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Think You Know How To Cook Eggs? Chances Are You're Doing It Wrong

Friday, April 11, 2014

Food writer Michael Ruhlman has a new cookbook that's an homage to eggs. And where do Americans so often go wrong? Ruhlman says we usually overcook even the simplest dish of scrambled eggs.

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African Responses Night And Day From Rwanda, U.N. Envoy Says

Friday, April 11, 2014

As a scholar, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power wrote about the U.S. failure to intervene in Rwanda. Morning Edition co-host David Greene talks to her about current crises in Africa.

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One Man Becomes Another's Hands, Feet And Family

Friday, April 11, 2014

Collin Smith was in high school when an accident left him unable to use his arms and legs. So Ernest Greene, 50 years his senior, decided to help. And when Collin went to college, Ernest went, too.

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Kristen Wiig Gets Serious For Alice Munro Adaptation

Friday, April 11, 2014

Hateship Loveship was inspired by a short story about a caretaker who falls victim to a cruel joke. Wiig and director Liza Johnson explain how the film's restraint says more than fireworks ever could.

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Paying Off Student Loans Puts A Dent In Wallets, And The Economy

Friday, April 11, 2014

Repaying college debts prevents many Americans from investing in homes or retirement. The impact can add up — for individuals and the economy as a whole, a researcher says.

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Americans, Just Get Over It And Make The Souffle

Thursday, April 10, 2014

The souffle has inspired fear in the hearts of American cooks for decades. But the fluffy French dish is the victim of a bad rap, says baker Greg Patent — and he has a recipe to remedy it.

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How The Son Of A Confederate Soldier Became A Civil Rights Hero

Thursday, April 10, 2014

In a landmark case in 1951, J. Waties Waring denounced segregation as an "evil that must be eradicated." A life-sized statue of Waring will be dedicated Friday in Charleston, S.C.

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Utah Gay Marriage Gets Hearing In Appeals Court

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Same-sex marriage went before an appeals court in Utah on Thursday. It's the first federal appellate court to hear a marriage case after the 2013 marriage equality decisions from the U.S. Supreme Court. Colorado Public Radio's Megan Verlee was in the courtroom for the hearing.

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A Peek Beneath A Mummy's Wrappers, Powered By CT Scanners

Thursday, April 10, 2014

John Taylor, the curator at the British Museum, discusses how CT scans and imaging are used to discover information about mummies.

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Nicolas Cage Trades Theatrics For Authenticity In 'Joe'

Thursday, April 10, 2014

In a new film, Cage plays an ex-con who takes a teenage boy under his wing. He and director David Gordon Green discuss the film's use of amateur actors and finding levity in difficult stories.

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Debate: In An Online World, Are Brick And Mortar Colleges Obsolete?

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Proponents of online education say it's flexible and economical. But skeptics say "college by Internet" is a pale substitute for real-world exchanges with instructors and peers inside the classroom.

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The New Age: Leaving Behind Everything, Or Nothing At All

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Older generations might have left behind physical letters, photographs and journals. But much of that is digital now. Saving and organizing it all is a new challenge for librarians and writers alike.

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In This 'Almanac,' Fiction Makes The Best Time Machine

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

The new Time Traveler's Almanac is a vast collection of chronological chronicles. Co-editor Ann VanderMeer says she was surprised to find that most time travelers just want to fix their love lives.

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Two Leads, Two Deaths In 18 Hours

Monday, April 07, 2014

In a first for the Metropolitan Opera, Kristine Opolais made two major-role debuts in the space of 18 hours. The Latvian soprano sang leads in Madama Butterfly and La Bohème back to back.

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How Public Health Advocates Are Trying To Reach Nonvaccinators

Sunday, April 06, 2014

With new measles outbreaks in Southern California, New York and British Columbia, vaccinating — and not vaccinating — is still an area of great concern.

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Fighting For Rwanda's Justice In France

Sunday, April 06, 2014

The first Rwandan genocide trial to take place in France sent a man to prison for 25 years last month. Dafroza Gauthier and her organization helped make that conviction possible.

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In Book's Trial Of U.S. Justice System, Wealth Gap Is Exhibit A

Sunday, April 06, 2014

Journalist Matt Taibbi investigates the differences between punishment for white-collar and blue-collar crimes in The Divide. He also questions beliefs about who is "appropriate for jail."

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The Coming Robot Army Just Wants To Rock

Sunday, April 06, 2014

"In the early days of electronic music, people were asking exactly the same question: Is this novelty?" The British artist Squarepusher, whose new EP features mechanical musicians, doesn't think so.

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Since Genocide, Rwanda's Women Have Helped Lead The Recovery

Sunday, April 06, 2014

Women made up 70 percent of Rwanda's population after the genocide in 1994. They joined politics in unprecedented numbers, helping to form a more equitable society. Still, there's much more to do.

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#CancelColbert Let Asian-Americans Call Out The Real Ding-Dongs

Sunday, April 06, 2014

The fuss over #CancelColbert could be chalked up to an out-of-context tweet, but Asian-Americans are seriously tired of being the butt of jokes.

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