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French Officials Investigate Hack Of Television Network

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 3:30pm

NPR's Audie Cornish interviews Damien Leloup, a technology writer for the French paper Le Monde, about the cyberattack on the French global TV network, TV5Monde.

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In Yemen, U.S. Struggles To Navigate Complex Sectarian Landscape

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 3:30pm

The U.S. is backing the Arab intervention in Yemen, which is seen as Saudi Arabia's attempt to beat back Iranian influence.

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'Timid Son' Celebrates Mambas And Manly Men

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 3:30pm

Kent Russell's collection of autobiographical short stories explores the extremes of masculinity — like a man who's developing an immunity to snake venom by letting cobras and black mambas bite him.

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An Artist's Brainstorm: Put Photos On Those Faceless Ebola Suits

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 3:30pm

Printers blew up. People took the photo stickers home. But in the end, art professor Mary Beth Heffernan succeeded in bringing a human face to the scary-looking protective gear.

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3 Times Rand Paul Got 'Testy' This Week

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 3:03pm

Days into his campaign, Paul is pouncing on the mainstream media and Democrats, though he insists his short temper is "pretty equal opportunity."

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Is It Time For A Warning Label On Sugar-Loaded Drinks?

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 2:52pm

New legislation in California and New York proposes a label for for sugary beverages. The label looks like the warning on cigarette packages, but the beverage industry has called it "misleading."

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Small Batch Edition: 'Wolf Hall' On PBS

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 2:51pm

PCHH pal and book enthusiast Barrie Hardymon joins us to talk Tudors, historical fiction, and expressive eyebrow acting.

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Cultural Revolution-Meets-Aliens: Chinese Writer Takes On Sci-Fi

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 2:50pm

Chinese novels have dwelt mainly on the past and present. Liu Cixin is starting to change that. His science-packed, futuristic best-sellers explore the cosmos, and offers commentary on current events.

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PG&E Hit With $1.6 Billion Penalty For 2010 Calif. Pipeline Explosion

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 2:42pm

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. was ordered to pay the fine — the largest ever charged a public utility — for the San Bruno explosion and fire that killed 8 people.

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Medical Schools Reboot For 21st Century

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 2:35pm

Medicine has changed a lot in the past 100 years. But medical training has stayed much the same. Many schools are now retooling — focusing on teamwork — to train a different kind of doctor.

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'I'm With Stupid' T-Shirt Trips Up Ecuador's President

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 1:08pm

Politicians have basic rules about photo ops. This week, Ecuador's President Rafael Correa learned one more: don't get on the wrong side of an "I'm With Stupid" shirt.

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As Price Of Oil Falls, So Does Colorado Economy

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 12:52pm

Half of Colorado’s drill rigs have gone idle since the end of October. The decline is directly tied to the low price of oil.

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