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The New And The Next: A Haitian Star, Bilingual Speed Dating

Ozy co-founder Carlos Watson tells us about a rising star in human rights law, a rags-to-riches tale of a whacky impersonator and trend to look out for in the dating world.
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Film Industry Gives Virginia Economic Boost

Virginia's film industry is making millions of dollars for the state while employing residents.

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Al Jazeera America And The News

Kojo sits down with the executive producer of Al Jazeera America's flagship news program, “America Tonight,” to discuss the channel's first month of broadcasting, its approach to news coverage and how the channel fits into a rapidly changing media landscape.


Westerly Weekends: 'All Things Considered' Shifts Viewpoint

The show has a new host and a new home. On Saturdays and Sundays, Arun Rath will be broadcasting from NPR West in Culver City, Calif. Veteran NPR reporters give the new host a rundown of what to expect out West, and a flavor of how All Things Considered's national coverage can have a fresh perspective.
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Interactive Video Aims To Improve Hiring For Veterans

We visit the set of a a new interactive video aiming to smooth out the hiring process for veterans transitioning to civilian life.


Why Outlets Often Get It Wrong In Breaking News Coverage

Coverage of the Navy Yard shootings has been intensive and sometimes inaccurate. David Folkenflik talks with Audie Cornish about the pressures at work in covering a breaking story.

Smartphone Boom Fuels A $1 Billion Fantasy Sports Industry

Fantasy sports revenues will reach at least $1 billion this year, and the growth is in lockstep with widening broadband access and the smartphone boom.

Bill Gates, Warren Buffett Again Top Forbes 400

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison ranks No. 3 and the Koch brothers jointly occupy the No. 4 spot on the list of the wealthiest Americans.

NPR To Offer Voluntary Buyouts In Bid To Balance Budget

According to a message sent to NPR's staff, the organization aims to reduce its number of employees by about 10 percent. There are currently 840 staffers. The board says it has a plan to balance NPR's budget in fiscal year 2015.

Twitter's Plan To Make Money? It's All In Your Stream

Twitter will soon make its stock market debut. Its recent record gives a glimpse of several ways it plans to make a profit.