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'We're Contemporary People': BADBADNOTGOOD's Mixed Bag Of Inspiration

Monday, November 21, 2016

The Toronto jazz band is heavily influenced by today's hip-hop. "We came about precisely from just goofing around and having fun," bassist Chester Hansen says.

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A Clear Message From Colombian Police: Don't Mess With '100 Years Of Solitude'

Monday, November 21, 2016

In 2015, a first edition copy of Gabriel García Márquez's classic was stolen from a Bogota book fair. Many cases in that city go unsolved, but local law enforcement went all out to find the book.

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A Woman Launches A 'Search Party' For Someone Else ... And Herself

Monday, November 21, 2016

When an acquaintance goes missing, Dory (Alia Shawkat) takes it upon herself to investigate. Co-creators Charles Rogers and Sarah-Violet Bliss poke fun at millennials in the new, dark TBS comedy.

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A Tribe Called Red Breaks Down Its 'Powwow-Step' Style

Sunday, November 20, 2016

A group of three indigenous DJs from Canada combines dubstep, hip-hop, and traditional powwow samples in its music. Bear Witness calls it "a very inclusive party that everybody showed up to."

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Nina Diaz Is On The Other Side

Saturday, November 19, 2016

The frontwoman for the punk band Girl in a Coma spent years battling addiction. Now, she's gotten sober and gone solo for her new album, The Beat Is Dead.

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'Moonglow' Shines A Light On Hidden Family History

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Michael Chabon's new novel is based on deathbed conversations with his own grandfather, as strong painkillers unlocked the stories of a long full life — stories Chabon says he'd never heard before.

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'Musicians Don't Retire': A Tribe Called Quest On The Work Ahead

Saturday, November 19, 2016

The death this year of a founding member means that the group's long-delayed new album may really be its last. But as Q-Tip and Jarobi White put it, "Musicians don't retire."

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New Yorker Editor David Remnick Describes Obama's Reactions To Election

Friday, November 18, 2016

David Remnick, editor of The New Yorker talks about his interviews with President Obama in the days before and after the election.

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Metallica's Lars Ulrich And James Hetfield Are In It For The Long Haul

Friday, November 18, 2016

Twelve years ago, a documentary showed Metallica close to imploding. Today, the band releases its 10th studio album — and its two main songwriters say they've learned a lesson in empathy.

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In A Family's First House, A Lasting Lesson: You Can Always Give

Friday, November 18, 2016

When her mom gave her bed to a family less fortunate than theirs, Alicia Beltrán-Castañeda was upset. But the moment offered a lesson — one that, decades later, she's passing on to her own daughter.

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Surgeon General Murthy Wants America To Face Up To Addiction

Thursday, November 17, 2016

More people struggle with alcohol or drugs than have cancer, and 1 in 5 Americans binge drink. It all costs the nation $420 billion a year. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy says we know how to help.

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Bellevue Hospital Pioneered Care For Presidents And Paupers

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

The history of New York's Bellevue hospital is also the history of medicine in the United States. From the days before doctors believed in germs through AIDS, the hospital led the way in innovation.

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Breitbart Editor Contends Steve Bannon 'Has No Prejudices'

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Who is Steve Bannon, the man with President-elect Donald Trump's ear in the White House? NPR's Steve Inskeep spoke with Breitbart editor Joel Pollak, a former colleague of Bannon's, to find out more.

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'My Year Of Guards And Guns': Megyn Kelly On Standing Up To Trump And Ailes

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

In her book Settle For More, the Fox anchor shares scary and empowering moments covering the 2016 campaign. But Kelly says she doesn't regret not going up against Roger Ailes earlier.

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Entering Religious Life Doesn't Mean Leaving The World Behind

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Kristen Daniels is an independent 25-year-old considering becoming a Catholic nun. She spoke with Sister Donna Del Santo, who resisted taking her vows at first, but felt at home once she did.

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Celebrated Jazz Musician Mose Allison Dies At 89

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

The pianist, singer and composer's witty lyrics and Southern drawl were favorites of jazz fans and the British rockers who covered his songs, from The Who to The Clash to Van Morrison.

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Bernie Sanders Calls For 'Fundamental Reassessment' Of Democratic Party

Monday, November 14, 2016

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Sen. Bernie Sanders about his new book, Our Revolution, which outlines his programs to combat inequality, discrimination and lack of opportunity in the U.S.

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In 'Judas,' Amos Oz Explores Different Roads For Israel

Monday, November 14, 2016

Oz's latest is set in Jerusalem in 1959, and centers on three people with vastly different views of Israel, life and the world — who gradually argue themselves into friendship, and even love.

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'I Have A Purpose': Sting Talks About '57th & 9th' And Why He's Still Here

Sunday, November 13, 2016

After a decade, the singer-songwriter has a new album. He talks with NPR's Michel Martin about U.S. elections, Brexit, the Bataclan, the migrant crisis — and his own mortality.

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A Story Of Crisis And Resilience, Told Through Music

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Music in Exile is a project that records the work of displaced musicians. "I'm just playing this music and singing to forget myself," Yazidi refugee Barakat Ali Khalaf says. "To not be so worried."

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