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The Fate Of The World's Chocolate Depends On This Spot In Rural England

Sun, 03/15/2015 - 4:24am

Cocoa is unusually susceptible to disease. Every year, a third of the crop is destroyed, even as the appetite for chocolate grows. That's why the world needs the International Cocoa Quarantine Centre.

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When Police Are Given Body Cameras, Do They Use Them?

Sat, 03/14/2015 - 5:36pm

An independent monitor's report on the Denver Police Department's use of body-worn cameras found that during a six-month trial run, just one in four use-of-force incidents was actually recorded.

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Alaska Town Braces For Another Boom

Sat, 03/14/2015 - 4:15pm

Small communities across the U.S. are struggling to deal with rapid oil and gas development. The influx of workers and activity can strain services and infrastructure. But planning helps.

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The Way Forward In Ferguson

Sat, 03/14/2015 - 4:15pm

NPR's Arun Rath talks with correspondent Cheryl Corley, reporting from Ferguson, Mo., after two police officers were shot this week and the city's embattled police chief resigned.

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A Gender Discrimination Trial Rocks Silicon Valley

Sat, 03/14/2015 - 4:15pm

Ellen Pao testified in a San Francisco court as part of her $16 million gender discrimination lawsuit against a former employer. NPR's Arun Rath talks with Wired's Davey Alba about the trial.

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A Glimpse Into Osama Bin Laden's Final Days

Sat, 03/14/2015 - 4:15pm

NPR's Arun Rath talks with CNN national security analyst Peter Bergen about newly released documents revealing what life was like for Osama bin Laden in the months before he was tracked down and killed in Pakistan in 2011.

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Graphic Testimony Marks Boston Marathon Bombing Trial So Far

Sat, 03/14/2015 - 4:15pm

The trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has finished its first full week. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with reporter Tovia Smith on the defense strategy so far and what to expect as the trial continues.

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People With Disabilities, On Screen And Sans Clichés

Sat, 03/14/2015 - 4:15pm

Films that focus on disability are frequently overlooked by festivals and audiences. Reelabilities, a 15-city festival, is bucking the trend, showcasing films by and about people with disabilities.

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Albert 'Tootie' Heath, Drummer Extraordinaire, Turns The Tables

Sat, 03/14/2015 - 4:15pm

NPR's Arun Rath had been dying to interview the renowned jazz drummer for years. When he got the chance, it turned out Heath had some questions for him, as well.

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'Windows' That Transform The World: Jane Hirshfield On Poetry

Sat, 03/14/2015 - 4:15pm

In a "window moment," the poet says, a work shifts and expands: "By glancing for a moment at something else, the field of the poem becomes larger. What's in the room with the poem is bigger."

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