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Where's the Line Between Inspiration and Theft?

Today at 10:00am

After Robin Thicke and Pharrell were ordered to pay Marvin Gaye's family $7.3 million, we examine one of music's age-old questions: when is a song a homage, and when is it just a ripoff?

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Science Friday

The Consequences of a Waterless West

Today at 11:00am

The show looks at how California isn't the only state caught in a terrible drought. Also, host Ira Flatow and guests look over the surprising results of a new climate poll.

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The California Report

California Foodways: Feeding the Trailblazers

Today at 4:30pm

We find out about the role food plays for a crew of young people burning thousands of calories a day in the California Conservation Corps, and why the menu has barely changed since the '30s.

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