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"Winter World" by Bernd Heinrich
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How does a hummingbird survive in subzero winter temperatures? Why endure them at all? Author T.C. Boyle couldn’t understand why the small bird would be anywhere near his mountain writing retreat, but he found the answer in Bernd Heinrich’s “Winter World.”

A poison garden
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Amy Stewart is a serious gardener with a side gig – writing about all the plants that could kill you.

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06:38
Pick Your Poison
Airdates: 
October 13, 2018

Covert spies painting nerve agents on doorknobs? It's not the only way to poison someone. We hear stories of radioactive paint, formaldehyde-spiked baby formula, and a beautiful garden full of plants that could kill you.More

Headphones in the city
Airdates: 
September 29, 2018

Cities can be cacophonous and loud, a chaos of sonic discord. If, that is, you don't really focus your listening. People who’ve trained their ears to hear urban soundscapes in new ways hear something different.More

honey as a cure
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A poem by Karina Borowicz, read by Stephanie Elkins.

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