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Longtime NPR newscaster and radio personality Carl Kasell died Tuesday at age 84. He spent 30 years delivering the news during Morning Edition, and was official scorekeeper for the weekly news quiz show Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! WGCU's Mike Kiniry sat down with Kasell a week before he delivered his final newscast at the end of 2009.

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I’m in a lab at Florida Gulf Coast University, talking to a 4-year-old about every photo in her mom’s camera roll.

 

Her mom, Alana Underwood, asked Curious Gulf Coast, “Is there some factor in this area that’s causing more cases of pediatric cancer than other parts of the nation?"

Up against the wall

Mar 5, 2017
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President Donald Trump wants to build a wall between the United States and Mexico. Hundreds of miles of fence are already in place along that border, but there are no barriers on most of its nearly 2,000 miles. This episode of Reveal explores the political, logistical and geographic barriers that could get in the way of the president's plan.

The religious freedom loophole

Feb 26, 2017
Anna Vignet / Reveal

America was built on the idea of protecting religious liberty. But what happens when religious groups take advantage of these special freedoms to make money, skirt rules or hurt children?

We revisit an hour of Reveal that explores the tricky territory of religious freedom and how different groups have exploited this loophole. 

In our first segment, reporter Amy Julia Harris and producer Delaney Hall go to Alabama to follow the trail of a woman who’s been able to open almost a dozen problematic day carecenters by claiming she’s a church.

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South Florida Water managers heard presentations recently on their options for underground water storage. These are possible solutions to excess fresh water that sometimes fills Lake Okeechobee, leading to harmful discharges in the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie Rivers. Experts say one choice is more ideal than another.

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