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Recycling Greywater As California Drought Persists

April 18, 2014
Southern Californians crowd in for a lesson on laundry-to-landscape gray water systems at the LA Eco-Village. (Molly Peterson/KPCC)

Shower and kitchen water could be recycled to help reduce water use, but homeowners face obstacles installing the necessary equipment.

When Your Life Is On Fire, What Would You Save?

April 18, 2014
Erik Kolbell's new book "When Your Life Is On Fire" asks what's most important in life to 13 different people. (Courtesy of JRB Communications)

Erik Kolbell’s new book asks what’s most important to us in life — loved ones, possessions, personal beliefs and more.

Obama’s Asian Trade Mission Faces Obstacles At Home

April 18, 2014

Critics say the Trans-Pacific Partnership would be harmful to the environment, prescription drug prices, Internet access and U.S. jobs.

Pro-Russian Separatists In Ukraine Reject Disarm Deal

April 18, 2014
A man wearing a military fatigue stands guard outside a regional administration building seized by pro-Russian separatists in the eastern Ukrainian city of Slavyansk on April 18. Pro-Russian rebels kept their grip on seized government buildings in Ukraine on Friday, a day after Kiev struck a deal with Russia and the West in Geneva on April 17. (Kirill Kudryavtsev/Getty Images)

A tense standoff continues in Kiev today despite diplomats reaching a deal in Geneva yesterday.

Inside The Life Of A Restaurant Sous Chef

April 18, 2014
Michael Gibney, author "Sous Chef: 24 Hours on the Line." (Ungano & Agriodimas/Facebook)

Michael Gibney’s new book “Sous Chef” lets readers experience 24 hours in the kitchen of an upscale New York restaurant.

Study: Beards Are Sexier When They Are Rarer

April 18, 2014
Bearded BBC science reporter James Morgan discusses the latest research on beards.

BBC science reporter James Morgan discusses new research and considers the question, “have we reached ‘peak beard’?”

With Easter Approaching, Christians Targeted In Syria

April 18, 2014
A look at the damage inside the Mar Sarkis Greek Catholic monastery in the ancient Christian town of Maalula, northeast of Damascus, after Syrian government forces took control of the town from rebel fighters, a day after President Bashar al-Assad said the three-year old civil war was turning in his favor. Violence against Christians and destruction of churches has escalated in Syria. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Christians are fleeing the country, but one Jesuit priest has decided to stay behind.

Adrianne Haslet-Davis Becomes Advocate For Amputees

April 18, 2014
Adrianne Haslet-Davis dances a rumba with with her partner, professional dancer Christian Lightner, on stage at her TED Talk with Hugh Herr, March 19, 2014. (James Duncan Davidson/TED)

The professional ballroom dancer reflects on the struggles and triumphs of the year since the marathon bombing.

Hundreds Still Missing In South Korea Ferry Disaster

April 18, 2014
South Korean rescue workers search for missing passengers near the buoy installed to mark a capsized ferry at sea off Jindo on April 18. Divers renewed efforts today to access the capsized ferry. Of the 400 people who were on board, 200 are still missing. (Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images)

As rescue workers search for about 270 passengers still missing, an arrest warrant has been issued for the captain.

Music From The Show

April 17, 2014

From Pearl Jam to the Postal Service.

Jane Goodall Plants ‘Seeds Of Hope’

April 17, 2014
Jane Goodall's new book "Seeds of Hope" is part memoir, part history of the plant world. (David Holloway)

The world-famous primatologist discusses her new book, which is back on shelves after some controversy.

New Military Rules On Hair Create Controversy

April 17, 2014
This image provided by the U.S. Army shows new Army grooming regulations for females. The new regulations on how women may style their hair has drawn criticism from the Congressional Black Caucus and female African American soldiers. (U.S. Army/AP Photo)

New regulations on how female soldiers may wear their hair have drawn criticism, particularly from African-American women.

General Mills’ New Privacy Policy Restricts Consumers’ Right To Sue

April 17, 2014
If you download a coupon for a General Mills product like Reese's Puffs or Lucky Charms, or "like" a product on Facebook, you may be barred from suing company under General Mills' new privacy policy. (Mike Mozart/Flickr)

If you’ve downloaded a General Mills coupon or interacted with the company on social media, you may lose the right to sue the company.

Voting Continues In World’s Biggest Democracy

April 17, 2014
Indian voters are processed so they can cast their ballot at a local polling station in the village of Sambhar, in the Indian state of Rajasthan, on April 17. (Roberto Schmidt/AFP/Getty Images)

In terms of seats up for grabs – 122 – it’s the biggest day of polling in the six-week long process.

One Student’s Story Of Trying To Quit Smoking Pot

April 17, 2014
Adams City High School 17-year-old Jynessa (left) talks with Encompass therapist Erica Hermann in a conference room at the school. Jynessa is trying to quit smoking marijuana. (Jenny Brundin/CPR)

In Colorado, we meet a high school student who wants to stop smoking pot, but she’s finding it tough to do so.

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