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Barbershop: The Benefits Of Living At Home

Medical blogger Jillian Knowles and writer Alex Hardy have both written about moving back in with their parents. They share their experiences, while NPR's Asma Khalid explains the trend.

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In Colorado, Farmers and Cities Battle Over Water Rights

In 1985 the city of Thornton, Colo. bought up nearby farmland and water rights from its farms. Now, some of those farms are drying up.

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Gang Rape Shocks Brazilians

The brutal gang rape of a 16-year-old girl — and misogynistic reactions to it on social media — is causing a furor in Brazil, where violence against women is rampant.

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How To Spell T-I-E

Two finalists in the Scripps National Spelling Bee, Jairam Hathwar and Nihar Janga, battled for 25 rounds to a stalemate. The co-champions talk about their winning strategies.

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Strikes Across France Paralyze Economy

A dispute over labor law changes in France has escalated to a full-fledged confrontation between the government and influential unions, sparking protests and even violence.

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Verizon And Strikers Reach Tentative Agreement

Nearly 40,000 striking Verizon workers reached a tentative agreement with the company Friday. Fortune writer Aaron Pressman explains what the deal means for middle-class workers.

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A Conversation About The Future Of Water

Michel Martin traveled to Fort Collins, Colo. to talk with Kathleen Curry, Patty Limerick, Roger Fragua and Paolo Bacigalupi about owning water and dealing with a future where water may be scarce.

Arms Embargo Lift Also Means More Regular U.S. Military Visits To Vietnam

In response to China's moves in the South China Sea, the U.S. has tightened security ties and boosted its military presence in the region. Now Vietnam can host regular visits by U.S. military units.

Lightning Strikes Child's Party in Paris And Soccer Match In Germany, Injuring Dozens

More than 40 people — most of them children — were injured from lightning strikes in two separate incidents in Europe on Saturday.

World Health Organization Dismisses Calls To Move Or Postpone Rio Olympics

"[C]ancelling or changing the location of the 2016 Olympics will not significantly alter the international spread of Zika virus," WHO says, after scientists called for the Games to be moved.

Animal Rights And The 'Humane Economy'

May 31, 2016
In this July 31, 2015, file photo, an orca or killer whale breaches in view of Mount Baker, some 60 miles distant, in the Salish Sea in the San Juan Islands, Wash. ( (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

The end of orcas at SeaWorld, McDonald’s using cage-free eggs — should animal lovers be optimistic about a new “humane economy”?

Antibiotic Resistant Superbug Arrives In America

May 31, 2016
This 2006 colorized scanning electron micrograph image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows the O157:H7 strain of the E. coli bacteria. On Wednesday, May 26, 2016, U.S. military officials reported the first U.S. human case of bacteria resistant to an antibiotic used as a last resort drug. The 49-year-old woman has recovered from an infection of E. coli resistant to colistin. But officials fear that if the resistance spreads to other bacteria, the country may soon see germs impervious to all antibiotics. (Janice Carr/CDC via AP)

A new superbug resistant to every antibiotic has shown up in the U.S. We look at the threat, and our dwindling antibiotic options.

Steely Dan's Donald Fagen And 'Eminent Hipsters'

May 30, 2016
Rock icon Donald Fagen looks back on a lengthy and ongoing career in his new memoir 'Eminent Hipsters.' He co-founded the classic rock group Steely Dan with Walter Becker in 1972. (Penguin Books USA)

Steely Dan frontman Donald Fagen talks “eminent hipsters” and the cultural outliers that shaped his sound. He joins us.

The Power Of ‘Presence’

May 30, 2016
Author and Harvard Business School social psychologist Amy Cuddy. (Photo by Bob O'Connor / Courtesy The Author)

Strike a power pose. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy on the power of presence when you’re ready to act and win.

