This American Life

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  • Hosted by Ira Glass

Ira Glass hosts riveting explorations of a theme  — fiascos, sentencing, conventions — through a mix of radio monologues, mini–documentaries, found tape, original fiction and nonfiction. What is This American Life? It's "like movies for radio."

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After numerous high-profile lawsuits against tech companies, a Bellevue-based patent company is now setting its sights on the financial industry.

On Tuesday, Intellectual Ventures announced it has filed lawsuits against two banks, JP Morgan Chase and Fifth Third Bank, for patent infringement. This is Intellectual Ventures’ second round of lawsuits targeting financial firms in the past week. On May 29, the company filed suit against First National Bank of Omaha and PNC.