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Morning Edition takes listeners around the country and the world with multi-faceted stories and commentaries every weekday. Hosts David Greene, Steve Inskeep, Noel King and Rachel Martin bring you the latest breaking news and features to prepare you for the day.
 
But Why is a show led by kids. They ask the questions and we find the answers. It’s a big interesting world out there. On But Why, we tackle topics large and small, about nature, words, even the end of the world. Know a kid with a question? Record it with a smartphone. Be sure to include your kid's first name, age, and town and send the recording to questions@butwhykids.org!
 
Delivering the Mueller Report, in audiobook-style format, without political commentary. Due to the wide public interest in the "Report on the Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election," this project started with the belief that quality audio of the report should be available for anyone to hear -- and not hidden behind a paywall or require a subscription. For many of us, reading through the report page-by-page is too time consuming. This is the report, availabl ...
 
The Writer's Almanac is a daily podcast of poetry and historical interest pieces, usually of literary significance, hosted by Garrison Keillor.
 
Intriguing, engaging and compelling. Q102's Jeff Thomas talks to some of Greater Cincinnati's most fascinating people. Behind every good story is a Person of Interest.
 
Marketplace® is the leading business news program in the nation. We bring you clear explorations of how economic news affects you, through stories, conversations, newsworthy numbers and more. The Marketplace All-in-One podcast provides each episode of the public radio broadcast programs Marketplace, Marketplace Morning Report®and Marketplace Tech® along with our podcasts Make Me Smart, Corner Office and The Uncertain Hour. Visit marketplace.org for more. From American Public Media. Twitter: ...
 
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Here Be Monsters
Monthly
 
The Podcast about the Unknown
 
Hacker Public Radio is an podcast that releases shows every weekday Monday through Friday. Our shows are produced by the community (you) and can be on any topic that are of interest to hackers and hobbyists.
 
Every weekday, All Things Considered hosts Ailsa Chang, Audie Cornish, Mary Louise Kelly and Ari Shapiro present the program's trademark mix of news, interviews, commentaries, reviews, and offbeat features. Michel Martin hosts on the weekends.
 
The Everett Public Library produces podcast files on subjects such as The Directors Corner, Author Visits, Staff Book Reviews, Interviews, History Tours, and other subjects of interest to our patrons.
 
Hacker Public Radio is an podcast that releases shows every weekday Monday through Friday. Our shows are produced by the community (you) and can be on any topic that are of interest to hackers and hobbyists.
 
Hacker Public Radio is an podcast that releases shows every weekday Monday through Friday. Our shows are produced by the community (you) and can be on any topic that are of interest to hackers and hobbyists.
 
Hacker Public Radio is an podcast that releases shows every weekday Monday through Friday. Our shows are produced by the community (you) and can be on any topic that are of interest to hackers and hobbyists.
 
Hacker Public Radio is an podcast that releases shows every weekday Monday through Friday. Our shows are produced by the community (you) and can be on any topic that are of interest to hackers and hobbyists.
 
Perspectives on Public Interest features conversations with advocates, academics, and activists who are at the forefront of critical local, national, and global issues. Produced by the Toll Public Interest Center at Penn Law, the podcast examines the causes and impacts of inequity while exploring justice-minded solutions.
 
A collection of interesting stories about the students and staff from Lincoln Public Schools.
 
The Toastmasters Podcast is like a radio talkshow featuring interviews with Toastmasters usually featured in the Toastmaster magazine. But unlike a radio show, a podcast is on the Internet, and available, for free, to anyone in the world with an Internet connection, and a connected device capable of playing audio.The Toastmasters Podcast is co-produced by Toastmasters International and Archieboy Holdings, LLC, for our global audience of Toastmasters and those interested in public speaking an ...
 
Connecting public land whitetail hunters through our common interest with a one of a kind LIVE Listener Call-In Show airing every Tuesday via Facebook and YouTube at 7 PM CSD. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/wheretohunt/support
 
If you want book reviews, don't listen here. The mission of the James L. Hamner Public Library is to facilitate connections that provide free learning opportunities. That means almost anything is relevant to the library. In Connections, library workers take advantage of this and talk about whatever interests them. Sometimes, they even talk about the library. Dance, religion, why the library thinks you're a terrible person (spoiler... it doesn't... usually), almost anything is up for grabs.
 
What is Freemasonry? Are the Freemasons really a Secret Society? How can the Masonic Journey transform a good man into a better man? The honorable fraternity of Freemasonry has endured for centuries and has been present in some of the greatest moments in modern history. What sets Masons apart from an ordinary man? The answer to these and many questions are explained in this Masonic Podcast. Created by a Master Mason for Masons and those interested in knowing more about Masonry and the Art of ...
 
