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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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The Future Of Amateurism In College Sports

As football players at Northwestern University attempt to form a union, we explore legal and ethical questions about money in college sports and the rights of student athletes.

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Local And National Marijuana Debate

We consider local debates and proposed legislation amid a changing national landscape around decriminalizing marijuana.

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Douglas Rushkoff On "Generation Like" And "Present Shock"

Tech Tuesday explores how our devices are running our lives, turning teens on social media into an army of advertisers and trapping us all in the present moment.

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Upscaling Comfort Food

Mac 'n cheese and truffle oil. Pop tarts made from scratch. Many local chefs and restaurants are updating favorites of yesteryear with high end ingredients, new techniques and upscale prices. We examine the power of nostalgia and food, and the flavors that recall our favorite home-cooked meals.

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Do Brain Training Games Work?

An explosion of brain training games has people using apps and software programs to improve memory and reasoning. One study says the positive effects can last a decade. Skeptics disagree.

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