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Thursday In Depth: April 19, 2012

  • 9:06 a.m.

    Foxconn working conditions after Mike Daisey controversy

    Last month, public radio's 'This American Life' retracted its most popular show ever after it was discovered that Mike Daisey's monologue regarding working conditions in Apple's Foxconn factory in China had been partially fabricated.

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  • 10:20 a.m.

    Is law school worth it?

    The recession affected thousands of law students who thought their newly minted JD degree would be a golden ticket to financial security. Instead, many graduates were unable to find any type of legal-related work and face the anxiety of repaying their loans.

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  • 11:06 a.m.

    Lonnie Dupre and Ann Bancroft on polar exploration

    Mountain climber and arctic explorer Lonnie Dupre has a new book out called "Life on Ice," which chronicles 25 years of polar exploration. Fellow Minnesotan Ann Bancroft is getting ready for another expedition in November 2012.

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  • 2 of the best novels of 2014

    "While Emily St. John Mandel creates a world which is enduring horrible calamity in the form of a virulent flu which wipes out most of humanity, her literary creation is of the community of survivors living on in their new reality."
  • A great read about growing old

    "I am a world-class complainer but find palpable joy arriving with my evening Dewar’s, from Robinson Cano between pitches, from the first pages once again of “Appointment in Samarra” or the last lines of the Elizabeth Bishop poem called 'Poem.'"
  • Do bacteria control your appetite?

    "It seems that the bacteria in our guts don't simply wait for whatever leftovers we have to offer. They actively seek out their preferred meals through tricky deception."
  • Op-ed pick: Could Ebola start to spread through the air?

    "The current Ebola virus’s hyper-evolution is unprecedented; there has been more human-to-human transmission in the past four months than most likely occurred in the last 500 to 1,000 years. "

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