Technology

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March 31, 2015 | NPR · In Africa, where there aren’t always roads from Point A to Point B, drones could take critical medicines to remote spots. But the airborne vehicles make people uneasy for lots of reasons.
 

St. Louis Public Radio
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 31, 2015 | NPR · To keep its code-breaking prowess, the National Security Agency must recruit scores of the brightest students in math and computer science each year. The Snowden revelations are hurting those efforts.
 

Google
March 30, 2015 | NPR · About 5 billion people are mostly or entirely disconnected from the Internet. So to capitalize on this opportunity, Google and Facebook have begun high-profile campaigns to connect the unconnected.
 

March 30, 2015 | NPR · While the U.S. is pretty well connected, there are still 20 million people who aren’t online. Lee Rainie of Pew Research describes who they are and why that matters.
 

Paul Hollingsworth
March 29, 2015 | NPR · The dinosaurs are a lot smaller than the originals — and so is one of the filmmakers. Paul Hollingsworth and his 8-year-old daughter, Hailee, made a short parody of the science fiction classic.
 

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March 27, 2015 | NPR · Clean Reader — an app designed to find, block and replace profanity in books — has drawn considerable criticism from authors. This week, makers of the app announced they would no longer sell e-books.
 

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March 27, 2015 | NPR · You might not see health inspection information until you’re opening a restaurant’s door. But if you’re in San Francisco and some other cities, you’ll see it when you check out an eatery’s Yelp page.
 

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March 27, 2015 | NPR · In an effort to connect teenagers with mental health services, New York is testing counseling via text for high school students. They join a growing trend.
 

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March 27, 2015 | NPR · Why is it so hard to feel empathy for strangers? Because we’re stressed by them, says neuroscientist Jeff Mogil. His research suggests one way to reduce that stress: play Rock Band together.
 

 

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News

White House
March 31, 2015 | NPR · Obama commuted 22 sentences for federal prisoners serving time for drug-related crimes. Obama said that under current laws, those inmates would have already been released.
 

March 31, 2015 | NPR · The Secret Service, said Rep. Jason Chaffetz, is refusing to allow his committee to interview two agents involved in the investigation of a potential bomb near the White House.
 

March 31, 2015 | NPR · Two of the state’s largest tribes win class action lawsuit alleging that the state routinely put their children in foster care without due process
 

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.
 

Music

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March 31, 2015 | WBGO+JAZZ.org · It was in Philly where Jimmy Smith first took a church instrument and made it swing. Years later, the city’s jazz community gathers to salute its many soulful pioneers of the Hammond B-3 organ.
 

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March 31, 2015 | WBGO+JAZZ.org · One of today’s great singers celebrates the centennial of a jazz icon. Wilson brings her fresh arrangements of classic tunes to the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
 

Courtesy of the artist
March 31, 2015 | NPR · Hear an epic new tune from Actress, a mbalax workout by Mark Ernestus of Rhythm & Sound, and four more cuts we loved from March.
 

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