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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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One Feminist Critic's Battle With Gaming's Darker Side

Saturday, October 18, 2014

This week, Anita Sarkeesian, known for her series critiquing the portrayal of women in video games, canceled a talk at Utah State University after the school received a threat of a mass shooting.

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The Man Who Coined 'Genocide' Spent His Life Trying To Stop It

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Polish lawyer Raphael Lemkin coined the word in 1943, as part of his lifelong campaign to make the world acknowledge and prosecute the crime. A new documentary, Watchers of the Sky, tells his story.

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A Funny Philosopher Tackles A Tough Query: 'Does Santa Exist?'

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Eric Kaplan's son had a zoo trip canceled because one mom worried about reindeer-induced questions. So Kaplan, a comedy writer and philosophy grad student, started pondering the puzzle of St. Nick.

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424 Steps To Happiness: A Father's Journey Beyond 'The Fall'

Saturday, October 18, 2014

A son with cerebral palsy inspires a new way to think about imperfection, exaltation and love in a new memoir by Brazilian novelist and screenwriter Diogo Mainardi.

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Primus: Music Makers, Dreamer Of Dreams

Saturday, October 18, 2014

"I hope I don't piss off Gene Wilder," Les Claypool says of Primus & The Chocolate Factory, a cover of the soundtrack to the 1971 film Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory.

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American Soldier, Iraqi Interpreter: From Strangers To 'Brothers'

Saturday, October 18, 2014

When Sgt. Paul Braun was serving in Iraq, his company was assigned an interpreter they called Philip. At first the two men were wary of each other; later, Braun worked to bring Philip to the states.

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A Suitcase Musician Comes Home: Shakey Graves On 'And The War Came'

Saturday, October 18, 2014

The former one-man band, who used an old suitcase as a kick drum on his 2011 debut, talks with Scott Simon about the "shinier" sound of his new album.

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Email Just Can't Compete With Heartfelt 'Letters Of Note'

Friday, October 17, 2014

The art of letter writing is also an act of preserving history. The correspondences gathered in the book Letters Of Note tell stories of delight, hope and loss — and the nature of human connection.

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Fiesta Fan Photos: Your Dishes On Display

Friday, October 17, 2014

NPR listeners recently threw open their kitchen cabinets and showed off their collections of the brightly colored Fiesta dishware line: stacks of mix-and-match plates, favorite mugs, family heirlooms.

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For Father-And-Son Locksmiths, The Key Is Hard Work

Friday, October 17, 2014

Phil Mortillaro dropped out of school and became a locksmith. Now he owns a Manhattan locksmith shop with his son, Philip Jr. Philip says his dad and the store have become neighborhood institutions.

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World Bank Head On Ebola: Put The Fire Out Where It's Raging

Friday, October 17, 2014

World Bank President Jim Kim believes the world has moved too slow in battling Ebola. And closing off travel from West Africa, he says, is not the answer.

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Michael Keaton: As An Actor, You Must Lock In And Let Go

Friday, October 17, 2014

"I've got to stay 100 percent present," Keaton says. He is currently starring in Birdman, a dark comedy about an aging movie star who once played a superhero — a role he can't quite get over.

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USAID Head Speaks Of Heroic Efforts — And Heroes — In West Africa

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Rajiv Shah, the head of the U.S. Agency for International Development, gives an update on the construction of new hospitals — and the outlook for Ebola — in afflicted parts of West Africa.

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