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Feminist Hulk Smash Shutdown, Rescue Women On Food Aid!

Twitter icon Feminist Hulk is pummeling away at the shutdown's funding threats to WIC, the federal program that provides essential food aid to pregnant women and mothers with young children. And she's using her nearly 74,000 followers to help – setting up an online resource to help families left in the lurch find baby food and formula.
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Not My Job: A Quiz About Lawyers For Breaking Bad's Bob Odenkirk

Odenkirk plays the less-than-noble lawyer Saul Goodman on AMC's Breaking Bad, so we've invited him to answer three questions about inspiring, even heroic lawyers. He has a new show on IFC called The Birthday Boys.
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'The Square' Tightens Lens On Egypt's Revolution

Jehane Noujaim's documentary follows a group of young revolutionaries in Egypt through the political upheaval of the past two-and-a-half years. NPR's Robert Siegel spoke with the director about the film, the activists it follows and their country's future.
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Electric Football, Invented In 1948, Still Alive And Buzzing

There's a cult following for the game that most of America threw out when video games came along. It's more competitive than ever. And in the eyes of some, it's art.
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'Captain Phillips': High Stakes On The High Seas

The film, directed by Paul Greengrass and starring Tom Hanks, is based on the true story of a freighter captured by Somali pirates in 2009. NPR's Bob Mondello says it's an accomplished and surprisingly emotional thriller. (Recommended)
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McDonald's President Was Caught Off Guard By Low-Wage, Single Mom

McDonald's USA President Jeff Stratton has been criticized on social media for his videotaped response to an employee who confronted him and complained that she doesn't make enough to feed her kids. But a spokeswoman for the company says McDonald's has a long history of promoting from within.
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What's In That Chicken Nugget? Maybe You Don't Want To Know

Doctors in Mississippi dissected the nuggets from two national fast-food chains and discovered that they're only 50 percent meat — at best. Chicken nuggets may be the crispy finger-food favorite of many a young child, but at least in their samples, "chicken" might be a misnomer, the researchers say.
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Aminatta Forna: "The Hired Man"

Author Aminatta Forna is known for work -- fiction and non -- based in Sierra Leone, her father's homeland. Her latest novel is, instead, based in Croatia where she examines the questions that plague a community after a period of civil strife. Kojo talks with Forna about healing, hunting and gentrification in "The Hired Man."

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Shaping The City: Setting Standards For Design

Governments have certain tools at their disposal that can influence how buildings look and feel. But zoning codes and building height limits can only do so much to affect the aesthetic designs behind private projects. Architect and Washington Post columnist Roger Lewis returns to explore what makes for good design and whether it's possible for the public sector to impose design standards and private endeavors.

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Cocktails With "The Drunken Botanist"

Cocktails are full of plants, from spirits made with them to the mixers and garnishes that finish them off. We talk to author and gardener Amy Stewart and D.C. bartender Owen Thomson about the botanical elements in some favorite cocktails, obvious and unexpected alike.

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