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3:08 am
Tue August 5, 2014

Phosphorous Fed Algae Bloom Threatened Toledo's Tap Water

Originally published on Tue August 5, 2014 8:47 am

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NPR Story
3:08 am
Tue August 5, 2014

Kodak To Keep Making Celluloid Film For Hollywood

Originally published on Tue August 5, 2014 8:47 am

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Movies have always been in the business of bringing back the dead - think about zombies.

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Or vampires.

INSKEEP: Ghosts.

GREENE: And now celluloid film.

INSKEEP: What?

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Shots - Health News
1:44 am
Tue August 5, 2014

A Hospital Reboots Medicaid To Give Better Care For Less Money

Carmen Smith, 44, shows son Roland, 6, her new perfume. The Cleveland resident says getting on Medicaid has made it much easier to manage her diabetes.
Sarah Jane Tribble WCPN

Originally published on Tue August 5, 2014 8:47 am

Carmen Smith remembers the day about a year ago when she gained Medicaid coverage.

"It was like Christmas Day, it was like getting a gift from Santa Claus!" she says. "People don't realize how important and how special it is to have insurance to be able to go see a doctor on a regular basis when you have an illness like mine."

Smith, 44, has Type 2 diabetes. Before qualifying for Medicaid coverage, she was what policy experts call a "frequent flier." She had used the emergency room at MetroHealth, the public hospital in Cleveland, five times in one year.

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NPR Ed
1:42 am
Tue August 5, 2014

When Kids Start Playing To Win

Peri Schiavone, 13, gets some quick notes from her swim coach, Raj Verma, before hopping back into the pool at the Fairfax County YMCA in Reston, Va.
Sarah Tilotta NPR

Originally published on Tue August 5, 2014 8:47 am

This week, NPR Ed is focusing on questions about why people play and how play relates to learning.

It's a playful word that's developed something of a bad reputation: "competition." The fear among some parents is that, once children start playing to win, at around 5 years old, losing isn't just hard. It's devastating.

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Television
1:39 am
Tue August 5, 2014

From 'Good Times' To 'Honey Boo Boo': Who Is Poor On TV?

The Evans family from Good Times. Bern Nadette Stanis is second from left.
The Kobal Collection

Originally published on Tue August 5, 2014 8:47 am

Like it or not, television has the power to shape our perceptions of the world. So what do sitcoms, dramas and reality TV say about poor people?

In life and on TV, "poor" is relative. Take breakfast: For Honey Boo Boo's family, it's microwaved sausage and pancake sandwiches; for children in The Wire's Baltimore ghetto, it's a juice box and a bag of chips before school; and on Good Times, set in the Chicago projects back in the 1970s, it was a healthier choice: oatmeal.

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The Two-Way
4:36 pm
Mon August 4, 2014

After A Decade, Comet-Chasing Spacecraft Nearly There

The Rosetta Spacecraft is within 186 miles of 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, less than the distance from New York to Boston.
ESA/Rosetta/NAVCAM

Originally published on Mon August 4, 2014 11:43 pm

It's been a long journey, but it's nearly over. On Wednesday, the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft will finally arrive at the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

Humans have sent spacecraft hurtling past comets before, but Rosetta is doing something very different. It's sidling up next to 67P to join the big, dirty ice ball on its journey past the sun.

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The Two-Way
4:01 pm
Mon August 4, 2014

Mississippi Senate Race, Held Weeks Ago, Subject To Fresh Challenge

McDaniel supporters protested a speech by Sen. Thad Cochran at the Neshoba County Fair last week
Rogelio V. Solis AP

Originally published on Mon August 4, 2014 5:35 pm

Chris McDaniel, who lost his bid to unseat Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran in the GOP primary, is taking his case to the state party.

McDaniel announced at a news conference Monday that he has found enough evidence of improper or questionable votes that the party should void the results of the June 24 runoff.

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Goats and Soda
4:00 pm
Mon August 4, 2014

An Ebola Quarantine In Freetown: People Come And Go As They Wish

A neighbor talks to one of the two policemen assigned to enforce the quarantine of Sule Koroma's house in Freetown, Sierra Leone.
Tommy Trenchard for NPR

Originally published on Fri August 8, 2014 1:43 pm

Update on Aug. 5 at 6:25 p.m. ET: More On Quarantines

Photographer Tommy Trenchard discussed more about what he has seen in Freetown, Sierra Leone, with NPR's Audie Cornish on All Things Considered.

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is spreading at an alarming rate. The death toll rose Monday to 900 when the World Health Organization reported 61 new deaths across four countries.

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All Tech Considered
3:14 pm
Mon August 4, 2014

In Tech Marketing Jobs, Women's Successes Are Rarely Recognized

Brooke Hammerling, the founder of Brew Media Relations, says she created her own firm because she got sick of a mix of dismissive tech guys and sexism inside some companies.
Christof Stache dpa/Landov

Originally published on Fri August 8, 2014 4:04 pm

It's no secret that there aren't a lot of women in Silicon Valley and the tech industry in general. There is one exception — marketing and public relations. Though these women aren't the people writing the code or building the chip, their role in the success of many tech companies is often crucial and overlooked.

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The Two-Way
3:07 pm
Mon August 4, 2014

72-Hour Cease-Fire Takes Effect In Gaza

An Israeli soldier from the Paratroop battalion returns from the Gaza Strip on Monday
Tsafrir Abayov AP

Originally published on Mon August 4, 2014 11:14 pm

Updated: 1:05 a.m. ET Tuesday:

The three-day truce that Israelis and Hamas have agreed to has gone into effect. Previous attempts to end the month-long fighting failed.

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Israel has accepted a 72-hour cease-fire proposed by Egypt. It will take effect Tuesday morning local time.

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