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3:57pm

Fri March 20, 2015
Goats and Soda

For The Love Of Pork: Antibiotic Use On Farms Skyrockets Worldwide

Originally published on Sat March 21, 2015 2:21 am

Regions that produce the most pork and chicken also use the most antibiotics on farms. Hot spots around the world include the Midwest in the U.S., southern Brazil, and China's Sichuan province. Yellow indicates low levels of drug use in livestock; orange and light red are moderate levels; and dark red is high levels.
PNAS

Sorry bacon lovers, we've got some sad news about your favorite meat.

To get those sizzling strips of pork on your plate each morning takes more antibiotics than it does to make a steak burrito or a chicken sausage sandwich.

Pig farmers around the world, on average, use nearly four times as much antibiotics as cattle ranchers do, per pound of meat. Poultry farmers fall somewhere between the two.

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2:29pm

Fri March 20, 2015
The Two-Way

#NPRreads: From Supreme Court Justice To The Notorious R.B.G.

U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
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#NPRreads is a new feature we're testing out on Twitter and on The Two-Way. The premise is simple: Correspondents, editors and producers throughout our newsroom will share pieces that have kept them reading. They'll share tidbits on Twitter using the #NPRreads hashtag, and on occasion we'll share a longer take here on the blog.

This week, we share with you four reads.

From Nina Totenberg, NPR's legal affairs correspondent:

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2:01pm

Fri March 20, 2015
Movie Reviews

'Seymour': A Loving Portrait Of An Acclaimed Classical Pianist

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2:01pm

Fri March 20, 2015
Author Interviews

In 'Redeployment,' Former Marine Explores The Challenges Of Coming Home

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8:46am

Fri March 20, 2015
Monkey See

Pop Culture Happy Hour: Nick Hornby's 'Funny Girl' And Adapting Books

Originally published on Fri March 20, 2015 11:23 am

NPR

While our pal Stephen Thompson is in Austin, Glen Weldon and I are happy to be spending the week talking to our pals Barrie Hardymon and Chris Klimek about the latest Nick Hornby novel, Funny Girl. It follows the life cycle of a British sitcom born in the 1960s, from its inception through its period of popularity, right through its fade and its status as a piece of nostalgia.

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5:15am

Fri March 20, 2015
Fine Art

This Museum Lets You Play The Artist

Originally published on Fri March 20, 2015 6:55 am

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2:16pm

Thu March 19, 2015
Book Reviews

'A Little Life': An Unforgettable Novel About The Grace Of Friendship

Originally published on Fri March 20, 2015 1:52 pm

America is hooked on stories of redemption and rebirth, be it Cheryl Strayed rediscovering herself by hiking the Pacific Trail or the late David Carr pulling himself out of the crack-house and into The New York Times. We just love tales about healing.

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10:15am

Thu March 19, 2015
Ask Me Another

Jonathan Groff And Raúl Castillo: 'Looking' Ahead

Raúl Castillo, Jonathan Groff and Russell Tovey from HBO's Looking.
HBO

10:14am

Thu March 19, 2015
Ask Me Another

Everything Old is New Again

For the final round all answers in this game contain the letters "n-e-w" or "o-l-d" in order. What term did Hugh Hefner coin for the large portrait stuck in a magazine? Hint: it's not a centerf-new.

Heard in Looking For Answers

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10:14am

Thu March 19, 2015
Ask Me Another

The Best Piece of Trivia You Learned This Week: Pizza Hut Edition

What's the best piece of trivia you learned this week? Share it with us on Facebook or Twitter, and we'll figure out whether it's true or false.

True or false: before 2012, Pizza Hut was the largest purchaser of kale in the US, but they only used it as garnish for their salad bars.

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