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Sen. Tim Kaine On Virginia's Top Legislative Issues In 2014

Lawmakers returned to Capitol Hill this week and immediately jumped into a debate about extending benefits for the unemployed. While a measure cleared a big hurdle on Tuesday, the debate is far from over -- as are debates about a number of critical issues related to the economy and national security. We explore the issues likely to shape the next few months on Capitol Hill with Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine.


From Trembling Teacher To Seasoned Mentor: How Tim Gunn Made It Work

Gunn, the mentor to young designers on Project Runway, has been a teacher and educator for decades. But he spent his childhood "absolutely hating, hating, hating, hating school," he says.

How Do We Get To Love At 'First Bite'?

It's the season of food, and British food writer Bee Wilson has a book on how our food tastes are formed. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with her about her new book, "First Bite: How We Learn to Eat."

Osceola At The 50-Yard Line

The Seminole Tribe of Florida works with Florida State University to ensure it that its football team accurately presents Seminole traditions and imagery.

Payoffs For Prediction: Could Markets Help Identify Terrorism Risk?

In a terror prediction market, people would bet real money on the likelihood of attacks. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Stephen Carter about whether such a market could predict — and deter — attacks.

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