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Pop Quiz, Hotshot: Herschell Gordon Lewis Film Or Children's Book?

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 8:00am

The movie titles of the late splatter-film director are evocative ... and wonderfully terrible. Can you tell them apart from the titles of some less-than-classic kids' books?

Flight MH17 Was Shot Down By Missile Moved From Russia, Investigators Say

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 7:15am

A Dutch-led team of international researchers found that a Buk missile shot down flight MH17 in 2014. Evidence suggests the missile was brought from Russia and fired from rebel-held eastern Ukraine.

It's A Girl! Philadelphia Zoo Finally Determines Baby Gorilla's Gender

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 6:08am

The zoo and the Democratic Republic of Congo rehabilitate gorillas who lost families to poachers. The mom was alone which may be why she held her baby so closely that zookeepers couldn't get a look.

Hear Something, Say Something: Navigating The World Of Racial Awkwardness

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 6:07am

What do you do when a friend or loved one talks about race in a way that makes you cringe? Karen Good-Marable, Aaron Sanchez, Robyn Henderson-Espinoza, and Channing Kennedy tell us how they reacted.

Beekeepers Benefit From The Hive Mind In Community Apiaries

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 6:00am

Modeled after community gardens, the sweet setups allow beekeepers to maintain hives in public spaces. Beekeepers harvest not just honey but the collective knowledge of their colleagues.

'Cloudbound' Is Stunning, But Doesn't Quite Soar

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 6:00am

Fran Wilde built a glorious world of living bone towers and wing-gliding people in last year's Updraft. Her new Cloudbound has stunning skyscapes but lacks some of the first book's emotional heft.

2 Couples In Love Attract Attention

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 5:59am

A man proposing to his girlfriend at a Yankees game, dropped the ring. He eventually found it, and she said yes. A jogger in Central Park stopped to be in wedding photos. The jogger was Tom Hanks.

These Women Discovered It Wasn't Just Fat: It Was Lipedema

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 4:00am

People with tree-trunk-like legs who can't lose weight through diet and exercise may have lipedema, a lymphatic disorder. It's not clear what causes it, and most doctors aren't familiar with it.

After First Debate, Pace Picks Up On Presidential Campaign Trail

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 4:00am

Hillary Clinton was back out on the campaign trail on Tuesday at a rally in the swing state of North Carolina — pressing the case that she won the first presidential debate over Donald Trump.

Disney Said To Be Considering An Offer To Acquire Twitter

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 4:00am

The 10-year-old social media site Twitter has been struggling to attract users and grow its business. Renee Montagne talks to Farhad Manjoo, technology columnist for "The New York Times."

Veteran Israeli Statesman Shimon Peres Dies At 93

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 4:00am

Veteran Israeli statesman Shimon Peres has died. He was 93. Steve Inskeep talks to Ambassador Dennis Ross, who was a diplomat in the administrations of George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton.

'Deflategate' As Seen Through The Prism Of Broadway's 'Hamilton'

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 4:00am

What do NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, deflated footballs, QB Tom Brady and a hit Broadway musical have in common? Commentator Pablo Torre, a senior writer with ESPN The Magazine, has the answer.

'Working' Then And Now: Terkel Interviews 'Token' Female Ad Ex

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 4:00am

In the '70s, Studs Terkel talked to an ad executive, who explained how as a "token woman" she had to navigate the male-dominated industry. Radio Dairies and Project And got access to the recording.

Donald Trump Tells Supporters That He Won The Debate With Clinton

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 4:00am

Trump campaigned in the swing state of Florida following the debate with Hillary Clinton. He touted the favorable results of unscientific online tallies where debate watchers picked their favorites.

Ex-AIG CEO Maurice 'Hank' Greenberg Begins To Testify In Fraud Trial

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 4:00am

Hank Greenberg, who built the insurance giant, will be back on the witness stand. He and another former executive face charges they deceived investors in the years leading up to the financial crisis.

Who Sets The Price Of Oil? Wall Street Speculators?

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 4:00am

Members of our "Planet Money" team recently got into the oil business. They learned one of the most basic questions about the business is: who sets the price of oil? Speculators are often blamed.

Bias Isn't Just A Police Problem, It's A Preschool Problem

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 4:00am

A new study by researchers at Yale found that pre-K teachers, white and black alike, spend more time watching black boys, expecting trouble.

Sept. 11 Lawsuits Vote Today Could Be First Reversal Of An Obama Veto

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 3:58am

The bill would let victims' families of the Sept. 11 attacks sue Saudi Arabia for aiding or financing the attacks. The White House says the move could put U.S. interests and personnel at risk.

Alabama's Chief Justice Faces Ethics Charges For Second Time

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 3:56am

Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore was ousted on ethics charges in 2003 for defying a federal court order. On Wednesday he faces trial for defying the U.S. Supreme Court's same-sex marriage ruling.

How Does Molecular Action In The Brain Make Thoughts?

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 3:33am

The hope is that the connectome, a map of all neural connections, will somehow address how physical processes are connected with consciousness, says commentator Marcelo Gleiser.

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