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Radiolab: Stochasticity

Stochasticity (a fancy word for randomness), might be at the very foundation of our lives. To understand how big a role it plays, we examine chance and patterns in sports, lottery tickets and the cells in our own body. Along the way, we talk to a woman suddenly consumed by a frenzied gambling addiction, meet two friends whose meeting seems to defy pure chance and take a close look at some noisy bacteria.
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Puerto Rico Is Sowing A New Generation Of Small Farmers

Decades of industrialization have left the island reliant on imported food. But change is coming — from government subsidies for small farmers, to classes that teach school kids how to grow food.
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