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May 3, 2016 | NPR · When Renee Powell’s premiums exceeded her mortgage payments, it was upsetting. But it’s just one way health care costs rise for her many voters.
 

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May 3, 2016 | NPR · Uber is using machine learning to predict high demand, which would allow the app to schedule extra drivers instead of hiking rates at busy times. But such a change would hurt driver pay.
 

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May 3, 2016 | NPR · Mom-and-pop businesses are considering how a British exit from the EU could affect them. The owner of Britain’s oldest salmon smokehouse, who wants out, says EU membership dilutes British culture.
 

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May 2, 2016 | NPR · Most James Beard awards go to haute cuisine, but one prize recognizes classic neighborhood joints. And increasingly, the winners are immigrants whose cultures haven’t yet dissolved in the melting pot.
 

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May 2, 2016 | NPR · Some say the Nightly Show host utterly bombed his routine at Saturday’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner. Others say he simply had a different crowd in mind.
 

May 2, 2016 | NPR · Simon de Pury has been called both the Mick Jagger and the Peter Pan of auctions. Dealer, collector, curator, schmoozer, his clients include billionaires, rock stars and royalty. He dishes plenty about the art market in his new book, The Auctioneer, and he explains the rise and fall of his own auction house, Phillips de Pury.
 

Music

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May 2, 2016 | WXPN · Hear a stomping blues-rock duo that sounds like a two-person Led Zeppelin reincarnation.
 

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May 2, 2016 | FA · John Doe, Exene Cervenka and Dave Alvin of X join Fresh Air to discuss punk’s early days. “Anybody could belong to punk that wanted to be there,” Cervenka says. “[It] didn’t matter how old you were.”
 

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May 2, 2016 | NPR · Watch the Grammy-winning Chicago sextet perform new music by David Lang, Bryce Dessner and Robert Honstein.
 

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