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Young, Axne Debate In Tight Race For Iowa's 3rd Congressional District

Two candidates running for Congress in Iowa’s competitive 3rd District debated a wide range of topics Thursday night in Johnston. Republican Congressman David Young of Van Meter has been campaigning on what he says is his record of protecting people with preexisting medical conditions during his two terms in the U.S. House. Democrat Cindy Axne of West Des Moines doesn’t see it that way. “He voted to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, which covers people with preexisting conditions,” Axne said...

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Meg Wolitzer is a novelist whose most recent works include The Uncoupling and a book for young readers, The Fingertips of Duncan Dorfman.

You know how people talk about so-called gateway drugs — drugs that lead to harder ones? I think some books can be considered gateway books, because reading them leads you to start reading other books that are similar but more intense. Lisa, Bright and Dark, John Neufeld's 1969 novel for young adults, is one of these.

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This is TALK OF THE NATION. I'm Neal Conan. We're broadcasting today from the Aspen Environment Forum, and we'll focus on the effects of climate change for most of this hour, but we begin with one of the major decisions of this Supreme Court term.

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This is TALK OF THE NATION. I'm Neal Conan at the Aspen Environmental Forum. As climate changes, scientists report a tremendous loss in Arctic sea ice, an increase in extreme weather events - drought, floods and heat waves - and plants and animals moving to new places.

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This is TALK OF THE NATION. I'm Neal Conan from the Aspen Environment Forum. This gathering presents the opportunity to talk with two eminent scientists who have seen the world through very different lenses, E.O. Wilson and Sylvia Earle.

Seeking to modernize and widen its dealings with the media, the Vatican has hired Fox News Channel's Rome correspondent to advise its press office. The move will put journalist Greg Burke, who is also a member of Opus Dei, into a new role working with Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi.

For NPR's Newscast desk, Sylvia Poggioli reports from Rome:

"Greg Burke, 52, has been with Fox 10 years, and he'll be the first Vatican communications expert with experience outside the world of Catholic media.

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This interview was originally broadcast on Aug. 9, 1990.

In 1955, The New York Times called Richard Adler and his writing partner, Jerry Ross, "Broadway's hottest young composers." Together, they wrote the music and lyrics for The Pajama Game and Damn Yankees, two shows that became known for the songs "Hey There," "Steam Heat," "Hernando's Hideaway" and "Whatever Lola Wants."

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Starting next week, any health insurer licensed in Georgia can sell policies it offers in other states to Georgians. That includes policies that don't meet minimum standards for coverage in Georgia.

They'll be OK for sale under a new state law that aims to increase competition and lower prices for health insurance in the state.

Seafood markets in Fukushima, Japan, are being stocked with locally caught products again, as officials seek to reintroduce local fare in the area that was hit by an earthquake, a tsunami and a nuclear meltdown in March of 2011.

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Life doesn't stop when the sun goes down.

This year, Iowa Week on Talk of Iowa will explore Iowa After Dark. We’ll work the night shift, go out on the town, find out where to get the best late night eats and talk bats, owls and more!

Iowa Arts Showcase

Through short interviews, your host, Jacqueline Halbloom highlights the efforts and activities of non-profit arts and culture organizations throughout Iowa.

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Featured Release This Week From Spiritualized + Tracks Top 30 Playlist

British musician and songwriter Jason Pierce (aka J. Spaceman) launched Spiritualized in 1990. The band reached a kind of high water mark about twenty years ago with the album Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space . Space is vast, and Pierce continues to mine it for inspiration. He sports a vintage spacesuit as a visual theme for the new Spiritualized album, And Nothing Hurt. With it's big, layered sound, it's fascinating to find out that J. Spaceman conceived and recorded the record...

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