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Playing 'Crazy Eyes' Taught Actress 'It's OK To Be Just You'

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Uzo Aduba has won over critics and fans for her portrayal as "Crazy Eyes" on Netflix's Orange Is the New Black. Aduba speaks to NPR's Michel Martin about her success and how she got there.

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Why Your 'Small-Batch' Whiskey Might Taste A Lot Like The Others

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

A food blogger says dozens of distilleries are buying rye whiskey from a factory in Indiana and using it in bottles labeled "artisan."

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Late Rally From Argentina Fails To Delay Default

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Earlier in the day it looked like a resolution was possible, but ultimately talks between the country and a group of creditors broke down in New York. The first time the country defaulted was in 2002.

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Bolivia Makes Child Labor Legal, In An Attempt To Make It Safer

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

New legislation in Bolivia will allow children as young as 10 to work. Critics say the law will keep kids out of school, but supporters argue that children are working anyway — and need protection.

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NPR Host Michel Martin's Own 'Letter From A Birmingham Jail'

Monday, July 28, 2014

After seven years hosting NPR's Tell Me More, Michel Martin felt she had left some of her own struggles unspoken: the unique challenges for women of color trying to balance work and family.

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Handmade Signs From Homeless People Lead To Art, Understanding

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Artist Willie Baronet is on a 24-city, 31-day trek across the country this month, buying handmade signs from homeless people. He says the project has changed the way he views homelessness.

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'Love And Drowning' In The U.S. Virgin Islands

Sunday, July 27, 2014

In the Land of Love and Drowning, the islands are a magical setting for three generations of one family living through the modern history of the territory as it passes from Danish to American hands.

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Lessons In Manhood: A Boys' School Turns Work Into Wonders

Sunday, July 27, 2014

At the East Bay School for Boys, teachers try to channel students' frenetic energy into resilience and creativity. They call shop class "work," and emphasize softer skills like empathy.

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What It's Like To Own Your Very Own Harrier Jump Jet

Sunday, July 27, 2014

The Harrier Jump Jet is known for vertical take-offs and landings. It also has an accident-prone track record, but that didn't dissuade one pilot from buying his dream plane.

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Life Beyond The Dance Floor

Sunday, July 27, 2014

For former DJ Fin Greenall, jumping from the electronic to the acoustic music world meant re-learning how to read a crowd.

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With Judges Overriding Death Penalty Cases, Alabama Is An Outlier

Sunday, July 27, 2014

A jury gave Courtney Lockhart life in prison in 2010, but a judge sentenced him to death instead. Lockhart has appealed to the state Supreme Court, hoping it will reconsider judicial override rules.

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One Woman, 817 Children: Caring For Kids Of Undocumented Parents

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Nora Sandigo is the legal guardian of hundreds of American-born children whose parents are here illegally. Without a guardian, they'd face foster homes or adoption if their parents are deported.

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Ceci Bastida: Punk Roots, Pop Sounds And A Political Mind

Sunday, July 27, 2014

La Edad de la Violencia — "the age of violence" — is a pretty dire name for an album of upbeat synth-pop. Mexican-born singer Ceci Bastida says that's the point.

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At 75, Batman Still Seeks Justice, Not Revenge

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Batman keeps avenging the death of his parents, but "it's not a vendetta, it's a crusade," says author Glen Weldon. "He represents the idea of: 'This thing that happened to me? Never again.' "

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Director Says Hoffman Inhabited 'Most Wanted Man' Role

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Anton Corbijn directed Philip Seymour Hoffman in one of his final roles — playing a haggard German intelligence agent in the film adaptation of the John le Carré spy thriller A Most Wanted Man.

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Lessons In 'Essentialism': Getting More Out Of Life By Doing Less

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Greg McKeown doesn't believe in "doing it all." In his new book he argues that we should pursue only those things that are truly important — and eliminate everything else.

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Eric Clapton And J.J. Cale: Notes On A Friendship

Saturday, July 26, 2014

One year after J.J. Cale's death, his friend and fan Eric Clapton says we still don't know the half of the late songwriter's talent. Read Clapton's extended interview with NPR's Eric Westervelt.

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An Idea That Stuck: How A Hymnal Bookmark Helped Inspire The Post-It Note

Saturday, July 26, 2014

3M employee Art Fry had a problem: When he sang with his church choir, his paper bookmarks fell out of his hymnal. Thankfully for Fry, his coworker Spencer Silver had a new adhesive in the works.

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'Purple Rain' Taught Me How To Be In A Band

Saturday, July 26, 2014

For Eric Deggans, Prince's movie wasn't just a spectacle. Sitting in a theater packed with kids his age, he saw Purple Rain as "a validation of the musical world I was already seeking out."

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Plot To Poison Famed French Wine Makes For Gripping (Pinot) Noir

Saturday, July 26, 2014

In Shadows in the Vineyard Maximillian Potter tells the true story of the legendary Romanée-Conti vineyard — and how it was held up for a 1 million euro ransom.

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