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LA's Mountain Lion Is A Solitary Cat With A Knack For Travel

Sunday, April 19, 2015

A puma named P-22 had to master a suburban commute to find his home in Griffith Park. His name might not be pretty, but the biologist who collared him thinks it fits just right.

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Howard Seniors Look Back On The Soundtrack To Their College Years

Sunday, April 19, 2015

As graduation nears, the four students of The Howard Project share the songs that have carried them through the past four years — from "He Has His Hands On You" to India.Arie's "Beautiful Surprise."

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Memoir Chronicles The Joy And Loss Of 'The Light Of The World'

Sunday, April 19, 2015

NPR's Rachel Martin speaks to author Elizabeth Alexander about her new memoir, The Light of the World.

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'Spinster' Celebrates The Single Ladies

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Writer Kate Bolick says that, growing up, she just assumed she'd get married some day — but it hasn't happened. Her new book looks at five women who upend traditional assumptions about women's lives.

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Live At Guitar Center: A Lot Of Noise And A Little Fun

Sunday, April 19, 2015

New York musician Noah Wall surreptitiously recorded amateurs fiddling with guitars, pianos, keyboards, drums and more at a Guitar Center. He captured a lot of bad music and some wild ambition.

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Jon Krakauer Tells A 'Depressingly Typical' Story Of College Town Rapes

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Krakauer's Missoula looks at stories of women who have been sexually assaulted by people they know. He says rape is unlike other crimes because in other crimes, "the victim isn't assumed to be lying."

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This Robot Chef Has Mastered Crab Bisque

Sunday, April 19, 2015

The system, a pair of robotic arms, learned to cook by mimicking the motions of a top chef. Even though it can't smell or taste, its maker says the robot should be able to make 2,000 meals by 2017.

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After A Change Of Heart, Marina Reclaims The Diamonds

Sunday, April 19, 2015

For about two years, Marina Diamandis donned a platinum-blonde wig and became Electra Heart. But the pop singer has ditched her alter ego for a sound and persona that's all her own.

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After Fan Pressure, Netflix Makes 'Daredevil' Accessible To The Blind

Saturday, April 18, 2015

The series stars a blind superhero — but at first, it lacked audio descriptions for the visually impaired. Netflix has added that option, but the issue raises larger questions of online accessibility.

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The Inauspicious Start To Susan Stamberg's Broadcasting Career

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Susan Stamberg is an NPR "founding mother" and the first woman to anchor a national nightly news program. But her radio debut was not so glamorous: A fake weather report on a local radio station.

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Late Chicago Chef Sought To Open 'A New Page In Gastronomy'

Saturday, April 18, 2015

A star of molecular gastronomy, Homaro Cantu, 38, took his own life this week. Cantu owned a Michelin-starred restaurant, but he also wanted to cure world hunger and improve Americans' eating habits.

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Alabama Shakes, On Not Keeping Things Safe

Saturday, April 18, 2015

"I like all kinds of music, and nobody ever told me you gotta pick one, so I never did," lead singer and guitarist Brittany Howard says.

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Wordless Ads Speak Volumes In 'Unbranded' Images Of Women

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Artist Hank Willis Thomas strips slogans and brands off ads to create images that expose American preoccupations. His last series focused on African-Americans; his new work features white women.

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Formerly Homeless Vet And His Dad Remember His Darkest Moments

Saturday, April 18, 2015

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

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Singer Becca Stevens Had To 'Pull The Trigger' On Her New Album

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Stevens says it was hard to let go of her quest for perfection. But after a long creative process, Perfect Animal ended up "exactly how it was meant to be."

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Anniversary Of Oklahoma City Bombing Reopens Wounds For Survivors

Friday, April 17, 2015

When the truck bomb exploded at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building on April 19, 1995, there were 21 children in the building's day care. Six survived, including Chris Nguyen and PJ Allen.

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When The World Bank Does More Harm Than Good

Friday, April 17, 2015

Large projects funded by the bank have left millions of poor people worse off, an investigation found. The bank says the vast majority of its projects don't fall into this category.

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An American Journalist Explains Why He Had To Flee Iraq

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Ned Parker has covered Iraq for more than a decade. But the Reuters bureau chief abruptly left the country last week after a report of human rights abuses prompted threats from a Shiite paramilitary.

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Who Was John Wilkes Booth Before He Became Lincoln's Assassin?

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

On the 150th anniversary of President Lincoln's death, Morning Edition's Renee Montagne and historian Terry Alford explore John Wilkes Booth's life, and how the assassination affected his family.

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From Horses To High-Rises: An Insider 'Unmasks' China's Economic Rise

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Over the past 25 years, former U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson watched China turn into the world's second largest economy. He explains what could halt the country's massive growth.

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