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A Roadtrip To See Baby Animals

October 15, 2014
Franklin Park Zoos new baby giraffe. (Courtesy Zoo New England)

How about this for a fall roadtrip idea: a tour of zoos to see newborn baby animals.

Wisconsin Utilities Trying To Manage Solar Energy Industry

October 15, 2014
(Susan Bence/WUWM)

Utilities say individual energy producers cost them more than the energy they contribute back to the grid is worth.

Whole Foods To Roll Out Sustainability Ratings

October 15, 2014
Fresh fruit is displayed at a Whole Foods store on May 4, 2006 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Whole Foods is planning to roll out a system that ranks produce and flowers based on sustainability.

‘Hidden’ Hotel Fees Set Record This Year

October 15, 2014
Fees charged by the hotel industry reached a record $2.25 billion this year. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

This year the revenue from hotels’ hidden (and not-so-hidden) fees hit a record $2.25 billion.

What’s Behind Falling Stock Prices?

October 15, 2014
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on October 14, 2014 in New York City. Yesterday, the Dow dropped over 200 points as investors grow concerned about the global economy falling back into recession. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Stocks are falling sharply as traders dump risky assets and park their money in investments seen as relatively safe.

How Well Is The Media Covering Ebola?

October 15, 2014
Dr. Nancy Snyderman reporting on the scene in West Africa (NBC News)

David Folkenflik discusses how the media have been covering Ebola as NBC’s Nancy Snyderman takes heat for breaking a voluntary quarantine.

Hospital Worker Diagnosed With Ebola Traveled On Plane

October 15, 2014
Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins answers questions at the podium during a press conference held at the Dallas County Commissioners Court concerning the second health care worker to contract Ebola. (Stewart F. House/Getty Images)

Health officials are alerting airline passengers who were on the same flight as a second Texas healthcare worker who was diagnosed with Ebola.

Teaching An Old Mule New Tricks

October 15, 2014
Competitor Becky Manees leads a mule at the East Perry Community Fair in Altenburg, Mo. (Jacob McCleland/Harvest Public Media)

In the South and Midwest, some handlers put their mules’ skills to the test in mule jumping competitions.

Political Wrap Up: Democrats Focus Energy On Most Likely Wins

October 15, 2014
U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R) Ky., right, and Democratic opponent, Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, before their appearance on "Kentucky Tonight" television broadcast live from KET studios in Lexington, Ky., on Oct. 13, 2014. (Pablo Alcala/Herald-Leader via Getty Images)

The Democratic Party is pulling up stakes in Kentucky and focusing its efforts on races it feels a Democrat will win.

Rebuilding Liberia’s Devastated Health System

October 15, 2014
Aid workers from the Liberian Medical Renaissance League stage an Ebola awareness event on October 15, 2014 in Monrovia, Liberia.(John Moore/Getty Images)

The nonprofit Management Sciences for Health is setting up community care centers and medicine shops to move Ebola patients out of hospitals.

Anger In Hong Kong As Police Use More Force

October 15, 2014
Police prepare to confront pro-democracy protesters outside the central government offices in the Admiralty district of Hong Kong on October 15, 2014. Hong Kong police vowed October 14 to tear down more street barricades manned by pro-democracy protesters, hours after hundreds of officers armed with chainsaws and boltcutters partially cleared two major roads occupied for a fortnight. (Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images)

The beating of a pro-democracy protester by the police has raised anger and tensions in Hong Kong.

Atul Gawande’s Prescription For A Better Way To Die

October 15, 2014
(mikekingphoto/Flickr)

In his new book “Being Mortal,” surgeon Atul Gawande looks at how doctors and other health care workers can improve end of life and elder care.

Texas Reacts To Court Decisions On Voter ID, Abortion

October 15, 2014
The U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. is pictured on June 19, 2014. (Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)

The Supreme Court blocked a Texas law that would have severely restricted access to abortions while an appeals court reinstated the state’s voter ID law.

Music From The Show

October 14, 2014

From Yo La Tengo to Isotope 217

E.O. Wilson On ‘The Meaning Of Human Existence’

October 14, 2014
Naturalist E.O. Wilson, author of "The Meaning of Human Existence." (Jesse Costa/Here & Now)

Biologist and naturalist E.O. Wilson has written a new book that is longlisted for the National Book Award.

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