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"Citizen Canine" The Evolution of Our Pets

Cats and dogs have become such a part of the family fabric that in many households, they're akin to children. It's a role that's changed repeatedly and drastically since these animals ran wild centuries ago, and it's come with a fundamental shift in how we view companion animals: from property to near-personhood. "Science" journalist David Grimm joins Kojo to talk about how our connections to pets are changing laws, industries, and lives.

Yes, There's A Cat Named Kojo

Kojo The Cat

DC resident Jason Szanyi named his cat (above) after Kojo Nnamdi. He writes "Kojo (the cat) is just as much of a fan of the show and regularly hangs out in the kitchen with me when the show is on."

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For Penn & Teller's Magical Partnership, The Trick Is Telling The Truth

The duo Penn Jillette and Raymond Teller are back on Broadway. They both talk — yes, even Teller — with NPR's Scott Simon about magic, danger and the remarkable endurance of their 40-year partnership.
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At The Purple Pie Place, Where The Crusts Are Just Sweet Enough

Bobkat's Purple Pie Place is a fixture in Custer, S.D. From chicken pot pie to strawberry rhubarb, Trevor Yehlie and his family have been baking and serving pies at the local favorite since 2009.
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Empire Strikes PAC And Other Punny SuperPAC Names

My Cat Xavier For a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow superPAC backed Hank the Cat in the 2012 Virginia Senate election. Xavier also cared about naps, treats, and prison reform.
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Despite Host Controversy, Amazon Takes A Chance On 'Top Gear'

The trio that made Top Gear the world's biggest car show will return to the small screen in a new show for Amazon Prime. The BBC canned one of its hosts last year after a fight with a producer.

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