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Ike Reilly On World Cafe

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 1:08pm

The Chicagoland rock 'n' roller performs songs from his new album with The Ike Reilly Assassination.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour Small Batch: Fantastic Four

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 1:07pm

Glen Weldon and Chris Klimek discuss the latest attempt to turn the Marvel Comics super-team into a blockbuster film franchise.

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WPR's Set List Presents: Field Report

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 1:03pm

Christopher Porterfield performs "Summons" as part of a solo session in his home state of Wisconsin.

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In London, A Bomb In The Basement Stirs Memories Of The Blitz

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 12:56pm

Hundreds of residents were evacuated after the World War II-era bomb was discovered at a construction site. Seniors in the area were reminded of their wartime experiences as children during the Blitz.

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The War Comes Home For Baby Boomer Veterans

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 12:52pm

Decades after the Vietnam War, veterans are beginning to seek mental health treatment.

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9 People Accused In $30 Million Hacking And Insider-Trading Scheme

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 12:50pm

Federal authorities say hackers from Ukraine and securities traders in the U.S. teamed up to steal more than 150,000 confidential press releases before they became public information.

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Phoenix Hopes To Become Hub Of Waste Innovation

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 12:40pm

City leaders aim to reduce trash fated to landfills by 40 percent over the next five years.

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Confronting Mortality In An Unsettling, Inspiring 'Tour Of Bones'

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 12:37pm

Before her death in 2014, author Denise Inge took a spiritual journey to bone houses throughout Europe. Critic Maureen Corrigan says the resulting book, The Tour of Bones, is "strange and chaotic."

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Legislating Desire: An Author's Take On 'Bad Laws And Good Sex'

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 12:37pm

American sex laws have not always kept pace with society's changing standards. In The Boundaries of Desire, Eric Berkowitz explores how the legal system has addressed sex in the last century.

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Global Markets Stressed After China Devalues Currency

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 12:33pm

What does a weaker Chinese currency mean for the country's struggling economy and global growth?

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Turns Out Bees Are Like Us: Eating Poorly, Not Sleeping Well And Overworked

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 12:25pm

Honeybees face stresses as they're carted across the country and exposed to chemicals and pesticides.

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The Buzz About The 'Other' Bees

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 12:20pm

U.S. honeybee populations are in a major decline, and researchers are looking to other bee species to help restore balance in colonies.

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Why Put A Grizzly Bear To Death?

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 12:11pm

A grizzly bear could be euthanized after a hiker was found dead in Yellowstone National Park.

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I'm An Obstetrician And I Failed At Breast-Feeding

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 11:57am

She knew that breast is best. So when she couldn't breast-feed her children, she felt she had failed as a mother and a doctor. Until a wise pediatrician gave her permission to stop.

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What Works For Successful College Essays?

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 11:52am

A new company called AdmitSee has compiled data on successful college application essays.

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