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Maine Calling
Daily
 
Maine Calling brings you interesting conversations with interesting people on just about any and all subjects. Loading...
 
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Charlotte Talks
Daily
 
Launched in April 1998, Charlotte Talks with Mike Collins has become the region's exclusive forum for the discussion of politics, arts, culture, social issues, literature, human interest, the environment and more. If something is of interest to the Charlotte region, listeners and leaders know the topic is bound to be discussed on Charlotte Talks. Follow along: @CharlotteTalks.
 
West Texas Talk is an interview program on Marfa Public Radio, broadcast Thursdays at 6:00 PM and re-broadcast Fridays at 9:00 PM. West Texas Talk features interviews with community members discussing issues that affect the Big Bend region of Texas, along with upcoming local programs and events. You'll also hear from local and visiting, artists, musicians, authors, scientists, and other interesting personalities. Have an idea for a West Texas Talk topic or guest suggestion? Email us at info( ...
 
Economics Detective Radio is a podcast about markets, ideas, institutions, and all things related to the field of economics. Episodes consist of long-form interviews, and are generally released on Fridays. Topics include economic theory, economic history, the history of thought, money, banking, finance, macroeconomics, public choice, Austrian economics, business cycles, health care, education, international trade, and anything else of interest to economists, students, and serious amateurs in ...
 
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Thinking Out Loud
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Smart conversations, big ideas, university research, public interest. Produced as live events, and audio productions.
 
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On Second Thought
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On Second Thought is a one hour, daily news talk show, airing at 9 a.m. ET weekdays on Georgia Public Broadcasting hosted by Virginia Prescott. Timely conversations about all topics relating to Georgia including politics, healthcare, education, music, literature and race. We bring you stories you won't hear elsewhere and voices that are often ignored. The show has a no-pundit policy because we're interested in information, not talking points. On Second Thought incorporates the comments and i ...
 
Local news stories from West Virginia Public Broadcasting. Whether it's important news events, interesting features about people and places, the latest in environmental news, stories about education or the economy, West Virginia Public Broadcasting's team of experienced reporters bring listeners in depth stories and interviews from around the state.
 
Local news stories from West Virginia Public Broadcasting. Whether it's important news events, interesting features about people and places, the latest in environmental news, stories about education or the economy, West Virginia Public Broadcasting's team of experienced reporters bring listeners in depth stories and interviews from around the state.
 
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OneTeamGov
Monthly
 
A podcast featuring real conversations with awesome people doing interesting stuff in government and the public sector. Connecting passionate public sector reformists from around the world with inspirational content.
 
Interviews with authors of articles from JAMA Psychiatry. JAMA Psychiatry is an international peer-reviewed journal for clinicians, scholars, and research scientists in psychiatry, mental health, behavioral science, and allied fields. JAMA Psychiatry strives to publish original, state-of-the-art studies and commentaries of general interest to clinicians, scholars, and research scientists in the field. The journal seeks to inform and to educate its readers as well as to stimulate debate and f ...
 
Get your daily dose of what's happening in New York's North Country, the Adirondacks, Vermont, Canada, and beyond. Host David Sommerstein presents the best stories from North Country Public Radio's award-winning newsroom. You'll hear the most interesting voices on the most important issues in the region. There's even a micro-newscast to keep you up to date. When you miss "going local" in your podcast feed, Story of the Day has you covered. 010329
 
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Movers & Thinkers
Monthly
 
Movers and Thinkers is all about why people do what they do. We take you into the minds of some of the most interesting people in Nashville and discuss their motivations, passions and challenges. Each episode is produced from a conversation with Nashville Public Radio's Emily Siner.
 
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Maine Calling
Daily
 
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Commentary Series
Weekly+
 
More than 50 commentators provide perspective and opinion about current events, topics of interest, and often showcase the work of writers and storytellers.
 
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WPR Politics
Weekly
 
"WPR Politics" is a weekly podcast about the ins and outs of Wisconsin's political news. Host John K. Wilson and WPR reporters clue listeners into stories they may have missed and tell them what's actually interesting about stories they've already heard a thousand times.
 
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Invisibilia
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Unseeable forces control human behavior and shape our ideas, beliefs, and assumptions. Invisibilia—Latin for invisible things—fuses narrative storytelling with science that will make you see your own life differently.
 
A show that covers the ideologies and philosophies of the modern hunter while touching on key ideas like conservation, our value systems and how to construct a better public image. A recurring cast of top hunting voices help drive the conversation and keep things pretty damn interesting. Part of MeatEater, Inc.
 
