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  • Ukraine: 3 Killed After Black Sea Base Attack

    NPR News
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:25 am
    A crowd of around 300 men armed with stun grenades and Molotov cocktails attacked the base, in the south-east part of the country late Wednesday, the interior ministry said in a statement.» E-Mail This
  • Plant Breeders Release First 'Open Source Seeds'

    NPR Most Emailed
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:30 am
    Scientists and food activists are launching a campaign to promote seeds that can be freely shared, rather than protected through patents and licenses. They call it the Open Source Seed Initiative.» E-Mail This
  • Book Review: 'Kinder Than Solitude'

    NPR: Arts & Life
    16 Apr 2014 | 2:44 pm
    Ellah Allfrey reviews Kinder Than Solitude, by Yiyun Li.» E-Mail This
  • Meet The Sisters Saving Spanish Horses From Slaughter

    NPR: Business
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:28 am
    Once status symbols for newly minted millionaires, horses are now the voiceless victims in Spain's economic crash. Two sisters are adopting horses that might otherwise end up in the food supply.» E-Mail This
  • Plant Breeders Release First 'Open Source Seeds'

    NPR: Science
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:30 am
    Scientists and food activists are launching a campaign to promote seeds that can be freely shared, rather than protected through patents and licenses. They call it the Open Source Seed Initiative.» E-Mail This
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    NPR News

  • Ukraine: 3 Killed After Black Sea Base Attack

    17 Apr 2014 | 1:25 am
    A crowd of around 300 men armed with stun grenades and Molotov cocktails attacked the base, in the south-east part of the country late Wednesday, the interior ministry said in a statement.» E-Mail This
  • Plant Breeders Release First 'Open Source Seeds'

    17 Apr 2014 | 12:30 am
    Scientists and food activists are launching a campaign to promote seeds that can be freely shared, rather than protected through patents and licenses. They call it the Open Source Seed Initiative.» E-Mail This
  • Polio Hits Equatorial Guinea, Threatens Central Africa

    17 Apr 2014 | 12:29 am
    It's the first polio cases in Equatorial Guinea since 1999. The virus spread from neighboring Cameroon. When polio is on the move in Central Africa, the toll can be tragic.» E-Mail This
  • Meet The Sisters Saving Spanish Horses From Slaughter

    17 Apr 2014 | 12:28 am
    Once status symbols for newly minted millionaires, horses are now the voiceless victims in Spain's economic crash. Two sisters are adopting horses that might otherwise end up in the food supply.» E-Mail This
  • When Divorce Leads To A Happily Ever After For A Small Business

    17 Apr 2014 | 12:27 am
    Most often, when married business owners divorce, both relationships sour. But that's not always the case. Some couples have figured out a way to make their companies succeed even after they've split.» E-Mail This
 
 
 
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    NPR: Opinion

  • Debate: Millennials Don't Stand A Chance

    16 Apr 2014 | 11:52 am
    Narcissistic and ill-prepared for the future? Or civic-minded and entrepreneurial? Two teams tackle stereotypes and realities about young Americans in the latest Intelligence Squared U.S.» E-Mail This
  • Despite Everything, Tiger Will Always Be No. 1

    16 Apr 2014 | 12:44 am
    Tiger Woods hasn't won a major in six years, and at 38, says commentator Frank Deford, he's past even a golfer's prime years. Still, no one can touch the reigning king of golf.» E-Mail This
  • Sous Vide Makes Its Way To The Home Kitchen

    15 Apr 2014 | 9:18 pm
    This cooking method — a strange mix of the precise and the forgiving — means never having to worry about rubbery, overcooked meats. But mind your eyebrows while you're holding the blowtorch.» E-Mail This
  • Autism, Like Race, Complicates Almost Everything

    12 Apr 2014 | 4:03 am
    Parenting any child requires getting comfortable with a degree of anxiety. But parenting an autistic child who is black carries a distinct set of challenges, says one mother.» E-Mail This
  • Dog Races The Rails To Manhattan — And Wins New Yorkers' Hearts

