Jacob Gash

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New Evolutionary Theory Suggests Distinct Human Species Coexisted

Friday, December 21, 2012

In the last four decades, however, many new evolutionary theories have been created and revised. The "Out of Africa" theory, for example, maintains that humans emerged rapidly in one small part of Africa and then spread to replace all other humans within and outside the continent. Chris Stringer has a theory of his own. His new book, "Lone Survivors: How We Came to be The Only Humans on Earth" suggests that distinct humans coexisted and competed across the African continent, exchanging genes, tools and behavioral strategies.

 

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The One World Fútbol: A Durable Ball that Can Last for Decades

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Every year thousands of soccer balls are donated to the developing world by relief agencies. But they often go flat, so Tim Jahnigen, with the help of Sting and others, created a new type of ball that never wears out or needs a pump.

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Movie Date: 'Rise of the Guardians', 'Silver Linings Playbook', 'Life of Pi', 'Red Dawn', 'Anna Karenina

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

WNYC

For this Thanksgiving's box office releases, the movie date team reviews four movies; 'Rise of the Guardians', 'Silver linings Playbook',  'Life of Pi',  and  'Red Dawn.'

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Child Poverty on the Rise in the United States

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Poverty is on the rise in the United States and has been during the last decade, especially among children. Since 2001 child poverty rates have increased by 4.7 percent. Krissy Clark, the senior reporter for Marketplace's Wealth and Poverty Desk, is covering the implications of child poverty in the United States. 

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Movie Date: 'Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2'

Friday, November 16, 2012

WNYC
New York Times
Public Radio International

In this week's podcast, Rafer and Kristen review the highly anticipated final installment of the Twilight saga. "Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2"  is expected to be one of the highest grossing movies of 2012. Vampire lovers prepare to be awed in one way or another.  

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Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God

Thursday, November 15, 2012

In recent years, the Catholic Church has faced countless accusations of child abuse, cover ups and institutional secrets. The cases number in the thousands. And all of them are horrific. But one of the most shocking took place in Milwaulkee. It involved a priest named Father Murphy and 200 deaf children in his care. Alex Gibney delves into Father Murphy’s history of abuse, and the church’s decision to cover it up, in his new documentary, “Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God.”

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Letters of War on Veterans Day

Monday, November 12, 2012

Today the nation observes Veterans Day in honor the many men and women who have served in our nation's military during times of peace and times of War. To honor these men and women out respect for their contribution to our nation, the federal government, many schools and offices closed around the country. Today we want to pay tribute to our veterans, and hear their stories of war.

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Election Favors the Women

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Anne Sale, reporter from It's a Free Country, has closely followed the Senate races this election season. In regards to female elected officials and women's issues, she says, "I think you really saw this in New Hampshire, where two women won house seats and a woman candidate won the governor's race."

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Women Score in Key Senate Races

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

It wasn't just a major win for Democrats, it was also a historic night for women as female candidates won many of these races bringing the United States Senate to its highest level of female Senators ever. Jay Newton-Small is the congressional correspondent for Time Magazine. Also joining the program is Anna Sale, reporter from It's a Free Country. 

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Can Superstition Predict Presidential Elections?

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

So many dollars, so many votes, so much punditry. But does any of it really matter? It all just comes down to luck, right? Jacopo Della Quercia, a Cracked.com contributor, discusses election superstition.

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Do Democrats and Republicans Prefer Different Brands?

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Although you may not realize it, depending on whether you lean Republican or Democrat, you might be more inclined to buy certain products. Ted Marzilli collects and analyzes that data.

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International Cycling Union Revokes Lance Armstrong's Seven Tour Wins

Monday, October 22, 2012

The International Cycling Union has announced this morning that it will strip Lance Armstrong of his seven Tour de France wins. We talk to a former teammate of Armstrong's, next. Paul Willerton is a former teammate of Armstrong’s and the organizer of a protest in Oregon held outside the Nike headquarters in response to their support of the disgraced athlete.

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Black Pastors Campaign Against Obama's Support of Gay Marriage

Thursday, October 18, 2012

President Obama has a wide base of support among African Americans, but a group of conservative black pastors are coming out in opposition to Barack Obama in response to his endorsement of gay marriage. Reverend Delman Coates, the pastor at Mt. Ennon Baptist Church in Maryland, is not one of them.

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Two Americans Win the Nobel Prize in Economics

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

The models for market design and matching theory were developed by Lloyd Shapley and Alvin Roth, two American economists who were awarded the Nobel Prize in economics this week for their work. While their work may not directly address the turmoil of the world markets today, it does have life-altering results for humanity.

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Colleges Roll Voter Registation Into Freshman Orientation

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Every Four years, college campuses are bombarded with volunteers trying to get register young voters to vote. However, this year many of these volunteers found that many of the students were already registered to vote. Many colleges have established their own voting registration drives during orientation, class registration, and through online initiatives.

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Discovery Channel Crashes a 727 (For Science!)

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Have you ever wondered what would happen if the plane you were on crashed? For the first time on television, The Discovery Channel will remotely crash a 727 passenger jet in the Mexican Desert — all in the name of science. Dr. Cindy Bir is the bio mechanist who was responsible for the crash test dummies that were seated on the 727 during the crash.

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Don't Mention It: Guantanamo Bay

Monday, October 01, 2012

Miami Herald correspondent Carol Rosenberg explains why Guantanamo is missing this campaign season, and what Americans still need to know about the detention facility. 

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How the Romney-Ryan Ticket Can Pull Ahead by November

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

We’re less than two months away from the day when we elect our next president of the United States and as things currently stand, President Obama holds a slight lead in the polls. In order to pull ahead, what will the Romney-Ryan ticket have to do?

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