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Why Digital Security Is An 'Arms Race' Between Firms And The Feds

Monday, March 07, 2016

Cybersecurity expert Susan Landau argues that the FBI's dispute with Apple over the San Bernardino iPhone shouldn't be a choice between weaker phone security and the FBI's investigative power.

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Pastor Max Lucado Baffled Over Evangelical Trump Supporters

Sunday, March 06, 2016

The prominent evangelical pastor talks about his recent denunciation of Donald Trump. He says he's puzzled as to why other evangelical leaders seem to give the Republican candidate a "free pass."

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The Case For Closing — And Keeping Open — Guantanamo

Sunday, March 06, 2016

President Obama has been talking about closing the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, since he ran for president in 2008.

Now, eight years later, his administration has put out a plan to make it happen.

The plan is to transfer some of the remaining detainees to other countries ...

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'Love, Loss' And Spicy Pickles In Padma Lakshmi's New Memoir

Sunday, March 06, 2016

Padma Lakshmi is probably best known as the host of the TV show Top Chef on Bravo, but she's also worked as a model and an actress. Lakshmi was born in India, and moved to America to be with her mother, who'd moved to the States after the breakup of ...

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Esperanza Spalding Brings A Real Inner Child Into The Studio

Saturday, March 05, 2016

"My job is working for her," Spalding says of the namesake character on her new album, Emily's D+Evolution. The jazz bassist and singer wrote her latest music with her childhood self in mind.

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On Verge Of 70, Sally Field Navigates Aging In The Spotlight

Saturday, March 05, 2016

From M'Lynn Eatenton in Steel Magnolias to Mary Todd in Lincoln, Academy Award-winning actress Sally Field doesn't shy away from taking on emotionally charged and challenging roles.

All of these characters become a part of her in a sense. "They stay in me and they have always changed me in ...

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Art Of Breakups: Museum Enshrines Relics Of Relationships Past

Saturday, March 05, 2016

Ever wondered what to do with that special memento from a past relationship, that token that's just too challenging to toss, not feasible to return, but yet too painful to hold on to?

And no, we're not talking about your broken heart, although we would all relish a quick fix ...

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From Backup To Spotlight: BJ The Chicago Kid On Being The 'New Cupid'

Saturday, March 05, 2016

BJ The Chicago Kid has sung backup for Usher, written songs for Mary J. Blige and been sampled by Kanye West. But on his new album, In My Mind, his own voice and lyrics are the main attraction.

The artist born Bryan James Sledge spoke with NPR's Lourdes ...

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A Comedian 'Rants' On Different Latino Cultures

Saturday, March 05, 2016

The media portrayal of Latinos and Hispanic culture has come a long way. But the producers of comedy videos at the website The Flama still see room for improvement.

The Flama is a website from Univision and Bedrocket Media "created by, for and starring young Latinos." The site ...

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'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend' Challenges Stereotypes One Song At A Time

Friday, March 04, 2016

The show follows a woman who dreams of getting back together with her summer camp boyfriend. Co-creator Rachel Bloom says it's about "deconstructing people and finding the truth beneath tropes."

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On 'Full Circle,' Loretta Lynn Has New Stories From 'Fist City'

Friday, March 04, 2016

With more than 50 albums behind her — and her latest, Full Circle, out now — Lynn has some advice for persevering: "Girls, listen," she says. "You gotta be tough."

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Meet Gaelynn Lea, The 2016 Tiny Desk Contest Winner

Thursday, March 03, 2016

"Any kind of performance is really valuable, because every person is valuable," the Minnesota musician says. Her haunting melodies and unique playing style made her stand out to the judges.

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The Final Chapter Of A Tale Of Books, Love And Mystery In Minneapolis

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Gary Shulze and Pat Frovarp have run the beloved Once Upon A Crime bookstore for 14 years. They fell in love there, bought it together and married there. Now, they're retiring.

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Has 'An American In Paris' Been Honking Up The Wrong Key?

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

The composition is so popular that old-timey taxi horns Gershwin called for are rented by orchestras all over the country. But a musicologist says they've been using the wrong ones.

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Sentenced To Death For Murder, A Woman Tells Her Story From 'Memory'

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

In Petina Gappah's new novel, an albino Zimbabwean woman named Memory is charged with murdering her adoptive father. She narrates the tale from inside a maximum security prison in Harare.

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Originals: How To Spot One, How To Be One

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Consider this: Frank Lloyd Wright was a procrastinator. Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin are afraid of taking risks. Most of Beethoven's compositions are pretty awful. Conventional wisdom suggests these originals were successful despite their hemming and hawing, their hedging, and their many flops. But Wharton professor Adam Grant ...

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This Oscar-Winning Film Could Help End Honor Killings In Pakistan

Monday, February 29, 2016

Louis C.K. tried to bring some respect to the best documentary short Oscar last night: "You cannot make a dime on this [category]. These people will never be rich for as long as they live. ... All they do is tell stories that are important."

But the winning film ...

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Some Take Massive Risks To Save Syria's Cultural Heritage

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Reporter James Harkin traveled through war-torn Syria to witness how many historical treasures were destroyed - and how some people are scrambling to save what's left.

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The Quiet Beatle's Long Shadow: Dhani Harrison On Sharing His Dad With The World

Sunday, February 28, 2016

"The studio was directly below my bedroom, so my floor has rattled my whole life." Dhani Harrison speaks with Eric Westervelt about George Fest, an all-star tribute to his father's music.

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Politics Podcast: Everything You Need To Know About Super Tuesday

Sunday, February 28, 2016

The NPR Politics team is back with a special podcast devoted to all things Super Tuesday, the day when the most states and delegates are at stake in the 2016 presidential primary campaign. The team discusses which candidates need big wins to keep their campaigns afloat and predictions for ...

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