    12 Apr 2014 | 2:07 am
    Rush hour took on new meaning this week when a dog jumped in front of a commuter train and began to run.» E-Mail This
 
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    NPR: World

  • Ukraine, U.S. To Alternately Cajole, Threaten Russia

    17 Apr 2014 | 1:28 am
    Diplomats from Ukraine, the U.S., the European Union and Russia are meeting in Geneva Thursday for the first time over the burgeoning crisis that threatens to roil the new government in Kiev.» E-Mail This
  • Ukraine: 3 Killed After Black Sea Base Attack

    17 Apr 2014 | 1:25 am
    A crowd of around 300 men armed with stun grenades and Molotov cocktails attacked the base, in the south-east part of the country late Wednesday, the interior ministry said in a statement.» E-Mail This
  • Polio Hits Equatorial Guinea, Threatens Central Africa

    17 Apr 2014 | 12:29 am
    It's the first polio cases in Equatorial Guinea since 1999. The virus spread from neighboring Cameroon. When polio is on the move in Central Africa, the toll can be tragic.» E-Mail This
  • Meet The Sisters Saving Spanish Horses From Slaughter

    17 Apr 2014 | 12:28 am
    Once status symbols for newly minted millionaires, horses are now the voiceless victims in Spain's economic crash. Two sisters are adopting horses that might otherwise end up in the food supply.» E-Mail This
  • Fears Rise For Missing In South Korea Ferry Sinking

    16 Apr 2014 | 10:36 pm
    Poor weather conditions hampered an increasingly anxious search for 287 missing passengers. The ferry flipped onto its side and sank in cold waters off the southern coast of South Korea a day earlier.» E-Mail This
 
 
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    Children's Health

  • Polio Hits Equatorial Guinea, Threatens Central Africa

    17 Apr 2014 | 12:29 am
    It's the first polio cases in Equatorial Guinea since 1999. The virus spread from neighboring Cameroon. When polio is on the move in Central Africa, the toll can be tragic.» E-Mail This
  • When Parents Are The Ones Too Distracted By Devices

    16 Apr 2014 | 1:06 pm
    Parents often complain that smartphones keep their kids distracted from conversation. What happens when it's the other way around, when kids can't get their smartphone-glued parents' attention?» E-Mail This
  • Why Babies Cry At Night

    14 Apr 2014 | 11:51 am
    Maybe she's not just hungry. One scientist thinks the chubby bundles have a devious plan: Exhausting a mom delays the arrival of another brother or sister.» E-Mail This
  • Why Do More Latina Teens Get Pregnant?

    14 Apr 2014 | 9:25 am
    U.S. teen pregnancies have declined for years, but Latinas still have the highest rate. Health expert Jane Delgado explains, along with teacher and former teen mother Christina Martinez.» E-Mail This
  • Pop Stars Are Sippin' On Patron, And Teens Are Bingeing

    9 Apr 2014 | 12:52 pm
    If you know Ciroc and Patron, you may well be listening to a lot of songs that name-check brand-name alcohol. And if you're a teenager, you may be binge drinking a lot more, researchers say.» E-Mail This
 
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    NPR: Education

  • RIP FCAT, The Florida Test With A Chorus Of Detractors

    16 Apr 2014 | 1:00 pm
    The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test, or FCAT, is being replaced by a test aligned to the Common Core State Standards. StateImpact Florida's Sammy Mack remembers FCAT and its controversial run.» E-Mail This
  • The New SAT: Less Vocabulary, More Linear Equations

    16 Apr 2014 | 1:00 pm
    The new version of the standardized test for college admissions, set to go into effect in 2016, will do away with obscure vocabulary words and cut multiple choice answer options from five to four.» E-Mail This
  • How One Michigan City Is Sending Kids To College Tuition-Free

