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Week In Politics: Same-Sex Marriage At The Supreme Court, Gun Laws

Audie Cornish speaks with political commentators David Brooks of The New York Times and syndicated columnist Cynthia Tucker. They discuss the Supreme Court's hearing this week of cases concerning California's Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act.
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Women Can Take Tips On Negotiating From Pop Culture

Women in many professions have been talking about Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and her new book Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead. Commentator Shana Naomi Krochmal has a longstanding interest in one of Sandberg's biggest points: women should bargain harder for better salaries. She says that you can see evidence of it even in TV game shows. She says an example of how to do it right is the drama Scandal on ABC.
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Resurrected Frog Gives Us Cause To Brood

This week scientists announced they have reproduced the genome of an extinct amphibian, the gastric brooding frog. But animals are more than just their genomes, so NPR's Scott Simon wonders if it's necessary — or kind — to bring them back.
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Week In Politics: Obama's Mideast Trip, Immigration, Gun Control

Robert Siegel talks to regular political commentators E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss President Obama's trip to the Middle East and the ongoing debates over immigration and gun control.
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How To See The World In A Grain Of Sand

Can we really see the Universe in a grain of sand, even as we slog through traffic? Can we really hold infinity in our hands, even as we drop off the kids to Violin practice? Commentator Adam Frank says we can if we take the time to notice the beauty of the natural world surrounding us.
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Week In Politics: CPAC, Budget Negotiations, Pope Francis

Audie Cornish talks to regular political commentators E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss the Conservative Political Action Conference, budget negotiations and the new pope.

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