The quest to build a better mouse trap has led inventors down some strange, sadistic and sometimes even beautiful design roads. The Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum happens to have a fantastic collection of historical and contemporary traps. CSPM Executive Director Matt Mayberry picked out some of his favorites to share with us in a virtual exhibition he’d like to call “A Bad Day for Mickey.” Works for us.

 

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November 21, 2014 | NPR · House Republicans have been threatening to sue Obama over executive actions he’s taken on the Affordable Care Act. Today, they pulled the trigger.
 

November 21, 2014 | NPR · Republican Rep. John Boehner delivered a statement Friday in reaction to President Obama’s immigration address, saying Obama is damaging the presidency.
 

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November 21, 2014 | NPR · Johnson holds dual U.S.-U.K. citizenship, but hasn’t lived in the U.S. since he was 5. He told WAMU’s Diane Rehm Show that he had been billed for capital gains on the sale of his first home.
 

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November 21, 2014 | NPR · On this week’s show, we look at the eerie film Foxcatcher, the world of trailers, and what’s making us happy this week.
 

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November 21, 2014 | NPR · A woman on the Eastern Shore of Maryland said she’d love to make and sell Susan Stamberg’s mother-in-law’s famous cranberry relish. Naturally, Stamberg had to inspect the operation and try it out.
 

November 20, 2014 | NPR · Robert Siegel remembers director and film icon Mike Nichols, who died Wednesday of a heart attack at 83.
 

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November 21, 2014 | NPR · From Shetland and Orkney to the Hebrides, the Isle of Man and Rathlin Island, this week’s diverse choice of music is far from insular.
 

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November 21, 2014 | WXPN · Revisiting an archival interview with the late Louisiana songwriter.
 

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November 21, 2014 | WXPN · The inventive and unpredictable slide-guitar player performs some of his zydeco-influenced songs.
 

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