    16 Apr 2014 | 12:41 am
    In 2005, a group of anonymous donors in Kalamazoo launched a bold program. It pays for graduates of the city's public schools to attend any of Michigan's public universities or community colleges.» E-Mail This
  • College Board Provides A Glimpse Of New SAT

    16 Apr 2014 | 12:26 am
    Sample questions for the new version of the college-entrance test were released on Wednesday. The College Board announced last month the test will include real-world applications and more analysis.» E-Mail This
  • Ken Burns Tackles Lincoln, Education And Money In 'The Address'

    15 Apr 2014 | 8:11 am
    The Address follows an intensive program that teaches kids with learning difficulties to recite the Gettysburg Address. And in doing so, it raises some tough questions about resources.» E-Mail This
 
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    NPR: Food

  • Plant Breeders Release First 'Open Source Seeds'

    17 Apr 2014 | 12:30 am
    Scientists and food activists are launching a campaign to promote seeds that can be freely shared, rather than protected through patents and licenses. They call it the Open Source Seed Initiative.» E-Mail This
  • Sichuan Pepper's Buzz May Reveal Secrets Of The Nervous System

    17 Apr 2014 | 12:25 am
    The Sichuan peppercorn that makes our mouths tingle activates the same neurons as when our foot falls asleep. Scientists are hoping the connection unlocks clues for how to turn those neurons off.» E-Mail This
  • On Your Mark, Get Set, Grow: A Guide To Speedy Vegetables

    16 Apr 2014 | 1:54 pm
    Impatient gardeners don't have to wait for summer to harvest salad fixings. A surprising variety of crops will bring homegrown produce to your table in as little as three weeks.» E-Mail This
  • Tasting With Our Eyes: Why Bright Blue Chicken Looks So Strange

    16 Apr 2014 | 6:01 am
    The color of food can affect how we perceive its taste, and food companies aren't afraid to use that to their advantage. An artist tests perceptions by dousing familiar foods with unorthodox colors.» E-Mail This
  • Sous Vide Makes Its Way To The Home Kitchen

    15 Apr 2014 | 9:18 pm
    This cooking method — a strange mix of the precise and the forgiving — means never having to worry about rubbery, overcooked meats. But mind your eyebrows while you're holding the blowtorch.» E-Mail This
 
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    NPR: Interviews

  • Caring For Wounded Vet A Burden Family Gladly Shares

    13 Apr 2014 | 8:25 am
    Craig Remsburg's son, Army Ranger Cory Remsburg, was serving in Afghanistan when he was wounded by a roadside bomb in 2009. Since then it has been the family's mission to get Cory back to health.» E-Mail This
  • Fresh Air Weekend: 'Nurse Jackie,' 'Mad Men' And 'Frozen'

    12 Apr 2014 | 6:03 am
    Edie Falco discusses sobriety, The Sopranos, and Nurse Jackie's self-medication. We tell you everything we're allowed to about Mad Men, and we talk princesses with the songwriters behind "Let It Go."» E-Mail This
  • At Last, David O. Russell Is Making The Films He Was Meant To Make

    11 Apr 2014 | 8:59 am
    David O. Russell, director of American Hustle and Silver Linings Playbook, first spoke with Terry Gross back in 1994. In February, he told her that after 20 years, he's finally met his aspirations.» E-Mail This
  • Fighting For Rwanda's Justice In France

    6 Apr 2014 | 3:29 pm
    The first Rwandan genocide trial to take place in France sent a man to prison for 25 years last month. Dafroza Gauthier and her organization helped make that conviction possible.» E-Mail This
  • Rape On Campus: Painful Stories Cast Blame On Colleges

    6 Apr 2014 | 7:13 am
    Angie Epifano was studying at Amherst College when she says she was raped by another student. Frustrated by the school's response, she dropped out and became an advocate for survivors.» E-Mail This
 
 
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    NPR: Music

  • Noah Gundersen On Mountain Stage

    16 Apr 2014 | 1:46 pm
    Though he's not even halfway through his 20s, some are already beginning to think of singer-songwriter Noah Gunderson as a veteran musician. Today he performs with his sister, Abby.» E-Mail This
  • The Thistle & Shamrock: One, Two ...

