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On Grant-Lee Phillips' 'The Narrows,' A Troubadour Looks Into His Ancestry

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Whether as the Gilmore Girls town troubadour or as a solo musician, Phillips tells powerful stories through his music. His most recent album explores his family history and Native American heritage.

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1976: The Last Time Republicans Duked It Out To The Last, Heated Minute

Sunday, March 13, 2016

That year was the last genuinely contested political convention. In a heated race to amass the most delegates, Ronald Reagan nearly denied Pres. Gerald Ford the presidential nomination.

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Walt Whitman's Letter For A Dying Soldier To His Wife Discovered

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Jackie Budell of the National Archives talks about a newly discovered a letter written by Walt Whitman, who visited hospitals and wrote letters on behalf of injured soldiers during the Civil War.

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Author Interview: Annie Dillard, Author of 'The Abundance'

Saturday, March 12, 2016

NPR's Melissa Block asks Annie Dillard about the celebrated author's "masculine mind," her decision to write less, and her baseball skills. Dillard's new collection of essays is called The Abundance.

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The Apocalyptic Party Jams And Secular Gospel Of Birds Of Chicago

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Allison Russell and JT Nero harmonize perfectly as both a couple and a band. "If we can tap into some words and music that have a certain grace and power, then we can get closer to each other."

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'I Ate A Lot Of Apples': Tracy Chevalier On Writing Her 'Orchard' Novel

Saturday, March 12, 2016

The author's latest book, At the Edge of the Orchard, follows a pioneer family growing apple trees in Ohio. Chevalier says she got the idea after hearing the real story of Johnny Appleseed.

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Female Sportscasters Feel Staying On Defensive Is Part Of The Job

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Erin Andrews' lawsuit against a stalker has prompted other women sportscasters to talk about the security risks they face. Fox Sports reporter Laura Okmin shares what measures she takes to feel safe.

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Politics Podcast: There's Another Super Tuesday?

Friday, March 11, 2016

The NPR Politics team is back to discuss the Republican and Democratic presidential debates as well as what to expect from March 15, when more than a thousand delegates are at stake.

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Why Fastest U.S. College Mile Runner Won't Be Vying To Be NCAA Champ

Friday, March 11, 2016

The University of Washington's Izaic Yorks ran a mile in 3:53, setting a new mark for an American collegian. But loyalty to his team means he won't be running the mile at this weekend's championship.

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Canine Or Cuisine? This Photo Meme Is Fetching

Friday, March 11, 2016

Chihuahua or muffin? Labradoodle or fried chicken? These are the gnawing questions raised by the latest food images dogging the Internet. So we bit.

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Do You Sacrifice One For Many? Mirren's Latest Film Has No Easy Answers

Friday, March 11, 2016

In her new film Eye in the Sky, Helen Mirren plays a colonel overseeing a secret drone operation in Kenya. Mirren and director Gavin Hood say the audience is the jury in this courtroom drama of sorts.

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Walking The Beat In Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood, Where A New Day Began Together

Friday, March 11, 2016

For 25 years, Francois Clemmons played Fred Rogers' neighborhood police officer, often lending a hand and a soothing voice. But as Clemmons recalls, it was a foot bath that offered a memorable lesson.

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Jelani Cobb On His Epic 'New Yorker' Piece On Black Lives Matter

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Before Black Lives Matter was a hashtag, before it was a slogan chanted by protesters in cities across the country, before it was a national movement, it was a Facebook post by an Oakland-based activist named Alicia Garza. She wrote it after George Zimmerman was acquitted in the ...

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Politics Podcast: Why Doesn't Anybody Want To Be Establishment?

Monday, March 07, 2016

The NPR Politics team returns with a quick take about a word that seems to be on everyone's mind, both Democrats and Republicans alike: establishment. The team discusses what the establishment really means and why people are so reluctant to say they are a part of it.

The team ...

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Why Digital Security Is An 'Arms Race' Between Firms And The Feds

Monday, March 07, 2016

Cybersecurity expert Susan Landau argues that the FBI's dispute with Apple over the San Bernardino iPhone shouldn't be a choice between weaker phone security and the FBI's investigative power.

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Pastor Max Lucado Baffled Over Evangelical Trump Supporters

Sunday, March 06, 2016

The prominent evangelical pastor talks about his recent denunciation of Donald Trump. He says he's puzzled as to why other evangelical leaders seem to give the Republican candidate a "free pass."

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The Case For Closing — And Keeping Open — Guantanamo

Sunday, March 06, 2016

President Obama has been talking about closing the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, since he ran for president in 2008.

Now, eight years later, his administration has put out a plan to make it happen.

The plan is to transfer some of the remaining detainees to other countries ...

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'Love, Loss' And Spicy Pickles In Padma Lakshmi's New Memoir

Sunday, March 06, 2016

Padma Lakshmi is probably best known as the host of the TV show Top Chef on Bravo, but she's also worked as a model and an actress. Lakshmi was born in India, and moved to America to be with her mother, who'd moved to the States after the breakup of ...

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Esperanza Spalding Brings A Real Inner Child Into The Studio

Saturday, March 05, 2016

"My job is working for her," Spalding says of the namesake character on her new album, Emily's D+Evolution. The jazz bassist and singer wrote her latest music with her childhood self in mind.

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On Verge Of 70, Sally Field Navigates Aging In The Spotlight

Saturday, March 05, 2016

From M'Lynn Eatenton in Steel Magnolias to Mary Todd in Lincoln, Academy Award-winning actress Sally Field doesn't shy away from taking on emotionally charged and challenging roles.

All of these characters become a part of her in a sense. "They stay in me and they have always changed me in ...

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