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Jason Collins: Out And Still Unemployed

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Jason Collins was non-descript center playing out the string of the end of a non-descript NBA career. That changed a few months ago when Collins became the first athlete from a major North American sports league to go public with his homosexuality. Now, just a couple of weeks before the start of a new NBA season, Collins remains unsigned. Sportswriter Stefan Fatsis talks to Robert Siegel to explore some of the reasons why.
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A BBC Icon Finds Adventure In An Element Hunter

Simon Mayo, a veteran broadcaster for the BBC, has written a series of children's books about a boy obsessed with the periodic table. He talks to NPR's Rachel Martin about the latest, Itch Rocks.
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Restaurants Put Everything From Soup to Nuts Over The Fire

It is not only smoked meat that's in all the hottest restaurants. It's actually anything edible that is being smoked.
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Obama Adds Malaysia To His Asia Itinerary

Obama travels to Malaysia next week, where the government is under fire for the handling of a missing airliner. NPR's Wade Goodwyn talks to Joshua Kurlantzick of the Council on Foreign Relations.
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Watch For The Blind Lets You Feel Time Passing

A new watch allows the blind to feel time on their wrists. Designer Hyungsoo Kim tells NPR's Wade Goodwyn his watch allows users to tell time accurately without revealing their disabilities.

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