    16 Apr 2014 | 1:31 pm
    Today's show features great solo artists and duos in uncluttered acoustic arrangements.» E-Mail This
  • David Broza On Mountain Stage

    16 Apr 2014 | 1:27 pm
    Singer, songwriter and guitarist David Broza brings his worldly sound and message to Mountain Stage. In this set, he plays original songs and a reworking of Pink Floyd's "Mother."» E-Mail This
  • Photos Needed: We Want Your Sole

    16 Apr 2014 | 1:24 pm
    Do a musician's songs sound like the shoes she wears? Help us prove that they do by sending in photos of shoes worn by your favorite bands.» E-Mail This
  • Robert Cray Band On World Cafe

    16 Apr 2014 | 12:06 pm
    He was inspired by The Beatles, but later fell under the spell of Jimi Hendrix. Cray is in the studio today to perform songs from his new album, In My Soul.» E-Mail This
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    Music Videos

  • Rodrigo y Gabriela, 'The Russian Messenger'

    16 Apr 2014 | 6:03 am
    Few artists thrill and captivate live as much as Rodrigo y Gabriela. So it's fitting that the duo's new video, for "The Russian Messenger," is a no-frills performance highlighting their guitar work.» E-Mail This
  • Courtney Barnett: Tiny Desk Concert

    14 Apr 2014 | 11:03 am
    Barnett can tell you a story like she's your best friend, provided your best friend is a funny Australian poet. Hear three of her thoughtful, acerbic rambles, including the new "Depreston."» E-Mail This
  • Curtis Harding, 'Keep On Shining'

    14 Apr 2014 | 10:03 am
    For his surreal and wildly infectious new video, Atlanta soul singer Curtis Harding took visual cues from '70s and '80s cigarette and headphone ads, along with some staple Isley Brothers music videos.» E-Mail This
  • KEXP Presents: Neil Finn

    14 Apr 2014 | 5:03 am
    After a relentless outpouring of music in the last 30 years, the Crowded House and Split Enz veteran has returned with more. Watch Neil Finn perform "Driving Me Mad," from his new album Dizzy Heights.» E-Mail This
  • WAMU's Bandwidth Presents: Sylvan Esso

    13 Apr 2014 | 5:03 am
    The dance-pop side project of Mountain Man's Amelia Meath and Megafaun's Nick Sanborn visits with Bandwidth, the music arm of Washington, D.C.'s WAMU. Watch Sylvan Esso perform "Coffee" live.» E-Mail This
 
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    Concerts

  • Noah Gundersen On Mountain Stage

    16 Apr 2014 | 1:46 pm
    Though he's not even halfway through his 20s, some are already beginning to think of singer-songwriter Noah Gunderson as a veteran musician. Today he performs with his sister, Abby.» E-Mail This
  • David Broza On Mountain Stage

    16 Apr 2014 | 1:27 pm
    Singer, songwriter and guitarist David Broza brings his worldly sound and message to Mountain Stage. In this set, he plays original songs and a reworking of Pink Floyd's "Mother."» E-Mail This
  • Bettye LaVette On Mountain Stage

    14 Apr 2014 | 10:33 am
    Bettye LaVette began her career in the soul-intensive climate of 1960s Detroit, and recent albums have helped her find a huge new audience. Here, she performs a set with her backing band.» E-Mail This
  • Diego Garcia On Mountain Stage

    10 Apr 2014 | 1:50 pm
    Raised in Tampa by his Argentine parents, Garcia combines the influences of his upbringing — and his favorite singers — to create a sound that digs deep into romance and yearning.» E-Mail This
  • Billy Childs Quartet On JazzSet

