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National pharmacy chain CVS announced Thursday it will install drug disposal boxes at 49 of its stores around Indiana. (Brandon Smith/IPB News)
Brandon Smith

CVS To Install Drug Disposal Boxes In 49 Indiana Locations

National pharmacy chain CVS announced Thursday it will install drug disposal boxes at 49 of its stores around Indiana. The units will allow Hoosiers to get rid of unneeded and unused prescription drugs. CVS Health chief policy and external affairs officer Thomas Moriarty says the pharmacy chain is doing everything it can to ensure the boxes installed in its 24-hour locations can’t be tampered with or stolen. “It is bolted to the floors; it is bolted to the walls," Moriarty says. "It’s high...

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Arts and Culture

Courtesy/Marcus King

Marcus King: Raised On Blues And Ready To Rock It

South Carolina's Marcus King is a young and dedicated, third generation musician with a fiery brand of American roots music he calls "soul-influenced, psychedelic southern rock."

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State News

Indianapolis, state and health officials announce a syringe exchange program for Marion County. (Jill Sheridan/IPB News)
Jill Sheridan

Rise In Hepatitis Cases Leads To Syringe Exchange Proposal

Hepatitis C cases in Marion County are up so much, the public health department in Indianapolis declared an epidemic. A syringe exchange program is part of the county’s answer.  Marion County Public Health Director Virginia Caine spelled out a proposal for a syringe exchange program Thursday.  "Syringe exchange programs have been proven, evidence based to be the most effective method to reduce the spread of hep c and HIV infection," says Caine.  There were about 1,000 new cases of hepatitis C...

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Behind The Mic

Andy Laverghetta

WBOI Jazz Host Unwinds For The Weekend With Friday Vibe

To volunteer show host, Bill Forsythe , unwinding for the weekend means serving up a freeform mix of jazz-driven music, which he does, every other Friday night, on WBOI's "Friday Vibe."

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By a vote of 373-52, the House passed a massive bill that among other things keeps the interest rate on student loans from doubling on July 1.

"The U.S. House of Representatives passed a massive bill on Friday combining funding for transportation programs, low-interest student loans, and the National Flood Insurance Program," the Reuters reports.

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Conservative critics who say that Chief Justice John Roberts is some kind of traitor to their movement because he was the deciding vote in favor of upholding the Obama administration's Affordable Care Act "don't understand how these judges are supposed to discharge their responsibilities," Bush-era Attorney General Alberto Gonzales told NPR this morning.

Heinlein, Asimov and Bradbury; they were the tripod (invasive, moving, with lasers) on which my science fiction education was built in the 1970s. This was somewhat self-selected, because once you — or I — grew out of Danny Dunn and Journey to the Mushroom Planet and Tom Swift, Jr., they were the inevitable destinations, the planets with the heaviest gravity wells in the sci-fi solar system.

The next installment in NPR's Backseat Book Club heads back to where this all started: Diary of a Wimpy Kid, by Jeff Kinney. It was our 2009 interview with Kinney that sparked the idea for a special book club dedicated to kids. On the day before Kinney arrived at our studios, we asked our youngest listeners to send us the questions they would put to the author of the blockbuster series. We were floored by the response. An avalanche of emails hit our inbox from kids all over the country.

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Behind Mitt Romney in the New Hampshire polls comes Ron Paul, and then several men battling for third. Including Jon Huntsman, the former Utah governor and ambassador to China.

Bill Littlefield is the host of WBUR and NPR's Only A Game, a weekly one-hour sports magazine.

Jerry Sandusky has been charged with sexually abusing children over a 15-year period. Sandusky has had a long, successful career as an assistant football coach with a college program celebrated for two things: winning, and head coach Joe Paterno — not necessarily in that order.

'This is NPR' is honored to share personal accounts of 9/11, in the voices of our journalists who covered the events as they unfolded. Here, Talk of the Nation host Neal Conan remembers the blur of wall-to-wall coverage in the first few weeks after the attacks.

I vividly remember what a beautiful day it was – on a run before work, the temperature was delicious, the sky an impeccable blue. By the time I got to the office, and despite the fragmentary information, this was clearly a major event.

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