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What We Really See When We Go See A Movie

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 3:11pm

Dr. Tim Smith, a visual scientist at the University of London, discusses how our brains perceive what's seen on the big screen. How do we process images, events and stories that we see in the movies?

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JPMorgan's Been Hacked, But Answers — And Fraud — Are Hard To Find

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 3:11pm

Hackers successfully infiltrated the computer systems of JPMorgan Chase and at least four other banks recently. The FBI is investigating what's being called a sophisticated cyberattack, but bank officials have not yet found any evidence of fraud.

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No Boss But The Land And Cattle: A Rancher's Coming Of Age

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 3:11pm

In the North Texas wilderness, men to find out what it means to come of age on the range — and what it means to pass that experience on to their children.

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Momentum Gathers For The West's Response To Russia

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 3:11pm

Lithuania has called an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council to discuss Russia's new incursions into Ukraine. The issue's also likely to dominate an upcoming NATO summit. Since sanctions seem to have failed to change Russia's calculations, the U.S. and its European partners are still trying to find a way to effectively protect Ukraine's sovereignty.

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When Senate Returns From Recess, Ferguson Will Top The Docket

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 3:11pm

The controversy surrounding the police showdown with protesters in Ferguson, Mo., will be coming to Congress. Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri has scheduled a hearing to look into the confrontation.

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Fatal Shooting At Firing Range Sparks Debate About Safety

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 1:22pm

A firing-range instructor was killed by a 9-year-old who was being taught how to use an Uzi submachine gun. There are few regulations limiting children from participating at shooting ranges.

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Ebola Is Rapidly Mutating As It Spreads Across West Africa

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 1:08pm

For the first time, researchers have tracked the spread of Ebola, in almost real time, during an outbreak. The virus is quickly changing its DNA. But it's still unclear what these mutations mean.

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Electric Youth, 'A Real Hero (Live)'

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 12:53pm

The Canadian synth pop group offers an intimate live performance of its song "A Real Hero," popularized in the 2011 film Drive.

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Jon Hamm On The Evolution Of Don Draper On 'Mad Men'

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 12:47pm

Hamm has never won an Emmy despite 13 nominations, including two this year for Mad Men. In 2010, Hamm talked with Fresh Air about how Draper was "losing touch" with his life and the world around him.

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Edie Falco On Sobriety, The Sopranos, And Nurse Jackie's Self-Medication

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 12:47pm

Falco plays ER nurse Jackie Peyton, who is competent at her high-stress job but struggles with addiction. Falco was nominated for an Emmy for her role on Nurse Jackie, which is in its sixth season.

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What Happens When Callers To 9-1-1 Speak No English?

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 12:45pm

Tom Banse of Northwest News Network visited a Salem, Ore., emergency dispatch call center to find out the answer.

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Mark Morris, Founder of The Mark Morris Dance Group

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 12:37pm

From Scratch Host Jessica Harris speaks with Mark Morris, the founder of the Mark Morris Dance Group. Harris also speaks with clothing designer Peter Manning.

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Ages And Ages, Singing An Anthem For (And With) Everyone

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 12:27pm

Recorded with the Berklee Gospel and Roots Choir in the ruins within Newport's Fort Adams State Park, "Divisionary (Do The Right Thing)" has a message and a chorus that everyone can enjoy.

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'Enormous' Growth Of Ocean Garbage Patch

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 12:20pm

The oceanographer who discovered the floating island of trash in 1997 says he's shocked by how much it's grown.

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Bloomberg: Bank Hackers Have Ties To Russia

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 12:12pm

Russian hackers stole troves of personal data from JP Morgan Chase and at least four other banks, according to Bloomberg News.

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Fighting Escalates In Ukraine

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 12:06pm

Ukraine's president has canceled a trip to Turkey, saying he needs to deal with "Russian troop deployments in Eastern Ukraine."

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College Football Season Preview

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 11:55am

John Bacon, author of "Fourth And Long: The Fight For The Soul Of College Football," discusses the latest news as the season kicks off.

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U.S. Open: A Closer Look At 15-Year-Old 'CiCi' Bellis

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 11:50am

Catherine Bellis is the youngest player to win a match at the tennis tournament since Anna Kournikova in 1996.

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