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Written In Spanish About Belgium By A Colombian, 'It Feels American'

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Nearly 15 years after his story collection was published in Spanish, Juan Gabriel Vásquez's Lovers on All Saints' Day has gotten an English translation. He explains the book's patchwork provenance.

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Pastor's Daughter Taps Into The 'Spicy Stuff' To Help Save Marriages

Sunday, July 19, 2015

DiShan Washington, former wife of a pastor, is a writer of what she calls "Christian erotica." She talks with NPR's Rachel Martin about trying to help Christians approach sex with a more open mind.

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Birds, Bees And The Power Of Sex Appeal: The Ribald Lives Of Flowers

Saturday, July 18, 2015

They're billboards for sexual favors, says ecologist Stephen Buchmann. But get your minds out of the dirt: We're talking pollination — and it's played a surprising role in global trade and history.

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Leaving Los Angeles: Rickie Lee Jones Turns A Decade Into An Album

Saturday, July 18, 2015

The new album The Other Side of Desire marks Jones' first original material in years, spurred on by a life-changing move to New Orleans.

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They're No. 1: U.S. Wins Math Olympiad For First Time In 21 Years

Saturday, July 18, 2015

America's top math students went head-to-head with competitors from more than 100 countries — and they won. "If you can even solve one question," their head coach says, "you're a bit of a genius."

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In Northern Ireland, 'Terror Gets Old,' But Divisions Linger

Saturday, July 18, 2015

A new documentary looks at the lives of some who took part in Northern Ireland's sectarian conflict, which lasted 30 years. Many are in their 60s now, grappling with their roles in a violent past.

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Former Hostage: Under Deal, Iran Has Less Incentive To Hold Americans

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Sarah Shourd, who was imprisoned by Iran in 2009, calls the nuclear deal a "win-win." It doesn't demand Americans' release, but she says it makes it less useful for Iran to keep hostages for leverage.

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'Songs Of Salvation': Remembering Fannie Lou Hamer's Music

Saturday, July 18, 2015

The civil rights activist was a musician as well. A new collection of her music, Songs My Mother Taught Me, has just been reissued by the Smithsonian Institution.

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Where There's A Wheel, There's A Way. Where There Are 2, Things Can Get Weird

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Boneshakers, gunshots and "hygienic saddles": Cycling's history is littered with oddities. With the Tour de France in full swing, journalist A.J. Jacobs offers some choice nuggets of bike trivia.

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How An Ice Cream Stand Made Pineapple A Local Flavor Of Missouri

Saturday, July 18, 2015

What's a pineapple treat doing making a home in the Midwest? You'd have to ask the Fortners: For generations, they've been serving up Pineapple Whip in Springfield, Mo. — and locals can't get enough.

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The Rifleman Who Fiddled For Truman, Churchill And Stalin

Friday, July 17, 2015

Stuart Canin was one of many GIs in Europe after World War II, but his violin made him different.

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Reduce, Reuse, Remove The Cellophane: Recycling Demystified

Friday, July 17, 2015

Are plastic bags recyclable? Why are Christmas lights a no-go? A recycling plant operations manager takes readers' questions about the process.

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At The End Of A Murder Sentence, A Redemption Forged From Forgiveness

Friday, July 17, 2015

As a teen, Oshea Israel killed another young man at a party. Years later, as the end of his prison time approached, Israel met the mother of the man he murdered — and earned her forgiveness.

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20 Years Ago, 'Clueless' Like Totally Changed '90s Fashion And Vernacular

Friday, July 17, 2015

Jen Chaney, author of As If!, says the film challenged stereotypes about young women and the way they speak. (And Cher's yellow miniskirts were a change of pace from baggy '90s flannel.)

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The View From Inside Syria

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Saeed al-Batal is a pseudonym for a Syrian photographer who lives in a rebel area near the capital, Damascus. In one of his periodic talks with NPR, he says he has just lost his home again.

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Logo Or No Go? When Campaign Logos Look A Little Too Familiar

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

It turns out the stylized "E" in Gov. Scott Walker's campaign logo looks just like the logo of a major eyeglasses company. And he's not the only one who has faced a #logogate.

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#RaceOnTech: How An Early Love Of Math Led Her To The Role Of CEO

Monday, July 13, 2015

This week, NPR's All Tech Considered is connecting with diverse innovators in tech and science. Kiverdi CEO Lisa Dyson discusses an early role model, her work and the need to boost tech education.

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Follow #RaceOnTech, Explore Diversity In Tech And Science

Monday, July 13, 2015

This week, #RaceOnTech, a discussion on social media and radio, offers a front-row seat into the lives of diverse women and men working inside America's tech and science fields.

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The Pitch Of A Lifetime: One Enterprising 'Star Trek' Fan's Big Chance

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Like many fans of the franchise, Michael Gummelt has some ideas about why and how Star Trek should return to TV. But unlike any other fans, he'll have a chance to pitch his concept to Paramount.

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After Fight For Life And Media Firestorm, 'Distressed Baby' Is Happy Toddler

Sunday, July 12, 2015

When a CEO blamed "distressed babies" for cuts to benefits last year, Deanna Fei discovered her infant was national news. She reflects on how she coped with a baby on life support — and in headlines.

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