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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Can One Insect Save An Industry?

It’s just a tiny brown wasp, smaller than a grain of rice, but experts believe a little bug may be able to save California’s $1.8 billion citrus industry from an insect that has already decimated Florida’s orange groves.

The Tamarixia Radiata is a predator from Pakistan that scientists are hoping will help eradicate the Asian Citrus Psyllid, an invasive insect that spreads a disease that kills citrus trees and causes economic and environmental problems.

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Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson host Here & Now, a live two-hour production of NPR and WBUR Boston.

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A Computer Model Forecasts Ebola’s Future Path

With the virus in Africa, the U.S. and Europe, experts have created a computer model to predict where it could go next.

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Reporter Crosses Into Syria To Tell Stories Of Fighters

Holly Williams of CBS discusses some of the people she's interviewed, including women soldiers on the frontlines.

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How Far Have We Come Since The Financial Crisis?

Or are we already going backwards? We ask Michael Lewis, author of books including "Flash Boys" and "Liar's Poker."