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    Ups And Downs In Oil And Gas But Gas Remains A Cheaper Heat

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    The government is out with its annual forecast for the cost of heat. The feds say the cost of heating with natural gas is rising a bit after a few years of decline. The cost of heating oil is lower than last year, but even with those trends people who heat with gas will still enjoy an advantage.
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    Anne Tyler: "A Spool Of Blue Thread" (Rebroadcast)

    In her first live radio interview ever, Pulitzer Prize winning author Anne Tyler joins Diane to talk about her 20th novel, "A Spool of Blue Thread."


    Fine Brine From Appalachia: The Fancy Mountain Salt That Chefs Prize

    An artisanal salt producer is processing brine from ancient ocean deposits below West Virgina's mountains. The company, J.Q. Dickinson Salt-Works, ships to top chefs who value the salt's minerality.

    Downed Russian Warplane Highlights Regional Divide On Syria

    Hugh Pope, director of communications and outreach at the International Crisis Group in Brussels, explains the growing divide between Turkey and Russia on their priorities inside Syria.

    From Takeout To Breakups: Apps Can Deliver Anything, For A Price

    Convenience is at an all-time premium — and a lot of smartphone apps promise to make many of the things we do every day easier. In a time-crunch or sheer laziness, how far will the apps take us?

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