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WPR Politics
Weekly
 
"WPR Politics" is a weekly podcast about the ins and outs of Wisconsin's political news. Host John K. Wilson and WPR reporters clue listeners into stories they may have missed and tell them what's actually interesting about stories they've already heard a thousand times.
 
Keeping Backyard Bees is a joint effort by Mother Earth News and Grit magazines to create a hive mind of information on bees, beekeeping, pollen, hives, honey, and much more. Our audience may be seasoned beekeepers, interested in starting a hive, or just concerned about the well-being of bees and want to know how to help. You can make a difference, and we’re here to show you how.
 
Public Interest Podcast consists of conversations with politicians, activists, advocates, and others who seek to improve the world.
 
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Charlotte Talks
Daily
 
Launched in April 1998, Charlotte Talks with Mike Collins has become the region's exclusive forum for the discussion of politics, arts, culture, social issues, literature, human interest, the environment and more. If something is of interest to the Charlotte region, listeners and leaders know the topic is bound to be discussed on Charlotte Talks. Follow along: @CharlotteTalks.
 
Tom Libelt from SmartBrandMarketing.com reveals all of his sales, marketing and branding strategies along with insights from his active and passive businesses to help you gain an edge and be ahead of the curve with your business or store. Discover how you can create multiple streams of income that work for you so that you can have the freedom and time that you deserve to do what you love most. Tom also brings in incredible guests that don't hold back and share what they know best. He touches ...
 
The latest business and finance news from around the world from the BBC
 
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Disability News
Weekly
 
Radio Eye broadcasts the reading of current news, public service and general interest programming to listeners and others who are blind and print-disabled, with the vision of producing quality programming designed to help our listening audience lead enriched, productive, and independent lives. Disability News is a weekly program featuring news about various disabilities. This is produced by Radio Eye under the Chafee Amendment to the Copyright Act which states that authorized entities that a ...
 
The Division serves public lawyers by offering programs, publications, and online resources specifically for government, public sector & military attorneys, as well as interested law students.
 
Survive and thrive in today's economy! With over 1,100 episodes in this Monday - Friday podcast, business and investment guru Jason Hartman interviews top-tier guests, bestselling authors and financial experts including; Steve Forbes (Freedom Manifesto), Tomas Sowell (Housing Boom and Bust), Noam Chomsky (Manufacturing Consent), Jenny Craig (Health & Fitness CEO), Jim Cramer (Mad Money), Harvey Mackay (Swim With The Sharks & Get Your Foot in the Door), Todd Akin (Former US Congressman), Will ...
 
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Newsmakers
Weekly
 
Join C-SPAN every Sunday for conversations with people making the news and the journalists who cover them. Guests come from a wide range of expertise in topics important in today's public affairs: the economy, technology, education, the environment, the military, and many more. Legislators and other experts talk with reporters who cover their shared area of interest.
 
Menomonie Public Library - Ted Talks interviews interesting people with a story to tell in Menomonie, Wisconsin. Programs of local interest to Dunn County and surrounding communities with your hosts Chuck Backus and Ted Stark.Theme Song: "Leopard Print Elevator" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensecreativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
 
People Doing Interesting Stuff (PDIS) is about just that. Host Samuel Roberts talks and thinks out loud with special guests, including activists and organizers, writers, artists, social entrepreneurs, public figures, and others about what they do, and how, why, and where they do it. From the streets to the suites, they're everywhere. We're mostly serious, often humorous, and always interesting. (Adult themes, occasional explicit language)
 
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A mysterious profile pops up on a dating app - leading to a bubble of chaos and confusion. A story about trying to sort fact versus fiction, how destabilizing that can be, and a very strange confrontation with the truth.By NPR.
 
Jason Hartman and Carrie are happy to present 4 properties that have recently become available that are potentially great deals for your portfolio. Listen in as they break down each property, explaining where they are, what the team is like in that market, and what kind of returns you can get. Website: www.JasonHartman.com/Properties…
 
Researchers estimate that the bird population has fallen by a quarter since 1970. More than 90% of the loss can be attributed to just a dozen bird families, including sparrows, blackbirds and finches.By Nell Greenfieldboyce.
 
Activists are spreading information about self-induced abortion online and in person. The World Health Organization says a single drug, misoprostol, can be used to safely induce abortion.By Sarah McCammon.
 
More than 2,200 medically preserved fetal remains were found at the home of a recently deceased former abortion provider. The discovery has led to calls for the remains to be formally buried.By Sarah McCammon, Tanya Ballard Brown.
 
