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Don Reed - Butter

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 9:27am

The ridiculous story of a reluctant player and his secret sauce.

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Jamie DeWolf - Xiana Fairchild

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 9:27am

A story dedicated to the little girl in the hallway.

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Josh Healey - JDate

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 9:27am

How to help your mom set up her online profile on JDate.

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Director's Cut

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 9:27am

Glynn's a bean counter by day but at night it's "Lights, Camera, Action!"

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Northern Ireland Unionist Hardliner Ian Paisley Dies At 88

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 8:33am

The Protest cleric who bitterly opposed the IRA later forged an unlikely friendship with senior Sinn Fein leader Martin McGuinness.

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We've Been In 'The Era Of The Booty' For A Long Time

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 8:31am

Commentator Erika Nicole Kendall writes about a history of the full figure that far predates J.Lo.

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Food Is Cheap, At Least Compared To Four Years Ago

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 8:07am

Global food prices are at a four-year low because of good harvests in the U.S., Europe and China. But food still costs more than it did in the 1990s, even accounting for inflation.

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For Teachers, Many Paths Into The Classroom ... Some Say Too Many

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 8:03am

One in five newly hired teachers has skipped university preparation for teaching. Indiana is the latest state to make entering the classroom easier.

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Top Stories: Pistorius Convicted Of Homicide; Ukrainian Prisoner Swap

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 7:50am

Also: The U.S. anti-terrorism strategy in Yemen and Somalia; federal appeals courts weigh questions about abortion in Texas and voter ID's in Wisconsin; and the world's tallest dog has died.

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How Far Can Curiosity Take You?

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 7:35am

As a kid, director James Cameron was fascinated with exploring the world around him — everything from pond water to bugs. Those childhood obsessions led him some of the deepest places underwater.

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How Do Simple Questions Lead To Big Discoveries?

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 7:35am

Mythbusters co-host Adam Savage talks about three people who inspired him to be curious: his dad, a former Earth-science teacher, and physicist Richard Feynman.

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How Do You Build A Toaster ... From Scratch?

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 7:35am

Designer Thomas Thwaites explains what compelled him to build a toaster, literally from the ground up.

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Why Did A Hollywood Film Director Journey To The Bottom Of The Ocean?

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 7:35am

Director James Cameron's blockbuster films create unreal worlds. He reveals his childhood fascinations and how they fueled the passion behind his movies.

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Could Genetics Hold The Answer To Curing Autism?

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 7:35am

Geneticist Wendy Chung describes what it's like to chip away at the mysteries of autism, and the excitement of uncovering tiny but critical clues.

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Are Microbes The Next Frontier?

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 7:35am

Biologist Nathan Wolfe says the unseeable world of microbes is fertile ground for new discoveries.

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Pair Of F/A-18s Crash In Western Pacific Ocean, U.S. Navy Says

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 7:16am

One pilot has been rescued and the search continues for the other after the two warplanes from the USS Carl Vinson went down.

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Are Yemen And Somalia Good Examples Of U.S. Anti-Terror Strategy?

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 7:13am

President Obama says the strategy the U.S. would pursue against the Islamic State would be similar to how it targets al-Qaida affiliates in Yemen and Somalia. But both countries are deeply unstable.

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Drum Fill Friday, With Spoon's Jim Eno

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 7:03am

Our regular puzzler for careful listeners, this week featuring fills hand-selected by Spoon drummer Jim Eno. Hear the fill and match it to the song.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: Celebrity Apologies And A Regrettable Television Pop Quiz

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 7:03am

After a few words about Joan Rivers, the gang delves into a conversation about apologies, sincerity, authenticity, free speech and PR. Then we give ourselves a quiz and discuss What's Making Us Happy.

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Scientists Name Swamp-Creature Fossil After Mick Jagger

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 6:05am

They discovered signs of a water nymph that lived 19 million years ago. It's called Jaggermeryx naida because in imagining this creature, they were reminded of Jagger by its "mobile and tactile lips."

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