The Ride Of His Life: Lew Alexander Cycles For Diabetes Prevention

May 28, 2016

Lew Alexander was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes in 2008. Rather than let the condition control his life, Alexander took to his bicycle. He tells the story of his long road to improved health, In His Own Words.

To Change The Culture Of Sports, Try Putting Women In Charge

May 28, 2016
(Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Baylor University football players stood by their former coach this week, after he was fired for his part in ignoring and covering up crimes against women. Bill Littlefield offers a potential solution for a problem that reaches far beyond Baylor.

Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports

May 28, 2016
WACO, TX - OCTOBER 24: Baylor Bears head coach Art Briles watches his team before the Iowa State Cyclones take on the Baylor Bears at McLane Stadium on October 24, 2015 in Waco, Texas. (Photo by Ron Jenkins/Getty Images)

Baylor University has terminated head football coach Art Briles and demoted president Ken Starr. Bill and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce consider the impact this could have on how universities and football programs handle sexual assault.

The Sabermetricians Who Got To Run A (Real) Baseball Team

May 28, 2016

Baseball analysts Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller may have finally settled the debate between baseball traditionalists and sabermetricians. The two statisticians-turned-managers shared a story from their book, “The Only Rule Is It Has To Work.”

Mike Pesca: America’s Obsession With Deflategate

May 28, 2016
FOXBORO, MA - MAY 24:  Paul Goodrow of Watertown, Massachusetts holds a sign in support of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady at the "Free Tom Brady" rally at Gillette Stadium on May 24, 2015 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. The rally was held in protest of Brady's four game suspension for his role in the "deflategate" scandal.  (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

The controversy surrounding Tom Brady and deflated footballs might be more widely known than some basic facts about American history and politics. Commentator Mike Pesca explores the cultural obsession with Tom Brady versus the NFL.

3 Stories: NFL CTE Funding, Matt Harvey, Draymond Green’s Low Blow

May 28, 2016
Everyone, now including Bill Littlefield, Craig Calcaterra, and David Steele, has been debating whether or not Draymond Green should have been suspended for kicking OKC's Steven Adams in the You-Know-Where. (Photo by J Pat Carter/Getty Images)

Did the NFL try to bully the National Institutes of Health? Should Matt Harvey be so harshly criticized for not talking to the press after a loss? Did the NBA get Draymond Green’s punishment right?

Proudly (And Not So Proudly) We Sing The National Anthem

May 28, 2016

Once the game has begun, sports fans don’t often find themselves thinking about the performers who sang the national anthem. But two incidents last Saturday night — one good, one bad — kept fans talking all through the week.

O’ Indy 500: Poetry Returns For 100th Anniversary

May 28, 2016
The Indy 500's poetry tradition returns at this year's centennial with "For Those Who Love Fast, Loud Things" (Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

On the 100th running of the Indy 500, a tradition lost to the Great Depression returns. Bill Littlefield traces the history of poetry — yes, poetry — at the race.

Funeral Held For Auburn Police Officer Killed During Traffic Stop

May 27, 2016

Thousands of officers from around New England gathered in Charlton for the funeral.

Japanese-American Sons Fought And Died In WWII As U.S. Detained Their Family

May 27, 2016
Victor and Johnny Akimoto died serving overseas during World War II. Back in the U.S., their family was among the more than 100,000 Japanese-Americans forced into internment camps. (Courtesy of the Akimoto family)

The Akimoto sons were part of U.S. history few Americans know: the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, a military unit made up entirely of the children of Japanese immigrants who volunteered for service during World War II.

Music From The Show

May 27, 2016

From Dorian Concept to Deerhoof.

Spielberg Challenges Harvard Graduates To Act In Face Of Hatred

May 27, 2016

“Make sure this empathy isn’t just something that you feel. Make it something you act upon. That means vote. Peaceably protest. Speak up for those who can’t and speak up for those who may be shouting but aren’t being hard. Let your conscience shout as loud as it wants if you’re using it in the service of others.”

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