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The Winning Answer To A Burning Question

Alan Alda challenged scientists to explain what a flame is to an 11-year-old. Three months and more than 800 entries later he is back with the winner of the contest. Ira Flatow and guests discuss the winning entry and why the contest was an effective exercise in science communication.
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Our Obama Family Dinner Survey Shows Brown Rice Is Still A Tough Sell

Say the words "brown rice," and people of a certain age might conjure images of hippie communes. But the whole-grain product has been slowly gaining in popularity over the last decade. Here are some tips to bring it into the everyday dinner repertoire.
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President Turns To Fashionistas For Support

Host Michel Martin looks at the Paycheck Fairness Act, which was voted down this week. Disappointed supporters say the bill would have helped close the pay gap between genders. Plus President Obama enlists celebrities like Sarah Jessica Parker and Vogue editor Anna Wintours. Martin speaks with columnists Mary Kate Cary and Connie Schultz.
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Obama: Congress Needs To Do More Than Talk About Jobs

The president is pushing Congress to enact what the White House says are "bipartisan, paid-for ideas" that will boost job growth. He also said it's "offensive" to suggest "my White House" may have leaked some secrets to gain political advantage.
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It's All Politics, June 7, 2012

All the interpretations you ever wanted to hear about the Wisconsin recall results are in this week's podcast: what it means for labor, what it means for November, and, most importantly, what it means for your podcast hosts. Plus, a look at Tuesday's primaries. And what is Bill Clinton up to, anyway?
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Chesapeake Energy CEO In Hot Seat Today

Shareholders of the natural gas driller at the center of the nation's hydraulic fracturing controversies are meeting in Oklahoma City. Aubrey McClendon, the controversial chief executive, faces many questions.
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Typo Spotted In Maryland County's Diplomas

High school students graduating in Prince Georges County, Md., got a surprise on their diplomas: a typo. The diplomas celebrated that each of the 8,000 students had completed an "approved "progam" of study." The Washington Post reports that the school system has ordered new diplomas and apologized.
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Hollywood Palladium Is Said To Be Up For Sale

The well-known concert venue is on the market, according to The Hollywood Reporter. David Greene takes us back to the Palladium's beginnings as an art deco ballroom back in the 1940s.

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