3:04pm

Thu October 30, 2014
Goats and Soda

Unlikely Marriage Of Diseases: TB And Diabetes Form A 'Co-Epidemic'

Domitilia, 57, is a diabetic patient in the Dominican Republic who contracted tuberculosis. She's now cured of TB after two years of treatment.
Javier Galeano The Union

The world is facing a double-barreled pandemic reminiscent of the dual epidemic of tuberculosis and HIV that emerged in the 1980s – only potentially much bigger.

It's a "co-epidemic" of TB and diabetes that's beginning to affect many countries around the globe — poor, middle-income and even rich nations.

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2:53pm

Thu October 30, 2014
Shots - Health News

What A Brush With SARS Taught A Doctor About Ebola

Originally published on Fri October 31, 2014 12:45 pm

A man wears a protective mask as he carries a bouquet of flowers at Women's College Hospital in Toronto in March 2003, when SARS fears about were widespread.
Kevin Frayer AP

Back in 2003 I was a junior doctor working at a Chicago teaching hospital.

As one of the newer docs, my daily appointment schedule had lots of openings. Pretty much any assignment nobody else wanted came my way.

One morning the nurse who managed our clinic told me that my first patient for the afternoon may have been exposed to a deadly virus while he was traveling in Asia.

My job would be to dress up in a medical hazmat suit, examine him and figure out whether he should be quarantined.

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2:15pm

Thu October 30, 2014
Television

Can Shows Like 'The McCarthys' Replace CBS' 'Thursday Night Football'?

Originally published on Thu October 30, 2014 4:47 pm

Tyler Ritter (center) stars in CBS's The McCarthys with, clockwise from top left, Jack McGee, Laurie Metcalf, Jimmy Dunn, Joey McIntyre and Kelen Coleman.
Monty Brinton CBS

Five weeks after the fall TV season started, the broadcast networks are still cranking out new shows.

And in the case of CBS's The McCarthys, you may wish they had stopped a bit sooner.

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2:03pm

Thu October 30, 2014
NPR Ed

So Who Was Socrates, Anyway? Let's Ask Some Kids

Originally published on Fri October 31, 2014 11:34 am

Who Was Socrates?
NPR

In part two of our look at the ancient Greek philosopher, we ask students at a California school about the Socratic teaching method and the questions it inspires.

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1:38pm

Thu October 30, 2014
The Two-Way

4 People Dead After Plane Crashes Into Building At Kansas Airport

Originally published on Thu October 30, 2014 4:31 pm

A small airplane crashed into a building in Wichita's Mid-Continent Airport and killed at least four people on Thursday.

KAKE-TV reports that five others were injured and four are still missing. The station reports:

"Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Tony Molinaro says a twin-engine Beechcraft King Air 200 reported losing engine power just after takeoff around 9:50 a.m. Thursday.

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1:17pm

Thu October 30, 2014
The Two-Way

Thomas Menino, Boston's Longest-Serving Mayor, Dies At 71

Originally published on Thu October 30, 2014 7:10 pm

Boston Mayor Tom Menino served for 20 years before stepping down this year. He died on Thursday.
Lisa Poole AP

Boston's longest-serving mayor, Thomas Michael Menino, who held the job for more than two decades until stepping aside earlier this year, has died. He was 71.

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12:49pm

Thu October 30, 2014
The Two-Way

New Crash Test Dummy To Gain Pounds To Reflect Fatalities Among Obese

Originally published on Thu October 30, 2014 3:07 pm

The new crash test dummy — not this one — will weigh 271 lbs and have a body mass index of 35. Automakers use the dummies to prove their vehicles are roadworthy.
Patrick Krost iStockphoto

More than one-third of Americans are obese, and one recent study showed that obese drivers are more likely to die in a car crash. So the world's largest maker of dummies is making one that is obese.

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12:15pm

Thu October 30, 2014
The Two-Way

GDP Posts Strong 3.5 Percent Growth Rate In 3rd Quarter

Originally published on Thu October 30, 2014 7:18 pm

The U.S. economy grew at the solid pace of 3.5 percent for the third quarter, helped along by gains in business investment, exports and a big jump in military spending, the Commerce Department says.

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12:04pm

Thu October 30, 2014
The Salt

Apps Aim To Guide You On 'Sustainable Food' (Whatever That Means)

Confused about all the different sustainability ratings out there? The simplest option may be to shop at your local farmer's market.
iStockphoto

If you're reading The Salt, it probably comes as no surprise to you that consumers increasingly want to make food choices based on not just their health, but their ethics. A growing number of groups are coming up with technological solutions to help them.

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11:38am

Thu October 30, 2014
Public Radio Presents

The Political Junkie returns for a look at the 2014 midterm elections

krpoliticaljunkie.com

It’s time for the 2014 midterm elections. Political Junkie Ken Rudin takes a look at some of the more competitive races around the nation. 

We start off with Republican Vin Weber and Democrat Anna Greenberg laying out what’s at stake on November 4th, and what it might mean for the final two years of the Obama presidency.

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