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Saudi Soldier Questions Authority With Art (And Plastic Wrap)

Friday, November 08, 2013

Abdulnasser Gharem is revolutionizing the contemporary art scene in Saudi Arabia with performance art and installations that chafe against his country's bureaucracy. A lieutenant colonel in the army, Gharem skirts potential censorship by exhibiting his boldest, most critical pieces outside Saudi borders.

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Nick Bilton On Twitter's Creation Myth & 'Forgotten Founder'

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Thursday's stock darling was an idea that came out of one man's loneliness. Bilton shares details of the betrayals and ousters during Twitter's earliest days.

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Art Revolution Blooms After Arab Spring

Thursday, November 07, 2013

The Arab American National Museum is taking a fresh look at the Arab Spring movement through street art, painting and photography. Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with guest curator Christiane Gruber and Egyptian artist Nazeer about the new exhibit "Creative Dissent."

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No Instruments? For Pentatonix, It's No Problem

Thursday, November 07, 2013

The latest group to win NBC's a cappella competition show The Sing-Off is back with a new album. The group has racked up millions of views on YouTube, but its members say they're ready to be seen as more than novelty singers.

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Should Anyone Be Able To Take A Job Anywhere?

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Some argue that workers should be able to move more freely in a global economy. But others push back, saying an influx of labor into the richest countries would devalue workers' worth and actually hurt more in the long run. A group of experts debates for Intelligence Squared U.S.

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The Most Secure Password In The World Might Be You

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Leaders from tech giants like Google and PayPal say that the password as we know it is dead. So what's the future of authentication online? Apple is implementing fingerprint protection on iPhones, but questions linger about the security and feasibility of biometrics.

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Going On 'The Baby Chase' From Arizona To India

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

The new book "The Baby Chase" follows an Arizona couple all the way to India and back, in their quest to have a baby. Host Michel Martin is joined by author Leslie Morgan Steiner and Rhonda Wile, a nurse who hired two surrogates in India to have her children.

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'I Built The Platform Myself': M.I.A. On Being Heard

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

While making the new album Matangi, the singer-rapper discovered she had a divine counterpart: a Hindu goddess who shares both her birth name and her taste for self-expression. She speaks with NPR's David Greene about fame, war and controversy.

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Sportvision Wants To Take You (Home) To The Ballgame

Monday, November 04, 2013

You may know Sportvision as the creators of the yellow line you see on the field during football broadcasts. But the company makes graphical enhancements for all kinds of sports — and hopes its innovations will make watching games on TV even better than cheering from the sidelines.

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Teddy Roosevelt's 'Bully Pulpit' Isn't The Platform It Once Was

Monday, November 04, 2013

Roosevelt described the power of the presidency to shape public opinion as "the bully pulpit." That's also the title of a new book from presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, in which she explains the unique relationships Roosevelt forged with reporters.

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With Fading Memory, Terry Pratchett Revisits 'Carpet People'

Sunday, November 03, 2013

At the age of 59, the British science-fiction writer was diagnosed with a form of Alzheimer's. Now he's publishing an edited version of a book he first wrote when he was 17. He can't read because of his disease, but Pratchett continues writing — with the help of dictation software.

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As Mirrors Beam Light To Town, Norwegians Share Patch Of Sun

Sunday, November 03, 2013

Rjukan lies in the shadow of surrounding mountains for nearly six months every year. But the town recently installed a system of mirrors to bring sunlight to its central square. Not everyone can bask in the glow at the same time, but the project is bringing residents together.

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How An Aqueduct Turned Los Angeles Into A 'Garden Of Eden'

Sunday, November 03, 2013

The pipeline that brings water out of California's Owens Valley to metropolitan Los Angeles turns 100 this month. The water wars it has spawned over the century still simmer, and the issues of water use, scarcity and stewardship are inextricable — if often invisible — to life in the city.

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Ashley Monroe: Country Music Has Always 'Sliced Me In The Heart'

Sunday, November 03, 2013

Still only in the early stages of her career, Monroe has already collaborated with Jack White, Wanda Jackson and Miranda Lambert. She speaks with NPR's Rachel Martin about her latest album, Like a Rose.

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'Open Secret': When Everyone Knows Who Your 'Real' Mom Is, Except You

Sunday, November 03, 2013

When he turned 18, Steve Lickteig learned that the woman he knew as his older sister was actually his mother, a secret his other siblings and most of his small Kansas town had known and kept from him. In a new documentary, Lickteig tries to understand how he was left in the dark for so long.

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Scientist's Scuba Trip Sparks Search For 'Vanished' WWII Plane

Sunday, November 03, 2013

On Sept. 1, 1944, a B-24 bomber went down in the South Pacific. The wreckage, and the airmen, seemed to disappear. Almost 50 years later, a scientist on vacation in Palau found an airplane wing and went on an obsessive, decade-long quest to find what happened to the plane. Author Wil S. Hylton joins NPR to discuss his new book on the mystery.

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Racial Profiling A Lifelong Reality For Ta-Nehisi Coates

Sunday, November 03, 2013

Writer Ta-Nehisi Coates grew up in Baltimore, and it was there, as a teenager, that he first felt he was being singled out for his race. Coates joins NPR's Rachel Martin to talk about his personal experiences with racial profiling, from his first experience in a store through the concerns he has for his own son.

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A Comedian's Voyage To 'The Membrane Between Life And Death'

Saturday, November 02, 2013

Tweeter-comedian Rob Delaney's new book is a significant departure from the 140-character format that made him famous. The memoir also showcases a more serious side. Delaney talks with NPR's Arun Rath about the struggles with alcoholism and depression that eventually led him to comedy.

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With Rise Of Painkiller Abuse, A Closer Look At Heroin

Saturday, November 02, 2013

The rate of heroin use is up, and federal data shows that nearly 80 percent of people using the illegal drug had previously abused prescription painkillers. The drugs have similar effects, and curbing painkiller abuse may help stymie the draw to heroin.

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Betto Arcos Brings The Heat From Brazil

Saturday, November 02, 2013

KPFK's global music DJ recently visited Brazil, and he brings NPR's Arun Rath a stack of new music he discovered there.

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