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How Did A Bunch Of 17th-Century Scientists Launch The Open Source Movement?

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 8:28am

New media expert Clay Shirky explains how the ideas behind open source have been used for centuries: from the Enlightenment to the digital era.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Bridge Of Spies' And Lots More Tom Hanks

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 8:05am

On this week's show, Audie Cornish is with us to talk about the latest Steven Spielberg project and about the long career of its star.

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Beauty Pill: Tiny Desk Concert

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 8:03am

In Beauty Pill's music, life whirs with plunderphonic glee and riffs are funky from the inside out. Watch the D.C. band adapt its deeply textured songs without removing anything vital.

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Online Health Tools Might Not Help The People Who Need It Most

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 7:56am

An online portal to manage chronic kidney disease sounds great, but poor, older or black people were less likely to use it. That means the shift to e-health could make health disparities worse.

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I Hated Math! But Should I Have Dropped It When I Was 15? #15Girls

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 7:51am

She had to decide: Stick with math — ugh — and keep open career options in the sciences or go for the liberal arts. Looking back, she wishes she didn't have to make that choice.

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