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This year, the many of the policy initiatives in President Obama's State of the Union address have been anything but closely guarded secrets. The president has previewed several proposals in the days leading up to the speech. And media consumers now have more options than ever for taking in the speech.
The "State of the Union Machine" randomly generates text based on different presidents' actual speeches. Their words and phrases can be patched together to create a multi-administration text.
Alan Cheuse reviews The Jaguar's Children by John Vaillant.
Audie Cornish talks to journalist Iona Craig about the Houthi rebels' attack and takeover of the Yemeni presidential palace in Sanaa. Craig has been based in Yemen for the past four years.
In 1963, Tony Verna changed the way we watch sports forever when he created "instant replay." He died this week at the age of 81. Robert Siegel talks to freelance writer Anna Clark about his legacy.
Side Show tells the true story of conjoined twins, who go from a freak show ...
Producer Darren Bagert says there's boom or bust environment on Broadway — you're either a huge hit or you close quickly. Two of the fall's most highly anticipated musicals are closing this month.