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How To Make A Faux Cheddar In One Hour

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Once Claudia Lucero had mastered rapid cheese-making, she knew it was time to tackle cheddar. But cheddar takes months, even years, to age, so Lucero devised a pseudo version: the Smoky Cheater.

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A Crime Drama Crosses The Atlantic And Detective David Tennant Is On The Case

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Tennant stars as the same grizzled detective in BBC's Broadchurch and FOX's Gracepoint. It was "too unusual an opportunity to turn down," he says.

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Tech Star Wants To Make Diversity Plug-And-Play For Silicon Valley

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Tristan Walker, founder and CEO of Walker & Co. Brands, and J.J. McCorvey, a writer at Fast Company, discuss the tech industry's diversity problem.

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Why The Caged Bird Raps

Monday, November 10, 2014

Caged Bird Songs pairs some of the late Maya Angelou's poems and lyrics to hip-hop beats — but producer Shawn Rivera says the rhythms were already there.

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A 3-Star General Explains 'Why We Lost' In Iraq, Afghanistan

Sunday, November 09, 2014

In his new book, a former Army lieutenant general compares the war on terrorism to Alcoholics Anonymous: "Step one is admitting you have a problem."

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'The Black Horn': Blowing Past Classical Music's Color Barriers

Sunday, November 09, 2014

Robert Lee Watt, the first black French horn player to join a major U.S. symphony, spent 37 years with the LA Philharmonic. He faced a lot of resistance along the way, as his new memoir recounts.

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James Earl Jones: From Stutterer To Janitor To Broadway Star

Sunday, November 09, 2014

The 83-year-old was once a farm kid who didn't want to talk. Today, the unmistakable stage and screen actor (not to mention the voice of Darth Vader) still calls himself a "journeyman actor."

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How Mr. Hasselhoff Tore Down This Wall

Sunday, November 09, 2014

After the fall of the Berlin Wall, Baywatch star David Hasselhoff sang to huge crowds gathered at the Brandenburg Gate, becoming a pop symbol of Germany's freedom and a hero to many.

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Imagining Lives That Might Have Happened In 'End Of Days'

Sunday, November 09, 2014

German author Jenny Erpenbeck's new novel grapples with the classic question: What if? What if one choice, one event goes differently, and the whole course of your life changes?

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Richard III: Not Such A Bad Guy After All?

Sunday, November 09, 2014

Archaeologist Mike Pitts' new book, Digging for Richard III, recounts the search for the king's skeleton — and sheds new light on a ruler who's often seen as one of history's great villains.

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Bette Midler Takes On Girl Groups, From The Andrews Sisters To TLC

Saturday, November 08, 2014

Midler has delighted in listening to girl groups since she was a kid. On a new album, she takes a crack at her favorites — from the tight harmonies of The Andrews Sisters to the slow groove of TLC.

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Inside The 'Life And Crimes' Of A Career Jewel Thief

Saturday, November 08, 2014

International jewel thief Doris Payne, now 84, has a criminal history that dates back to the 1950s. A new documentary tells her story and goes inside one of her more recent trials.

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Behind A Soldier's Suicidal Thoughts, An Unknown Brain Injury

Saturday, November 08, 2014

After Sgt. Ryan Sharp returned from serving two tours in Iraq with the Army's 3rd Infantry Division, he would talk about ending his life. Today, he can't even recall those conversations.

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New Stephen Hawking Biopic Explores Love, Not Science

Saturday, November 08, 2014

The Theory of Everything, starring Eddie Redmayne, focuses on the theoretical physicist's relationship with his wife more than his professional accomplishments.

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To Catch Up With Bob Dylan, T Bone Burnett Assembles A Dream Team

Friday, November 07, 2014

Given the daunting task of finishing songs Bob Dylan had started (and abandoned) decades ago, super-producer T Bone Burnett decided to call a few friends.

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Bomb Techs Work Through 'Dark Spots' To Brighter Lives

Friday, November 07, 2014

In an update to a 2011 StoryCorps interview, retired Army Sgt. 1st Class Max Voelz, whose wife died disarming an IED, and Sgt. Mary Dague, who lost both arms in Iraq, both say they are happy now.

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OOPS! 'Morning Edition's' Best Bloopers

Friday, November 07, 2014

Morning Edition hosts recount and replay some of the show's less-than-perfect moments on the air.

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George Clinton's Musical Life, From The Barbershop To Hip-Hop

Friday, November 07, 2014

NPR's Renee Montagne talks to the funk legend about his new memoir, Brothas Be, Yo Like George, Ain't That Funkin' Kinda Hard on You?

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The Man Behind The 'Morning Edition' Theme Music. Also, Lyrics!

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Composer BJ Leiderman talks about writing the show's theme music and sings some of the lyrics that accompany that catchy tune.

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Happy Birthday, Mr. Sax

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Thursday marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Adolphe Sax, inventor of the saxophone. Miles Hoffman explains how an instrument designed for military bands became inextricably linked to jazz.

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