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April 23, 2014 | NPR · They say they were placed on the list for refusing to inform on other Muslims. The suit is part of a broad wave of cases challenging the secretive no-fly list and U.S. counterterrorism strategies.
 
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April 23, 2014 | NPR · Activists say a federal law that allows employers to pay people with disabilities pennies per hour is out of date and should be changed. But some say the law is a lifeline for the disabled.
 
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April 23, 2014 | NPR · Shakespeare's Globe Theater aims to take the Bard's iconic play to every country in the world. It will perform everywhere from prestigious theaters to Pacific island beaches.
 

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April 21, 2014 | NPR · Last year a scientist said he'd found a new form of botulinum toxin, and was keeping details secret to keep the recipe from terrorists. But other science and public health labs were shut out, too.
 
April 23, 2014 | NPR · Pharmaceutical companies are suddenly trading entire divisions the way sports teams swap players. Glaxo, Novartis and Ely Lily are all involved in a complicated deal announced Tuesday, and so far this year, five deals exceeding $2 billion have been announced. What's driving the deal-making?
 
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April 23, 2014 | NPR · For decades, a mysterious quacking "bio-duck" has been heard roaming the waters of the Southern Ocean. Now scientists say the source is a whale.
 

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April 19, 2014 | NPR · The search continues for hundreds of people, mostly students, who were on board a South Korean ferry when it sank this week. Correspondent Anthony Kuhn shares the latest with NPR's Wade Goodwyn.
 

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April 20, 2014 | NPR · Monday is the 2014 Boston Marathon. Security will be tight, and this year's race will be an emotional event that will be about more than who wins.
 

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Apr 18, 2014 — On this week's round-table podcast, we talk about BBC America's popular drama and delve into the dream sequence, one of popular entertainment's favorite devices, for good or ill.
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Apr 11, 2014 — On this week's show, we chat about a very fine new TV offering, follow the trails of the things we love back to the things that came before, and wish one of our own well as he travels on.
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Apr 4, 2014 — On this week's show, Matt Thompson joins us for a chat about the new Captain America movie, whether the internet can be trusted with anyone's writing, and what's making us happy this week.
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Mar 28, 2014 — On this week's show, we talk about the new film Divergent, explore what makes us take our pop culture personally, and visit with the host of Bullseye, Jesse Thorn.
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Mar 21, 2014 — On this week's show, we use the presidential Between Two Ferns as a hook to discuss the importance of authenticity — and the selling of it. Plus, a devilish, super-challenging quiz.
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Mar 14, 2014 — On this week's show, we lay bare (PUN!) (BAD PUN!) the issue of nudity and use Pi Day as an entry point to talk nerd holidays and other celebrations of popular culture.
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Mar 7, 2014 — On this week's show, we dispense with the Oscars, dig deep into RuPaul's Drag Race, and offer some suggestions for when you're stuck on the couch for a while.
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Feb 28, 2014 — On this week's show, we invite Bob Mondello to join the table for a discussion of all nine Best Picture nominees and some other stuff, too. And we talk about what's making us happy this week.
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Feb 21, 2014 — A reconstituted panel discusses Netflix's latest season-length offering before taking turns defending the seemingly indefensible. Then, as always, it's on to What's Making Us Happy.
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Feb 14, 2014 — On this week's show, we're loving The Lego Movie, and we're pondering the fates of pop culture teenagers. And as always, we talk about what's making us happy this week.
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