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Canadian Filmmaker Philippe Falardeau

Philippe Falardeau grew up studying politics and international relations in Canada. But his career path ultimately steered him toward film - an arc that culminated in a nomination for best foreign language film at this year's Academy Awards. He joins us to chat about "Monsieur Lazhar," the story of an Algerian immigrant who becomes a substitute teacher to grief-stricken children in Canada - and the future of the Canadian cinema itself.

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Bill Cosby Admitted To Acquiring Drugs To Give To A Woman For Sex

NPR's Kelly McEvers interviews MaryClaire Dale, an Associated Press reporter, about the court documents showing Cosby said in 2005 he got quaaludes to give to a woman with whom he wanted to have sex.
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Mechanization Brings Quick Change To Borneo Region Known For 'Slow Rice'

A company is introducing mechanized rice farming to the interior of Malaysian Borneo for the first time. Scientists say the change may damage the bonds between the local people and their environment.
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New Challenges To Recycling In The United States

Falling commodity prices are putting a squeeze on American recycling companies. What this means for cities, counties and the future of recycling programs in the United States.

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UMBC President Freeman Hrabowski

Kojo chats with Freeman Hrabowski, the president of University of Maryland, Baltimore County, about the future of higher education - and what he's doing to steer African-American students into science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

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