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Will Turning Seawater Into Drinking Water Help Drought-Hit California?
During its last major drought, Santa Barbara built a desalination plant. It was never used. Now it's being reopened, but critics say desalination is costly, energy-intensive and may harm marine life.
Utah Brings Back Firing Squad Executions; Witnesses Recall The Last One
A new law in Utah allows firing squad as a backup method of execution if lethal injection drugs aren't available. The last time an inmate died by firing squad in the U.S. was in Utah in 2010.
Tobias Jesso Jr. Explains His Swift Ascent From Rock Bottom
The Adele-endorsed piano man tells Rachel Martin how a very bad week turned into a very good year.
Our panelists predict now that we've mended our relationships with Cuba and Iran, who will we make friends with next?
Making Sense Of Murder In 'Visiting Hours'
In college, Amy Butcher found herself on the periphery of a murder. The incident haunted her for years. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Butcher about her debut memoir, Visiting Hours.
Exploring Songs In Native Languages From Mexico, Guatemala, Bolivia
When you think of Latin American music, you may think of songs in Spanish or Portuguese. This week, Jasmine Garsd of NPR's Alt.Latino brings NPR's Rachel Martin music sung in indigenous languages.
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