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The Buzz Around Eating Insects: The Argument For Adding Bugs To Our Diet

Some say eating insects could save the planet, as we face the potential for global food and protein shortages. It's a common practice in many parts of the world, but what would it take to make bugs more appetizing to the masses here in the U.S.? Does it even make sense to try? A look at the arguments for and against the practice known as entomophagy, and the cultural and environmental issues involved.

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Wayne Pacelle: "The Humane Economy"

This has been a significant year for the animal rights movement. Sea World vowed to stop breeding orcas. And Walmart pledged to sell only cage-free eggs. The head of the Humane Society on how consumer pressure and innovation are driving animal protection.

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Distracted Driving: What It Will Take To Lower Fatalities

It is illegal in most states to text and drive. But new research says distracted driving -- including texting -- could be behind seventy percent of accidents. Assessing the prevalence of distracted driving and what it will take to lower fatalities.

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Readers' Review: "My Name Is Lucy Barton" By Elizabeth Strout

For our April Readers’ Review: the latest novel by the author of "The Burgess Boys" and the Pulitzer-Prize winning "Olive Kitteridge." It's the story of a woman who escapes a troubled childhood and becomes a writer. A surprise visit from her mother opens a portal to her past and awakens a subtle tenderness between them. Join Diane and her guests for a discussion of "My Name Is Lucy Barton."

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Results From Tuesday’s Republican and Democratic Primaries In Five States

Results from Tuesday’s Republican and Democratic primaries in five states. Join us for a discussion on the latest delegate count, Republican efforts to coordinate against Donald Trump, and the outlook for the ongoing nominating race in both parties.

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Michael Kinsley: "Old Age: A Beginner's Guide"

More than twenty years ago, journalist Michael Kinsley was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. In a new book, he reflects on living with that diagnosis and why he thinks his fellow baby boomers should focus on quality of life instead of longevity.

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President Obama Ups The Number Of U.S. Special Operations Forces In Syria

President Obama has approved the deployment of an additional 250 Special Operations forces to Syria to advise and assist in the fight against ISIS. Join us to discuss the status of the conflict and new efforts to undermine the Islamic State’s power in the region and its influence beyond.

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Pamela Haag: "The Gunning of America"

Guns are often associated with American identity – from Revolutionary War militias to cowboys of the Wild West. A new examination of the firearms industry reveals how sales and marketing strategies shaped U-S gun culture.

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New Promise For Immunotherapy Cancer Drugs

New studies show immunotherapy drugs are effective against a range of cancers, and could become a more standard course of treatment. How medications that use the body’s own immune system can fight some of the most difficult-to-treat cancers.

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Harriet Tubman On The $20 Bill

Harriet Tubman is to replace Andrew Jackson on the center of a new $20 note -- the first time in more than a century the front of our paper currency will feature a woman. Journalist and author Isabel Wilkerson joins us with her take on the significance of the change.

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