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All Songs Considered

Recommended Dose: Our Favorite Dance Tracks From November

Hear a mix of the month's best electronic tunes, including new music from Robert Hood, Seven Davis Jr, Malory and more.

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The Two-Way - News Blog

Did 'Hateful Rhetoric' Cause Shooting? Hear Planned Parenthood's Careful Response

In an interview on Morning Edition, Cecile Richards spoke about Friday's attack at a facility in Colorado Springs and about an "incredible escalation of harassment and intimidation."

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The Salt

L.A.'s Top Restaurant Charts New Waters In Sustainable Seafood

Providence is widely considered the finest restaurant in Los Angeles. Its award-winning chef, Michael Cimarusti, is piloting Dock to Dish, a program that hooks chefs up directly with local fishermen.

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All Tech Considered

NASA Uses Lessons From Space To Design An Efficient Building

Named Sustainability Base, a NASA facility in California is a model for energy-efficient federal buildings. It's powered by a fuel cell like those used on spacecraft and recycles water for flushing.

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After Paris Attacks, Obama Administration Changes Visa Waiver Program

Holes in the visa program that allow easy entry into the U.S. are being re-examined. President Obama is taking steps to tighten the program, while Congress works on a fix.

Historian Mary Beard says real gladiator competitions were probably not as brutal as the film Gladiator (starring Russell Crowe) would have us believe. Still, she says, "I loved Gladiator and I thought its depiction of gladiatorial combat, although it was an aggrandizing picture, was cleverly and expertly done." Universal/Getty Images hide caption

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Author Interviews

From Gladiator Duels To Caesar's Last Words: The Myths Of Ancient Rome

Historian Mary Beard says many of our popular notions about the empire are based on culture — like the play Julius Caesar or the film Gladiator — rather than fact. Her new book is called SPQR.

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13.7: Cosmos And Culture

How Psychology Can Save The World From Climate Change

A new paper says it's better to focus on concrete manifestations of climate change in our lives today — and what can be gained by making changes now — says psychologist Tania Lombrozo.