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'Insatiable': One Woman's Love Affair With The Porn Industry

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Asa Akira had a normal, upper middle-class upbringing, so why did she become a porn star? It was the ultimate fantasy, she says. What others have called exploitative, Akira sees as empowering.

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A Voice For Abuse Survivors Within The Catholic Church

Sunday, May 11, 2014

In 1960, an Irish priest sexually abused Marie Collins. Now Pope Francis has named her to a Vatican panel on the church pedophilia crisis.

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The Pains Of Parenting, And Other Life Lessons From Louis C.K.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

The new series of Louie is underway, and the schlubby everyman portrayed by comic Louis C.K. is confronting the difficulties of raising two daughters — and the possibilities of dating while fat.

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Tori Amos On Where Art And Aging Intersect

Sunday, May 11, 2014

"I began to see myself as a combination of all the song structures that have come into my life for the last 50 years," Amos says of writing her new album, Unrepentant Geraldines.

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Athletes Chased By Technology In The Sport Of Anti-Doping

Saturday, May 10, 2014

As testing for doping in sports becomes more sophisticated, so do the drugs. Looking at the recent history of cycling can make you wonder how many cheaters continue to slip by undetected.

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Dolphins, Pirates And David Hasselhoff: Breaking Into TV At Sea

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Leah Warshawski's big break happened on a boat excursion in Hawaii. While translating for Japanese tourists, she met the producer of Baywatch. She's been using her marine knowledge ever since.

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In 'God's Pocket,' There's A Mad Man Behind The Camera

Friday, May 09, 2014

John Slattery stepped away from Mad Men for his directorial debut, God's Pocket, a film adapted from a 1980s novel. He discusses the anxieties of directing and the passing of Philip Seymour Hoffman.

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Bake Mom Some Skillingsboller: Simple Buns With A Tricky Name

Friday, May 09, 2014

Skillingsboller: A $10 word for sweets that cost just 1 shilling. Chef and stylist Paul Lowe says that these Norwegian cinnamon buns make for a golden — and gooey — gift on Mother's Day.

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Dolly Parton's Long Journey Home

Friday, May 09, 2014

The poor country gal who stormed Hollywood and built Dollywood says her career has come full circle. Parton speaks with NPR's David Greene about her new album and what hasn't changed in 50 years.

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Telepsychiatry Brings Emergency Mental Health Care To Rural Areas

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Many North Carolina counties have no psychiatrists, so emergency rooms are experimenting with beaming in the doctor on video. The hospital can then provide needed treatment.

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With Faith And Focus, Mariano Rivera Became Baseball's 'Closer'

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

The New York Yankees relief pitcher is revered both for what he did and what he didn't do — behave scandalously, pick fights, take drugs or chase big contract offers to other cities.

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Monterey Bay An 'Ocean Buffet Open For Business' This Spring

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Thanks to upwelling, an influx of marine and wildlife is taking place in one of the world's largest underwater canyons in California.

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Fleeing War At Home, Syrians Reach State Of Limbo In Greece

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

The Greek government made grandiose promises to house Syrian refugees in empty resorts on Greek islands. It didn't work out that way. These days, Syrians have no hope for asylum or benefits there.

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Yeezy Or The Bard: Who's The Best Wordsmith In Hip-Hop?

Monday, May 05, 2014

A data scientist pitted rappers against Shakespeare to see who had the more extensive vocabulary. But he says he isn't trying to make some sweeping statement about the lyrical prowess of hip-hop.

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Failure Of Steel D-Ring May Have Caused Circus Accident

Monday, May 05, 2014

Eleven people, including nine acrobats, were injured on Sunday in Providence, R.I., when support equipment failed and the performers fell to the ground.

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Drone Journalism Can't Fully Take Flight Until Regulators Act

Monday, May 05, 2014

Unmanned aircraft offer spectacular bird's-eye views, and news organizations are eager to deploy them to get that perspective. But U.S. regulators currently prohibit drone use for commercial purposes.

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Why Bring Up Death When We Could Talk About 'Something More Pleasant'?

Monday, May 05, 2014

In her illustrated memoir Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?, longtime New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast describes being an only child and conflicted caretaker to her aging parents.

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FAA Head: Safety, Privacy Concerns Abound In Regulating Drones

Monday, May 05, 2014

The Federal Aviation Administration is under pressure to come up with rules for the commercial use of drones. The central issue: How can they fly safely in the same airspace as other aircraft?

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Extra! Read All About It: 'Girl Stunt Reporter' Turns 150

Monday, May 05, 2014

Nellie Bly of the New York World was one of the most famous "girl stunt reporters" of her time. Now, the first ever edited collection of her work is being released, in honor of her 150th birthday.

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California Drought, Saxophone Legend Sonny Rollins, And How Not To Get Your Big Break

Sunday, May 04, 2014

In this week's podcast, California's drought has wildland firefighters, experts and residents on edge. Plus, jazz legend Sonny Rollins and the not-so-big break of comedian Kurt Braunohler.

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