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After A Cancer Diagnosis: Palliative Care And The Evolution Of The Doctor-Patient Relationship

After decades of scientific advances, a cancer diagnosis is no longer as bleak as it once was. But the new medicines and better chemotherapy options also presents difficult practical and financial questions. What are the benefits of pursuing expensive, unproven and potentially unpleasant drug regimen? Is it prudent to treat symptoms and forgo aggressive interventions for a more fulfilling end-of-life? Kojo explores how doctors, patients and health care systems navigate these questions.


He Died At 32, But A Young Artist Lives On In LA's Underground Museum

When Noah Davis founded the museum, he wanted to bring world-class art to a neighborhood he likened to a food desert, meaning no grocery stores or museums. Davis died a year ago Monday.

The Strange, Twisted Story Behind Seattle's Blackberries

Those tangled brambles are everywhere in the city, the legacy of an eccentric named Luther Burbank whose breeding experiments with crops can still be found on many American dinner plates.
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State Taxes, School Budgets And The Quality Of Public Education

Budget cutbacks have made it impossible for many states to finance their public schools. But some have bucked the trend by increasing taxes and earmarking those funds for education. Taxes, spending and the quality of public education.


Listen: 'Web Site Story,' NPR's Musical About The Internet — From 1999

Found in our archives: an Internet-themed remake of West Side Story from the dot-com bubble era. It begins with Bill Gates and features the sound of a modem but isn't as obsolete as you might expect.

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