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As Debt Talks Hit An Impasse, What's Next For Puerto Rico?

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Negotiations to restructure the U.S. territory's significant debt hit a speed bump Friday. As Congress considers its next step, economist Rosario Rivera explains the origins of the financial crisis.

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British Theater Showcases Special Effects From The 18th Century

Sunday, January 24, 2016

The Old Vic Theatre in Bristol, England, is celebrating its 250th anniversary. And the festivities involve bringing back some old theatrical tricks — including one number called the "Thunder Run."

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Passion And Obsession En Pointe In 'Girl Through Glass'

Sunday, January 24, 2016

It's 1977 and an 11-year-old dancer named Mira is struggling to find her place in the competitive world of New York City ballet. Dance is her escape from her parents' failing marriage — but instead of a sanctuary, Mira finds the opposite: a dark threat intermingled with her dreams of ...

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'What Made That Thing Work?': Bill Frisell Takes On Screen Music

Sunday, January 24, 2016

One of the world's most inventive guitarists and composers has recorded a tribute to some of his favorite music from TV and film. Bill Frisell's When You Wish Upon a Star covers the screen from Bonanza to The Godfather to the poignant themes of To Kill a Mockingbird. ...

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In Quest To Fell Rhodes Statue, Students Aim To Make Oxford Confront History

Sunday, January 24, 2016

In front of one of the colleges at Oxford University, a statue of Cecil Rhodes stands overlooking the campus. Rhodes, a South African businessman, started the De Beers diamond company and went on to become the namesake of the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship.

He was also a colonialist who believed in ...

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Making Sense Of A Song Called 'Widow Maker'

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Musician Brooke Waggoner was on a 6 a.m. coffee run when she got a worrisome text from a friend, whose husband was apparently dealing with a life-threatening heart problem. The news gave her a shiver — and an idea.

"I don't know if it was the early morning, the kind ...

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Sex And The Snowed-In Cities: Why This Blizzard Could Cause A Baby Bump

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Often when big storms strike, so does an uptick in births — to the tune of a 2 percent increase nine months later. But be careful: With the most severe storms, births in the area actually decrease.

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Groucho Marx Spared No One — And His Biographer Isn't Pulling Punches, Either

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Lee Siegel, author of Groucho Marx: The Comedy of Existence, wanted his biography to uncover the real man behind the iconic mustache. What Siegel found, he says, was "a thoroughgoing misanthrope."

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In First Novel, Former Hostage Ingrid Betancourt Tells A Story Of Captivity

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Julia has a gift — or is it? Ingrid Betancourt's new novel, The Blue Line, is about a woman in 1970s Argentina who can see the world through the eyes of others. Usually what she sees are terrible events, and that makes her different from the millions of Argentines who ...

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Meet The Candidates In 100 Words And 60 Seconds

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Have you spent most of this election cycle trying to ignore it? We don't blame you. With the Iowa caucuses just a week away, it might be time to get plugged in.

NPR's campaign reporters have spent months on the trail listening to and analyzing the candidates' movements, speeches and ...

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'New Age Becomes Old Age Very Quickly': Yanni Speaks

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Just say the name — his one name — and you know we're talking about one of the most popular recording artists ever. Yanni's resume includes more than 40 platinum and gold albums since the 1980s and epic concerts from some of the world's most historic sites, including The Forbidden ...

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Mulder And Scully On Why The World Is Ready For An 'X-Files' Reboot

Saturday, January 23, 2016

On Sunday, the FBI's Fox Mulder and Dana Scully will once again start taking on unsolved cases of the paranormal kind. That's right: The X-Files is back.

Actors Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny are reprising their roles of Scully and Mulder in six new episodes. The show is being revived ...

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Politics Podcast: Hot Peppers, Attack Ads And The Return Of Sarah Palin

Friday, January 22, 2016

With about a week left until the Iowa caucuses, the NPR Politics Podcast team discusses the emerging rifts between GOP candidates and the return of a certain Alaskan politician — and her endorsement of Donald Trump.

Special guest Ari Shapiro, host of All Things Considered, joins the podcast this ...

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Encore: In Wake Of War, Former Homeless Vet Found Hope In Treatment

Friday, January 22, 2016

When Marine Cpl. Zach Skiles returned from Iraq, he couldn't sleep, hold down a job or pay rent. Last year, he and his father sat down to talk for the first time about his life after the war.

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#ZikaQA: Watch Goats and Soda's Live Q&A On The Zika Virus

Thursday, January 21, 2016

In the past year, Zika virus has emerged as a serious health risk, linked to severe birth defects in Brazil. NPR's South America Correspondent Lourdes Garcia-Navarro and Global Health Correspondent Jason Beaubien will answer your questions on this mosquito-borne disease in a live YouTube web stream on Tuesday, ...

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'London Spy' Begins With A Romance Between A Clubber And MI6 Agent

Thursday, January 21, 2016

The new BBC America show, written by author Tom Rob Smith, opens with a gay couple falling in love. Then one of them mysteriously disappears.

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Women's Hockey Takes Stage As New Pro Sports League

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Founder Dani Rylan launched the league in October with teams in Boston, Buffalo, Connecticut and New York City. For girls who want to play pro, she says, the NWHL can turn dreams into reality.

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When 'Your Heart Is A Muscle,' Empathy Is A Revolutionary Act

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Writer Sunil Yapa says his father taught him to have a global perspective from a very young age. Yapa's new novel was inspired by explosive global trade protests that took place in Seattle in 1999.

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'In A Different Key' Traces History And Politics Of Autism

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Authors John Donvan and Caren Zucker say parents have been "unsung heroes" in spurring more research on autism, and in getting many more kids out of institutions and into schools.

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Politics Podcast: Not All Polls Are Created Equal

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Ever scratch your head over political polls that seem to be looking at similar questions — say, how a candidate might do in Iowa — but predict wildly different outcomes?

Polls drive so much of the political news coverage you see and hear. Lots of politics and media reporters follow ...

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