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Being Head Chef In A Theatrical Test Kitchen

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Lou Volpe ran the theater program at Harry S. Truman High in Levittown, Pa., for four decades, presenting famous, edgy shows before they become classics in high school theater, and has sent scores of students out into lives in professional theater. Host Scott Simon speaks with Michael Sokolove, author of Drama High: The Incredible True Story of a Brilliant Teacher, a Struggling Town and the Magic of Theater, and another former student, Antonio Addeo, an aspiring Broadway actor.
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'Top Gear' Team Signs Deal With Amazon; New Car Show Set For 2016

The trio left the BBC under a cloud, after Jeremy Clarkson's contract was not renewed because of a physical and verbal attack on a show producer.
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Do Fish Names Encourage Fishy Business?

Legally, a single fish species can go by many names from sea to plate, and different fish can go by the same name. An environmental group says that hampers efforts to combat illegal fishing and fraud.
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A Congressional Attempt To Speed The Development Of Lifesaving Treatments

Earlier this month, the House of Representatives passed the 21st Century Cures Act in a rare bi-partisan effort. The bill is meant to speed the development of lifesaving treatments, but critics warn it may also allow ineffective or even harmful drugs onto the market.

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Obama Orders Development Of Supercomputer To Rival China's 'Milky Way'

It is hoped that the new supercomputer, expected to go online by 2025, would be the first to "exascale" machine — some 20 times faster than today's fastest machine.

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