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Will Sheff Isn't 'Singing About Death' — He's Singing About Rebirth

Friday, September 16, 2016

Okkervil River, as fans once knew it, is no longer — but its frontman says he sees the transition as "a free moment." Sheff spoke with Kelly McEvers about the band's new album, Away.

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Politics Podcast: It's All About Health - Pneumonia, The Dr. Oz Show, And Child Care

Friday, September 16, 2016

The NPR Politics team is back with its weekly roundup to discuss the top political news of the week, including Clinton's return to the campaign trail and Trump's updated plan on child care.

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Hari Kondabolu Says His Mom Is Hilarious — And Not Because Of Her Accent

Friday, September 16, 2016

The immigrants rights organizer turned comedian won't impersonate his parents' Indian accents. For many people, he says, "immigrants are funny voices," and he's not interested in playing into that.

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A Lightbulb Moment: All Her Practice Added Up To Triumph

Friday, September 16, 2016

Eileen Kushner strove — and strove, and strove — to overcome a learning disability diagnosed later in her life. But Kushner, who was inspired by Edison, found a crucible in her job at McDonald's.

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Teen Creates App So Bullied Kids Never Have To Eat Alone

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Natalie Hampton knows what it's like to have no one to sit with during school lunch. So she created Sit With Us, an app that helps kids find friendly harbors in the crowd.

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The Reporter Who Almost Said No To Touring With The Beatles

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Larry Kane was 21 years old when he was invited to join the Fab Four on their 1964 U.S. tour. (He eventually agreed.) Kane appears in Eight Days A Week: The Touring Years, a new film about the band.

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Tim Gunn: The Fashion Industry Is Not Making It Work For Plus-Size Women

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Tim Gunn, a fixture in the fashion world, about his article in The Washington Post in which he blasted the industry for ignoring plus-size women.

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QUIZ: How Much Do You Know About The U.N. General Assembly?

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Who's in charge? Which countries haven't paid their dues? Which president said he isn't coming this year? Take our quiz to see if you know the answers.

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Keeper Of Boston Light Reflects On America's First Lighthouse

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Boston Light, the nation's first lighthouse, first lit up the Boston coast 300 years ago. Its resident keeper — one of the last in the country — calls it "the best government housing" in the U.S.

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Angel Olsen Is Ready To Have Fun

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Olsen's music has earned her critical acclaim, but also a reputation as a tortured soul. The 29-year-old songwriter's third album, My Woman, showcases a more lighthearted side.

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Tupac Shakur's Legacy, 20 Years On

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Two decades after Tupac's death, writer Kevin Powell, who covered the rapper for Vibe magazine, unpacks the impact of his music and the complexities he embodied.

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When Does A Friendship Become An Affair?

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Dear Sugar Radio is a podcast offering "radical empathy" and advice for the lost, lonely and heartsick. This time they talk about what crosses the line in a friendship with a married man.

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'Ghosts' Takes On A Tough Topic For Children

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Raina Telgemeier's new graphic novel follows teenager Cat and her irrepressible little sister Maya who has cystic fibrosis. The author says she hopes the story opens up conversations about loss.

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'Where Am I Now?' Mara Wilson Explains What Happened When Matilda Grew Up

Sunday, September 11, 2016

The former child actor says that the most complicated relationship she has ever had is with a fictional 6-year-old girl. "I wanted to be her so badly," Wilson says.

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Jack White On Detroit, Beyoncé And Where Songs Come From

Saturday, September 10, 2016

White's latest album is a career retrospective, but without the big electric sound he's been known for since the late 1990s.

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Robert Glasper Talks 'ArtScience,' The Latest From His Adventurous Jazz Crew

Saturday, September 10, 2016

The Robert Glasper Experiment includes Casey Benjamin on sax, Derrick Hodge on bass and Mark Colenburg on drums. Their new album was created over just a few weeks in New Orleans.

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Syria Cease-Fire Plan Reached, U.S. And Russia Announce

Friday, September 09, 2016

The agreement, announced by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, will be put into place beginning at sundown on Monday.

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In Effort To Curb Violence In Chicago, A Professor Mines Social Media

Friday, September 09, 2016

Desmond Patton is studying how gangs in Chicago use social media to communicate. Now he is helping to create an algorithm to predict when a social media threat might spark real life violence.

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Margaret Atwood: 'I Finally Got To Do My Cat With Wings'

Friday, September 09, 2016

As a child, Atwood loved drawing flying cats. Now, nearly 70 years later, Atwood's dream has been realized in a graphic novel called Angel Catbird. "I'm very fond of him," she says.

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Politics Podcast: That Televised Forum, A Tightening Race, And The Campaign Trail

Friday, September 09, 2016

The NPR Politics team is back with its weekly roundup of political news to discuss the state of the race, answer listener questions and talk about what they just can't let go of this week.

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