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If A Water Main Isn't Broke, Don't Fix It (For 300 Years?)
Recent water-related problems in Los Angeles and Ohio have put a focus on infrastructure. Many of the pipes in the U.S. are more than 100 years old and may not be replaced for another 100 years.
Unlike Some Of Their Fathers, Today's Married Men Seek A 'Full Partner'
Audie Cornish speaks with Stephanie Coontz, professor of family studies at Evergreen State College, about how American men have changed in marriage and family life over the past 50 years.
Lake Erie's Toxic Bloom Has Ohio Farmers On The Defensive
Ohio farmers say they are not the only ones to blame for Toledo's polluted drinking water. They say they are using only as much fertilizer as they need to grow their crops.
For Novelist Jonathan Lethem, Radicalism Runs In The Family
His new book, Dissident Gardens, follows three generations of an activist family. The book is fiction, but its characters were inspired by Lethem's own story. Originally broadcast Sept. 9, 2013.
In The Irish Film 'Cavalry,' A Priest's Crisis Of Faith Is Weirdly Jokey
John Michael McDonagh's new movie stars Brendan Gleeson as a priest who must eventually face off against a killer. It's excruciatingly obvious and inept, but Gleeson brings it alive.
Jaki Byard, A Post-Bebop Pianist Who Was A Master Of Stride Piano
On The Late Show, a set of previously unheard solo music from 1979, the jazz pianist employs techniques like suspenseful dropouts. He had a rare ability to sound archaic — and way ahead of his time.
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