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How The Meritocracy Myth Affects Women In Technology

The breathtaking lack of women in the tech industry has a real effect on one of America's most important economic and innovation engines. Join our running conversation on the cultural changes at play and what to do about it.
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Russia Hopes Sochi Ceremonies Stop 'Toilet Tweeting'

As the Winter Olympic Games get underway in Sochi, host Michel Martin speaks with Russian culture expert Jennifer Eremeeva about what the opening ceremonies can teach us about Russia and its people.
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Is George Zimmerman On A Road To Perdition?

Rapper DMX is talking about stepping into the boxing ring with George Zimmerman. But the Barbershop guys ask whether it would be better for both men to step out of the spotlight.
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A Much More Honest Version Of Those Facebook Anniversary Videos

Facebook marked its 10th anniversary by making you a personalized look-back video. But if the videos were more realistic, they'd look like this.
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AeroCop: Police Put An Eye In The Sky

Audie Cornish talks with reporter Craig Timberg about the airplane-based surveillance tech that he features in The Washington Post. The detailed photo series can capture huge areas of a city and allow law enforcement to track the movements of vehicles and people in an effort to solve crimes quickly. They also raise a lot of privacy concerns for some people.
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Author: When It Comes To High-Speed Internet, U.S. 'Falling Way Behind'

The U.S. needs to start treating the Internet like electricity or railroads, law professor and author Susan Crawford says. "We can't create a level playing field for all Americans or indeed compete on the world stage without having some form of government involvement," she says.
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Sony Will Shed 5,000 Jobs And Its PC Business

The embattled entertainment and electronics company also said it had annual loss of $1 billion. Analysts fear the restructuring may be too little too late for the company.
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Hackathon Organizers Ask, Could A Smart Phone App Have Saved Trayvon?

Could a smart phone app have saved Travyvon Martin? Organizers of an Oakland, California hackathon are asking that question. Host Michel Martin speaks with Ayori Selassie and Kalimah Priforce about Startup Weekend Oakland.
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Mean Girls Online: Can We Draw A Line In Social Media?

An article about the ugly side of feminist activism set off a heated debate online. Host Michel Martin speaks with the article's author Michelle Goldberg, and several of the writers involved in the debate: Mikki Kendall, Anna Holmes and Brittney Cooper.
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Sensory Fiction: Books That Let You Feel What The Characters Do

Apparently, just imagining what's happening on the written page isn't enough. A new wearable device uses temperature controls and lighting to mimic the experiences of a story's protagonist.

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