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'If You Don't Fight For Yourself, Ain't Nobody Else Gonna Do It For You'

Friday, March 18, 2016

That's the lesson Tanya James' mother taught her. And she says it was invaluable in the West Virginia coal mines, where she worked for decades. Now, she's passing that lesson down to her daughters.

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'We Couldn't Save Them': Lessons From A Film About Family And Addiction

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

"Our job was to love them," says actress Krisha Fairchild. She plays a recovering addict in Krisha, a film written and directed by her nephew, and inspired by her family's struggle with addiction.

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'The Rope' Chronicles A Good Death, And A Bad Start

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Kanan Makiya's new novel is named for the rope used to execute Saddam Hussein. It follows one Shiite militiaman from the day of Saddam's fall through the tumultuous years that follow.

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FCC Chair: Proposal Would Let Consumers Determine Value Of Internet Privacy

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

The top telecom regulator says his privacy proposal, a first of its kind for Internet providers, would empower consumers to have a say in how their data gets used and how it's valued.

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Even Astronauts Get The Blues: Or Why Boredom Drives Us Nuts

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

We've all been there: bored in class, bored at work, bored in standstill traffic. But why do we find boredom so unbearable? Hidden Brain investigates – hopefully, without boring you.

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Music Moment: Thao Nguyen

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Thao Nguyen, frontwoman for Thao and the Get Down Stay Down shares the personal story behind her latest album, A Man Alive.

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'This Can't Go On In Chicago,' Says Anti-Trump Protester

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Jedidiah Brown was the man pulled off stage at the canceled Chicago Trump rally. He says his goal was to shut it down.

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Comeback Girl: Gwen Stefani On Healing In Public

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Stefani burst onto the pop scene with Tragic Kingdom, the 1995 No Doubt album forged inside a bitter breakup. Twenty years later, her public image has changed, and with it the stakes of making music.

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On Grant-Lee Phillips' 'The Narrows,' A Troubadour Looks Into His Ancestry

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Whether as the Gilmore Girls town troubadour or as a solo musician, Phillips tells powerful stories through his music. His most recent album explores his family history and Native American heritage.

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1976: The Last Time Republicans Duked It Out To The Last, Heated Minute

Sunday, March 13, 2016

That year was the last genuinely contested political convention. In a heated race to amass the most delegates, Ronald Reagan nearly denied Pres. Gerald Ford the presidential nomination.

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Walt Whitman's Letter For A Dying Soldier To His Wife Discovered

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Jackie Budell of the National Archives talks about a newly discovered a letter written by Walt Whitman, who visited hospitals and wrote letters on behalf of injured soldiers during the Civil War.

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Author Interview: Annie Dillard, Author of 'The Abundance'

Saturday, March 12, 2016

NPR's Melissa Block asks Annie Dillard about the celebrated author's "masculine mind," her decision to write less, and her baseball skills. Dillard's new collection of essays is called The Abundance.

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'I Ate A Lot Of Apples': Tracy Chevalier On Writing Her 'Orchard' Novel

Saturday, March 12, 2016

The author's latest book, At the Edge of the Orchard, follows a pioneer family growing apple trees in Ohio. Chevalier says she got the idea after hearing the real story of Johnny Appleseed.

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The Apocalyptic Party Jams And Secular Gospel Of Birds Of Chicago

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Allison Russell and JT Nero harmonize perfectly as both a couple and a band. "If we can tap into some words and music that have a certain grace and power, then we can get closer to each other."

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Female Sportscasters Feel Staying On Defensive Is Part Of The Job

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Erin Andrews' lawsuit against a stalker has prompted other women sportscasters to talk about the security risks they face. Fox Sports reporter Laura Okmin shares what measures she takes to feel safe.

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Politics Podcast: There's Another Super Tuesday?

Friday, March 11, 2016

The NPR Politics team is back to discuss the Republican and Democratic presidential debates as well as what to expect from March 15, when more than a thousand delegates are at stake.

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Why Fastest U.S. College Mile Runner Won't Be Vying To Be NCAA Champ

Friday, March 11, 2016

The University of Washington's Izaic Yorks ran a mile in 3:53, setting a new mark for an American collegian. But loyalty to his team means he won't be running the mile at this weekend's championship.

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Canine Or Cuisine? This Photo Meme Is Fetching

Friday, March 11, 2016

Chihuahua or muffin? Labradoodle or fried chicken? These are the gnawing questions raised by the latest food images dogging the Internet. So we bit.

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Do You Sacrifice One For Many? Mirren's Latest Film Has No Easy Answers

Friday, March 11, 2016

In her new film Eye in the Sky, Helen Mirren plays a colonel overseeing a secret drone operation in Kenya. Mirren and director Gavin Hood say the audience is the jury in this courtroom drama of sorts.

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Walking The Beat In Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood, Where A New Day Began Together

Friday, March 11, 2016

For 25 years, Francois Clemmons played Fred Rogers' neighborhood police officer, often lending a hand and a soothing voice. But as Clemmons recalls, it was a foot bath that offered a memorable lesson.

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