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Oct 24

The Word Genocide

The reality of genocide is not new, but the word itself didn’t exist until 1943. This public radio story tells the origin story of the term ‘genocide’ and the determined man, a Polish lawyer, behind its creation, adoption, and recognition as a crime

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Oct 23

Fixing Genes

Illness can be caused by viruses and bacteria, but some very serious illnesses come from your actual genes, your DNA. Scientist have been able to identify genes that cause illness but until now they haven’t been able to fix them. A new discovery creates the framework for editing these problematic genes. This public radio story tells the unlikely story of this discovery and discusses its potential.

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Oct 22

Breaking Barriers: The Navy's Highest Ranking Woman

When Michelle Howard was growing up, women weren’t admitted to the Naval Academy. Now she is second in command of the Navy. And she is the first African American woman to earn the rank of a four-star admiral. This conversation with her will inspire listeners to pursue their dreams, overcome barriers, and find community no matter where you are.

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Oct 21

How Video Games Become Addictive

If you have ever had trouble putting down an addictive video game, you are not alone. Video games are actually designed using behavioral science to ensure that you will want to keep playing. This story gives you a behind the scenes look at how game designers plan to get you hooked.

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