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8:57 am
Tue November 15, 2011

Astaire, Burns, Allen, In 'Distress' In London Town

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Originally published on Tue November 15, 2011 9:59 am

A Damsel in Distress was the third of only four films on which George Gershwin and his brother Ira collaborated. The star is Fred Astaire, but without Ginger Rogers. Their previous film together, Shall We Dance?, also with an unforgettable Gershwin score, hadn't lived up to studio expectations, and the now-famous stars were taking a break from each other.

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The Salt
8:27 am
Tue November 15, 2011

Newbie Farmers Find That Dirt Isn't Cheap

Jameson Small uses a late-1800s seeder to plant lettuce at Tuttle farm in Dover, N.H. Small is part of a group of young farmers who are taking care of the land as the owners await a buyer.
Jim Cole AP

Originally published on Tue November 15, 2011 8:45 am

Local food is fashionable. Customers are swarming farmers' markets. Organic vegetables sell at a premium. So what's to keep a young, smart, enthusiastic would-be farmer from getting into this business and making a good living?

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The Two-Way
7:58 am
Tue November 15, 2011

Wear Milk? Apparently You Can

Milk seems to suit her well: A model in a dress made of Qmilch.
Michael Sohn AP

Originally published on Tue November 15, 2011 9:28 am

An Associated Press story that says a "28-year-old German is the designer of an award-winning new textile made entirely from milk that's environmentally friendly as well as soothing to people with skin allergies," caught our eye this morning — especially when we saw that the noo ... er, new ... product is called Qmilch.

That's "q" for quality and milch for milk (in German). Sounds like a winning word for Scrabble fans.

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The Two-Way
7:15 am
Tue November 15, 2011

What's Ailing The Economy? What Isn't?

Originally published on Tue November 15, 2011 7:19 am

For all of us who want to know when the economy's going to get moving again and when we'll start to see some consistently healthy job growth, the conversation that opened Morning Edition today was enlightening — though not particularly encouraging.

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Shots - Health Blog
6:50 am
Tue November 15, 2011

Drug Shortages Affect More Than Half A Million Cancer Patients

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Persistent shortages of life-saving drugs led President Obama to issue an executive order last month to try and ease what one administration official called a "dire public health situation" that has created problems for patient care.

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