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Can You Make Sad Songs Sound Happy (And Vice-Versa)?

A man in Ukraine is one of several people online who posts popular music that has been alternated from a major key to a minor one; it causes the songs change emotionally. Melissa Block talks to composer and critic Rob Kapilow, who says it's not clear in science or music that the emotional response is inherent in our brains or conditioned.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, April 28, 2015

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Tyson, the country's biggest producer of chicken meat, says within 2 years, it expects to stop giving chickens antibiotics that humans also use. The decision echoes one by McDonald's last month.
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Record Number Of Amicus Briefs Filed In Same-Sex-Marriage Cases

This week's same-sex-marriage cases at the Supreme Court brought in a record number of friend-of-the–court briefs. But truth be told, the justices do not read all of these briefs.
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