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'Total Disgrace': Jackie Robinson Statue Defaced In Brooklyn

Thursday, August 08, 2013

Someone scrawled racial epithets, a swastika and the name "Hitler" on a statue dedicated to the man who broke Major League Baseball's color barrier and his teammate Pee Wee Reese.

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Decades After Henrietta Lacks' Death, Family Gets A Say On Her Cells

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

A special committee that includes two members of the Lacks family will review scientists' applications for access to the genetic sequence of cells derived from a tumor that killed Henrietta Lacks. The cells are among the most widely used in research.

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With Holder In The Lead, Sentencing Reform Gains Momentum

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Eric Holder, the nation's top law enforcement officer, is calling for a sea change in the criminal justice system. The attorney general is joined by a bipartisan group of lawmakers who want to overhaul prison sentencing policies.

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Want To Be A Chicken Farmer? Try It Before You Commit

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

The idea of raising backyard chickens has become very popular. But people who follow through on the idea don't always know what they are getting into. So a few companies are letting would-be chicken farmers try out the experience — for a fee.

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As Twitter Expands Reach, Abuse Policy Gets Added Scrutiny

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

A series of threats and abusive messages aimed at prominent women in the U.K. have placed Twitter in an awkward spot. As the company gears up to go public and expand its brand around the world, it is increasingly running into cultural and legal hurdles that challenge Twitter's free speech ethos.

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Obama To Leno: 'There Is No Spying On Americans'

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

President Obama on Tuesday defended the U.S. government's surveillance program, telling NBC's Jay Leno that any tracking of phone numbers or email domestically was "connected to a terrorist attack."

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With An Industry In Turmoil, Why Buy A Newspaper Company?

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

The news that billionaire Jeff Bezos has purchased The Washington Post came shortly after Red Sox owner John Henry agreed to buy The Boston Globe. That's left many scratching their heads as to why a successful businessperson would take on a paper when revenues are plummeting.

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Fear Of Clowns: Yes, It's Real

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Clowns are terrifying — that's pretty much a given. Even children, to whom they're supposed to appeal, are said to dislike them instinctively. Writer Linda McRobbie says darkness has always been a part of clowning.

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First Listen: Typhoon, 'White Lighter'

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Underneath Typhoon's booming sound and dark lyrics lies a sincere appreciation for the gift of life. After spending his childhood battling a serious illness, Kyle Morton writes songs for the band as if they were the last works he might ever create.

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Death And Walter White

Saturday, August 03, 2013

A lot of shows kill a lot of people, but no show kills quite like Breaking Bad.

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Fresh Air Remembers Former Louisiana Congresswoman Lindy Boggs

Monday, July 29, 2013

Boggs moved to Washington in 1941, when her husband was elected to Congress. After his plane disappeared on a campaign trip through Alaska, she ran for his seat and won, becoming the first woman elected to Congress from her state.

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Video: Relive The Newport Folk Festival Performances

Friday, July 26, 2013

Watch a live stream of the Newport Folk Festival - featuring Feist, Beck, The Lumineers, Jim James, Andrew Bird and more!

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Comedian Hari Kondabolu On Diversity, Race And Burger King

Thursday, July 18, 2013

An Indian-American comedian unafraid to joke politely about race and politics, Hari Kondabolu regularly challenges long-standing beliefs with his material. While his comedy is about being treated like an outsider, the jokes offer a sense of community.

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Fangs And Fishnets For The Win: 'Goth Barbie' Is Monstrously Successful

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Barbie sales have slumped. But Monster High is doing great. That's another line of dolls from Mattel — imagine even skinnier Barbies that look like they've been designed by Tim Burton. And the Monster High dolls have been a success, spawning hordes of ghoulish imitators.

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Video: More Sand!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

We're not sure how this exactly helps you beat the heat - and hopefully that kid's got some earplugs in - but it certainly outcutes the heat, amirite?

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Robin Thicke, Beyond His Breakout Hit

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Morning Edition host Renee Montagne speaks with NPR music critic Ann Powers about singer Robin Thicke, who spent a decade recording smooth, sexy R&B before hitting the top of the pop charts with his current single, "Blurred Lines."

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The Not-So-Lazy Days of Summer: Intense Camp Culture Rules

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Summer break is no longer two months of uninterrupted rest and relaxation. Each year, more and more kids spend their summer breaks in specialized camps that teach more than how to make a campfire.

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In Swinging '60s London, A Frisky 'Look Of Love'

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Michael Winterbottom's newest film may be tamer than his earlier 9 Songs, but there's no shortage of suggestive scenes to go around. It's a biodrama about the onetime richest man in Britain and three women — wife, daughter, lover — who shape his career.

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60-Second Stir-Fry: Liz Clayton

Friday, June 28, 2013

WNYC

Amy Eddings roasts coffee expert Liz Clayton in a lightning round of questions.

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Food For Thought: Curating Carnivorous Plants

Friday, May 24, 2013

WNYC

WNYC's Amy Eddings talks to botanist Robert Naczi and his work identifying carnivorous pitcher plants. Hear about the plant that was named after Dr. Naczi in an exclusive clip.

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