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After Years Of Performing, Lake Street Dive Reaps Sold-Out Shows

Monday, July 07, 2014

The members of the band Lake Street Dive have been making music together for nearly 10 years — but only recently have experienced commercial success.

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How To Create A Song: Lake Street Dive Style

Monday, July 07, 2014

The band Lake Street Dive struggled in its early days to use its jazz education without scaring off audiences. For inspiration, they turned to another band, known for transforming the sound of pop.

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Lake Street Dive And The Chemistry Of Harmony

Monday, July 07, 2014

The band's four men and women met at music school and experimented with different sounds before landing on their signature: pop and soul with jazz instrumentation and lots of harmony singing.

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Programs Target Poverty In Obama's 5 'Promise Zones'

Sunday, July 06, 2014

The idea is to basically carpet-bomb specific urban neighborhoods and rural areas with programs like after-school classes, GED courses and job training, with the goal of turning those areas around.

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The Life And Death Of 'The Internet's Own Boy'

Sunday, July 06, 2014

Programmer and activist Aaron Swartz was a "complex person," says filmmaker Brian Knappenberger. He tells Swartz's story, including his legal battle and suicide, in a new documentary.

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After Assault, Woman Finds Hope And Career In Restorative Justice

Sunday, July 06, 2014

In 1976, Lorenn Walker was attacked in an alley in Waikiki, Hawaii. That trauma inspired Walker, then a high school dropout, to enroll in college, become a lawyer and work in violence prevention.

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Undeterred By The Blacklist, Lee Grant 'Said Yes To Everything'

Sunday, July 06, 2014

After losing 12 years of her career to the communist blacklist, the actress and director spent decades lying about her age to make up for lost time. Her new memoir recounts her life in Hollywood.

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Release Of 'Echo's Bones' Resurrects Beckett's Rejected Work

Saturday, July 05, 2014

The story, which is about a man who comes back to life, was meant to be the final piece in Samuel Beckett's first collection of stories. But his original editor refused to publish it.

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Pigeons Fly In Fear As Rufus The Hawk Guards Wimbledon's Grass

Saturday, July 05, 2014

At the tennis tournament this year, as in years past, a Harris hawk named Rufus has been soaring above the stadium. His job is to keep pigeons from trespassing onto the iconic grass on Centre Court.

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What Does Cold Sound Like? See If Your Ear Can Tell Temperature

Saturday, July 05, 2014

More than 80 percent of our poll participants were able to tell the difference between hot and cold water just by listening to the sound of the liquid pouring.

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A Noodle-Maker's Daughter Falls For Ballroom Dancing In 'Mambo'

Saturday, July 05, 2014

Jean Kwok, the award-winning writer of Girl in Translation, has written a new book called Mambo in Chinatown, a Cinderella story about a 22-year-old Chinese-American torn between two cultures.

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Tests And Tales Of Becoming A U.S. Citizen

Friday, July 04, 2014

Swearing-in ceremonies for new citizens are traditional on Independence Day in America. What does U.S. citizenship mean to those who choose to naturalize?

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From Axes To Razors, The Stuff That Makes You Feel Manly

Friday, July 04, 2014

For All Things Considered's series on men in America, we asked you to tell us about the objects that make you feel manly. Answers ranged from handkerchiefs and boxing gloves to typewriters and tools.

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Passing The Torch: A Firefighter Dad's Legacy

Friday, July 04, 2014

When he was a boy growing up in Chicago in the 1990s, Dekalb Walcott III says all the kids wanted to be like Michael Jordan. But not Dekalb. It was his dad, a fire chief, that he idolized.

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Reading The Declaration Of Independence: A Tradition Continues

Friday, July 04, 2014

More than 200 years ago Friday, the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence, changing the course of history. NPR marks the anniversary each year by reading the full document.

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Designing The Perfectly Architectural Ice Cream Sandwich

Friday, July 04, 2014

NPR's Renee Montagne visited Coolhaus Ice Cream Shop in Southern California to find out what architecture and frozen desserts have in common, and how to stack up a mean ice cream sandwich.

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Simple Summer Jam Session Calls For Strawberries And Sunshine

Thursday, July 03, 2014

When strawberries are in season, the Food Network's Amy Thielen's thinks of jam — sun jam. She shares her grandmother's method for making preserves with little more than sugar and the summer sun.

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Is Unlimited Spending On Political Speech A Protected Right?

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Do individuals and organizations have a constitutional right to unlimited spending on their own political speech? Legal experts face off on the issue in the latest Intelligence Squared U.S. debate.

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Ask Me Anything: Mideast Correspondent Emily Harris Answers

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Just over a year ago, NPR's Emily Harris packed up and moved to Jerusalem. She covers Israel and the Palestinian territories, which means plenty of politics and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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A 'Lost Generation Of Workers': The Cost Of Youth Unemployment

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Youth joblessness remains remarkably high across the country, threatening long-term trouble for young people's career trajectories, earning potential and the overall health of the economy.

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