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On the Coast: Pressing Your Luck

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Las Vegas slot machines.
Las Vegas slot machines.

Worcester County, Md., has a new casino just a few miles from the beach. If you pull a slot and win, obviously, you get the money...but where do your dollars go if you don't hit the jackpot? In our weekly segment "On the Coast," coastal reporter Bryan Russo talks with Rebecca Sheir about who might actually be getting lucky from Maryland's second casino.

[Music: "Sea of Love" by Tom Waits from Brawlers]


No Meekness Here: Meet Rosa Parks, 'Lifelong Freedom Fighter'

As the 60th anniversary of the historic Montgomery Bus Boycott approaches, author Jeanne Theoharis says it's time to let go of the image of Rosa Parks as an unassuming accidental activist.

Internet Food Culture Gives Rise To New 'Eatymology'

Internet food culture has brought us new words for nearly every gastronomical condition. The author of "Eatymology," parodist Josh Friedland, discusses "brogurt" with NPR's Rachel Martin.
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World Leaders Meet For The UN Climate Change Summit In Paris

World leaders meet for the UN climate change summit in Paris to discuss plans for reducing carbon emissions. What's at stake for the talks, and prospects for a major agreement.


Payoffs For Prediction: Could Markets Help Identify Terrorism Risk?

In a terror prediction market, people would bet real money on the likelihood of attacks. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Stephen Carter about whether such a market could predict — and deter — attacks.

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