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Rachel Martin is taking some time off following the birth of her second child. A series of guest hosts will be heard until her return.

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Kicking The Can Down The Road: A Habit That's Hard To Kick

Congress can't come up with an agreement to pay for road repairs and construction over the long haul, but like a road crew filling a pothole, they do seem to have a patch at hand.


At Monty Python Reunion Show, The Circus Makes One Last Flight

The British comedy troupe has reunited for what they say is the final time in Monty Python Live (Mostly). Fans around the world will watch the last show Sunday, either in London or via live stream.


Astronaut Who Walked On The Moon: 'It Was Science Fiction To Us'

Forty-five years after man first walked on the moon, Alan Bean, who was part of the second lunar landing, talks to NPR's Arun Rath about his stormy launch and how he translates space travel into art.


James Garner Of 'Rockford Files' And 'Maverick' Dies At 86

Garner was known for wise-cracking, tough-guy characters who were not afraid to bend the rules. NPR's Arun Rath talks with biographer Jon Winokur about the actor's prolific career.


As Polar Icebox Shrinks, Infectious Pathogens Move North

Science writer Chris Solomon tells NPR's Arun Rath that global warming has caused an influx of new diseases in animals that could eventually spread to humans.


Should NATO Respond To Downing Of Malaysia Flight 17?

Former Navy Adm. James Stavridis tells NPR's Arun Rath what steps the alliance might take in response to the downing of the Malaysian airliner over Ukraine.


Putin May Be Key To Malaysian Plane Crash Inspection

NPR's Arun Rath talks to Wall Street Journal reporter James Marson about Vladimir Putin's response to mounting international anger at Russia following the downing of a civilian plane over Ukraine.


'Transformers' Inspires Chinese Farmer-Artists

Some Chinese farmers have left their plows and taken to welding giant robot replicas in public spaces. The craze follows release of the new Transformers movie, China's biggest-ever box office hit.


A Nasty Weed May Have Helped Ancient Humans Keep Their Teeth

Archaeologists have found that for a period of about 7,000 years, people were eating a weed that may have helped them avoid cavities. (This story originally aired on All Things Considered on July 16.)


Facility Sets Up Extreme Precautions To Treat Ebola Patients

Ebola virus in Sierra Leone is killing dozens by the week. Medical workers have responded by expanding a field hospital, taking extraordinary measures to contain infection.



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