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Are You Of Two Minds? Michael Lewis' New Book Explores How We Make Decisions

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

The Undoing Project tells the story of two Israeli psychologists who made some surprising discoveries about the way people think. According to the Moneyball author, it's all about framing.

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Looking For The Best Books Of 2016? NPR's Concierge Is Here To Help

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

NPR's annual, sortable book guide is here. And to mark the occasion, correspondent Lynn Neary talks about the year in fiction and shares a couple of her favorite new titles.

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No, FDR Did Not Know The Japanese Were Going To Bomb Pearl Harbor

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

There's no evidence to support it, but the conspiracy theory that President Franklin Roosevelt knew beforehand about Pearl Harbor refuses to die, to the consternation of World War II historians.

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Despite Its Promise, The Internet Of Things Remains Vulnerable

Monday, December 05, 2016

There is currently no government regulation around the Internet of things, and Security technologist Bruce Schneier fears it will take a disaster for that to change.

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Marching Flute And Fantasy Fiction: The Education Of Lizzo

Sunday, December 04, 2016

The Minneapolis singer and rapper spent her early life deep in the Pentecostal church — and shut away from secular music. When she moved to Houston, Texas, everything changed.

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On This 'Tree Of Treasures' There's No Such Thing As An Ordinary Ornament

Friday, December 02, 2016

Bonnie Mackay has written an unusual sort of memoir: Tree of Treasures is the story of her life, told through Christmas tree ornaments. She has nearly 3,000 of them, divided into 67 classifications.

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As 2016 Winds Down, Remembering The Jazz Giants We Lost

Friday, December 02, 2016

Jazz Night in America host Christian McBride honors Bobby Hutcherson, Toots Thielemens and Victor Bailey, three prominent jazz musicians who passed away this year.

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Is Trump's Deal With Carrier A Form Of Crony Capitalism?

Friday, December 02, 2016

Steve Inskeep talks with former Commerce Secretary Donald Evans and libertarian economist Tyler Cowen about the problems that arise when a president pressures individual companies to do his bidding.

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In Prison And Outside, He Found His 'Iota Of Light': A Mentor Named Fred

Friday, December 02, 2016

"What is life without hope? Even an iota of light can go a long way," says Robert Sanchez, a social worker who served 15 years in prison. He found that guiding light when he met minister Fred Davie.

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No, Fidel Castro Wasn't Nearly A New York Yankee

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

The late Cuban dictator didn't try out for the New York team, says Adrian Burgos Jr., University of Illinois history professor. It's fun to contemplate this historical "What if?" but it's pure myth.

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Trump's Populism Is Transforming GOP's Economics, Adviser Says

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Stephen Moore recently said Trump's party is no longer the party of Ronald Reagan and free trade. "Look, this is 2016. It's not 1986. We have different problems in this country," the adviser says.

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Katie Melua, A Georgian Voice Made Good In The West, Comes Home

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Melua is one of the U.K.'s most successful female artists. For her latest album, In Winter, she traveled to her home country of Georgia to record with the 23-member Gori Women's Choir.

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Get To Know A Cuba Without Castro: Recommended Books, Movies And Music

Sunday, November 27, 2016

With the death of longtime dictator Fidel Castro, interest in the island nation has again spiked among Americans. For those looking to learn more about the country, expert Tom Miller has some picks.

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Once Unwelcome News, Her Daughter's Outing Opened Door For A New Love

Sunday, November 27, 2016

When Leslye Huff first told Mary Ostendorf's mother about their relationship, she took it badly. But things didn't end there. Over a decade, friendship — and even love — bloomed between the three.

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Long Unseen By Readers, H.G. Wells Ghost Story Finally Debuts In Print

Sunday, November 27, 2016

The Strand Magazine is publishing the story, which languished unread for decades. The magazine's managing editor says it was Wells' "indecipherable" handwriting that gave the story away.

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In Andy Grammer's New Video, A Call To Act Against Homelessness

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Grammer filmed the video for his single "Fresh Eyes" on Skid Row in Los Angeles. Over the course of the shoot, the singer and his team provided haircuts, clean clothes and meals.

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Thanksgiving Miracles And Mishaps: Your Dispatches From The Dinner Table

Friday, November 25, 2016

After an especially brutal election season, many dreaded — or even evaded — the difficult family conversations at Thanksgiving. Now, with the holiday in the books, listeners tell us their stories.

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From Afghanistan To U.S., A Lesson In Love — One Thanksgiving At A Time

Friday, November 25, 2016

When Saboor Sahely left Afghanistan for the U.S. in 1978, he bore a lesson with him: love for his community. Now a restaurant owner in Utah, he has given out free Thanksgiving meals for 26 years.

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For Thanksgiving, A Chain Of Musical Gratitude

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Host Ari Shapiro invites four different musicians — Laura Mvula, Esperanza Spalding, Corey King and Michaela Anne — to discuss a fellow artist they're each grateful for.

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Robbie Robertson On 'The Last Waltz,' 40 Years Later

Thursday, November 24, 2016

The Band's epic final concert included stars like Eric Clapton, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell and Bob Dylan — and the venue even served Thanksgiving dinner.

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