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40 Years Later, Diane Von Furstenberg's Wrap Dress Still Wears Well

Friday, October 24, 2014

In her memoir, The Woman I Wanted to Be, Diane von Furstenberg says she owes her success to her mother, a strong, strict Holocaust survivor who called Diane her "torch of freedom."

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Honor Student Turned Bank Robber Returns For Forgiveness

Friday, October 24, 2014

A man who robbed a bank when he was a high school honor student sits down with a customer who was in the bank that day.

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Herbie Hancock: 'On A Path To Find My Own Answer'

Thursday, October 23, 2014

In a candid interview, the ever-innovative pianist traces the lines between Buddhist chants, Sly Stone and Miles Davis, while shedding new light on some hard facts about his past.

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Israel's Defense Minister: Mideast Borders 'Absolutely' Will Change

Thursday, October 23, 2014

The blunt-talking Moshe Ya'alon says that Syria, Iraq and Libya have all been shattered by fighting in recent years and that the future map of the Middle East will look very different.

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No Mere Merry-Go-Round: Ohio Carousel Maker Carves From Scratch

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Wooden carousels, with hand-carved and painted horses, seem like a relic of the past. But Carousel Works in Mansfield, Ohio, is one of a few companies still making them to order.

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Among The Young And Privileged In North Korea

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

American journalist Suki Kim spent six months teaching English at a North Korean University that serves the sons of the elite. She chronicles her experience in a new book, Without You, There Is No Us.

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3 American Teens Reportedly Suspected Of Trying To Join ISIS

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Three Denver teens were stopped at a German airport and sent home to the U.S. Their disappearance was originally treated as a standard runaway case.

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Model Remembers Oscar De La Renta As An 'Extraordinary Gentleman'

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta died at the age of 82 on Monday. Audie Cornish talks to one of the women who modeled his clothing, Bethann Hardison.

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You Definitely Need This Condo Pony, And Other Products From 'SkyMaul'

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

"The Hot Dog Clock" and "The Forever Diaper" are also must-haves. A San Francisco comedy group is once again poking fun at the in-flight catalog SkyMall.

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Six Words: 'Must We Forget Our Confederate Ancestors?'

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The Confederate flag is a sign of bigotry to some. For others, says reporter Jesse Dukes, it symbolizes family heritage and defiance — but also what he calls a "willful innocence" about U.S. history.

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'You Cannot Go Back': Annie Lennox On 'Nostalgia'

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The singer and activist tackles jazz standards, including "Strange Fruit" and others, on her new album. Here, she and NPR's Steve Inskeep discuss how she connects with the present through the past.

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From Sizzling Fajitas To The Super Bowl, How Sounds Help Sell

Monday, October 20, 2014

Joel Beckerman is a composer who specializes in sonic branding. His new book is called The Sonic Boom: How Sound Transforms the Way We Think, Feel, and Buy.

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Jessie Ware On Learning To Trust Herself

Monday, October 20, 2014

The pop singer and songwriter sounds more comfortable and assured on her second album, Tough Love. "This life is quite bizarre sometimes," she tells NPR's Audie Cornish.

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There's Never A Dull Moment On This Trans-Siberian Adventure

Monday, October 20, 2014

Morning Edition's David Greene has taken this 6,000-mile ride twice. He shares his experience in the cramped third-class cars — borscht and all — in his new book, Midnight in Siberia.

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Many Views Of Muhammad, As A Man And As A Prophet

Sunday, October 19, 2014

In her new book, The Lives of Muhammad, Boston University professor Kecia Ali discusses the different ways that Muslim and non-Muslim biographers have depicted the prophet over the centuries.

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Why Did The Mountain Lion Cross The Freeway? To Breed

Sunday, October 19, 2014

The 101 Freeway slices right through the wilderness in and around Los Angeles, separating local mountain lion populations. To mate and avoid inbreeding, the animals must risk the dangerous crossing.

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From Mannequin To Actor: Geena Davis' 'Ridiculous, Ridiculous' Break

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Geena Davis has played unforgettable roles in movies like Beetlejuice and A League of Their Own. But before her acting debut in Tootsie, she worked at a clothing store in window displays.

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Bucking The Fashion Trend, Converse Kicks Up A Fuss About Knockoffs

Sunday, October 19, 2014

The Nike-owned company is suing to protect its Chuck Taylor All Stars from copycats. But NYU law professor Chris Sprigman says it might be an uphill battle, since copying is part of the fashion cycle.

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As Cattle Prices Climb, Ranchers Watch Out For Bovine Thievery

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Across the U.S., cattle prices are at record highs. So ranchers and special rangers are working to protect herds from cattle rustlers — thieves looking to sell off stolen animals at auction.

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Chef Ottolenghi Makes The Case For 'Plenty More' Vegetables

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Israeli chef Yotam Ottolenghi talks with Rachel Martin about the difference between supermarket hummus and Middle Eastern hummus and why he doesn't like to call his cookbooks "vegetarian."

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