    10 Apr 2014 | 7:59 am
    Recorded live at The Blue Whale in Los Angeles, the Grammy-winning pianist and his quartet make psychic connections to Freddie Hubbard via "Bolivia."» E-Mail This
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    Classical

  • Alaskan Composer Wins Pulitzer For 'Become Ocean'

    14 Apr 2014 | 3:43 pm
    Alaska-based composer John Luther Adams, whose music is rich with references to and concern about nature, won for his orchestral Become Ocean. The judges said it "suggests a relentless tidal surge."» E-Mail This
  • A Debut Symphony That Embraced The World

    12 Apr 2014 | 2:07 am
    An action thriller of a symphony, Mahler's First is piled high with ambition, self-reflection and fear. Conductor Marin Alsop shares her approach to Mahler's multilayered music.» E-Mail This
  • Denied A Stage, She Sang For A Nation

    9 Apr 2014 | 12:33 am
    Seventy-five years ago, Marian Anderson made history when she sang to crowd of 75,000 at the Lincoln Memorial. The Daughters of the American Revolution had denied her the use of Constitution Hall.» E-Mail This
  • Fiddle In A Pickle: Jonathan Carney's Concertmaster Quiz

    8 Apr 2014 | 7:54 am
    What is a concertmaster? The orchestra's lead violinist who plays all those tricky solos. Test your knowledge of fiddling against Jonathan Carney, concertmaster of the Baltimore Symphony.» E-Mail This
  • Play It Again And Again, Sam

    7 Apr 2014 | 3:22 pm
    We're all seduced by repetition, music research suggests — 90 percent of the music we listen to, we've heard before. Beyond music, this bias toward familiarity holds up in every culture. What gives?» E-Mail This
 
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    Jazz

  • Jazz Journalists Association Recognizes Its Musicians Of The Year

    15 Apr 2014 | 2:37 pm
    Longtime friends and collaborators Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter headline the numerous performing artists, ensembles and recordings awarded for achievement in the year 2013.» E-Mail This
  • Marie Marcus On Piano Jazz

    11 Apr 2014 | 11:58 am
    Cape Cod's "First Lady of Jazz" performs a medley of tunes by Fats Waller, her stride-piano mentor, in this session from 1983.» E-Mail This
  • Dee Dee Bridgewater On 'Song Travels'

    11 Apr 2014 | 11:17 am
    The singer performs two of Billie Holiday's signature songs, "Loverman" and "God Bless the Child," and discusses the haunting experience of portraying Holiday onstage.» E-Mail This
  • 5 Points Where Poetry Meets Jazz

    11 Apr 2014 | 9:04 am
    Structured and free, sonic and rhythmic, poems and jazz music seem like natural partners. For National Poetry Month and Jazz Appreciation Month, here are some notable collisions between the two.» E-Mail This
  • Billy Childs Quartet On JazzSet

    10 Apr 2014 | 7:59 am
    Recorded live at The Blue Whale in Los Angeles, the Grammy-winning pianist and his quartet make psychic connections to Freddie Hubbard via "Bolivia."» E-Mail This
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    Rock

  • Noah Gundersen On Mountain Stage

    16 Apr 2014 | 1:46 pm
    Though he's not even halfway through his 20s, some are already beginning to think of singer-songwriter Noah Gunderson as a veteran musician. Today he performs with his sister, Abby.» E-Mail This
  • David Broza On Mountain Stage

    16 Apr 2014 | 1:27 pm
    Singer, songwriter and guitarist David Broza brings his worldly sound and message to Mountain Stage. In this set, he plays original songs and a reworking of Pink Floyd's "Mother."» E-Mail This
  • Photos Needed: We Want Your Sole

    16 Apr 2014 | 1:24 pm
    Do a musician's songs sound like the shoes she wears? Help us prove that they do by sending in photos of shoes worn by your favorite bands.» E-Mail This
  • Robert Cray Band On World Cafe

