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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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the curious listener

Dec 13, 2013 — NPR recently produced special coverage to commemorate the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy's assassination. We received comments from many of you, and for one Curious Listener, "Kennedy's Assassination" raised a different sort of question - is that phrase grammatically correct?
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Nov 25, 2013 — It's certainly not unreasonable for listeners to hope that NPR might avoid revealing key plot points or endings when reviewing books and movies. But can we expect spoiler alerts before book or movie reviews based on real life events? And what if those events have already been reported in the news?
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Nov 18, 2013 — Even self-professed NPR lovers can become impatient when they hear a story or report that doesn't appeal to them personally. NPR occasionally hears from listeners who wish we wouldn't cover certain types of music or review certain films and books. So why do we do these reviews?
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Oct 25, 2013 — Find out how to share your own story with StoryCorps both online and in person at a StoryCorps studio.
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Oct 2, 2013 — In radio, we work hard to avoid verbal potholes, distracting interjections such as um, like and well. But what about starting a sentence with 'so' - is it a trendy speech fad or important transition?
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Aug 16, 2013 — If we've learned one thing this summer it is that NPR listeners sure love their dogs. But what about our feline friends? Aren't they equally deserving of the limelight? One Curious Listener thinks so.
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Jul 25, 2013 — Last year, actor Tony Shalhoub was on Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! talking about the Sha-Poopie, a dog waste management device. Surprisingly or not, it caught the interest of one of our listeners, who decided to write in.
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Jul 10, 2013 — At NPR, we've come to realize that our listeners (and critics) not only include the actual humans that tune in, but the animals they adore as well. But sometimes pets and their humans are at odds with programming preferences. Find out more in the Curious Listener.
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Jun 25, 2013Talk of the Nation has been part of public radio's national conversation with listeners over the past 22 years. As the program comes to an end this week, we've received emails and calls from the dedicated fans who have made Talk of the Nation part of their listening day.
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Jun 10, 2013 — Check out the exchange between our Curious Listener Claudia and Listener Services to see the debate over our usage of the word "several." How would you have answered the same question?
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