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7 Billion: Trick Or Treat For Crowded Countries?

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Monday marks the birthday of the world's seven billionth citizen, says the United Nations. What does it mean for consumption, congestion and urbanization, particularly in countries like India and Nigeria? Host Michel Martin speaks with Anand Giridharadas, author of India Calling, and Teju Cole, author of Open City.
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A Scientist's Journey From Beer To Microbiology To Bourbon Making

When his homebrew tasted bad, a college student decided to pursue microbiology. After more than a decade as a scientist, he's going back to brewing — but this time, he's moving up to bourbon.
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A Scientist's Journey From Beer To Microbiology To Bourbon Making

When his homebrew tasted bad, a college student decided to pursue microbiology. After more than a decade as a scientist, he's going back to brewing — but this time, he's moving up to bourbon.
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Like It Or Not, Scotland's Drama May Hit Your Wallet

Some economists say this Thursday's vote on Scotland's independence could have wide-ranging economic impacts. They fear a breakaway from the U.K. could trigger another global financial upheaval.
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Minecraft's Business Model: A Video Game That Leaves You Alone

Microsoft is buying the company that created the video game Minecraft, which has a loyal following in part because of the freedom it allows players — including freedom from pressure to buy add-ons.

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