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'It Changes You Forever': Lady Gaga On David Bowie And Being Brave

Sunday, February 21, 2016

In a conversation with Michel Martin, the pop chameleon reflects on two life-changing moments from the start of her career — one an enduring trauma, the other an explosion of self-discovery.

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Breaking The North Korean Information Blockade

Sunday, February 21, 2016

North Korea is considered the most reclusive country in the world. Outsiders know very little about what happens inside the Hermit Kingdom.

North Koreans, in turn, know very little about the outside world. The regime of dictator Kim Jong Un bans nearly all forms of outside media. North Koreans are ...

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Marlon Williams: Americana By Way Of New Zealand

Sunday, February 21, 2016

If all you had to go on were his songs, you might think Marlon Williams was some little-known crooner from the bygone American West. In reality, he's a 24-year-old from New Zealand with a Maori punk-singer dad, who happened to fall in love with the music of

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Bernie Sanders Concedes To Clinton In Nevada

Saturday, February 20, 2016

The senator lost to Hillary Clinton in Saturday's caucuses in Nevada. Hear a little bit of his concession speech to supporters at the audio link above.

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HIV-Positive Organ Transplants Set To Begin At Johns Hopkins

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Doctors say organ transplants from HIV-positive donors to HIV-positive recipients will save lives and shorten wait times for everyone. NPR spoke with one doctor who helped end the 25-year ban.

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Translator Behind Elena Ferrante Novels Says Her Job Is To Be An 'Enabler'

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Ferrante Fever goes something like this: You pick up one of Elena Ferrante's books because a friend told you that you had to read it. You read a few pages, and then before you know it, it's 3:00 o'clock in the morning, you've finished the book, and you're on the ...

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More Than Just 'Indie Rock With Strings': Ra Ra Riot On Evolving Together

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Ra Ra Riot has been making music together for over a decade, and has just released its fourth album, Need Your Light. Fans of the band know that it incorporates string instruments with traditional rock ones — but in the early years, that fact threw some people.

"People ...

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On His Debut Album, 'Phase,' Jack Garratt Shakes Off Inhibition

Friday, February 19, 2016

The BBC called Garratt the "Sound Of The Year" for 2016. He's come a long way from placing last in the Junior Eurovision song contest.

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How Scientists Misread The Threat Of Zika Virus

Friday, February 19, 2016

Zika was ignored by infectious disease scientists for years. This happens more often than you might think, especially with diseases discovered in remote regions. A researcher says we can do better.

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A Mom, A Son With Down Syndrome — And The Love That Made A 'Curse' A Gift

Friday, February 19, 2016

Joshua Myers once found his condition so overwhelming, he considered suicide. Now 29, he says he loves his life. What's more, his mom says he's taught her something special: "how to love."

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Politics Podcast: Liar Liar Pants On Fire and Jeb's Gun

Thursday, February 18, 2016

The NPR Politics Podcast team has its weekly roundup a day early as it looks ahead to the upcoming Republican primary in South Carolina, the Democratic caucuses in Nevada, and all the political attacks that accompany them.

The team also takes a listener question and, as always, they end ...

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Experts Cast Doubt On What Else FBI Might Get From Suspect's iPhone

Thursday, February 18, 2016

The showdown between the FBI and Apple could result in huge changes for security and privacy, but one thing it may not do is deliver a big break in the San Bernardino case.

Investigators say they want to exhaust every avenue as they piece together what led to the ...

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He Led The Financial Bailout But Says Banks Are Still Too Big To Fail

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Despite changes after the 2008 financial crisis, Neel Kashkari, one of the leading figures in the federal bailout, says major banks are still at risk. "I don't think we've gone far enough," he says.

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Space Archaeologist Wants Your Help To Find Ancient Sites

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Sarah Parcak uses satellite imagery to identify hidden sites. The winner of the 2016 TED Prize now plans to invite everyone to help her locate historical treasures.

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In 'Doubter's Almanac,' Troubled Math Genius Tries To Solve The Unsolvable

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Author Ethan Canin says two odd talents contributed to his main character becoming a mathematician: He can always tell where he is on Earth and he can draw things perfectly.

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More Died On This WWII Ship Than On The Titanic And Lusitania Combined

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

On its final voyage, Germany's Wilhelm Gustloff carried soldiers and thousands of civilians, many of them children. Young adult author Ruta Sepetys revisits the ship's 1945 sinking in Salt to the Sea.

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On Helene Grimaud's New Album, 'Water' Is A Metaphor And Motivation

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

An environmental activist as well as a pianist, Grimaud was motivated by composers' fascination with water. Each piece on her new album is inspired by it.

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Remembering Anarcha, Lucy, and Betsey: The Mothers of Modern Gynecology

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

There are three statues in the United States honoring Dr. James Marion Sims, a 19th-century physician dubbed the father of modern gynecology. Invisible in his shadow are the enslaved women whom he experimented on. Today, they are unknown and unnamed except for three: Anarcha, Lucy, and Betsey. This week, we ...

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'You Bite Off A Little Bit': 'Mad Max' Editor On How To Shape A Film

Monday, February 15, 2016

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Margaret Sixel, Oscar-nominated editor for Mad Max: Fury Road, about how she highlighted emotional content in the action film.

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Ginsburg And Scalia: 'Best Buddies'

Monday, February 15, 2016

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the late Justice Antonin Scalia were ideologically at the opposite ends of the Supreme Court bench. Despite their dissenting opinions, they were also great friends.

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