayne Jasperson channels his canine side to play Porthos, the family dog, in the play at the American Repertory Theater.

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Twitter Experiments With New Features

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 11:50am

Some of the tested features aren't being well received. One new feature displays publicly which tweets a user has "favorited."

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The Return of the Queen

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 11:46am

One of the toughest things about Christmas? Putting up with your family. Writer Michele Carlo tells us about watching movies with her mother in her story, "The Return of the Queen."

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Seeing Ourselves in Stock Photos

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 11:46am

Veronica Marché Miller talks with Maria Hinojosa about how stock photos affect our perceptions of women.

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Flirty Racism

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 11:46am

At bars, clubs and even the workplace, compliments often come off as racial microaggressions. We look at #FlirtyRacism through the eyes of people of color who are tired of being called "exotic."

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Inventing Hispanics

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 11:46am

Before the 1980s, people of Latin American origin were classified as white. Author G. Cristina Mora tells Latino USA how the Census Bureau, activists and Univision created the Hispanic category.

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In a (Bilingual) World...

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 11:46am

Sylvia Villagran is a professional voice actor in both Spanish and English. She talks about the importance of standing up for yourself when you aren't given the opportunities you know you deserve.

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The Worst Latino

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 11:46am

Ever have that moment when you're feeling like the worst Latino in the room, if not on the planet? Senior producer A.C. Valdez talks with a few Latinos about being secure in your identity.

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A Peace Corps Stint In Madagascar Gave Him A Vision of Vanilla

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 10:28am

The top source of vanilla beans sends its fragrant crop abroad for processing into extract. Now a former Peace Corps volunteer aims to boost Madagascar's economy by building a bean-to-bottle business.

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I Remember You... Don't I?

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 10:05am

Andrea Wachner hated high school. So when her 10-year reunion rolls around, she is terrified... until she masterminds a prank that involves cameras, hidden microphones and a stripper named Cricket.

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J. Dilla's Lost Scrolls

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 10:05am

When Jeff Bubeck buys an old record collection, he has no idea it once belonged to J. Dilla, one of the greatest hip-hop producers of all time. But something else is uncovered. Something huge...

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