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'War Of The Worlds,' 75 Years Later

It was 75 years ago that Orson Welles produced one of the most famous broadcasts in radio history: "War of the Worlds." But much of the mythology now associated with the original broadcast -- stories of miscarriages and suicides -- may be as fictional as the play's alien invasion storyline. Radio historian Neil Verma joins Kojo to explore what really happened, as well as the craft behind the radio play itself

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Headlines From Around The World

The stories are from a cross section of news organizations around the world. Wednesday's stories range from a border defense agreement between India and China to curtailed mail delivery in New Zealand.
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Netflix Rebounds From 2011 Stumbles By Listening To Audience

Audie Cornish talks to Brian Stelter, media reporter for The New York Times, about the success of Netflix and how the video streaming company has turned itself around.
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It's Back To The Future For E-Cigarette Ads, At Least For Now

The Food and Drug Administration does not currently regulate electronic cigarettes as tobacco products. That may change soon, but in the meantime, the lack of regulation means manufacturers have tremendous leeway over how they advertise their products.
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Why's eBay's Pierre Omidyar Bankrolling A Jouralism Startup?

Glenn Greenwald's series of national security scoops throughout the summer for the NSA convinced him he wanted to do more reporting, and needed a place beyond the reach of the British authorities to do it. He has found a partner in Pierre Omidyar, the billionaire co-founder of eBay who has taken an interest in investigative journalism.
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Headlines From Around The World

The headlines are from a cross section of news organizations around the world. Monday's stories range from NSA spying in France to Mexico's soccer team.
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'Murdoch's World': Inside One Of The Last Old Media Empires

Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. now stretches from Australia to India, Great Britain and the United States. In a new book, NPR media correspondent David Folkenflik looks at how News Corp. publications covered the company's hacking scandals, and its punitive attitude toward critics.
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What Glenn Greenwald Could Gain From New Media Venture

The journalist who broke the story about the U.S. government's surveillance program is leaving The Guardian to work with eBay founder Pierre Omidyar. The structure of media site is still unknown, but Greenwald has called the move a "once-in-a-career dream journalistic opportunity."
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Headlines From Around The World

The stories are from a cross section of newspapers around the world. Friday's stories range from a political scandal in Spain to a reunited family in India.
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What The World's Newspapers Are Saying

The headlines are from a cross section of newspapers around the world. Thursday's stories range from Chile's bid for a seat on the U.N. Security Council to hope in the aftermath of a deadly earthquake in the Philippines.

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