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Is It Time To Tone Down The Tiger Woods Coverage?

With the Masters tournament poised to begin Thursday, Tiger Woods continues to dominate golf coverage — despite the fact that he isn't actually winning tournaments.
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Secret Worlds: 3 Magical Myths For Grown-Ups

So many fantasy classics are written with young readers in mind — books like Alice in Wonderland and Harry Potter. But for the adult who loves to escape into new and magical universes, author Lyndsay Faye recommends these three reads. Have a favorite magical novel? Let us know in the comments.
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Letters: On The 'Republic Of Texas'

Robert Siegel and Audie Cornish read listener email about a story on the imagined Republic of Texas.
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Coping With A Loved One's 'Justifiable Killing'

Writer Donna Britt's 26-year-old brother was killed by Indiana police officers decades ago. Amidst the news of Trayvon Martin's death, she is reminded of the unanswerable questions surrounding her brother's death. She talks about the challenges of coming to terms the violent death of a loved one.
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A Patient's Perspective: Police And The Mentally Ill

Two police officers faces charges in the death of Kelly Thomas, a homeless, schizophrenic man, was beaten to death in California in 2011. Writer Carmelo Valone had a violent encounter with Boston police in 1995. He argues that police need new tactics for confronting the mentally ill.
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To Map Or Not To Map The Brain? That's Tonight's Question

All over the world, neuroscientists are trying to answer a question: How do gooey, stringy brain cells produce a mind? If you look deeply into a brain, into the 80 billion brain cells coiled inside your head, could you see a thought in there? A dream? Desire?
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Beef, Tarantula And Gout: Food Critics Suffer, Too

Former New York Times restaurant critic Frank Bruni recently revealed he has gout. It's hard for most of us to feel too sorry for people who get paid to eat free meals at posh restaurants, but food professionals will tell you: Eating asks a lot of your body.
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Letters: Dogs On The Menu And Earl Scruggs

Audie Cornish and Robert Siegel read emails from listeners about dogs escaping dinner menus in China and the late Earl Scruggs.

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