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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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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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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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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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It's Good To Gather Moss: A Young Artist On Missing 'Home'

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Singer-songwriter Dan Croll talks about "Home," a track off his debut album, Sweet Disarray, as well as the real-life home that helped inspire it.

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Before You Bake Brooklyn's Legendary Cake, Heed A Warning

Thursday, March 27, 2014

When a recipe for Ebinger's Blackout Cake surfaced long after the bakery's demise, Katie Workman knew it was just the thing to make her grandfather. Little did she know the trial that was yet to come.

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At 81, Playwright Athol Fugard Looks Back On Aging And Apartheid

Thursday, March 27, 2014

"It is under the pressure of desperation that extraordinary things can happen in a human life," says the South African playwright. Fugard staged an interracial play in Johannesburg in 1961.

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It Was The Best Of Sentences ...

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Editors at The American Scholar magazine picked the 10 best sentences from fiction and nonfiction, with authors ranging from Toni Morrison to James Joyce.

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Debate: Does Affirmative Action On Campus Do More Harm Than Good?

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Colleges that use race as a factor in admissions say the approach creates opportunity for students who might otherwise be excluded. Critics argue the practice hurts the students it's intended to help.

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For Writer, 'The Hard Way' Meant Choosing To Stay In Akron, Ohio

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

David Giffels spent his whole life watching people — friends, colleagues, LeBron James — leave his hometown. In a new book, he reflects on the effects of those departures.

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A Homecoming, Minus The Nostalgia, In Cole's Unsparing 'Thief'

Monday, March 24, 2014

Teju Cole writes of a young man's return to Nigeria in Every Day Is for the Thief. He says his narrator is "somebody who's been away a long time and doesn't want to pretty up the picture at all."

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Freeing Up California's Prisons: A Massive Undertaking

Sunday, March 23, 2014

California's strategy for reducing its prison population involves shifting more responsibility for recurring and ex-offenders on local communities.

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Rehauling California Incarceration, Debunking The 12 Steps, Loving Dubstep's Drop

Sunday, March 23, 2014

In this week's podcast, California attempts to deal with overcrowded prisons, an addiction specialist challenges AA and 12-step programs, and dubstep icon Skrillex discusses his latest album.

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To Mike Birbiglia's Parents: It's OK If Your Son Sticks To Comedy

Sunday, March 23, 2014

For comic Mike Birbiglia, getting his parents to accept his career choice was the hardest part of getting started. Appearing on the Late Show with David Letterman seemed to signal he wasn't so bad.

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