1. It's difficult to definitively link any one person's illness to air pollution from a particular plant. But the concerns about the health effects of Tonawanda Coke's toxic pollution rallied a small group of people in Tonawanda — most of them sick — to force complacent regulators to clean up their air. npr.org/2011/11/10/142189390/tonawanda-provides-lessons-for-fighting-toxic-air

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  2. The pawpaw is a tropical-type fruit native to North America with a long and almost forgotten history. Thomas Jefferson once prized it, and now scientists are looking at whether the pawpaw can claim some health benefits, along with cachet. NPR's Tiny Desk Kitchen goes on the hunt for this tasty treat.

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  3. Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade, 10th Mountain Division has seen some of the fiercest combat of the war in the past six months while fighting for control of the central bazaar in Charkh, Afghanistan.

    With about 140 soldiers, it has racked up 50 Purple Hearts in grenade and mortar attacks, ambushes and straight-ahead gun fights. The company has lost five soldiers.

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  4. Look up at the sky and what do you see? Well, blue, yes. And maybe a plane or a bird, but otherwise ... nothing. Or so you think. It turns out that right above you, totally invisible, is an enormous herd of animal life -- tiny bugs riding the wind currents.

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  5. Made by Everynone (in Collaboration with WNYC's Radiolab & NPR)

    Directed by Daniel Mercadante & Will Hoffman

    Supervising Producer: Robert Krulwich
    Original Score: Keith Kenniff (unseen-music.com)

    everynone.com

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