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Stories for February 2, 2013

FDA Challenges Stem Cell Companies As Patients Run Out Of Time

Feb. 2, 2013
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.

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

Feb. 2, 2013
By Angela Carone

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.

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Yes, He Did: Obama Shoots Skeet

Feb. 2, 2013
Korva Coleman / NPR

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

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Culture Lust’s February Finds

Feb. 2, 2013
By Alex Morales

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.

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

Feb. 2, 2013
Keith O'Brien / NPR

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.

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America's Undocumented Workers: 11 Million And Counting

Feb. 2, 2013
Hansi Lo Wang / NPR

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.

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

Feb. 2, 2013
Joel Rose / NPR

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, 2013
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.