In a last minute plot twist, a bill that would’ve required Colorado movie goers to pay an extra fee got a major rewrite. The Republican sponsor of the bill decided to switch course, and make the film incentive fee voluntary. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.

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March 31, 2015 | NPR · When news organizations make fun of the news, it can be funny — or not.
 

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March 31, 2015 | NPR · We all tend to adjust our opinions based on what other people think. But young teenagers pay far more attention to other teens than they do to adults, a study finds. That explains a lot, doesn’t it?
 

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March 31, 2015 | NPR · Some of Washington’s closest allies have signed on to a new Asian development bank. The U.S. opposes the bank in part because it presents a challenge to American influence in the Asia region.
 

Arts & Life

Courtesy of Sammy Edwards
March 31, 2015 | NPR · British colonialists brought lamb ham to America, where a sugar-cured, smoked variety became popular. Easier-to-cure pork ham eventually took its place, but now two Virginians are bringing it back.
 

TV Land
March 31, 2015 | NPR · Sutton Foster stars in a new comedy about a woman who learns that there are a lot of ways to be hassled over your age.
 

The Kobal Collection
March 31, 2015 | NPR · The late novelist’s Millennium series is getting an addition, The Girl in the Spider’s Web. The book, written by David Lagercrantz, just got its title and a U.S. release date: Sept. 1.
 

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March 31, 2015 | WGBH · Accompanied by a handmade oil-can guitar, the Dispatch and State Radio singer performs live in Boston at the Calling All Crows benefit concert.
 

March 31, 2015 | NPR · In 1970, Warner Bros. Records had an unusual philosophy: they’d sign artists and, instead of wanting a hit single immediately, they’d develop them over several albums. Hence, Captain Beefheart.
 

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March 31, 2015 | NPR · All Songs Considered hosts Robin Hilton and Bob Boilen play this week’s essential new songs, including Jamie xx and Joy Williams of the band The Civil Wars, and a classic by Ryan Adams.
 

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