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April 17, 2014 | NPR · Scientists and food activists are launching a campaign to promote seeds that can be freely shared, rather than protected through patents and licenses. They call it the Open Source Seed Initiative.
 
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April 17, 2014 | NPR · A typical UPS truck now has hundreds of sensors on it. That's changing the way UPS drivers work — and it foreshadows changes coming for workers throughout the economy.
 
April 17, 2014 | NPR · Brazil is the spiritual home of soccer and a world powerhouse in the sport. It's woven into the Brazilian psyche. Wins and losses have had repercussions in other realms — including politics.
 

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April 17, 2014 | NPR · President Obama met Thursday with insurance company executives and a separate group of insurance regulators from the states, discussing their mutual interest in administering the new health care law.
 
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April 17, 2014 | NPR · The president has visited Prince George's County, Md., four times this year. It is the most affluent county with an African-American majority. It also happens to be very close to the White House.
 
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April 17, 2014 | NPR · Kepler-186f is almost the same size as Earth, and it orbits in its star's "Goldilocks zone"-- where temperatures may be just right for life. But much is unknown because it's also 500 light-years away.
 

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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 13, 2014 | NPR · As the anniversary of last year's marathon bombing approaches, NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with correspondent Carrie Johnson about the investigation and legal wrangling yet to come.
 

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Apr 24, 2012 — Taxes are set to go up for most Americans next year. That's a good thing, Simon Johnson argues.
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Dec 12, 2011 — Simon Johnson calls too-big-to-fail banks "a nontransparent and dangerous government subsidy scheme," which should be dismantled.
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Oct 27, 2011 — How do you measure the whole economy in one number? In the first of a series of videos we're doing with Slate, Adam Davidson goes shopping with economist Simon Johnson to find out the answer.
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Nov 11, 2009 — Economist and Planet Money regular Simon Johnson thinks it's time to break up the big banks.
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Feb 13, 2009 — On today's Planet Money, Simon Johnson busts a ransom note. Plus: A true banking thriller.
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Nov 11, 2008 — On today's podcast, an economist breaks down how GM got in so much trouble. Plus, Simon Johnson makes a housecall in Detroit.
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Nov 10, 2008 — Simon Johnson tells us where all that money is going. Plus: Laura checks in from the streets of Beijing.
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