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Freakonomics

Freakonomics Radio is hosted by Stephen Dubner, with co-author Steve Levitt as a regular guest. It is an award-winning podcast and also airs on public-radio stations across the country. Levitt and Dubner use the tools of economics to explore real-world behavior. They tell stories about cheating schoolteachers, self-dealing real-estate agents, and crack-selling mama’s boys. Among the most popular episodes to date: "Do More Expensive Wines Taste Better?" and "The Upside of Quitting." Freakonomics Radio occasionally hits No. 1 on iTunes (subscribe here), with 3 million downloads a month.


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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Aug. 28

You can see a play that explores issues affecting modern-day schoolchildren and their parents or check out the last free concert of a free, summer series.

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How Foster Farms Is Solving The Case Of The Mystery Salmonella

Foster Farms has been accused of poisoning its customers with salmonella bacteria. But in recent months, the company has become a leader in the poultry industry's fight against the foodborne pathogen.
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Former Head Of INS Weighs In On White House Immigration Policy

Doris Meissner was the head of Immigration and Naturalization Services under President Bill Clinton, and she speaks with Armando Trull about the constraints on the current president as he seeks to handle the immigration crisis.

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Science Crowns Mozzarella The King Of Pizza Cheese

Why do some cheeses melt and caramelize better than others? Researchers used high-tech cameras and special software to figure it out.