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Can The Candidate Move Beyond 'The Christie Show'?

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

This week the Christie Tracker podcast headed to Livingston High School for analysis of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's announcement that he's running for the Republican presidential nomination.

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The Sound Of Twin Danger: Frank Sinatra Meets The Clash

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Singer Vanessa Bley and former Sade collaborator Stuart Matthewman make up the new cocktail jazz band Twin Danger, which has been causing a scene with its self-titled debut and live shows.

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After Marriage Equality, What's Next For The LGBT Movement?

Sunday, June 28, 2015

One commentator worries that, going forward, other serious issues for LGBT Americans may garner less support "because it's just not as fun to be involved in" as in the marriage equality movement.

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Two Years After Deadly Wildfire, Are There Lessons In The Ashes?

Sunday, June 28, 2015

The Yarnell Hill Fire in June 2013 was one of the deadliest incidents for wildland firefighters in American history. Nineteen of the Granite Mountain Hotshots died — many inside their fire shelters.

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2 Brothers And A Team Of Mules Tackle The Historic Oregon Trail

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Journalist Rinker Buck had a crazy idea — and a brother with a knack for driving mules. His new memoir recounts what happened when the two very different men set off in a covered wagon.

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The Villalobos Brothers Match Music With Frida Kahlo

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Asked to accompany an exhibit of Kahlo's work, the sibling band drew equally from traditional Mexican music and themes of modern struggle.

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Raised By 5 Different Families, 7 Siblings Are Reunited In 'Bastards'

Sunday, June 28, 2015

In her debut memoir Mary Anna King tells the story of her fractured upbringing and how — in the face of poverty — love and hard work were not sufficient to keep her family together.

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For Families Of U.S. Hostages, New Policy May Bring New Hope

Saturday, June 27, 2015

This week, President Obama announced changes to the government policy on Americans abducted abroad. A former FBI hostage negotiator explains what this means for the hostages — and for their families.

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Marvel's Half-Black, Half-Latino Spider-Man Is Going Mainstream

Saturday, June 27, 2015

"It won't be [that] Miles is Spider-Man with an asterisk or some kind of adjective or adverb attached to it," says writer Brian Michael Bendis. "He is going to be Spider-Man — just Spider-Man."

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Embraced Yet Forbidden, Staff Sergeant Comes Out As Transgender

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Being openly transgender is officially prohibited in the Army, but Staff Sgt. Patricia (formerly Peter) King says her support system at work "has been absolutely amazing" during her transition.

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How To Win The Money Game: A Former NBA Star Shares Financial Advice

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Adonal Foyle has financial advice for professional athletes. "You really have to put money in its proper place," he says. "If we do that, we will respect it — but not give it too much power over us."

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'I Just Love Dirt': Bilal Gets Grungy In The Studio

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Soul, jazz, hip-hop and a complex mix of themes all have their moment on Bilal's new album, but there's one unifying constant: an old-school production style.

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Daniel Silva On 'Double-Edged Sword' Of Writing An Israeli Spy Protagonist

Saturday, June 27, 2015

"Israel is extremely unpopular in the world right now," Silva says, and he doesn't always share his characters' opinions. The English Spy is Silva's 15th novel starring operative Gabriel Allon.

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National Cathedral Should Not Be Stained With Confederate Flag, Dean Says

Saturday, June 27, 2015

The Very Rev. Gary Hall says glass windows in honor of Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee need to go. "We couldn't with credibility address the race agenda" with the windows in place, he tells NPR.

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Dale Watson: Call Him Insane, But Don't Call Him Country

Saturday, June 27, 2015

The silver-pompadoured Texan sings in the tradition of Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash and George Jones, but he'd rather you call his music "Ameripolitan."

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'There's No Box For Me': Miguel On Embracing Difference

Friday, June 26, 2015

Best known for his silky voice and sultry lyrics, the R&B star takes a more personal approach on the new album Wildheart — especially when addressing his mixed ethnicity.

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Writer Roxane Gay: Why I Can't Forgive Dylann Roof

Friday, June 26, 2015

Forgiveness has been a major theme in cultural discussions surrounding the Charleston church shooting. But writer Roxane Gay says she can't forgive the alleged gunman.

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Charleston Stirs Memories Of Young Birmingham Bombing Victim

Friday, June 26, 2015

Decades before the deadly shootings at a South Carolina church, a church bombing killed four girls in Alabama. A friend of one of the girls describes the emotional scars both incidents have left.

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Pop Singer Tori Kelly's 'Unbreakable Smile' Keeps Her Optimistic

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Kelly entered the music industry through TV singing competitions at age 11. Now 22, she visited NPR's DC studios to perform music from her debut album.

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New Documentary Finds Nina Simone 'In Between The Black And White Keys'

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Simone's recordings still loom larger than the rest of her story. A new film about her life asks the question, What Happened, Miss Simone?

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