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Coaching The Big Leagues: Natalie Nakase Makes NBA History

Saturday, August 02, 2014

Nakase, who has played and coached in other pro leagues, is an assistant video coordinator for the LA Clippers. During the NBA Summer League, she became the NBA's first-ever female assistant coach.

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9 To 5 Not For You? Try T. Rex Puppetry Or Aquatic Mail Delivery

Saturday, August 02, 2014

The daily grind isn't everyone's style. Around the nation, young people are hard at work at offbeat jobs — like tracking bats in the dark of night or wandering a museum in a 75-pound dinosaur costume.

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No Lie: Shakira's 'Hips' Gets An Oxford Makeover

Saturday, August 02, 2014

The Oxford University men's a cappella group Out of the Blue has its own version of "Hips Don't Lie" — and an endorsement from the pop star herself.

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In 1879, Explorers Set Sail To Solve Arctic Mystery, Once And For All

Saturday, August 02, 2014

In the Kingdom of Ice tells the story of a "grand and terrible" 19th-century expedition into uncharted Arctic waters. Of the 33 men who set out, only 13 made it home after a truly harrowing voyage.

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Syrian Conflict Isn't Just A Civil War, But 'A War On Childhood'

Saturday, August 02, 2014

A new BBC documentary tells the stories of six young Syrians from different sides of the war: among them, one who learns the names of bombs, not how to read; another who didn't eat bread for a year.

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'Guardians' Director: This Movie Needed Me!

Friday, August 01, 2014

Morning Edition's David Greene talks to director James Gunn about his new film, Guardians of the Galaxy, which Marvel hopes to make its next big franchise. Characters include a raccoon and a tree.

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Female Bricklayer Defied Doubters To Build Baltimore Landmarks

Friday, August 01, 2014

Barbara Moore was the only woman bricklayer in Baltimore when she started the job in 1973. "A lot of the older guys didn't think I should be there," she tells her daughter on a visit to StoryCorps.

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Playing 'Crazy Eyes' Taught Actress 'It's OK To Be Just You'

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Uzo Aduba has won over critics and fans for her portrayal as "Crazy Eyes" on Netflix's Orange Is the New Black. Aduba speaks to NPR's Michel Martin about her success and how she got there.

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Why Your 'Small-Batch' Whiskey Might Taste A Lot Like The Others

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

A food blogger says dozens of distilleries are buying rye whiskey from a factory in Indiana and using it in bottles labeled "artisan."

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Late Rally From Argentina Fails To Delay Default

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Earlier in the day it looked like a resolution was possible, but ultimately talks between the country and a group of creditors broke down in New York. The first time the country defaulted was in 2002.

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Bolivia Makes Child Labor Legal, In An Attempt To Make It Safer

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

New legislation in Bolivia will allow children as young as 10 to work. Critics say the law will keep kids out of school, but supporters argue that children are working anyway — and need protection.

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NPR Host Michel Martin's Own 'Letter From A Birmingham Jail'

Monday, July 28, 2014

After seven years hosting NPR's Tell Me More, Michel Martin felt she had left some of her own struggles unspoken: the unique challenges for women of color trying to balance work and family.

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Handmade Signs From Homeless People Lead To Art, Understanding

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Artist Willie Baronet is on a 24-city, 31-day trek across the country this month, buying handmade signs from homeless people. He says the project has changed the way he views homelessness.

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'Love And Drowning' In The U.S. Virgin Islands

Sunday, July 27, 2014

In the Land of Love and Drowning, the islands are a magical setting for three generations of one family living through the modern history of the territory as it passes from Danish to American hands.

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Lessons In Manhood: A Boys' School Turns Work Into Wonders

Sunday, July 27, 2014

At the East Bay School for Boys, teachers try to channel students' frenetic energy into resilience and creativity. They call shop class "work," and emphasize softer skills like empathy.

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What It's Like To Own Your Very Own Harrier Jump Jet

Sunday, July 27, 2014

The Harrier Jump Jet is known for vertical take-offs and landings. It also has an accident-prone track record, but that didn't dissuade one pilot from buying his dream plane.

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Life Beyond The Dance Floor

Sunday, July 27, 2014

For former DJ Fin Greenall, jumping from the electronic to the acoustic music world meant re-learning how to read a crowd.

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With Judges Overriding Death Penalty Cases, Alabama Is An Outlier

Sunday, July 27, 2014

A jury gave Courtney Lockhart life in prison in 2010, but a judge sentenced him to death instead. Lockhart has appealed to the state Supreme Court, hoping it will reconsider judicial override rules.

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One Woman, 817 Children: Caring For Kids Of Undocumented Parents

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Nora Sandigo is the legal guardian of hundreds of American-born children whose parents are here illegally. Without a guardian, they'd face foster homes or adoption if their parents are deported.

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Ceci Bastida: Punk Roots, Pop Sounds And A Political Mind

Sunday, July 27, 2014

La Edad de la Violencia — "the age of violence" — is a pretty dire name for an album of upbeat synth-pop. Mexican-born singer Ceci Bastida says that's the point.

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