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New Maps Label Much Of New Orleans Out Of Flood Hazard Area

WWNO - New Orleans Public Radio

The new maps mean flood insurance for these areas is optional. But with half the city at or below sea level and memories of post-Hurricane Katrina flooding, some worry they send the wrong message.

New Maps Label Much Of New Orleans Out Of Flood Hazard Area

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After a string of inpatient rehabilitation stays, Louis Casanova, who lives near Philadelphia, says he is still trying to break his addiction. Ben Allen/WITF hide caption

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Shots - Health News

How We Got Here: Treating Addiction In 28 Days

WITF

Decades ago, a researcher came up with 28 days as the ideal length of stay for inpatient alcoholism rehab, despite lack of evidence that it worked. That model is now being used for opioid addiction.

How We Got Here: Treating Addiction In 28 Days

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Alt.Latino

Cuba: While The Politicians Argued, The Musicians Jammed

The musical exchange between the United States and Cuba goes back to the 19th century. Thankfully, the two countries' political standoff never filtered down to musicians.

Cuba! While The Politicians Argued, The Musicians Jammed!

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Science

'Power Poses' Co-Author: 'I Do Not Believe The Effects Are Real'

NPR's Scott Simon talks to behavioral scientist Uri Simonsohn about how one of the scientists behind 2010 research on 'power poses' is distancing herself from that work.

'Power Poses' Co-Author: 'I Do Not Believe The Effects Are Real'

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Michael Twitty wants credit given to the enslaved African-Americans who were part of Southern cuisine's creation. Here he is in period costume at Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's Virginia estate. Erika Beras for NPR hide caption

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The Salt

This Historian Wants You To Know The Real Story Of Southern Food

Michael Twitty wants credit given to the enslaved African-Americans who were part of Southern cuisine's creation. So he goes to places like Monticello to cook meals slaves would have eaten.

This Historian Wants You To Know The Real Story Of Southern Food

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Music Reviews

Bon Iver's Latest Is A Soulful Mix Of Wood And Microchips

22, A Million is a radical — but logical — departure from Justin Vernon's past work. Music critic Will Hermes thinks it's the most compelling record he's heard all year.

Bon Iver's Latest Is A Soulful Mix Of Wood And Microchips

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Matzo ball soup is a classic recipe straight from Eastern Europe. But not all Jews from the region came to the New World via Ellis Island, as reflected in this jalapeño-inflected family recipe from chef Pati Jinich. Copyright Ellen Silverman hide caption

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The Salt

For Rosh Hashana, A Matzo Ball Soup By Way Of Mexico

Matzo ball soup is a classic straight from Eastern Europe. But not all Jews from the region came to the New World via Ellis Island, as this jalapeño-inflected recipe reflects.

For Rosh Hashana, A Matzo Ball Soup By Way Of Mexico

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Mimi Morales recovers in Children's Hospital of Orange Country in late September after surgery for a dental infection she contracted at Children's Dental Group in Anaheim, Calif. She had three permanent teeth, one baby tooth and part of her jawbone removed. Mindy Schauer/Courtesy of The Orange County Register hide caption

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Shots - Health News

Infection Outbreak Shines Light On Water Risks At Dentists Offices

Sometimes going to the dentist can make you sick. It's rare, but nearly two dozen children near Los Angeles have been hospitalized after developing infections traced to contaminated water.

Ibrahim Halil Dudu is a master tailor. He's also a Syrian refugee living in Ontario, and when the bride next door's zipper broke, he came to the rescue. Lindsay Coulter/Lindsay Coulter Photography hide caption

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Simon Says

An Act Of Kindness, From One Immigrant To Another

Ibrahim Halil Dudu is a master tailor. He's also a Syrian refugee who had recently arrived in Ontario. And when the bride next door's zipper broke at the last minute, he came to her rescue.

An Act Of Kindness, From One Immigrant To Another

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