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Sister Colleen Gibson (on the right) at the beginning of the Candidacy II phase at the Sisters of St. Joseph in Philadelphia, PA. (Courtesy Sisters of St. Joseph)
Posted on Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Guest Sister Colleen Gibson reflects on her conversation with guest host John Donvan about her choice to serve as a nun and the unexpected magic of live radio interviews.

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House subcommittee of Federal Workforce,US Postal Service and the Census Chairman Rep. Blake Farenthold, R-Texas, holds up a letter about sequestration effects, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 19, 2013, during a joint hearing on sequestration held by House Oversight and Government Reform Committee's subcommittee on Economic Growth, Job Creation and Regulatory Affairs, and the subcommittee on Federal Workforce, U.S. Postal Service and the Census.  (AP)
Posted on Tuesday, May 27, 2014

A Republican and Democratic Congressman got together on our air and agreed — the US Postal Service has serious problems.

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Country artist Cole Swindell, with Sirius XM country music programming director John Marks. (Parker Young / Sirius XM)
Posted on Friday, May 23, 2014

A listener and music-watcher in Nashville shares a thoughtful response to our conversation on country music and modern sound.

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A truck moving millions of bees along I-95 outside of Newark, Delaware overturned on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, unleashing the buzzy contents out into the air. (AP)
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We talk about web metrics and conversation in the digital space, and share a brand new podcast from our friends over at WNYC’s Studio 360. (It’s about the magic art of GIF giving, so you should probably listen to it already).

 
Human serum antibodies react with MERS-CoV-infected Vero cells, indicating the patient has been infected with MERS-CoV. (CDC)
Posted on Thursday, May 22, 2014

We try and answer some of your questions about the MERS virus — where it is, what it looks like and what to do about all those camels.

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India's next prime minister Narendra Modi, right, talks to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) senior leader Lal Krishna Advani at Advani’s residence in New Delhi, India, Sunday, May 18, 2014. Results announced Friday from the weeks-long polls showed that Modi and the Hindu nationalist BJP had won the most decisive election victory India has seen in three decades, sweeping the long-dominant Congress party from power. (AP)
Posted on Monday, May 19, 2014

A newly-elected member of the now ruling BJP Party of India tells us what the world should expect from PM-elect Narendra Modi.

 
Singer Conchita Wurst representing Austria performs the song 'Rise Like a Phoenix' during the final of the Eurovision Song Contest in the B&W Halls in Copenhagen, Denmark, Saturday, May 10, 2014. (AP)
Posted on Friday, May 16, 2014

While we might not have talked about Eurovision 2014 in our Week in the News this week — after many, many staff protests, mind you — that doesn’t mean we can’t direct you to the winning entry by Austria’s Conchita Wurst. Also, we wonder where you feel the most at ease sharing news with us.

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Senate Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., stands in defeat after a divided Senate derailed Democratic legislation providing $21 billion for medical, education and job-training benefits for the nation's veterans, as the bill fell victim to election-year disputes over spending and whether to slap sanctions on Iran, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (AP)
Posted on Monday, May 12, 2014

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) tells us what he’s looking for as the Veterans’ Affairs Committee questions VA Sec. Eric Shinseki this week.

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In this file photo, Dr. Robert Petzel, the Under Secretary of Veterans Affairs for Health, left, talks with Rep. Tim Murphy, R-Pa., center, and Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla. (AP)
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While some in his party have called for the resignation of VA Secretary Eric Shinseki, Rep. Jeff Miller (R-FL) said he’s still waiting to hear from the Department’s Investigator General.

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Newly-appointed NPR CEO Jary Mohn in happier times as a DJ in 1977. (Via Twitter / Current Public Media)
Posted on Friday, May 9, 2014

In case you were wondering, yes we HAVE been posting big quotes on our Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr feeds lately and yes they ARE meant to get you to share, listen and engage. Also, WhatsApplebee’s got to do (got to do with it)?

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U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., talks with Mark Wilson, event political speaker chairperson, with his wife Elain Chao, former U.S. Secretary of Labor, at the annual Fancy Farm Picnic in Fancy Farm, Ky., Saturday, August 4, 2012. (AP)

Nine weeks counting now to the midterm elections. We’ll look at the key races and the stakes.

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Confederate spymaster Rose O'Neal Greenhow, pictured with her daughter "Little" Rose in Washington, D.C.'s Old Capitol Prison in 1862. (Wikimedia / Creative Commons)

True stories of daring women during the Civil War. Best-selling author Karen Abbott shares their exploits in a new book: “Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy.”

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Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Jarvis Jones (95) recovers a fumble by Carolina Panthers quarterback Derek Anderson (3) in the second quarter of the NFL preseason football game on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 in Pittsburgh. (AP)

One outspoken fan’s reluctant manifesto against football, and the big push to reform the game.

 
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This Friday, Aug. 22, 2014 photo shows a mural in in the Pullman neighborhood of Chicago dedicated to the history of the Pullman railcar company and the significance for its place in revolutionizing the railroad industry and its contributions to the African-American labor movement. (AP)

On Labor Day, we’ll check in on the American labor force, with labor activist Van Jones, and more.

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Our Week In The Web: August 29, 2014
Friday, Aug 29, 2014

On hypothetical questions, Beyoncé and the unending flow of social media.

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Drew Bledsoe Is Scoring Touchdowns (In The Vineyards)
Thursday, Aug 28, 2014

Football great — and vineyard owner — Drew Bledsoe talks wine, onions and the weird way they intersect sometimes in Walla Walla, Washington.

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Poutine Whoppers? Why Burger King Is Bailing Out For Canada
Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014

Why is Burger King buying a Canadian coffee and doughnut chain? (We’ll give you a hint: tax rates).

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