Introduction Two HPR hosts who live in the Edinburgh locality in Scotland met on Saturday 24th August for a chat. The hosts are: MrX - first HPR show “Hobbies” on 2012-01-27 Dave Morriss - first HPR show “Useful Vim Plugins” on 2012-10-05 Some of the meeting was recorded and is presented here. Recording information We were both recording this c ...…
 
Introduction Two HPR hosts who live in the Edinburgh locality in Scotland met on Saturday 24th August for a chat. The hosts are: MrX - first HPR show “Hobbies” on 2012-01-27 Dave Morriss - first HPR show “Useful Vim Plugins” on 2012-10-05 Some of the meeting was recorded and is presented here. Recording information We were both recording this c ...…
 
Introduction Two HPR hosts who live in the Edinburgh locality in Scotland met on Saturday 24th August for a chat. The hosts are: MrX - first HPR show “Hobbies” on 2012-01-27 Dave Morriss - first HPR show “Useful Vim Plugins” on 2012-10-05 Some of the meeting was recorded and is presented here. Recording information We were both recording this c ...…
 
Introduction Two HPR hosts who live in the Edinburgh locality in Scotland met on Saturday 24th August for a chat. The hosts are: MrX - first HPR show “Hobbies” on 2012-01-27 Dave Morriss - first HPR show “Useful Vim Plugins” on 2012-10-05 Some of the meeting was recorded and is presented here. Recording information We were both recording this c ...…
 
Introduction Two HPR hosts who live in the Edinburgh locality in Scotland met on Saturday 24th August for a chat. The hosts are: MrX - first HPR show “Hobbies” on 2012-01-27 Dave Morriss - first HPR show “Useful Vim Plugins” on 2012-10-05 Some of the meeting was recorded and is presented here. Recording information We were both recording this c ...…
 
Sometimes businesses make hard left turns. YouTube was a dating site. Shopify sold snowboard equipment. Then there’s Black Ridge: It recently got out of oil and gas and into the fast-growing world of competitive gaming. How’s a company go from fracking to “Fortnite”? Today, we look at the art of the pivot. Plus: Why central banks are predicting ...…
 
"The Sackler family does not belong in bankruptcy court," Rep. Max Rose said of Purdue Pharma's owners. "They belong in handcuffs." He and others want charges for drug companies linked to the crisis.By Brian Mann.
 
NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with comedian Akilah Hughes about a collection of short essays in her new book, Obviously.
 
The higher education subcommittee of the U.S. House held a contentious hearing Thursday to investigate the failed implementation of the troubled Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.
 
Thousands of students are expected to skip school Friday to march through Manhattan to demand global action to stop climate change. WNYC's Gwynne Hogan reports the protest has been long in the works.
 
NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with ex-NSA official Joel Brenner over how the acting director of National Intelligence and the Intelligence Community Inspector General handled a whistleblower complaint.
 
On Sept. 14, a Saudi oil processing plant was rocked by a series of explosions. The facility, and another oil field, were attacked from the air. Here's what physical evidence exists about the attacks.By Ari Shapiro, Geoff Brumfiel.
 
Celia Cruz always embraced salsa's African roots — and West African musician Angélique Kidjo embraced her right back. Kidjo recently sat down with Alt.Latino to talk about Cruz's influence on her.
 
Drugmakers hate the idea. But Nancy Pelosi and Donald Trump both say pegging the prices of U.S. medicine to what people elsewhere pay could save U.S. patients a bundle. Here's how an "IPI" might work.By Selena Simmons-Duffin.
 
Democratic presidential candidates Kamala Harris and Pete Buttigieg are making big moves to bolster their primary campaigns in Iowa, the first state to hold a contest in 2020.
 
The Crawleys are back, and the big screen has them this time, in a story that picks up a few years after the TV show ended.By Bob Mondello.
 
NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Kristy Kirkup of the Globe and Mail about how Canadians are reacting to a photo of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in brownface.
 
NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff about a whistleblower complaint from the intelligence community, spurred by Trump's communications with a foreign leader.
 
More than 4,000 strikes are being held around the globe, starting in Australia. But what effect will they really have? We speak to California Senator Bob Hertzberg, who in a previous life as an entrepreneur, invested millions into renewable energy projects.And Cary Leahey of Decision Economics in New York brings us up to date on the day's tradi ...…
 
Gabby Rivera's new young adult novel, Juliet Takes a Breath, follows a Puerto Rican girl from the Bronx who comes out to her family just before leaving for an internship in Portland, Ore.By Audie Cornish.
 
After hooking up with her roommate, one woman can’t seem to avoid him — or his spending habits, and a couple tries showing their love for each other … in a way neither of them actually loves.By Marketplace / Marketplace Contributor.
 