    16 Apr 2014 | 12:06 pm
    He was inspired by The Beatles, but later fell under the spell of Jimi Hendrix. Cray is in the studio today to perform songs from his new album, In My Soul.» E-Mail This
  • Record Store Day Premieres From Springsteen, Devo, Joe Strummer And The Pogues, More

    16 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    In celebration of Record Store Day, the latest All Songs Considered mix features never-before-heard cuts from The Boss and more.» E-Mail This
 
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    World

  • Rodrigo y Gabriela, 'The Russian Messenger'

    16 Apr 2014 | 6:03 am
    Few artists thrill and captivate live as much as Rodrigo y Gabriela. So it's fitting that the duo's new video, for "The Russian Messenger," is a no-frills performance highlighting their guitar work.» E-Mail This
  • The Cross-Cultural Travels Of A Singing Doctor

    13 Apr 2014 | 1:59 pm
    When she's not touring the world with her band or playing impromptu sets on public transit, Rupa Marya is an internist at a San Francisco hospital.» E-Mail This
  • A Music Of Exile: Haiti During The Duvalier Years

    5 Apr 2014 | 2:11 pm
    The sound of the island nation underwent dramatic changes in the 1960s and '70s, taking on aspects of psychedelia and jazz fusion. A trove of lost music from that era is now available.» E-Mail This
  • Tinariwen On World Cafe

    2 Apr 2014 | 11:00 am
    The Grammy-winning band from Northern Mali performs two sparse songs from its new album, Emmaar.» E-Mail This
  • Latitudes: International Music You Must Hear Now

    31 Mar 2014 | 1:40 pm
    Hear smash hits and intriguing tracks from Sudan, India, Nigeria and beyond — plus more than 900 versions of "Happy," filmed around the world, that will get you dancing.» E-Mail This
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    Your Money

  • How One Michigan City Is Sending Kids To College Tuition-Free

    16 Apr 2014 | 12:41 am
    In 2005, a group of anonymous donors in Kalamazoo launched a bold program. It pays for graduates of the city's public schools to attend any of Michigan's public universities or community colleges.» E-Mail This
  • Sending Money On An Overseas Round Trip To Avoid Taxes

    15 Apr 2014 | 1:47 pm
    Some investors avoid paying taxes in a move called round-tripping — shifting money offshore, then investing it in U.S. stocks or bonds. A study estimates it costs the U.S. billions in lost revenues.» E-Mail This
  • Think You Can Mail Your Taxes At Midnight? Think Again, Gramps

    15 Apr 2014 | 9:43 am
    Back in the day — say, up until about a decade or so ago — the big news on April 15 was always about last-minute filers lining up at post offices as the clock ticked down. Now? It's a different story.» E-Mail This
  • TurboTax Maker Linked To Fight Against 'Return-Free' Tax System

    15 Apr 2014 | 9:20 am
    People who took a stand against a proposed tax-filing change were part of a grass-roots campaign orchestrated to help Intuit, according to nonprofit newsroom ProPublica.» E-Mail This
  • Late On Taxes? There's A Way Out

    15 Apr 2014 | 7:46 am
    It's tax deadline day, but 75 percent of tax payers don't have to do anything by midnight tonight. That's according to Kevin McCormally of Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine.» E-Mail This
 
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    Pop Culture

  • Lusting For Spring In Our Hearts

    16 Apr 2014 | 8:32 am
    We do grouse about the weather, it's true. But it's miraculous, if you think about it, that we still manage to get excited about spring at all, given that it happens every year.» E-Mail This
  • Drag Is Raw: Wrestlers, Queens And Gender As Performance Art

    16 Apr 2014 | 5:28 am
    Libby Hill looks at the worlds of televised drag competition and professional wrestling, and finds that the flash, art and gender performance of the forms make them more alike than they might seem.» E-Mail This
  • FX's 'Fargo' Is Neither Remake Nor Sequel

