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Melissa Etheridge Opens Her Heart

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Etheridge talks about being accepted by her conservative hometown, being truthful with the public, getting married and living her monster-ness.

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Stabat Mater: Young Composers Explore An Ancient Text

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

British choral group The Sixteen sings new settings of the Stabat Mater. Director Harry Christophers says the ensemble was looking for "something that was very spiritual, very mystical."

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The Native American Side Of The Thanksgiving Menu

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The first Thanksgiving was something of a joint venture between pilgrims and Native Americans. Chef Richard Hetzler shares a menu that celebrates the first settlers and the country's first tribes.

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Gluten-Free? Vegan? Thanksgiving Recipes For Alternative Diets

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

It's like the start of a bad joke: a vegan, a gluten-free and a paleo walk into a bar — except it's your house, and they're gathered around the Thanksgiving table. Don't panic — we've got recipes.

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Box Of Love Letters Reveals Grandfather Didn't Escape WWII With 'Everyone'

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Years after her grandfather's death, Sarah Wildman discovered letters from a young woman he'd left behind in Vienna in the 1930s. So Wildman set out to find her grandfather's true love.

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BOOK THE GREAT REFORMER

Monday, November 24, 2014

NPR's Eric Westervelt talks to Austen Ivereigh about his new biography of Pope Francis, "The Great Reformer".

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Gruff Rhys Journeys Into The 'American Interior'

Monday, November 24, 2014

The Super Furry Animals frontman's new multimedia project explores the improbable and fantastic history of his 18th-century ancestor, John Evans. Oh, and there are unicorns.

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'Getting On' Star Niecy Nash: 'I Never Wanted To Be Funny'

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Nash says it took her a long time to see her comedic side as a gift, but she finally embraced it. Now her role as Nurse DiDi in the HBO comedy series has opened the door to more serious opportunities.

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Racial Disparities In Arrests Are Prevalent, But Cause Isn't Clear

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Ferguson, Mo., police statistics show the department arrests blacks at a higher rate than it arrests other racial groups. But that disparity is true for police departments across the country.

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After Injury, Tony Little Told Himself: 'You Can Do It!'

Sunday, November 23, 2014

The muscle man with the ponytail was once on track to become Mr. America. But a car accident shattered Tony Little's hopes of competing. Just when he hit rock bottom, he got a life-changing idea.

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'Madagascar' Director Polishes His Penguin Voice

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Tom McGrath, an executive producer of Penguins of Madagascar who also co-directed the first three films in the franchise, says he came to voice the part of the penguin Skipper kind of by accident.

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Marshmallows On Sweet Potatoes? Thanksgiving's Traditions Exposed

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Thanksgiving traditions can be a bit inscrutable for people who didn't grow up in the U.S., like NPR producer Olly Dearden. He talked with several experts and got some answers to his questions.

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For The Season, Trio Mediaeval Spans Centuries

Sunday, November 23, 2014

The Norwegian group has a age-old salve for those who can't stand "Jingle Bell Rock" — 15th-century English carols.

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Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry Dies

Sunday, November 23, 2014

The fiery Washington, D.C., politician who was famously re-elected after going to jail for crack cocaine possession, has died after months of battling a number of health issues. He was 78.

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Lost — Then Found — Along The Border, Objects Become Art

Saturday, November 22, 2014

A photographer's journey along the U.S.-Mexico border turned up dramatic images of lost possessions. Those found items were later made into instruments that sound just like that desolate landscape.

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After Backlash, Computer Engineer Barbie Gets New Set Of Skills

Saturday, November 22, 2014

The 2010 book Barbie: I Can Be a Computer Engineer was highly criticized this week; it shows Barbie designing a game, but relying on male friends to code it for her. So the Internet set out to fix it.

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Obama's Step-Grandmother Continues Educating Young Kenyans

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Sarah Obama, 94, received an award from the United Nations on Wednesday, and hopes to raise money during the trip to build a school and hospital in her home village.

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Bryan Adams Celebrates The Classics On New Covers Album

Saturday, November 22, 2014

The Canadian musician leaves the singing of his songs to karaoke stars around the world, and instead goes for hits by Bob Dylan, Ray Charles and others on Tracks Of My Years.

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Benedict Cumberbatch: Code Breaker Alan Turing Was A Puzzle Himself

Friday, November 21, 2014

Cumberbatch stars in The Imitation Game, as the British mathematician who helped break German codes. "It's a war thriller, it's a love story and a tragic testament to a genius wronged," he says.

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'If We Left, They Wouldn't Have Nobody'

Friday, November 21, 2014

When an assisted living home closed in California, many residents were still there with nowhere to go. But a cook and a janitor stayed, without pay, and took care of them.

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