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NPR Ombudsman Edward Schumacher-Matos

Edward Schumacher-Matos took over as NPR's ombudsman at a turbulent time to serve as the public's representative to the organization. A new CEO had just taken over and scandals involving reporters and fundraisers had rocked the organization. We'll talk with him about his tenure so far, NPR's new ethics guidelines and whether it's possible to please everyone with election coverage.

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Why Are Theater Tickets Cheaper On The West End Than On Broadway?

In London, a matinee ticket for Matilda costs about $60; in New York, it's $137. What's going on? The West End has weaker unions and subsidized theater, while Broadway has amenities.
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Why Your 'Small-Batch' Whiskey Might Taste A Lot Like The Others

A food blogger says dozens of distilleries are buying rye whiskey from a factory in Indiana and using it in bottles labeled "artisan."
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House Approves $16 Billion Plan To Improve Health Care For Vets

The Senate is expected to pass the measure this week. It would expand government programs and provide funds for vets who are unable to access VA services to see private doctors.
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Can Pinterest Compete With Google's Search?

Pinterest has created a database of things that matter to humans. And with a programming team that's largely been hired away from Google, the company has begun offering what it calls "guided search."

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