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Thursday, March 27, 2014

A mud-covered boat is seen in an area that was until recently underwater. July 26, 2007 in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Nevada. (Ethan Miller/Getty)

Water Shortages Spark Fights Over H2O | The Economic Impact of Sanctions on Russia | The Takeaway TV Smackdown - Round 5 | National Water Dance Puts Spotlight on Arts & Activism | Social Networking With the World's 1% | An Epic Tale of Hollywood and The Bible

Water Shortages Spark Fights Over Access to H2O

The U.S. is experiencing an increasing frequency of water supply problems—from dry conditions in California to strong drought conditions in Texas. David Sedlak, co-director of the Berkeley Water Center and author of "Water 4.0: The Past, Present and Future of the World's Most Vital Resource," looks back at the history of this most precious resource. Two water-rights lawyers, Sarah Klahn, and Stuart Somach, show us how droughts play out in the courtroom. 

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Social Networking With the World's 1%

With a database of more than 3 million people, a new online service maps your connections to the rich and famous, no matter how distant.

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An Epic Tale of Hollywood and The Bible

This weekend, the big budget biblical adventure "Noah" hits the big screen. The biblical film isn't new, but these movies raise questions about Hollywood's fascination with The Bible. Do biblical movies bring non-believers back into the fold? Do they challenge us to think a little differently? We explore these questions with Rafer Guzman, film critic for Newsday and co-host of The Movie Date Podcast, and Krista Tippett, the host of the public radio program On Being.

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Today's Highlights | March 27, 2014

Also on Today's Show The Russian economy is nowhere near as strong as it once ways. A decade ago, the Russian economy was growing at a rate of 7 percent a year, but in 2013, it grew by just 1.3 percent...On April 12, 50 dancers in Miami and around 1,500 more from 30 states around the country will come together for a "water dance," a project to draw attention to water issues around the country...

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