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Arts & Culture
12:19 pm
Wed June 5, 2013

3 Ways to Make Cycling as Easy as, Well, Riding a Bike

A decked out bicyclist takes to some urban trails.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews author and former bike racer Grant Peterson.

Before you go out and buy a ton of  gear for your summer bicycling adventures, former bike racer Grant Peterson has some advice - chill out. 

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Health & Science
5:20 pm
Tue June 4, 2013

Woman's Cells Live On - As Do Questions About Informed Consent

Author Rebecca Skloot's book explores why informed consent remains a murky issue.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews author Rebecca Skloot.

How can we ensure that researchers aren't using our biological material without our consent?

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Arts & Culture
11:21 am
Fri May 31, 2013

Angels v. Angel-Human Hybrids: Trussoni's Angelopolis

Angelology, Trussoni's newest book.
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For those who are intrigued by Dan Brown’sAngels and Demons and Elizabeth Kostova’s The HistorianDanielle Trussoni’s trilogy,Angelology, might be a great addition to the summer reading list.

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Health & Science
12:49 pm
Thu May 30, 2013

A Botanist Walked into a Bar: Stewart Reveals What is Really in Alcoholic Beverages

Most alcoholic beverages are made from distilled plants.
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Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews author Amy Stewart.

The next time a bartender asks you what you’re having, you could say you’re in the mood for that heady combination of juniper, grains of paradise, wormwood, and olive.

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Politics & Government
2:29 pm
Tue May 28, 2013

Before Boston, Another Manhunt Captivated the Nation

Jason McVean and Alan Pilon were suspects in the shooting death of a Colorado police officer in 1998.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews author Dan Schultz about a 1998 manhunt in the West.

In last month’s manhunt for the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing, many analysts – including some on NPR – termed it unprecedented in recent history. Certainly, the search, which effectively shut down much of the Boston area on Friday, was massive in scale.

But writer Dan Schultz says unprecedented is the wrong word.

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