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Going Cashless

Today at 9:00am

The rise of mobile payments is prompting headlines like "Cash Is for Losers" and "The Check Is in the Tweet." But how secure are apps like Venmo, Square Cash and others?

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Science Friday

Ethical Challenges of the Genomic Age

Today at 12:00pm

If doctors sequence your genome and find a risky gene, should they tell your family? The show looks at the ethical conundrums facing doctors and patients in the genomic age.

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The California Report

Mexico's Missing Students Inspire Activism in U.S.

Today at 4:30pm

The disappearance and presumed murder of 43 Mexican students taken into custody by police has rocked the country and inspired activism on both sides of the border.

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  • 10:00pm Forum Anne Lamott on 'Small Victories'
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