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From Coltrane To The Club, A Few Fresh Sounds In Jazz

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Musician Jamie Cullum visits Weekend Edition to share a roundup of favorite new releases from contemporary jazz acts.

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Migrants Arrive On Slovenia-Austria Border

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Tens of thousands of migrants are surging through the Balkans and landing on Austria's doorstep, on the border of Slovenia. They're fleeing war and poverty.

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From Shirley Bassey To Sam Smith, Bond Songs Remain A Pop Oddity

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Scott Simon speaks with the authors of a new book about the two dozen theme songs produced by the James Bond films, and what they say about the times in which they were written.

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Bill Murray Talks The 'Kasbah' — And The Merits Of A Life Lived Phoneless

Saturday, October 24, 2015

In Rock the Kasbah, he plays a tough-luck talent agent who finds a special voice in Afghanistan. In real life, the agentless Murray found something else after losing a phone: a "vacation from myself."

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Joanna Newsom On Nabokov, Songwriting And Music Journalism

Saturday, October 24, 2015

A decade after her breakout debut, The Milk-Eyed Mender, Newsom unvelied her fourth album, Divers, this week. She speaks with NPR's Scott Simon.

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The Bonnets Come Off In 'Suffragette'

Friday, October 23, 2015

Screenwriter Abi Morgan's new movie focuses on the working-class women who fought for votes in the U.K. before World War I. She tells NPR she had no intention of making a polite British costume drama.

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Harry Connick, Jr. On Tough Love And Letting Go Of The Wheel

Friday, October 23, 2015

Connick has been interpreting American jazz and pop since he was a kid studying under Ellis Marsalis — who, more than once, told him to quit.

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In A Tight Spot, Abducted Family Struggled For Freedom — And Hope

Friday, October 23, 2015

Trapped in a car trunk by kidnappers, Janette Fennell and her husband fought to get free — and save their baby, who'd been in the car, too. Now, years later, Fennell tells the story to her grown son.

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In 'NOPI,' An Ottolenghi Cooking Journey From Middle East To Far East

Friday, October 23, 2015

Yotam Ottolenghi and his head chef Ramael Scully discuss NOPI, their latest cookbook. It's named for the popular London restaurant that Ottolenghi owns and where Scully is head chef.

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Can Beck's Be Labeled 'German' If It's Brewed In St. Louis? No, Judge Agrees

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

When is a German beer not actually German? When it's brewed in St. Louis by Anheuser-Busch. A settlement was approved Tuesday in a class-action lawsuit over Beck's packaging.

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Oprah Hopes Her Midas Touch Gilds Her OWN Series, 'Belief'

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Oprah Winfrey acquired a stake in Weight Watchers and the company's stock soared. She hopes to do the same for her cable TV network with a new seven-part series on faith and religion around the world.

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The Science of Compassion

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

On this week's episode of Hidden Brain, we'll explore how being kind to others can make a real difference in your own life.

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'It Bathes The Pleasure Centers': BORNS Channels 'Dopamine'

Monday, October 19, 2015

The pop singer-songwriter and longtime performer has been endorsed by Taylor Swift. His debut album, Dopamine, looks to capture longing and fantasy.

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A Mother Balances Truth And Survival In 'Room'

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Actress Brie Larson speaks to NPR's Rachel Martin about the new film Room. She plays a woman held captive for seven years, who finally escapes with her son — who's never seen the outside world

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In Louisville, A Young Conductor Seeks To Challenge And Delight

Sunday, October 18, 2015

At 28, Teddy Abrams is the youngest-ever music director of the Louisville Orchestra. He speaks with Rachel Martin about the task of making classical music at once accessible and provocative.

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Beyond 'Aunt Jemima': A Taste Of African-American Culinary Heritage

Saturday, October 17, 2015

History has largely forgotten the lives and thoughts of the black chefs who helped define American cooking. But there's a tantalizing glimpse in food writer Toni Tipton-Martin's cookbook collection.

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Frederick Forsyth, Thrilling In Real Life

Saturday, October 17, 2015

The author of classic thrillers like The Day of the Jackal has just written a memoir, The Outsider, that proves his life as a foreign correspondent-turned-writer is almost as exciting as his fiction.

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The Real Magic Of This Big 'City' — And The New Voice Behind It

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Before City on Fire's release, Garth Risk Hallberg's debut novel was best known for the big advance it earned. But that paycheck is dwarfed by the book itself: a vast love letter to mid-'70s New York.

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John Kerry: Russia Has No 'Easy Track' In Syria

Friday, October 16, 2015

Russia's intervention in Syria's civil war could end up helping Islamic militants, the secretary of state told NPR's Steve Inskeep. "That would be absurd, it would be a farce," Kerry said.

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In The Midst Of War, A Boy Becomes A Soldier In 'Beasts Of No Nation'

Friday, October 16, 2015

The new film tells the story of Agu, a young boy in an unnamed African country, who is conscripted into a regiment of child soldiers led by a coldblooded commandant played by Idris Elba.

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