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Dr. Kent Brantly: Ebola Survivor Gives Testimony On The Hill

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The doctor spoke of "the horror that this disease visits upon its victims" and told a joint Senate committee hearing that he favors U.S. military intervention to fight it.

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Hiccups Were The Clue That Led Researchers To Ebola

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Journalist Jeffrey Stern traveled to Guinea to find out why it took so long for scientists to figure out that the Ebola virus had struck. He tells a revealing tale in this month's Vanity Fair.

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'Language Of Food' Reveals Mysteries Of Menu Words And Ketchup

Monday, September 15, 2014

Linguist Dan Jurafsky uncovers the fishy origins of ketchup and how it forces us to rethink global history. He also teaches us how to read a menu to figure out how much a restaurant may charge.

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Philip Morris Sues Uruguay Over Graphic Cigarette Packaging

Monday, September 15, 2014

The country requires photos of decaying teeth and gruesome hospital scenes on every pack. Philip Morris sees this as a violation of a trade agreement and is suing Uruguay for $25 million.

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Margaret Atwood, Tim & Eric, And Sergio Mendes's Big Break

Sunday, September 14, 2014

In this week's episode, Margaret Atwood discusses a new book of short stories, Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim talk about their 'Bedtime Stories,' and Sergio Mendes recalls his big break.

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Sergio Mendes On Jazz, Luck And 'The Magic Of The Encounter'

Sunday, September 14, 2014

The Brazilian musician and composer says his life has been a succession of serendipitous moments. One of them led to the song that transformed his career — his first hit, "Mas Que Nada."

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'Tim & Eric's Bedtime Stories': More Nightmares Than Sweet Dreams

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Comedy duo Eric Wareheim and Tim Heidecker get dark in their new show on Adult Swim. "We're tired of trying to make people laugh with our humor," Heidecker says. "We want to make people cry."

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A 'Lasciviously LA' Lunch With Crime Novelist James Ellroy

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Ellroy's new novel, Perfidia, follows the Los Angeles police response to a brutal murder on the eve of Pearl Harbor. In a vintage steakhouse, the author discusses the book and his tech-free lifestyle.

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From Casting To Cutting The N-Word, The Making Of 'Gone With The Wind'

Sunday, September 14, 2014

As the film turns 75, a new exhibit looks back at the controversy over Scarlett being played by a British actress and how the African-American press influenced the script.

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Sprinting Toward Epiphany: Talking With A Songwriter Turned Novelist

Sunday, September 14, 2014

NPR's Lynn Neary talks storytelling with John Darnielle, the creative force behind the indie-folk band The Mountain Goats and author of the new novel Wolf In White Van.

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In The Quest To Make A Difference, 'A Path Appears'

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Everyone wants to "make a difference" but the question is: how? Journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn set out to find the answer in their new book, A Path Appears.

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Modern Misbehavin': Jason Moran Gets Into The Mind Of Fats Waller

Saturday, September 13, 2014

On a new tribute to Waller, Moran explores his subject's many contradictions: "The son of a preacher, the man who likes to drink, the man who finds his sorrow but expresses it through comedy."

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In Margaret Atwood's Latest, The Past Is Powerfully Present

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Her new collection, Stone Mattress, features characters still shaped by events in their youth. She's also working on a project that's all about the future: a book that won't be read for a century.

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Surprise! Kids Love Unboxing Videos Too

Saturday, September 13, 2014

The viral video trend of "unboxing" has reached the toddler demographic. One popular YouTube user has garnered millions of views on videos of opening Disney toys and other kitschy merchandise.

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Wendy Davis Tells Of Her Own Difficult Abortions In 'Forgetting'

Saturday, September 13, 2014

A champion of abortion rights, the Texas gubernatorial candidate reveals she terminated two of her pregnancies — once because her life was endangered.

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Hey-Diddle, A Fiddle And A Moon-Jumping Cow? NPR Moos Investigates

Saturday, September 13, 2014

For Cow Week, NPR's Wade Goodwyn blows the lid off of a children's nursery rhyme. He talks to Modern Farmer correspondent Tyler LeBlanc about whether a cow could jump over the moon.

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Israeli, Palestinian Parents Share Their Painful Stories Of Loss

Saturday, September 13, 2014

The Parents Circle is a group of Israeli and Palestinian mothers and fathers who have lost children in the conflict. Two of them visited NPR and said this summer's war has only made conditions worse.

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Nightmares And Darkness Follow Marine Home From Iraq War

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Jeff Lucey deployed to Iraq with the Marines in 2003. He returned home later that year, and initially, all seemed well. But it slowly became apparent that Lucey was struggling with invisible wounds.

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Remembering Biggie Smalls And 'Ready To Die' 20 Years Later

Friday, September 12, 2014

The writer dream hampton knew the rapper personally, and sat in on the studio sessions for his debut album.

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ISIS, ISIL Or Islamic State: What's In A Name?

Friday, September 12, 2014

The disparities in naming are partly because of translation difficulties, and partly a sign of a propaganda war. The group calls itself the Islamic State; the Obama administration goes with ISIL.

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