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Prisoners And Gasbags: Baseball's Odd Team Names

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Ever heard of the Kalamazoo Celery Pickers, the Poughkeepsie Honey Bugs or the Iola Gasbags? To find out more about these long-forgotten baseball teams, Robert Siegel talks with Tim Hagerty, a broadcaster with the Triple-A Tucson Padres. Hagerty has compiled a new book called Root for the Home Team: Minor League Baseball's Most Off-the-Wall Team Names.
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'Kids Love To Be Scared': Louis Sachar On Balancing Fun And Fear

The award-winning author of Holes has just published a new novel for young readers, called Fuzzy Mud. It mixes middle-school social puzzles with a more sinister mystery: a rogue biotech threat.
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Confronting A Shortage Of Eggs, Bakers Get Creative With Replacements

Eggs are becoming more expensive and scarce recently because so many chickens have died from avian flu. So bakers, in particular, are looking for cheaper ingredients that can work just as well.
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How Artificial Intelligence And Robots Will Impact Jobs And How We Think About Work

Many experts say artificial intelligence and robots will displace jobs at a faster and faster pace over the coming decade. What changes in technology could mean for how we work.

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How Artificial Intelligence And Robots Will Impact Jobs And How We Think About Work

Many experts say artificial intelligence and robots will displace jobs at a faster and faster pace over the coming decade. What changes in technology could mean for how we work.

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