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April 1, 2015 | NPR · The in-flight catalog went bankrupt earlier this year. But its new owners say SkyMall catalogs might make their way back to airplane seatbacks soon.
 

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April 1, 2015 | NCPR · The iconic orange roofs of Howard Johnson’s restaurants were once fixtures of the American highway. But the chain faded in the ’80s. The 60-year-old location in Lake Placid, N.Y., closed Tuesday.
 

April 1, 2015 | WSHU · About a million people will see their premiums double. The rate increase is part of an effort to bring down the debt for the program which subsidizes insurance for people living in flood zones.
 

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April 1, 2015 | NPR · The nation’s largest retailer is known for sprawling suburban and rural stores. Now Wal-Mart is moving into city centers — sometimes despite strong local opposition.
 

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March 31, 2015 | KWMU · Many Americans now have access to a commingled recycling system, which lets users mix plastic, glass, paper and metal together in one bin. It’s much easier, but not nearly as efficient.
 

March 30, 2015 | NPR · For a decade, Venezuela sold oil at subsidized payment rates to 13 neighbors, including Cuba. But tumbling oil prices have hit Venezuela’s economy hard, forcing it to trim those subsidies.
 

March 30, 2015 | NET · More than a dozen federal agencies play a part in keeping food from making Americans sick. Critics say the system has gaps, and we’d all be safer if federal food safety efforts were under one roof.
 

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March 30, 2015 | NPR · Grocers are losing customers to smaller markets, convenience stores and online shopping. The competition is forcing chains to innovate with in-store restaurants, delivery service and more.
 

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March 30, 2015 | NPR · Amid record production, some analysts worry the U.S. will run out of places to put it all. One says lack of storage space could drive oil down to about $20 a barrel, less than half the current price.
 

March 29, 2015 | NPR · The federal government is moving to reign in the payday loan industry, which critics say traps consumers in a damaging cycle of debt. A look at the possible effects of proposed regulations.
 

 

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April 1, 2015 | NPR · The in-flight catalog went bankrupt earlier this year. But its new owners say SkyMall catalogs might make their way back to airplane seatbacks soon.
 

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April 1, 2015 | NPR · The indictment against Sen. Robert Menendez alleges he took hundreds of thousands of dollars and extravagant gifts from a friend and donor in exchange for political favors.
 

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April 1, 2015 | NPR · The case of co-pilot Andreas Lubitz has focused attention on what Lufthansa, or any employer, can really know about an employee’s state of mind. Requiring a psychological evaluation has risks, too.
 

Arts & Life

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April 1, 2015 | NPR · Poet and author Margaret Howe Freydburg died last week at 107; she wrote and published well past her 100th birthday. Her friend Nancy Slonim Aronie has an appreciation of a remarkable woman.
 

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April 1, 2015 | NPR · When Johanna Basford first told her publisher she wanted to draw books for adults — well, she says, “You can imagine how quiet they were.” Today, both of her books have become sell-out successes.
 

April 1, 2015 | NPR · Alex Gibney intersperses recently unearthed concert footage from 1971 with vintage and newly recorded interviews to make Sinatra: All or Nothing At All. It’s illuminating and by no means a puff piece.
 

Music

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April 1, 2015 | NPR · Fiona Ritchie selects some of the best new sounds from artists both rising and well-established.
 

April 1, 2015 | NPR · The mostly instrumental cuts draw on salsa, funk, soul and rock from vintage and new performers.
 

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April 1, 2015 | WXPN · The Canadian singer discusses his new album, which was produced by Broken Social Scene’s Kevin Drew.
 

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