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April 19, 2014 | WOSU · Officials in Columbus, Ohio, are scrambling to contain a burst of mumps cases. There’s a new clinic open for vaccinations, and Ohio State University is teaching students how to protect themselves.
 

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April 19, 2014 | WWNO · Since the disastrous BP spill in 2010, environmentalists have kept watch over Louisiana’s coastline. One consortium says there’s far more oil leaking into the Gulf than companies are reporting.
 

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April 19, 2014 | NPR · Lisa Robinson knows how to talk — and how to make others, especially musicians, want to talk. The veteran rock journalist speaks with NPR’s Wade Goodwyn about her four decades behind the scenes.
 

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April 19, 2014 | NPR · Wainwright creates music that is theatrical, emotional and operatic. He stopped by NPR’s studios to perform a few of his hits.
 

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April 19, 2014 | NPR · Immigrant workers in the Silicon Valley attend Toastmasters meetings to improve their public speaking. Organizers say those skills often lead to increased confidence at work and even job promotions.
 

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April 19, 2014 | NPR · “All of us have chased the American dream so there’s something very universal about it,” the Irish actor says. O’Dowd and James Franco star in a new Broadway production of Steinbeck’s novella.
 

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April 19, 2014 | NPR · The giant retailer says it’s adding a new line of organic food that’s at least 25 percent cheaper. But a large-scale production and supply of organic food likely can’t be achieved overnight.
 

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April 12, 2014 | NPR · As pro-Russia demonstrators continue their tense standoff in Eastern Ukraine, police are conspicuously absent from city streets.
 

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April 12, 2014 | NPR · Collins’ The Lucky Santangelo Cookbook is named for her plucky heroine, the daughter of a former gangster. It’s got recipes for linguine and the author’s eponymous cocktail — but no health food.
 

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April 12, 2014 | NPR · Men and women ski on the same slopes. A rock band performs in the capital. It’s all part of the constant tug-of-war between religious conservatives and those seeking more social freedoms.
 

 

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April 20, 2014 | NPR · The grim recovery operation off South Korea continued Sunday. Police boats brought bodies ashore to the deafening cries and screams of family members.
 

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April 19, 2014 | NPR · The military’s training center at Fort Irwin in California is complete with mock Middle Eastern villages. But as the U.S. combat mission in Afghanistan winds down, how will this facility change?
 

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April 19, 2014 | NPR · General Motors delayed a safety recall of more than 330,000 cars, newly released federal documents show. The Saturn Ions were found to have defective power steering systems.
 

Arts & Life

April 20, 2014 | NPR · Author Craig Nova recommends three books that take a fresh approach to the age-old bildungsroman. The experience of growing up is both universal and unique — and, in these books, timeless.
 

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April 19, 2014 | NPR · Raymond Gunt is profane, rude, heartless and truly the Worst. Person. Ever. Author Douglas Coupland says he’s not exactly sure how the character, with no redeeming qualities, came into his mind.
 

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April 19, 2014 | NPR · The pink on a flamingo? Stripes on a zebra? Spots on a giraffe? All explained. Simply. Elegantly. Oddly.
 

Music

April 19, 2014 | NPR · Canadian jazz saxophonist Christine Jensen has begun using a full “jazz orchestra” of up to 18 players, opening new horizons for her. NPR’s Arun Rath speaks with Jensen about her new album, Habitat.
 

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April 19, 2014 | NPR · The songs, videos and musical moments that stopped the All Songs host in his tracks. This week: A cat video, a live double rainbow and all the soles you can shake a camera at.
 

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April 19, 2014 | NPR · A young Pakistani musician treats the guitar as a percussion instrument — with surprisingly shimmering results. He also performs a piano piece he wrote at just 16.
 

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