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Unpacking the Dollar Tree price hike

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And just when you might begin to despair, it's time for sports.

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GHAZIPUR BORDER, New Delhi — Every day for the past year, a sugarcane farmer in a bright-green turban has been chanting prayers inside a bamboo tent erected in the middle of a highway on the Indian capital's outskirts.

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We're going to take you back 20 years now, just weeks after 9/11. The U.S. is on edge. The FBI is one of many government agencies tracking down leads connected to the attacks.

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On this edition of the podcast you’ll hear the latest on a request for submissions to redraw the new Lake County district boundaries, Brandon Smith reports Governor Eric Holcomb is opposed to proposed legislation that would effectively stop private businesses from imposing COVID-19 vaccine mandates and Chris Nolte has a conversation with Indiana University Northwest professor of economics Micah Pollak about the impact of COVID-19 on northwest Indiana. All of that, and more, on this edition of “Lakeshore Update”…

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For more than 20 years the performance artist known as Reverend Billy — real name, Bill Talen — has been crusading against consumerism in New York and abroad. I first met him in early 2000, when I recorded his attempt to exorcise a cash register in the Disney Store on Times Square.

"People, tourists, listen to me," Reverend Billy called out in the flagship store. "Mickey Mouse is the anti-Christ. This is the devil!"

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A new coronavirus variant identified in South Africa has officials around the globe rushing to learn more.

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It's an hour before showtime and Rob Gann is running late. He has to get his makeup on, climb into his costume, and build a flash-bang firework that will provide the big noisy finish for his act.

"Most clowns have a little bit of pyromaniac in them," Gann chuckles. "End result is you blow something up."

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