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4:39pm

Wed October 23, 2013
NPR Story

Widespread Plague In Wildlife Threatens Western Ecosystems

Originally published on Thu October 24, 2013 9:26 am

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Most Americans' experience with plague is limited to history books. In the 14th century, it famously wiped out half of Europe's population. But right now, the bacteria is quietly ravaging wildlife in parts of the American West.

NPR's Elizabeth Shogren has the story.

(SOUNDBITE OF A PRAIRIE DOG)

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4:39pm

Wed October 23, 2013
NPR Story

World War II Vet Awarded Medals 67 Years Later

Originally published on Wed October 23, 2013 5:43 pm

Phillip Coon, a 94-year-old World War II Army veteran, POW and Bataan Death March survivor, finally received medals for his service Monday. Coon was awarded the Prisoner of War Medal, a Bronze Star and the Combat Infantryman Badge. Melissa Block speaks with Coon and his son, Michael, who is also an Army veteran.

3:07pm

Wed October 23, 2013
Theater

Anthony Weiner (The Myth, Not The Man) Takes The Stage

Originally published on Wed October 23, 2013 5:43 pm

New York Rep. Anthony Weiner announces his resignation from Congress in the wake of a sexting scandal on June 16, 2011. His speech that day was incorporated into the play The Weiner Monologues.
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The sexting scandal surrounding former New York Congressman Anthony Weiner has been fodder for comedians, punsters and those who love double entendres. Now it's the source material for a play, The Weiner Monologues, coming to off-off-Broadway's Access Theatre Nov. 6 through Nov. 10.

'Found Texts' (You Finish The Joke)

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3:05pm

Wed October 23, 2013
Shots - Health News

Why Postponing Insurance Mandate Is No Easy Fix For Obamacare

Originally published on Wed October 23, 2013 6:57 pm

Patrick Lamanske, of Champaign, Ill., works with Amanda Ziemnisky (right), of the Champaign Urbana Public Health District, to try to sign up his wife, Ping, for health coverage through the Affordable Care Act on Oct. 1.
David Mercer AP

The Obama administration has entered full damage-control mode over the balky website intended to enroll people in new health plans under the Affordable Care Act.

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5:39pm

Tue October 22, 2013
The Two-Way

The Sounds Of New York City, Circa 1920

Originally published on Tue October 22, 2013 6:59 pm

Times Square near 42nd Street in New York City, in the 1920s.
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We can hear the music of the Roaring '20s anytime we want. But what if you could hear the day-to-day sounds of what it was like to live at that vibrant time?

That's the basis of Emily Thompson's project "The Roaring Twenties." She's a history professor at Princeton University who's been mapping the sounds of New York City in the late 1920s and early '30s.

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