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Super Bowl Ads Past And Present: How Do They Stack Up?

Saturday, February 06, 2016

Analysts say the Super Bowl ads this year are funnier and more star-studded than in the past.

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After Introducing Changes, Keurig Sales Continue To Fall

Saturday, February 06, 2016

Despite America's high coffee consumption, Keurig reported disappointing sales this week. Even during its popular holiday selling period, the numbers haven't perked up in recent years.

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Beyond Flint: In The South, Another Water Crisis Has Been Unfolding For Years

Saturday, February 06, 2016

You've heard of the water crisis in Flint, Mich. But it's not the only place with a water problem. In St. Joseph, La., the water "looks like sludge," according to Louisiana's own state health officer.

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School Of Seven Bells, A Musical Partnership Cut Short, Crosses The Finish Line

Saturday, February 06, 2016

The duo School of Seven Bells wrote its final album together in 2012. Alejandra Deheza didn't know then that her bandmate and songwriting partner wouldn't live to see its release.

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'Theeb' Looks At Middle East History Through The Eyes Of A Bedouin Boy

Friday, February 05, 2016

The Oscar-nominated film is set in 1916 Saudi Arabia, a pivotal time in the region. Director Naji Abu Nowar says he wanted to explore "how strange and surreal it must have been" for the Bedouins.

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Gone With A Gunshot, His Little Sister Remains 'Eternally 8'

Friday, February 05, 2016

Home alone with his sister, Sean Smith, then 10, stumbled upon a .38 revolver. In a single cataclysmic moment, Smith's sister was dead — and in all the years since, he hasn't lived the accident down.

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'Chasing An Ideal,' World-Class Chefs Find Themselves Under Extreme Pressure

Thursday, February 04, 2016

Chef Eric Ziebold discusses the high-stakes world of luxe cuisine in the wake of the death of Benoit Violier, a French Swiss chef who many said was the best in the world.

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Politics Podcast: Tossing Coins In Iowa And Ted Cruz's Win

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Ted Cruz emerged victorious from the Iowa Republican caucuses. But what happened between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders? Was it a win or a tie?

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Cochran Would Be 'Leading The Charge' In Ferguson, Says Actor Courtney Vance

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Actor Courtney B. Vance plays lawyer Johnnie Cochran in the FX miniseries The People v. O.J. Simpson. "Finally, on the biggest stage, a black man worked the system," Vance says.

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Author Yann Martel On 'That Deeply Unreasonable Phenomenon' Of Faith

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Martel's new book, The High Mountains of Portugal, shares some themes with his 2001 novel, Life of Pi: Both feature animals (in this case, a chimpanzee) and both struggle with questions of faith.

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Near Wins, And Not Quites: How Almost Winning Can Be Motivating

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Shankar Vedantam explores "almosts" and "not quites" on this episode of the Hidden Brain podcast, with the help of Monica Wadhwa, Dan Pink and country music singer Kacey Musgraves.

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Symphony Of The City: Nigerian Artist Draws Songs From The Bustling Market

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Emeka Ogboh's exhibition, "Market Symphony," brings listeners the rich sounds of a Lagos market. "There are stories in the soundscape," he tells NPR's Michel Martin. "There are stories from the city."

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Gospel Star Kirk Franklin Wants To Help You Lose Your Religion

Sunday, January 31, 2016

The gospel star is known for merging hip-hop and gospel. His new album has a controversial title; he says he hopes it will help make God famous.

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What Young Republicans Have To Say About Their Party's Candidates

Sunday, January 31, 2016

As the presidential primaries kick off, Rachel Martin speaks with three young Republicans about what they want from the candidates in this election and for their party in the future.

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To Rebuild 'The Collapse Of Parenting,' It's Going To Be A Challenge

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Parents struggle with the balance of being a friend versus being a taskmaster. Their job, says Dr. Leonard Sax, is to "keep your child safe" and "give kids choices in some domains but not in others."

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How Do We Read Books Embedded With Racism?

Sunday, January 31, 2016

We received a lot of criticism for a story on reading racist and difficult material to your children, and it's clear it's a topic you'd like us to revisit.

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A Video Game IRL: Drone Racing League Aims To Be NASCAR In The Air

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Goggles and onboard cameras put pilots and spectators in the cockpit as the drones race at high speeds through crazy courses. The Drone Racing League's first season kicks off next month in Miami.

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With 'MartyrLoserKing,' Saul Williams Aimed To Make A Modern-Day Parable

Sunday, January 31, 2016

The writer, poet, activist and musician joins Rachel Martin to discuss his latest album, the story of a hacker living in resource-rich Central Africa.

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Book Diagnoses Darwin With Anxiety And Warhol As A Hoarder

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Journalist Claudia Kalb uses biographical material and modern-day mental health to get inside the heads of history's great personalities. Her new book is called Andy Warhol Was A Hoarder.

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Behind The Music: Bernie Sanders

Saturday, January 30, 2016

No, this isn't a parody: The presidential candidate has a folk album. The producer of the 1987 recording gives NPR a glimpse inside the studio — and explains the then-mayor's "talking-blues approach."

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