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Is The Current Gridlock In Congress As Bad As It Looks?

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 11:45am

For the final program, host Michel Martin speaks with Neil Minkoff and Maria Cardona about the biggest political stories of the week.

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Companies Integrate Ads Into Social Media To Stay Relevant

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 11:40am

More and more marketers are either mimicking or using consumer-generated content in their advertising.

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A Conservative Mayor Fights To Expand Medicaid In North Carolina

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 11:17am

After a small North Carolina town lost its hospital, Belhaven's Republican mayor decided it was time to demand that North Carolina cover more people through the Medicaid program.

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Tropical Storm Bertha Takes Aim At The Caribbean

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 10:54am

Puerto Rico is under a tropical storm warning, while the Dominican Republic has issued a tropical storm watch. The forecast calls for Bertha to head northwest, but stay off the U.S. East Coast.

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As Labor Market Advances, Millions Stuck In Part-Time Jobs

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 10:52am

Payrolls have grown by more than 200,000 for six months in a row — the longest stretch since 1997. But 7.5 million people are working less than 40 hours per week even though they want full-time jobs.

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Ebola Moving Faster Than Efforts To Control It, WHO Chief Says

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 10:25am

WHO announced a $100 million response plan to combat the spread of the virus that has killed more than 700 people. Meanwhile, efforts are underway to evacuate two Americans who have contracted Ebola.

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Slow Walkers May Be On Their Way To Dementia

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 10:11am

New research shows that older people with cognitive problems who walk very slowly may be at greater risk for dementia.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: Live From San Diego Comic-Con

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 10:05am

Our live show from Comic-Con features a lively chat about fandoms and inclusivity, a blisteringly difficult quiz, and as always, what's making us happy this week.

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Queen Of The Night

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 9:59am

All Florence Foster Jenkins ever wanted was to be a professional musician. But no amount of training could prepare Florence or her audience for what would happen next.

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Fri, 08/01/2014 - 9:59am

Mark Forgy was an All-American boy from the Midwest backpacking through Europe, when a chance meeting with a total stranger changed his life forever.

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River Crossing

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 9:59am

For his final rite of passage, Glynn must cross the uncrossable.

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Fri, 08/01/2014 - 9:59am

At some point the jig is always up, and it's often when you least expect it.

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