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Training For War, Mathematical Mind Blowers, Balkan Music

Sunday, April 20, 2014

At Fort Irwin in the Mojave Desert, soldiers train for war on foreign soil; a new book details how calculus rocked world history; musician Jordi Savall explores the music of the Balkans.

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Hey, Kids, Remember You're On Our Side: The FBI Makes A Movie

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Instead of a public service announcement, the FBI has made Game of Pawns, a docudrama about a college student recruited by the Chinese government. The message is obvious: Don't be a spy.

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Honey, Blood And Harmony: Jordi Savall's Balkan Journey

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Early music specialist Jordi Savall explores different periods and cultures, mashing them together for surprising results. His new project finds fruitful varieties all in one spot: the Balkans.

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Far From 'Infinitesimal': A Mathematical Paradox's Role In History

Sunday, April 20, 2014

It seems like a simple question: How many parts can you divide a line into? The troublesome answer was square at the root of two of Europe's greatest social crises.

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California's Drought Ripples Through Businesses, Then To Schools

Sunday, April 20, 2014

California farmers produce an enormous proportion of American produce, but the state is now experiencing a record-breaking drought that is being felt throughout the state and the U.S.

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'Like Little Language Vacuum Cleaners,' Kids Suck Up Swear Words

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Linguist and curse-word expert Dr. Timothy Jay says by the time children head to school, they have a well-developed palate of bad words.

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A Witness To The Bombing, A Nurse Returns To Boston As A Runner

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Amelia Nelson was a volunteer nurse at the finish line of last year's Boston Marathon when the bombs went off. This year, she's back, and running for those who no longer can.

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Training For An Uncertain Military Future In The Calif. Desert

Saturday, April 19, 2014

The military's training center at Fort Irwin in California is complete with mock Middle Eastern villages. But as the U.S. combat mission in Afghanistan winds down, how will this facility change?

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Writing The Wicked Ways Of The 'Worst. Person. Ever.'

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Raymond Gunt is profane, rude, heartless and truly the Worst. Person. Ever. Author Douglas Coupland says he's not exactly sure how the character, with no redeeming qualities, came into his mind.

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From Empty Lots To Hospitals, New Purposes For Standard Spaces

Saturday, April 19, 2014

These two projects are changing the system as we know it: One seeks to transform vacant lots into parks, and the other is using a fake hospital to foster real medical innovation.

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How A Music Writer Learned Trust Is The Ultimate Backstage Pass

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Lisa Robinson knows how to talk — and how to make others, especially musicians, want to talk. The veteran rock journalist speaks with NPR's Wade Goodwyn about her four decades behind the scenes.

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Rufus Wainwright Shares Songs, And A Few Stories

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Wainwright creates music that is theatrical, emotional and operatic. He stopped by NPR's studios to perform a few of his hits.

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For Chris O'Dowd, 'Of Mice And Men' Is More Than An American Story

Saturday, April 19, 2014

"All of us have chased the American dream so there's something very universal about it," the Irish actor says. O'Dowd and James Franco star in a new Broadway production of Steinbeck's novella.

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Welcome, Spring — And More Importantly, Playoff Hockey

Friday, April 18, 2014

Among NHL fans, there's a favorite adage: "There's nothing like playoff hockey." The start of this year's playoffs has been no exception. Sportswriter Stefan Fatsis comments on the first few games.

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Disaster On Everest Marks Deadliest Day In Mountain's History

Friday, April 18, 2014

More than 13 Nepalese climbers died while preparing a route on Mount Everest for Western climbers. Grayson Schaffer of Outside Magazine explains that local porters and guides bear the brunt of the danger on these extreme climbs.

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There Is A Media Slant, And Readers Might Be Responsible

Friday, April 18, 2014

Professor and economist Matthew Gentzkow, the recent winner of the John Bates Clark Medal, discusses how to predict media slant and use big data in economics.

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Week In Politics: A Deal On Ukraine And Health Care Numbers

Friday, April 18, 2014

Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times, discuss the breakthrough Ukraine deal and the new health care enrollment numbers.

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On Latest Album, Gina Chavez Unearths Her Latin Roots

Friday, April 18, 2014

Singer-songwriter Gina Chavez may be a Texan, but on her latest album she reconnects with her Latin roots, singing in both English and Spanish. Up.Rooted blends Latin folk and American pop.

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren Writes Of A Worldview Shaped In Youth

Friday, April 18, 2014

In her memoir, A Fighting Chance, Warren reveals a childhood brush with bankruptcy and reflects on hard-won political lessons.

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Born With HIV, Building A Future

Friday, April 18, 2014

In high school, Cristina Peña was afraid to tell her boyfriend, Chris Ondaatje, that she was HIV-positive. She needn't have worried. More than a decade later, they're still together.

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