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The Man Who Coined 'Genocide' Spent His Life Trying To Stop It

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Polish lawyer Raphael Lemkin coined the word in 1943, as part of his lifelong campaign to make the world acknowledge and prosecute the crime. A new documentary, Watchers of the Sky, tells his story.

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A Funny Philosopher Tackles A Tough Query: 'Does Santa Exist?'

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Eric Kaplan's son had a zoo trip canceled because one mom worried about reindeer-induced questions. So Kaplan, a comedy writer and philosophy grad student, started pondering the puzzle of St. Nick.

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424 Steps To Happiness: A Father's Journey Beyond 'The Fall'

Saturday, October 18, 2014

A son with cerebral palsy inspires a new way to think about imperfection, exaltation and love in a new memoir by Brazilian novelist and screenwriter Diogo Mainardi.

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Primus: Music Makers, Dreamer Of Dreams

Saturday, October 18, 2014

"I hope I don't piss off Gene Wilder," Les Claypool says of Primus & The Chocolate Factory, a cover of the soundtrack to the 1971 film Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory.

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American Soldier, Iraqi Interpreter: From Strangers To 'Brothers'

Saturday, October 18, 2014

When Sgt. Paul Braun was serving in Iraq, his company was assigned an interpreter they called Philip. At first the two men were wary of each other; later, Braun worked to bring Philip to the states.

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A Suitcase Musician Comes Home: Shakey Graves On 'And The War Came'

Saturday, October 18, 2014

The former one-man band, who used an old suitcase as a kick drum on his 2011 debut, talks with Scott Simon about the "shinier" sound of his new album.

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Email Just Can't Compete With Heartfelt 'Letters Of Note'

Friday, October 17, 2014

The art of letter writing is also an act of preserving history. The correspondences gathered in the book Letters Of Note tell stories of delight, hope and loss — and the nature of human connection.

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Fiesta Fan Photos: Your Dishes On Display

Friday, October 17, 2014

NPR listeners recently threw open their kitchen cabinets and showed off their collections of the brightly colored Fiesta dishware line: stacks of mix-and-match plates, favorite mugs, family heirlooms.

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For Father-And-Son Locksmiths, The Key Is Hard Work

Friday, October 17, 2014

Phil Mortillaro dropped out of school and became a locksmith. Now he owns a Manhattan locksmith shop with his son, Philip Jr. Philip says his dad and the store have become neighborhood institutions.

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World Bank Head On Ebola: Put The Fire Out Where It's Raging

Friday, October 17, 2014

World Bank President Jim Kim believes the world has moved too slow in battling Ebola. And closing off travel from West Africa, he says, is not the answer.

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Michael Keaton: As An Actor, You Must Lock In And Let Go

Friday, October 17, 2014

"I've got to stay 100 percent present," Keaton says. He is currently starring in Birdman, a dark comedy about an aging movie star who once played a superhero — a role he can't quite get over.

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USAID Head Speaks Of Heroic Efforts — And Heroes — In West Africa

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Rajiv Shah, the head of the U.S. Agency for International Development, gives an update on the construction of new hospitals — and the outlook for Ebola — in afflicted parts of West Africa.

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Mindy Kaling On Refusing To Be An Outsider And Sexism On Set

Thursday, October 16, 2014

The comedian says she often forgets that as an Indian-American woman who's not pencil thin, she's kind of a new thing for broadcast TV. But, she says, "I refuse to view myself in such terms."

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Get To Know The Finalists For The 2014 National Book Award

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The shortlists — for fiction, nonfiction, poetry and young people's literature — were announced Wednesday on Morning Edition.

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Debate: Does Mass Phone Data Collection Violate The 4th Amendment?

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

In the latest Intelligence Squared debate, John Yoo and other legal scholars faced off over the constitutionality of the National Security Agency's phone surveillance program.

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Editor: New 'Cosmo' Woman Is 'Interested In Mascara And The Middle East'

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

"Men are allowed to talk about sports relentlessly, and yet we still take them seriously," says Cosmo's Joanna Coles, so women should be able to talk about fashion and politics.

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In This 'Alphabet,' 'O' Is For Helpful Owl And 'C' Is For Escapist Cup

Monday, October 13, 2014

From a cup who dreams of a window seat to a problem-solving owl, Oliver Jeffers' new picture book, Once Upon an Alphabet, gives each letter its own story.

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Friction Can Save Your Sandwich, And Other Tips For Better Bites

Monday, October 13, 2014

Many sandwiches lack structural integrity due to "the sliced cucumber conundrum," says Dan Pashman, author of Eat More Better. He has fixes for it and other kitchen woes — like sad-looking leftovers.

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The New Food TV: The Era Of Julia Child Packed Its Knives And Went

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Since the original Japanese Iron Chef first appeared on the Food Network 15 years ago, how-to cooking shows have gradually been displaced by reality shows that pit chefs against each other.

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Music From Death's Doorstep: A Conversation With Flying Lotus

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Crossing over — musically and metaphysically — has of late consumed the mind of Steven Ellison. He says his new LP as Flying Lotus is "my opportunity to make a film" about the moment of death.

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