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Marissa Alexander, a Jacksonville woman behind bars for three years for firing a "warning shot" near her estranged husband, was recently released. NPR's Arun Rath talks with Larry Hannan of the Florida Times-Union.
The National Bureau of Economic Research recently published a new paper about obesity rates and average BMI. NPR's Arun Rath talks with economist Charles Courtemanche, who worked on the study.
The rise and fall of citizen journalism in the cartel-controlled parts of Mexico is deeply chronicled by writer Eric Benson in the latest Texas Monthly Magazine. He sits down with NPR's Arun Rath.
Ocean habitats seem to be in pretty good shape, according to the latest study of ocean species. NPR's Arun Rath talks to ecologist Douglas McCauley.
Contributions to colleges and universities were greater in 2014 than ever before. Harvard alone collected over $1.1 billion. NPR's Arun Rath talks with Stacy Palmer of the Chronicle of Philanthropy.
The TV show Empire is the first in 10 years to gain viewers with each of its first four episodes. NPR's Arun Rath talks with TV critic Eric Deggans about the show and its success.