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Stories for February 2, 2013

FDA Challenges Stem Cell Companies As Patients Run Out Of Time

Feb. 2
NPR Staff / NPR

Americans seeking stem cell replacement therapy hope the process can heal them of myriad diseases, and a 2011 report by the Baker Institute estimated the industry could bring in $16 billion in revenue by 2020.

From Juvenile Hall To The Stage: A Young Playwright's Journey

Feb. 2
By Angela Carone
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As any seasoned playwright will tell you, writing a play is hard enough. Getting it to the stage is a real feat. KPBS culture reporter Angela Carone spoke with a young woman who wrote a play while serving time in juvenile hall. Now that play will be staged at the Lyceum Theater.

Yes, He Did: Obama Shoots Skeet

Feb. 2
Korva Coleman / NPR
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The White House has released proof that President Obama really did shoot skeet -- at least once -- at the Maryland presidential retreat, last summer.

Culture Lust’s February Finds

Feb. 2
By Alex Morales
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2013 is full of promise on the arts and culture front. Culture Lust contributor Alex Morales shares her top 10 picks for the month of February.

For New Orleans, Superdome A Symbol Of City's Spirit

Feb. 2
Keith O'Brien / NPR
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The Superdome in New Orleans has hosted heavyweight fights, papal visits, and -- after this weekend -- seven Super Bowls, an NFL record. But no event looms larger in the dome's history than Hurricane Katrina, the 2005 storm that turned the stadium into a teeming shelter of last resort.

America's Undocumented Workers: 11 Million And Counting

Feb. 2
Hansi Lo Wang / NPR
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There are an estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States, and it's a number you might have heard a lot about this week from Washington lawmakers.

Famed N.Y. Pizzeria Among Businesses Struggling To Reopen After Sandy

Feb. 2
Joel Rose / NPR
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It's been more than three months since Hurricane Sandy crashed ashore, and many family-owned businesses in New York and New Jersey are still struggling to get back on their feet.

How To Save A Public Library: Make It A Seed Bank

Feb. 2
Luke Runyon / NPR

Despite the cold and snow, some signs of spring are starting to break through in Colorado. The public library in the small town of Basalt is trying an experiment: In addition to borrowing books, residents can now check out seeds.