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Spotted hyena in Kenya. Photo: <a href="">Ray Morris</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Spotted hyena in Kenya. Photo: Ray Morris, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

The Eight O'clock Hour, 11/7/13

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One side effect of today's tough-on-crime policies is that the number of elderly inmates is surging. Natasha Haverty has the first half of a two-part series about aging while incarcerated, from the Prison Time Media Project... Plus: Kate O'Connell reports on a research platform known as 'human-on-a-chip', which has the potential to fundamentally change the nature of medical treatment. Governor Cuomo did not waste any time in celebrating a win on a gambling expansion amendment in Tuesday's voting. From Natural Selections: hyenas are perhaps the most maligned and mischaracterized animal out there. And Todd Moe brings us an interview with librarian Mike Magilligan, who spent the past year recording stories from the Second World War.

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