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Maziar Bahari's Life Becomes 'Rosewater'

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 12:20pm

Bahari's memoir about being imprisoned in Iran while reporting in 2009 is the basis for Jon Stewart's debut film.

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What Chemicals Are Going Down The Fracking Well?

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 12:12pm

Despite one company's decision to disclose what chemicals it uses in fracking, others in the oil and gas industry are less willing.

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President Obama Says Myanmar's Political Reform 'Still Incomplete'

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 12:06pm

Obama, who recently visited Myanmar, says that the nation's stride towards democracy is still a work in progress.

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Drug-Maker In India's Sterilization Deaths Arrested

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 11:05am

Thirteen women are dead and dozens sick after the Nov. 8 procedures at a state-run hospital in central India. The doctor who performed the procedures was arrested Wednesday.

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Climate Change To Make Lightning More Common, Study Says

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 10:13am

Researchers writing in the journal Science say that if the rate of global warming goes unchecked, the frequency of lightning strikes will increase by 50 percent.

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Book News: In Support Of Persecuted Colleagues, Writers Turn To Letters

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 9:29am

In the run-up to the Day of the Imprisoned Writer, authors have written open letters to several imperiled authors around the world. Also: A recap of the truce between Amazon and Hachette.

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Mormon Church Publishes Essay On Founder Joseph Smith's Polygamy

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 9:27am

The Mormon church's founder was married to as many as 40 women in the years before his murder in 1844, the church acknowledged in an article posted on its website.

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Comet Lander Deploys Drill, But Could Lose Power Tonight

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 8:59am

Fearing that Philae's batteries won't last past Friday, engineers are looking at possible ways to help it get more power from its solar panels. One ray of hope: Its comet is heading toward the sun.

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Why Do We Create Stereotypes?

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 8:45am

Psychologist Paul Bloom explains why prejudice is natural, rational and even moral — the key is to understand why we depend on it, and recognize when it leads us astray.

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What Does It Mean To Be 'Articulate'?

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 8:45am

Educator and poet Jamila Lyiscott is a "tri-tongued orator." She unpacks the three distinct flavors of English she speaks with her friends, family, and colleagues.

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How Can First Impressions Mislead Us?

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 8:45am

Artist Hetain Patel toys with race, identity, language and accent — and challenges us to think beyond surface appearances.

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Can Comedy Break Stereotypes?

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 8:45am

Iranian-American comedian and actor Maz Jobrani describes a comic's role in challenging stereotypes — especially when it comes to Middle Eastern Muslims in America.

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What's The Line Between Stereotyping, Celebrating Culture?

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 8:45am

Playwright and performer Sarah Jones has a chameleon-like ability to change personas. Through these personas, she explores the fine line between stereotyping and celebrating different ethnic groups.

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Political Diversity Pioneers Win Medal Of Freedom

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 8:38am

Trio of political leaders honored for fighting bias, breaking ceilings and leading the charge for equality for people of color.

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Political Diversity Pioneers Win Medal Of Freedom

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 8:38am

Trio of political leaders honored for fighting bias, breaking ceilings and leading the charge for equality for people of color.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: Revived Properties And Cultural Dichotomies

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 8:25am

On this week's show, we wonder whether it's ever too late to revisit the past and we dive into some divides that cut deep.

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Hagel To Announce Billions In Upgrades To Nuclear Deterrent

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 8:08am

The defense secretary is expected to detail Pentagon reports that have pointed to "systemic problems" with the system that controls U.S. ICBMs and submarine-launched ballistic missiles.

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