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Robin Hood Radio Tries To Save Local Community Radio

Morning Edition reports on Robin Hood Radio — a group concentrating on independent local radio.
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2 Men And A Frozen Lake Ends Poorly For Spinning Truck

Authorities in New York report a couple of guys cutting doughnuts on a frozen Lake George rolled their pickup truck. The truck landed on its roof, and the men were slightly injured.
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NFL Prospect Michael Sam Says He's Gay

Michael Sam is an All-American football player for the University of Missouri. He is expected to be a top-round draft pick for the NFL this spring. And On Sunday, he came out, publicly, as gay in interviews with ESPN and The New York Times. Renee Montagne talks to Times reporter John Branch.
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LAPD Mounted Platoon Enlists Cats To Control Rodents

When its tough tabby took off, the horse barn housing the LAPD's Mounted Platoon could have been overrun by rats and mice. But enter partners Willie and Harry. They're the newest grads of the "Voice for the Animals" Barn Cat Academy. Rats take note --they are at the top of their class.
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Family Planning Squeezed In California By Health Law

As more clients go on Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, some birth control clinics are losing money and looking for creative ways to adapt.
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It Takes More Than A Produce Aisle To Refresh A Food Desert

Residents of a Philadelphia neighborhood that lacked a grocer got a new market brimming with fresh fruit and veggies — but that didn't change what they ate, a survey shows. Additional interventions — such as cooking classes and nutrition education — may be needed.
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New Heat Treatment Has Changed Lives For Some With Severe Asthma

About 10 percent of people with asthma aren't able to control it with medicine. The procedure delivers zaps of energy that burn off the outer layer of smooth muscle cells in the lungs' airways. That way there's less muscle to contract.
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Kansas Mayor Says Sustainability Is About Community, Not Politics

Today's political polarization makes it seem harder than ever to tackle climate change. Republican Bob Dixson says the goals of going green aren't only for liberals. His town of Greensburg was hit by an unusually strong tornado, and now he's working on a White House task force to prepare communities like his.
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Art Laboe And His 'Devil Music' Made Radio Magic

Laboe, a radio icon in Los Angeles, built a broadcasting career as one of the first DJs to play rock 'n' roll and to take requests live on the air. At 88 years old, he's still drawing listeners in, six nights a week, playing the "Oldies But Goodies" that made him famous.
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Funeral Home Kiosks Offer Shoppers The Ultimate Deal

To see what services the Forest Lawn company has to offer, there's no need to go to an actual funeral home or cemetery. In shopping centers across Southern California, the business is setting up kiosks that look like they could as easily be marketing homemade pottery instead of urns.

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