Rick Karr

 
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  High fiber

Correspondent Rick Karr reports on why the United States, where the Tnternet was born, has now fallen badly behind in the race to the online future.

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  Building for health

This week on our Karr on Culture podcast: Can better urban infrastructure make Americans healthier?

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  Leaning toward fat

Rick Karr talks to the former Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman about the tension between the USDA’s dueling mandates: promoting good nutrition and good farm policy.

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  Too early, too often

Blogger Matthew Yglesias on what’s wrong with the way America votes.

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  Facts all come with points of view

An NPR librarian considers all facts.

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  A new number one

What does it take to be the best university in the country — advantages or merit?

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This week on Need to Know

Need to Know follows the money.

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  The last days of Cool Britannia?

Will steep cuts to arts funding leave British culture reeling — or help usher in a new age of creativity?

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  Clandestine cuisine

A look at “pop-up” restaurants, supper clubs, and other unusual ways of dining out in London.

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