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All Tech Considered
7:03 am
Fri November 28, 2014

A Data Analyst's Blog Is Transforming How New Yorkers See Their City

New York data blogger Ben Wellington sits next to a fire hydrant Sunday in Brooklyn, N.Y. His investigation into the city's parking ticket data found that two Lower Manhattan hydrants on consecutive blocks in Manhattan generated $55,000 a year for the city — off of cars that appeared to be parked legally.
RIchard Villa OZY

It may have been the fire hydrants that certified Ben Wellington as the king of New York's "open data" movement.

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Around the Nation
6:16 am
Fri November 28, 2014

Scrawny Tree Gets Charlie Brown Treatment

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Around the Nation
6:16 am
Fri November 28, 2014

Squirrels Interfere With Cincinnati Zoo's Light Display

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NPR Ed
6:03 am
Fri November 28, 2014

Talking (Very Frankly) About Sex On Campus

Organizers of the campus Sex Week event at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
Courtesy of Nicky Hackenbrack

"Losing Your (Concept of) Virginity." "Negotiating Successful Threesomes." "Vagina 101." These aren't your parents' college classes.

Consider this a syllabus for Sex Week, a series of workshops, discussions and screenings dedicated to, well, you know what, that are becoming popular – and controversial – on campuses around the country.

Yale University held one in 2002 and since then there have been at least 20, including at the University of Chicago, the University of Maryland and Harvard University.

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Goats and Soda
6:03 am
Fri November 28, 2014

Test Your Medical Smarts: Does This Patient Have Ebola?

In a training session for health workers in West Africa run by WHO, Ebola survivors play the part of Ebola victims.
John W. Poole NPR

Ebola is elusive and stealthy, so a medical degree doesn't automatically prepare a health worker to figure out if a new patient is a likely Ebola case.

The symptoms mimic other diseases. Fever, chills and vomiting could also signal malaria or maybe just a heavy night of drinking. If clinicians guess wrong, they might accidentally put an uninfected person into a treatment area with patients who have contracted the virus.

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Music Interviews
6:01 am
Fri November 28, 2014

Marty Stuart: Keeper Of Country Music's Cowboy Couture

Out of love and necessity, Stuart has become a country-music historian. "People were throwing things away," he says. "I just took it as a family matter."

Originally broadcast Oct. 1, 2014.

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Asia
5:29 am
Fri November 28, 2014

In Pakistan, Political Oratory Is Flourishing

Originally published on Fri November 28, 2014 6:16 am

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Remembrances
4:53 am
Fri November 28, 2014

Iconic Lebanese Singer Sabah Dies At 87

Originally published on Fri November 28, 2014 6:16 am

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NPR Story
4:07 am
Fri November 28, 2014

U.S. Is Home To 1.5 Million Undocumented Asian Immigrants

Originally published on Fri November 28, 2014 6:16 am

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NPR Story
4:07 am
Fri November 28, 2014

Mega-Rich Invest In Works By Living Artists

Originally published on Fri November 28, 2014 6:16 am

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