Jason Hartman talks with Peter Wehner, author of Wealth and Justice: The Morality of Democratic Capitalism and Vice President & Senior Fellow at the Ethics & Public Policy Center, about what attacks are currently being done against democratic capitalism and what we can do about them as a society. The two also explore the potential ramifications ...…
 
The remnants of Tropical Imelda continue to move slowly across the state that saw severe flooding just two years after Hurricane Harvey.
 
Before Outkast, Goodie Mobb and T.I. burst out of Georgia, there was Blind Willie McTell and James Brown. Before Trisha Yearwood, Alan Jackson and Jason Aldean stepped onto the country music scene, Brenda Lee and Chet Atkins were changing the sound of country music altogether. What unifies those musical giants? Georgia. On Second Thought embark ...…
 
We examine how credit card fraud happens and what can be done to prevent it. The BBC's Fergus Nicoll reports on a case of fraud that happened to him. Katy Worobec of UK Finance explains how widespread a problem credit card fraud is. We get wider context from Lisa Jack, professor of Accounting and Financial Management at the University of Portsm ...…
 
Why did three Fed board members dissent on the agency’s most recent interest rate cut? Facebook expands its definition of “terrorist organization” and said it will create a content moderation board. Plus, Huawei keeps pushing its products in Europe without American technology.By Marketplace / Marketplace Contributor.
 
Customs and Border Protection says some 4,000 Bahamians relocated to the U.S. after Hurricane Dorian — many of them to South Florida. They're wondering if the U.S. will allow them to stay.By Greg Allen.
 
As the GM strike continues, we return to the Lordstown plant in Ohio that made Chevy Cruzes before being closed. What do workers there think about the role their former plant plays in negotiations?By M.L. Schultze.
 
Evidence mounts that Iran was behind attacks on Saudi oil facilities. Canada's prime minister apologizes for a brownface costume at 2001 party. And, the Federal Reserve lowers interest rates.By David Greene, Steve Inskeep.
 
After more than $10 million of renovations, which include a new security screening facility and elevator, the Washington Monument reopens to tourists on Thursday.By Mikaela Lefrak.
 
Alabama Shakes frontwoman Brittany Howard named her debut solo album, Jaime, after her older sister who died as a teenager.By Noel King, Sydney Harper.
 
With seven deaths and hundreds of cases of serious illnesses linked to vaping, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention ramped up its probe — trying to nail down the cause of the sicknesses.By Allison Aubrey.
 
Police in Lincoln say a woman used a butane torch on the letters, and then sent the smoldering remains aside to take a nap. She woke up to the sound of the smoke alarm — her carpet had ignited.
 
France condemned the act. NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to Philippe Etienne, France's ambassador to the U.S., about France's role in de-escalating tensions between the U.S. and Iran following the attack.
 
Carson King went to a college football game and displayed a sign behind the pre-game TV anchors requesting beer money. Donations poured in. He's raising even more to donate to a children's hospital.
 
CBC reporter Salimah Shivji talks to David Greene about how revelations that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau darkened his skin in the past will impact the upcoming Canadian election.
 
Director James Gray built sets sideways and dangled actors from wires. He also listened to space sounds on headphones as he created the lonely celestial world of an astronaut played by Brad Pitt.By Mandalit del Barco.
 
People around the world celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day on Sept. 19. The co-founders decided that people should have a chance to live life like a pirate — even if it is just for a day.
 
NPR's Noel King talks to California Gov. Gavin Newsom about why it's important for his state to keep its stringent auto emission standards, as the Trump administration tries to roll them back.
 
Iran's leaders seem to be divided over whether to talk to the U.S. next week during the U.N. General Assembly. Meetings may be especially important after Saudi oil facilities were attacked.By Peter Kenyon.
 
Employers in Mississippi and other states use the E-Verify system to determine if new hires are eligible to work. Recent ICE raids at poultry plants raise questions about the law's effectiveness.By Joel Rose.
 
David Greene talks with Juan Zarate, a former deputy national security adviser, about President Trump's new national security adviser Robert O'Brien, who takes over for John Bolton.
 
NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to David Wessel, director of the Hutchins Center at the Brookings Institution, about the Federal Reserve lowering interest rates a quarter percentage point.
 
An ambitious Arctic expedition launches Friday. Scientists want to get their icebreaker stuck in the ice for a year so they can study the ice, ocean and atmosphere and how it's changing.By Ravenna Koenig.
 
NPR's David Greene talks to Anna Purna Kambhampaty, one of the Time magazine reporters who first reported that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wore brownface makeup at a 2001 costume party.
 
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