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Code Switch Book Club, summer 2019

Here are a few of the books recommended by our listeners.

Good girl! These dogs are helping save habitats by finding rare turtles

Conservationists are taking an unconventional approach to finding and protecting turtles, with an unlikely helper.

Finding New Opportunity For Old Coal-Fired Power Plant Sites

Nearly 300 coal-fired power plants have been "retired" since 2010, according to the Sierra Club.

Forest Bathing: A Retreat To Nature Can Boost Immunity And Mood

The aim of forest bathing is to slow down and become immersed in the natural environment.

Huge Bets, Fast Buzzer: Sports Bettor Smashes 'Jeopardy!' Records

A new star has risen on a classic game show.

New Mexico Is Divided Over The 'Perfect Site' To Store Nation's Nuclear Waste

A 1,000-acre patch of southeast New Mexico desert may offer a temporary solution to the nation's longstanding nuclear waste problem.

How Bob's Red Mill Company Became A Gluten-Free Giant Ahead Of Its Time

Today the company sells more than 100 different gluten-free products.

Digital Music Is King. So Why Did A Vinyl Record-Pressing Plant Just Open In Virginia?

Tucked away in an industrial park in Alexandria, Furnace Record Pressing is the country’s newest record manufacturing facility

A New Treatment Can Relieve Food Allergies, But Few Doctors Offer It

Nearly 6 million U.S. children and teens — about 8 percent, or two per classroom — have food allergies.

Bugs Vs. Superbugs: Insects Offer Promise In Fight Against Antibiotic Resistance

Insects—long known to spread diseases—could potentially help cure them.

Border Wall Isn't High On Our Priority List, Arizona Police Chief Says

NPR Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep talks to Tucson police chief Chris Magnus about border security.

Brewing In The Desert: Sake Finds An Unlikely Home In Arizona

"When I did a test batch, I figured out, 'Oh, the Arizona condition is really good to make sake,'" says Sakurai.

In Home Of Original Sriracha Sauce, Thais Say Rooster Brand Is Nothing To Crow About

The original comes from the seaside city of Si Racha, Thailand.

10 Health Stories You Don't Want To Miss From 2018

NPR pored over the list of their most widely read posts to bring you these highlights.

World's First Insect Vaccine Could Help Bees Fight Off Deadly Disease

Researchers say they've found a way to let queen bees pass on immunity to a devastating bacterial disease.

Thanks To Science, You Can Eat An Apple Every Day

In our globalized economy, we expect nothing less than to be able to consume our favorite fruits and vegetables all year, even when they're not in season locally.

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