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David Oyelowo On The Real 'United Kingdom' Marriage And Its Diplomatic Fallout

NPR | Feb. 24, 2017 1:46 p.m.

The film tells the story of Ruth Williams, a London typist, and Seretse Khama, heir to the throne of modern-day Botswana. In 1948, their interracial marriage sparked a political firestorm.

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Kevin Jones: Can Embracing Uncertainty Lead To Better Medicine?

NPR | Feb. 24, 2017 12:02 p.m.

Sometimes, doctors just don't have the answers. Surgeon Kevin Jones says having the humility to acknowledge this leads to better medicine.

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Liz Coleman: How Do We Teach College Students To Ask Big Questions?

NPR | Feb. 24, 2017 12:02 p.m.

Former Bennington College President Liz Coleman believes higher education is overly-specialized & complacent. She says we need to encourage students to ask bigger questions and take more risks.

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Michael Stevens: How Do You Find Smart Answers to Quirky Questions?

NPR | Feb. 24, 2017 12:02 p.m.

When Michael Stevens is confronted with a quirky question, he responsibly searches for the answer and posts it to YouTube inviting millions of people to follow his journey of discovery.

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Naomi Oreskes: Why Should We Believe In Science?

NPR | Feb. 24, 2017 12:02 p.m.

In school, we're taught we should trust science because the scientific method leads to measurable results and hard facts. But Naomi Oreskes says the process of inquiry doesn't end there.

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Dorothy Roberts: What's Race Got to Do with Medicine?

NPR | Feb. 24, 2017 noon

Doctors often take a patient's race into account when making a diagnosis--or ruling one out. Professor Dorothy Roberts says this practice is both outdated and dangerous.

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Jennifer Brea: Can The Internet Help You Get The Right Diagnosis?

NPR | Feb. 24, 2017 noon

Doctors told Jen Brea that her symptoms were psychosomatic, so she filmed herself and turned to the Internet for guidance. She describes how her online community helped her find the right diagnosis.

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These Oscar-Nominated Documentaries Tell Intimate Stories Of Syria's Civil War

NPR | Feb. 24, 2017 10:13 a.m.

Three of the five films in the documentary short category show Syrians affected by the years-long conflict, including a group of civilian rescue volunteers, fleeing refugees and a resettled family.

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This Week In Race: Immigration Headaches, Oscar Glow And POTUS At The Blacksonian

NPR | Feb. 24, 2017 6:05 a.m.

If the human rights aspect of (deportation) doesn't interest you, the prospect of $8 avocados and double-digit fast food might.

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Reading The Game: Shadow Of Mordor

NPR | Feb. 24, 2017 4 a.m.

As part of our occasional series on storytelling in video games, we're looking at a game where the story fails: Shadow of Mordor, which won awards for its gameplay, but lacks a compelling narrative.