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12:24am

Sat March 12, 2011
Research News

Study: Diet May Help ADHD Kids More Than Drugs

Hyperactivity. Fidgeting. Inattention. Impulsivity. If your child has one or more of these qualities on a regular basis, you may be told that he or she has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. If so, they'd be among about 10 percent of children in the United States.

Kids with ADHD can be restless and difficult to handle. Many of them are treated with drugs, but a new study says food may be the key. Published in The Lancet journal, the study suggests that with a very restrictive diet, kids with ADHD could experience a significant reduction in symptoms.

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6:29pm

Fri March 11, 2011
Music Interviews

Mason Bates: Electronica, Meet Orchestra

Mason Bates lives in two musical worlds. In one, he spends his nights playing some of the most world's most exclusive dance clubs. In the other, he creates pieces as the composer-in-residence for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

"I never thought of these two things as compatible when I started getting interested in DJing about 10 years ago," Bates tells Weekend All Things Considered host Guy Raz. "I would keep these two lives pretty separate — I would write a piece for the Phoenix symphony and then I would go and DJ for a few hours in San Francisco."

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6:17pm

Fri March 11, 2011
Music Interviews

Lupe Fiasco: Two Sides To Everything

Wasalu Muhammad Jaco grew up in rough neighborhoods in and around Chicago, where crack addicts would pass out on his front stoop. But, while his friends were drifting in and out of jail, he joined the chess club and the academic decathlon at high school. He was also a drama geek.

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5:58pm

Fri March 11, 2011
Music

An Inventive Work Finds Harmony In B Flat

Darren Solomon says he was fascinated to discover that you can play as many as 20 YouTube videos simultaneously.

"Usually," he says, "if you did play more than one at the same time, it would sound pretty horrible."

But not always.

"I noticed that if they're in the same key, or had complementary elements, a lot of times you could get something kind of cool," Solomon says.

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5:20pm

Fri March 11, 2011
Sports

NFL Players Union Decertifies

The deadline has come and gone, and there is no deal between the NFL and its players union. As promised, the union has decertified itself, meaning the impasse could last quite a while. Robert Siegel talks with NPR sports correspondent Mike Pesca.

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