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March 30, 2015 Comment

Hi-Tech Now An Essential Tool On Southwest Farms

As labor shortages on American farms increases, farm owners are looking more and more towards robotic solutions.

March 30, 2015 Comment

GNC Agrees To New Testing Of Supplements

The country’s largest specialty retailer of dietary supplements has agreed to new quality control testing.

March 30, 2015 25 Comments

Sen. Warren: Not Interested In Reid's Job And Still Not Running For President

Elizabeth Warren insists she has no plans to jump into the 2016 race. She joins us to discuss her current political goals.

March 30, 2015 6 Comments

New CDC Anti-Smoking Ad Features E-Cig User

The CDC director says e-cigarettes are not proven smoking cessation products — and almost three quarters of e-cigarette smokers also use traditional cigarettes.

March 30, 2015 3 Comments

Indiana Says New Law Does Not Discriminate Against LGBT Community

Lawmakers in Indiana are defending a bill that sparked controversy this weekend, saying that it does not discriminate against gays and lesbians.

March 30, 2015 5 Comments

Silicon Valley Reacts To Ellen Pao Gender Discrimination Verdict

The plaintiff claimed that while working for a venture capital firm, she was denied promotion and ultimately fired because of her sex.

March 30, 2015 Comment

New Kidney Donation Guidelines Begin To Pay Off

Joanna Richards of WCPN catches up with 31-year-old Mike Brown, who recently got a kidney transplant.

March 30, 2015 7 Comments

Prosecution Rests, Defense Set To Begin In Boston Bombing Trial

A defense attorney who has handled death penalty cases discusses the defense strategy in Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s trial.

March 30, 2015 4 Comments

Is Schumer A Shoo-In For Senate Leadership?

NPR’s Domenico Montanaro discusses Sen. Chuck Schumer’s influence and whether anyone could challenge him for the role.

March 30, 2015 3 Comments

As Deadline Looms, A Look At The Sticking Points In Iran Nuclear Talks

As negotiations over Tehran’s nuclear program enter a critical point, we examine the latest developments.

March 27, 2015 Comment

Plan To Save Astrodome Tops $240 Million

When it first opened in 1965, some called the Houston Astrodome – the first domed stadium – the Eighth Wonder of the World.

March 27, 2015 Comment

George Carlin Honored In National Portrait Gallery

The late comedian is being honored with a portrait at the Smithsonian Museum’s National Portrait Gallery.

March 27, 2015 3 Comments

In Boston Marathon Bombing Trial, Prosecution Close To Wrapping Up

Monday will be the last day for the prosecution to make its case in the Boston Marathon bombing trial.

March 27, 2015 3 Comments

Are We Winning The ‘War On Cancer’?

The number of Americans who will die from cancer each year is growing, but there is evidence we’re moving in the right direction.

March 27, 2015 11 Comments

Harry Reid Stepping Down, Ted Cruz Stepping Up

Bloomberg’s Margaret Talev and NPR’s Don Gonyea discuss the latest in 2016 politics and Capitol Hill news.

March 27, 2015 7 Comments

IRS Cuts Can Make Filing Difficult

Are you among those who wait until the last minute to file your taxes? This year, that might not be the best idea.

March 27, 2015 11 Comments

Yale Is Starting A VHS Archive And It’s Full Of Horror Movies

“Silent Night, Deadly Night,” “Stripped to Kill” and “The Last Slumber Party” – all from the 80s – are a few of the titles.

March 27, 2015 Comment

2 People Unaccounted For In NYC Blast

An apparent gas explosion leveled three buildings in Manhattan’s East Village, injuring 19 people, four critically.

March 26, 2015 4 Comments

WWII Veterans Return ‘Good Luck Flags’ To Japanese

Tom Banse reports on the effort to return the flags taken as war souvenirs from Pacific battlefields during World War II.

March 26, 2015 Comment

Tornado Hits Oklahoma On Anniversary Of Historic 1948 Forecast

A tornado hit the Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma 67 years ago, but there were no fatalities because it had been predicted.

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March 27 Comment

Using Poetry To Expose The Power Of Money, Class And Gender

Alissa Quart's first book of poetry is both personal and universal - inspired by work and research she has done as a journalist.

March 27 11 Comments

Yale Is Starting A VHS Archive And It’s Full Of Horror Movies

"Silent Night, Deadly Night," "Stripped to Kill" and "The Last Slumber Party" – all from the 80s – are a few of the titles.

March 26 3 Comments

Noah Baumbach On Middle Age And ‘While We’re Young’

In the writer-director's new film, Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts' characters befriend a younger, free-spirited couple.

March 26 Comment

How March Became Mad

The NCAA men's tournament started in 1939 but it was decades before it became the extravaganza it is today.