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Chick Corea And Béla Fleck On The Joys (And Challenges) Of Collaborating

Saturday, September 19, 2015

The master jazz pianist and renowned banjo player know they make an unlikely duo — but they embrace the unexpected on their new live album, Two.

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A Harrowing Journey Into Europe, Aided By Apps And Internet Access

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Migrants and refugees from the Middle East — and the aid agencies trying to help them — have been relying on smartphones as guides on a trek marked by chaos and closed borders.

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Don't Call Her 'Doll': How Mary McGrory Became 'The First Queen Of Journalism'

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Mary McGrory became a columnist in a time when women in journalism were still called "doll." She wrote a nationally syndicated column for more than 50 years, first for The Washington Star and then for The Washington Post, and in 1975 she became the first woman to win the Pulitzer ...

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David Gilmour Plucks A Melody From The Air With 'Rattle That Lock'

Saturday, September 19, 2015

You can hear a constant refrain in French train stations. It's a short series of notes played before the announcements from the national railway, and for frequent travelers it's enough to be irritating — but it turned out to be irresistible musical inspiration for David Gilmour. The famed Pink Floyd ...

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Set In Stone But Ever-Changing: Sculptures Reshaped By The Tides

Saturday, September 19, 2015

You probably never will see most of Jason deCaires Taylor's public art projects firsthand — at least, not without goggles and fins.

Most of his sculptures stand at the bottom of the sea. His life-size statues — ghostly figures of men, women and children — seem to walk the ...

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Emily Blunt Says 'The Tides Are Turning' For Women In Action Films

Friday, September 18, 2015

Blunt says Hollywood creates films with teenage boys in mind and wants that to change. She's now starring in Sicario as an FBI agent investigating a drug cartel along the U.S.-Mexico border.

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A First And Lasting Love, Long Before The World Would Let It Live

Friday, September 18, 2015

In her 20s, Glenda Elliott fell in love with a woman, well before the modern gay rights movement. Now 75, Elliott looks back on a shared love that couldn't be — and that she's cherished all her life.

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'And It Bloody Well Happened': The Improbable Life Of Keith Richards

Friday, September 18, 2015

The 71-year-old Rolling Stones guitarist has a new solo album, a new documentary on his life, and a few thoughts to share on the topic of immortality.

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How Small Changes Can Yield Big Results For The Government

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

A team of behavioral scientists has been studying low-cost, easy interventions — text message reminders, how an envelope looks — to improve efficiency and access to federal programs.

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Join The 'Morning Edition' Book Club As We Read 'Fates And Furies'

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Author and screenwriter Richard Russo has selected our third book — a new novel by Lauren Groff. Fates and Furies chronicles a marriage over 24 years. Russo calls it "an incredibly ambitious work."

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Poet Laureate's Migrant Childhood Was Like 'Living In Literature Every Day'

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Juan Felipe Herrera is the child of Mexican migrant farmworkers. He says, "I had a mother [who] sang and told stories and loved poetry, even though she only went to third grade."

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Jill Scott Holds Herself Accountable For Her Own Joy In 'Woman'

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Scott's fifth studio album draws on influences from the Beach Boys and Aretha Franklin — and much self-reflection. "I've been doing a lot of stewing," she says. "I've been making stews out of music."

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Like A 'Hall Of Mirrors,' TV Duo Dance With Selves On Other Side Of Screen

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Emily Mortimer and Dolly Wells are best friends and British actresses — who also happen to play best friends and British actresses on TV. In Doll & Em, the meta experiment gets a bit out of hand.

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In 'Gamelife,' A Portrait Of The Writer As A Young Role-Player

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Michael W. Clune spent much of his childhood alone — just him and his 8-bit computer. But, as he writes in his new memoir, playing text adventures and role-playing games helped prepare him for life.

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Firefighting Program Offers Juvenile Inmates A Chance To Give Back

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Among the first firefighters on the scene when wildfires broke out in eastern Washington this summer was a crew of juveniles — inmates, actually. The crew, teens aged 15 to 19, were building fire lines and digging trenches. Hard work, in difficult conditions.

Last month, one teenager escaped from the ...

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From Club To Clinic: How MDMA Could Help Some Cope With Trauma

Sunday, September 13, 2015

MDMA, often known as Ecstasy or Molly, has for decades been used as a party drug — consumed in clubs, fuel for all-night raves. But lately, the substance is also being used in very different settings, for a very different purpose: to treat post-traumatic stress disorder.

The Food and Drug ...

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'Maybe Sincerity Is The New Punk': Chris Cornell On Embracing Space

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Chris Cornell will never not be that guy from Soundgarden — and, consequently, his name will always evoke that messy, surreal and biting rock 'n' sound that band helped define. But three decades after stoking the flame that would become Seattle grunge, Cornell is at a different place ...

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In New Memoir, Mindy Kaling Has More To Say On Life, Love And Showbiz

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Five years after her popular debut book, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?, the actress, producer and writer is back with more essays — and a reminder that she's not the same Mindy she plays on TV.

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Gary Clark Jr.: 'Music Is Medicine To Me'

Saturday, September 12, 2015

The precocious blues guitarist turned breakout solo star discusses his new album, The Story of Sonny Boy Slim, with NPR's Arun Rath.

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Ben Carson Says A Screening Mechanism Needed To Resettle Syrians

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson said he would require background checks on all Syrian migrants and war refugees before allowing them into the United States.

Carson, a retired pediatric neurosurgeon, told NPR's Scott Simon that terrorists could be hiding among the hundreds of thousands of desperate refugees currently flooding Europe. ...

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