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Memories Of An Ironworker On The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge

Friday, December 12, 2014

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the opening of the New York landmark, we hear from Bob Walsh, a builder who worked on the structure, and writer Gay Talese, who chronicled its construction.

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Glenn Close Ends 20-Year Broadway Hiatus With 'A Delicate Balance'

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Close stars as a suburban matron in a revival of Edward Albee's 1966 play. She tells NPR about the timelessness of Albee's play and getting a nosebleed in the middle of a recent matinee.

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Officer Buys Eggs For Woman Caught Shoplifting To Feed Family

Thursday, December 11, 2014

The act of kindness in Tarrant, Ala., was caught on video. The story garnered so much attention that donations of money, food and clothes poured in from around the world.

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Pork Schnitzel: One Chef's Secret To Marital Bliss

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Jay Bentley's wife loves his recipe for pork schnitzel. The owner of the restaurant Open Range, in Bozeman, Mont., breaks it out anytime he wants to make her happy.

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Join The Morning Edition Book Club: We're Reading 'Deep Down Dark'

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Welcome to the first meeting of NPR's new book club! We're reading Hector Tobar's account of 33 men who were trapped for 69 days in a Chilean mine. Send us your questions; we may read them on-air.

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Debate: Should We Genetically Modify Food?

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Many crops we eat today are the product of genetic modifications that happen in a lab, not in nature. Scientists and consumers are divided how cautious we need to be about these foods.

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WWII By The Books: The Pocket-Size Editions That Kept Soldiers Reading

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

In the 1940s, U.S. publishers printed paperbacks — everything from romances to Westerns — that were designed for battle. Molly Guptill Manning explores their history in When Books Went to War.

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Mexican Megafarms Supplying U.S. Market Are Rife With Labor Abuses

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

An investigation by the Los Angeles Times into labor camps on Mexican megafarms reveals appalling conditions. Reporter Richard Marosi says U.S. consumers need to pressure retailers for change.

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Just Who Is That 'Mean Old Daddy'?

Monday, December 08, 2014

Cary Raditz, 68, gives his side of the story behind Joni Mitchell's 1972 song about him.

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Perry Wallace, Who Broke Basketball Barriers, Didn't Set Out To Be A Pioneer

Monday, December 08, 2014

Strong Inside tells the story of the first black player in college basketball's Southeastern Conference. Wallace says the hard work of integration is "a gritty, dirty, ugly business."

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How Washington's Odd Couple Transformed Welfare

Monday, December 08, 2014

The new book The Professor and the President looks back at how Democratic Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan pushed the Nixon White House to embrace a relatively liberal plan.

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Olive Oil Producers In 'Crisis' From Weather, Pests And Disease

Monday, December 08, 2014

Global olive oil production is down. Italian groves have been especially hard hit by a disease that killed 1 million trees. Audie Cornish speaks with Curtis Cord, publisher of the Olive Oil Times.

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From Idina Menzel To The Duke Boys, Surveying 2014's Would-Be Holiday Hitmakers

Monday, December 08, 2014

NPR Music's Stephen Thompson highlights an eclectic cross-section of 2014's holiday-music offerings.

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Author Of 'Bridge To Terabithia': Messages Are Poison To Fiction

Sunday, December 07, 2014

Katherine Paterson describes the inspiration behind her best-known children's book, as well as tales from her childhood in China and missionary work in Japan, in her new memoir, Stories of My Life.

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'A Universe Beneath Our Feet': Life In Beijing's Underground

Sunday, December 07, 2014

In China's capital city, even the humblest apartment can cost a fortune. But more affordable housing hides below the city's bustling streets, in tiny (and illegal) basements and bomb shelters.

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Siblings Build A Butcher Shop For 'Meat'-Loving Vegans

Sunday, December 07, 2014

Kale and Aubry Walch plan to open the country's first vegan butcher shop. Their goal: to free vegans from enduring yet another tofurkey holiday.

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Growing Up Gender-Nonconforming Amid Scolding, Awkward Silences

Sunday, December 07, 2014

Kiyan Williams tells Darnell Moore about growing up in Newark as a kid who liked lipstick and eyeliner. There was a lot of judgment — but surprising moments of bonding, too.

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Billions Of Years Go By, All In The Same 'Room'

Sunday, December 07, 2014

NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Richard McGuire about his arresting graphic novel, Here. It's an austere, profound journey backward and forward in time through the life of a single room.

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At 86, Poet Donald Hall Writes On, But Leaves Verse Behind

Saturday, December 06, 2014

The former U.S. poet laureate says he can't write poetry any more, but still has some prose in him. In a new book, Essays After Eighty, he considers his art, his beard and his experience growing old.

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All Possibilities: The 'Purple Rain' Story

Saturday, December 06, 2014

Though revered now, Prince's iconic 1984 film and album succeeded against daunting odds. Music critic and journalist Alan Light provides the details in his new book, Let's Go Crazy.

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