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Reading, Technology and...Still With Us? Attention Span

As rapidly evolving technology changes how we read - taking us from page to screen and back again - our brains change and readers can sometimes find longer, denser texts more difficult to read over time. We consider how technology is changing our reading brains and how we might strike a balance between types of reading at different ages.

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Seniors and Technology

They may be late adopters, but a new report says six in 10 seniors now go online. Tech Tuesday looks at how iPads and the Internet are changing older people's lives.

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Food and Faith: Meals for Passover and Easter

This is a week when religious traditions influence the menu at festive family gatherings. We explore the link between faith and holiday food traditions in homes around the world.

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John Feinstein: Baseball's Minor Leagues

Sports writer and author John Feinstein explores the long bus rides, low pay and inner struggles of minor league baseball players striving to make the leap to the majors.

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Alcohol A Big Issue In Maryland Legislature This Year

Maryland legislators spent a lot of time dealing with alcohol sales and regulation this year.
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Protecting Against A New Online Security Threat

The newly-discovered but two-year-old Heartbleed software bug raises new concerns about collective security and personal passwords online.

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New Yorker Cartoon Editor Bob Mankoff

The New Yorker's longtime cartoon editor joins us to talk about the serious business of being funny.

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Northwestern Football Union Ruling

A regional branch of the National Labor Relations Board ruled Wednesday that scholarship players on Northwestern University's football team qualify as employees and can unionize—allowing them to seek more in scholarships, concussion testing and better medical coverage.

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Overprotected Kids

From ultrasafe playgrounds to helicopter parenting, today's kids may be missing out on the freedom, risks and failure that once helped them to navigate the world later as adults. A new article in The Atlantic explores what today's parenting trends mean for kids' development.

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Behind The Scenes At Local Public Libraries

Over the last decade, public libraries have changed and evolved rapidly to meet patron demand. Directors must balance the budget, find new ways to use existing space and manage collections that include books and resources, both tangible and virtual. We talk with directors of three local systems about the role of the library in our modern communities.

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