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Two Strangers Come Together To Remember A Friend And Loved One

Friday, May 22, 2015

Sgt. 1st Class Carl Torello was killed in Vietnam when his daughter was just 5 years old. Nearly 50 years later, she got a chance to meet the one person who survived the attack that killed him.

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Debate: Is Smart Technology Making Us Dumb?

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Are we smarter now that technology has put a lot more than a slide rule into our pockets? Experts take sides on the impact of technology in an Intelligence Squared U.S. debate.

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Reddit's New Harassment Policy Aimed At Creating A 'Safe Platform'

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Interim CEO Ellen Pao says the site wants to encourage a variety of views, within limits. "It's not our site's goal to be a completely free-speech platform. We want to be a safe platform," she says.

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In 'Out Of Line,' The Many, Many Acts Of Jules Feiffer

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

At 86, Jules Feiffer has drawn comic strips, written books and plays, and is now experimenting with graphic novels. A new compilation, Out of Line, takes an extensive look at his many careers.

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How Heroin Made Its Way From Rural Mexico To Small-Town America

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

With pizza delivery as a model, Mexican cartels revolutionized the heroin trade, making it easily available in smaller U.S. communities. Journalist Sam Quinones has the story in his new book.

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Cherokee Chief John Ross Is The Unsung Hero Of 'Jacksonland'

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep's new book examines a dark chapter in American history: the Cherokee Trail of Tears and the chief who used the tools of democracy to try to protect his people.

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The Tech Behind Traffic Apps: How (Well) Do They Work?

Monday, May 18, 2015

A host of apps aim to take the guesswork out of navigating traffic. We put their accuracy to the test in a daily commute. As varied as the options are, the future of mobile GPS may be more precise.

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Often Employees, Rarely CEOs: Challenges Asian-Americans Face In Tech

Sunday, May 17, 2015

A new study shows that Asians and Asian-Americans are underrepresented at executive levels in five large tech companies. Four tech professionals weigh in with their experiences and perspectives.

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TV Thriller 'Wayward Pines' Offers Suspense — And An Ending

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Chad Hodge, the creator of the 10-episode limited series, promises that it won't leave viewers hanging. "One thing that I really wanted to do with this show is not cheat you as a viewer," he says.

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From Four Different Corners Of Africa, Four Bold New Albums

Sunday, May 17, 2015

DJ Betto Arcos spins soulful songs from a prison in Malawi, dance music from Congo and more.

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'Mad Men' Writer: Show's Female Characters Aren't Thinking About Feminism

Sunday, May 17, 2015

"They're very much in their own lives," says Semi Chellas, who is also the show's co-executive producer. The AMC period drama ends its seventh and final season on Sunday.

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Call It A Prose Ceremony: 'Bachelor' Host Writes A Novel

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Chris Harrison's new book is an amusing romance novel — and a ripe excuse for us to ask some lingering questions about the reality show juggernaut that's made him famous.

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In HBO's 'Bessie,' Queen Latifah Stars As Empress Of The Blues

Saturday, May 16, 2015

It took Queen Latifah more than 20 years to bring the life of pioneering blues singer Bessie Smith to the screen. "Inhabiting her has inhabited me," she says.

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RedState Advises Less Meat-Throwing, More Substance In GOP Campaigns

Saturday, May 16, 2015

RedState blogger Erick Erickson has asked Republican candidates at his conservative summit to focus on what they would do to shape the nation, rather than bash President Obama and each other.

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Losing Faith: A Religious Leader On America's Disillusionment With Church

Saturday, May 16, 2015

The Very Reverend Gary Hall, dean of the National Cathedral, says a recent Pew poll shows most Americans still consider themselves religious — but that organized religion is losing credibility.

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Yo Aca-Adrian! Elizabeth Banks Says 'Rocky IV' Inspired The New 'Pitch Perfect'

Friday, May 15, 2015

Banks makes her directorial debut with Pitch Perfect 2; she talks to NPR's Audie Cornish about breaking into directing, the true meaning of a cappella, and how the Barden Bellas are really Rocky.

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Australia's Hiatus Kaiyote Carves Out A Crazy Path

Friday, May 15, 2015

The band just released Choose Your Weapon, a follow-up to Hiatus Kaiyote's Grammy-nominated debut. The Melbourne group makes sweet sounds that ring fresh and progressive.

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Dad Aches For Son Killed By Policeman 20 Years Ago

Friday, May 15, 2015

Thirteen-year-old Nicholas Heyward Jr. was playing with a toy gun in the stairwell of the housing complex where he lived in Brooklyn when a police officer shot and killed him in 1994.

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A Fortune In Folios: One Man's Hunt For Shakespeare's First Editions

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Henry Folger once spent nearly a year's salary on a William Shakespeare first folio. In The Millionaire and the Bard, Andrea Mays chronicles his obsession with collecting the playwright's work.

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There's More To Farm-Fresh Prairie Food Than Steak And Soybeans

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

In New Prairie Kitchen, a Nebraska food writer collects recipes and stories from Great Plains chefs and farmers. Their movement utilizes local ingredients like bison, morels and black walnuts.

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