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'Muses And Metaphor' Kicks Off National Poetry Month

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Tell Me More kicks off its annual poetry month series "Muses and Metaphor." Regular contributors Fernando Espuelas and Connie Schultz share their Twitter poems.

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HealthCare.Gov Woes Frustrate Last-Minute Shoppers And Helpers

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

People turned out in droves Monday to sign up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act. They found long lines and eager helpers. Some will have to return later to finish up.

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In Early Memoir, Bette Midler Adorned The Truth In Sequins

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

"There's a lot of embroidery in this book ... " Midler says. "It's all lies, except for like 10 percent." A new edition of A View From a Broad, originally published in 1980, is out this week.

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Latvia's Ex-President: 'We Have To Worry' About Russia

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Latvia joined NATO and the European Union a decade ago. Its former president sees these strong ties to the West as vital to maintaining its security and independence.

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QUIZ: The Strange Town Names Of Texas

Monday, March 31, 2014

Kermit, Texas, (pop. 5,708) is just one of many oddly named towns in Texas. Can you identify them all?

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In Kitchens Around The World, Comfort Foods Bring Us Together

Monday, March 31, 2014

Chef Carla Hall invites us over to make spanakopita, one of her favorite Greek dishes. Her new cookbook is all about celebrating the way home-cooked meals unite us — no matter where we're from.

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'We Like Struggle': Black Lips On The Will To Entertain

Sunday, March 30, 2014

The Georgia rockers have endured high school expulsion, the death of a bandmate and countless other challenges — and soldiered on. Kelly McEvers speaks with founders Cole Alexander and Jared Swilley.

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3 Bedtime Picture Books That Won't Put Parents To Sleep

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Librarian Margaret Willison offers tips for making repetitive reading more enjoyable, from choosing books with detailed illustrations to using word tricks.

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Cesar Millan's Long Walk To Becoming The 'Dog Whisperer'

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Millan is one of the world's most famous dog trainers, with TV shows and best-selling books. But his journey was arduous: He came to the U.S. illegally and was homeless before he got his big break.

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In Civilian Snapshot Of Iraq, An Artist Is A 'Corpse Washer'

Sunday, March 30, 2014

The Corpse Washer, set in Baghdad in 2003, shows the U.S. invasion through the eyes of an aspiring Shiite artist and a handler of the dead. Author Sinan Antoon says he wanted to share a new viewpoint.

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Behind The Scenes Of The Regular Show, The Corpse Washer, A Closer Look At Healthcare

Sunday, March 30, 2014

In this week's podcast, we hear from doctors and patients about the Affordable Care Act, a novel details Iraq's tumultuous recent history, and a behind-the-scenes look of a not-so-regular show.

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What A Small Town's Teen Pregnancy Turnaround Can Teach The U.S.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Denmark, S.C., once had one of the state's highest teen pregnancy rates, but in the past 30 years, sex education programs have helped lower that rate to one of the state's lowest.

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Out Of The Holler: Saintseneca's Driving Punk-Folk

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Raised on farms in Appalachia, singer Zac Little brings sounds from the hollers of his childhood to the darker, louder aesthetic of his current band. He joins NPR's Rachel Martin for a conversation.

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Devastating Attack Still Leaves Afghan Journalist's Hope Alive

Sunday, March 30, 2014

As a journalist in Kabul, Bilal Sarwary often covers horrifying attacks that leave civilians dead. There was another attack last week, but this one was different — and it shook him to the core.

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One Documentary Later, Rumsfeld's Inner World Remains 'Unknown'

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Errol Morris turns the lens on Donald Rumsfeld in his newest documentary, The Unknown Known. It's similar to Morris' The Fog Of War — except this time, to his disappointment, he doesn't learn much.

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What's With This Video Of McConnell Doing Stuff?

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Congressional campaigns have been releasing b-roll of their candidates, which can then be used for superPAC ads in their favor. Footage of Sen. Mitch McConnell got some extra attention online.

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In Biblical Blockbuster, Aronofsky Rocks Noah's Boat

Saturday, March 29, 2014

The ancient story of the Great Flood gets a Hollywood update in director Darren Aronofsky's new film, Noah. Aronofsky says he wanted to add drama to the story, making Noah's character more dynamic.

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Never Truly Over: Discussing Deployment A Challenge Of Its Own

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Fighting in Afghanistan was extremely difficult, but now that Army Capt. Drew Pham is back in the U.S., he says he doesn't even know how to talk to people. It's his wife, he says, who keeps him going.

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A Grand Tradition Of Family Drama In 'Cavendon Hall'

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Best-selling author Barbara Taylor Bradford's new novel follows two families living in a grand Edwardian manor. She tells NPR that Downton-style dramas are a way of encapsulating life in one house.

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In 'Storied Life,' Characters Come With A Reading List

Friday, March 28, 2014

At its heart, Gabrielle Zevin's new novel is a love letter to the joys of reading. Each chapter starts with the title of a book or short story, essentially introducing characters by what they read.

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