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#682: When CEO Pay Exploded
Kevin Murphy

#682: When CEO Pay Exploded

Politicians have argued for decades that CEOs are overpaid. But there's this precise moment in the 1990s when CEO pay suddenly shot up. We find out what happened.

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#849: It Takes Two To Make A Trade War Fight
Alissa Escarce/NPR

#849: It Takes Two To Make A Trade War Fight

President Trump says China is stealing U.S. technology. So we looked into one case. And things got a little complicated.

#849: It Takes Two To Make A Trade War Fight

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#848: The World's Biggest Battery
Dan Charles/NPR

#848: The World's Biggest Battery

California has a ton of solar power. But as soon as night falls, it's gone. Today on the show: How to bottle the sun.

#848: The World's Biggest Battery

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#847: Inventing Accidents
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#847: Inventing Accidents

The medical world has been trying to cure color blindness for centuries. Then a glass scientist figured it out. By accident.

#847: Inventing Accidents

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#846: Ungerrymandering Florida

When Florida outlawed partisan gerrymandering, politicians tried to sneak it back in...in disguise.

#846: Ungerrymandering Florida

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#660: The T-Rex In My Backyard

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#660: The T-Rex In My Backyard

Meet Sue, the dinosaur who sparked a gold rush for fossils buried in the badlands of North Dakota, Wyoming, and Montana.

#660: The T-Rex In My Backyard

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#845: REDMAP

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#845: REDMAP

Meet the man who figured out how to reshape national politics by making tiny investments in the smallest of places.

#845: REDMAP

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#844: Nice Game
Alissa Escarce/NPR

#844: Nice Game

In game theory, sometimes the best way to win, is to lose.

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#843: Swamp Gravy
Colquitt Miller Arts Council

#843: Swamp Gravy

Today on the show: A small town stakes its future on writing, directing, and starring in a musical.

#843: Swamp Gravy

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#643: The Taxi King
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#643: The Taxi King

Gene Freidman built a taxi empire. We visited him before he was in legal trouble.

#643: The Taxi King

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