    15 Apr 2014 | 11:33 am
    The cable network premieres a new drama series tonight. It's called Fargo, and has the same title as the 1996 Coen Brothers movie. Critic David Bianculli says it's very definitely a wonderful show in that same wacky spirit – but it's just as important to note what this new Fargo is not. It's not a remake — and it's not a sequel.» E-Mail This
  • The Fist, The Shield And The Gun

    15 Apr 2014 | 11:11 am
    The violence of Captain America is very different from the martial-arts violence of The Raid 2. Chris Klimek considers how the nature and explicitness of violence changes the way we perceive it.» E-Mail This
  • Muslim Singer Yuna Moves To John Mayer's Music

    15 Apr 2014 | 7:47 am
    Muslim pop star Yuna shares some of her favorite songs for Tell Me More's series "In Your Ear."» E-Mail This
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    Race

  • Light And Dark: The Racial Biases That Remain In Photography

    16 Apr 2014 | 12:35 pm
    When Syreeta McFadden was young, she dreaded being photographed. Cameras made her skin look darkened and distorted. Now a photographer herself, she's learned to capture various hues of brown skin.» E-Mail This
  • Revisiting Pulitzer Nominees That Touch On Issues Of Race

    16 Apr 2014 | 6:30 am
    The announcement of the winners and finalists for the Pulitzer Prizes gives us an opportunity to herald great journalism that illuminates matters relating to race, ethnicity and culture.» E-Mail This
  • Sometimes Getting Along Comes Down To How You Say 'Gravy'

    15 Apr 2014 | 4:03 am
    A recent study on immigrant job-seekers in the United Kingdom reminds us again of the importance of code-switching: Unwritten cultural codes in conversation can have far-reaching impacts.» E-Mail This
  • The Latino Experience In Appalachia

    14 Apr 2014 | 9:33 am
    Appalachia boasts a thriving Latino population, and the University of Kentucky is documenting their often untold stories. Pedro Santiago Martinez and Ann Kingsolver discuss their project.» E-Mail This
  • Voice Of Mavis Staples Still Inspires

    14 Apr 2014 | 9:32 am
    The recent Civil Rights Summit in Austin showcased many powerful voices of the movement. Mavis Staples was known for combining that message with music. NPR's Don Gonyea reports.» E-Mail This
 
 
 
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    Fresh Air

  • Edward Snowden: From 'Geeky' Dropout To NSA Leaker

    16 Apr 2014 | 12:24 pm
    What motivated the former NSA contractor to divulge carefully guarded NSA secrets? A new Vanity Fair article takes a look back at the "kid from the Maryland suburbs."» E-Mail This
  • Exploring Life's Incurable Soiledness With The Father Of Italian Noir

    16 Apr 2014 | 12:24 pm
    A crackling new translation of Giorgio Scerbanenco's crime novel Private Venus has just been released. Critic John Powers read it in a single sitting.» E-Mail This
  • FX's 'Fargo' Is Neither Remake Nor Sequel

    15 Apr 2014 | 11:33 am
    The cable network premieres a new drama series tonight. It's called Fargo, and has the same title as the 1996 Coen Brothers movie. Critic David Bianculli says it's very definitely a wonderful show in that same wacky spirit – but it's just as important to note what this new Fargo is not. It's not a remake — and it's not a sequel.» E-Mail This
  • Pakistan, The Taliban And The Real 'Enemy' Of The Afghanistan War

    15 Apr 2014 | 11:25 am
    In a new book, New York Times correspondent Carlotta Gall offers new information about how Pakistan has helped the Taliban in Afghanistan and may have helped hide Osama bin Laden.» E-Mail This
  • Modern Medicine May Not Be Doing Your Microbiome Any Favors

    14 Apr 2014 | 10:17 am
    In Missing Microbes, Dr. Martin Blaser argues that the overuse of antibiotics, as well as now-common practices like C-sections, may be messing with gut microbes.» E-Mail This
 
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