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'Purple Rain' — As Retold In A Language Without A Word For Purple

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Prince's '80s-era classic has gotten a modern update — in Niger. Directed by Christopher Kirkley, starring the nomadic Tuareg people, this Purple Rain remake drops the kissing but keeps the attitude.

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Metallica's Robert Trujillo On His Hero, Jaco Pastorius

Saturday, November 28, 2015

"People tried to call him just a jazz cat, but he was beyond that." Trujillo speaks with Michel Martin about a new documentary on the man sometimes called the Hendrix of the bass.

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Britain's Biggest Heist Case Is On Trial

Saturday, November 28, 2015

It may be the most sensational court case in Britain since the Great Train Robbers went on trial in 1964.

Jurors in London have been hearing evidence against four men who are accused of stealing cash and jewelry worth 14 million pounds — about $21 million — from the ...

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Hendrix On A Horn: The World Of Robin Eubanks

Saturday, November 28, 2015

There have been plenty of distinctions in Robin Eubanks' career. The award-winning musician, composer and educator has played with Stevie Wonder, Elvin Jones and Art Blakey; he's appeared on The Tonight Show, Saturday Night Live, the Grammys. He even plays electric trombone — the ...

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Payoffs For Prediction: Could Markets Help Identify Terrorism Risk?

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Trying to predict terrorism is a chancy business — and one that can have disastrous consequences.

But more than a decade ago, the Defense Department had an idea. What about a policy analysis market — not a think tank, not a board, not a center, but a market?

In ...

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Hotline Wing: Answering The Call Of Distressed Thanksgivers Everywhere

Friday, November 27, 2015

Marge Klindera and Carol Miller have worked at a Thanksgiving call center for decades. That means answering thousands of panicked questions from questionable cooks — and people just seeking kindness.

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On Thanksgiving, Four Musicians Show Mutual Gratitude

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Ari Shapiro speaks with four artists — Oregon's Blind Pilot, Nashville's Rayland Baxter, Atlanta's Raury and Colombia's Kali Uchis — about a fellow musician they're grateful for.

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Breaking The Cranberry Mold: New Ways To Savor This Seasonal Berry

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Cranberry sauce is a Thanksgiving tradition. But if you're ready for a fresh take on this staple, why not try cranberries in chutney or cake? America's Test Kitchen founder Chris Kimball offers ideas.

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'You Can't Prepare Yourself': A Conversation With Adele

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

The singer's career has been a story in numbers, and not just the ones in her album titles. She discusses motherhood, stage fright, the Spice Girls and more in an extended chat with Ari Shapiro.

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How To Survive (And Maybe Even Enjoy) Thanksgiving Dinner

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving from Hidden Brain! All of the research in this week's episode is geared toward helping you have a happier holiday, with tips to help you avoid three deadly Thanksgiving pitfalls: overeating, over-shopping, and fighting with your relatives.

For appetizers, we'll start with two of Shankar's Morning Edition radio ...

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The Future Of Nanotechnology And Computers So Small You Can Swallow Them

Monday, November 23, 2015

Tiny computers have allowed us to do things that were once considered science fiction. Take the 1960s film, Fantastic Voyage, where a crew is shrunk to microscopic size and sent into the body of an injured scientist.

While we aren't shrinking humans quite yet, scientists are working with nanotechnology to ...

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So Long, Turkey: 3 Ways To Spice Up Thanksgiving Without The Bird

Monday, November 23, 2015

Not everyone delights in turkey as the centerpiece to Thanksgiving. We asked three chefs around the country for their suggestions of winning alternatives. They came up with venison, pork and biryani.

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Writer Domingo Martinez Says 'Crybabies' Podcast 'Makes Me Choke Up'

Monday, November 23, 2015

In Martinez's favorite podcast, the hosts ask guests what makes them cry.

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'My Goal Is To Not Be Bored By What I Do': Itzhak Perlman At 70

Monday, November 23, 2015

Once a kid with polio from Tel Aviv who hated practicing his instrument, the master violinist says he's still learning, even as he prepares to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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Taye Diggs' Child Served As Inspiration For 'Mixed Me'

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Walker, the young son of actors Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel, inspired his father to write a book about a day in the life of a mixed-race child.

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After 15-Month Stay In Church, Immigrant Allowed To Remain In U.S.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Seeking sanctuary in a church is an ancient tradition. But it's been making modern headlines — some immigrants enter churches to find refuge from deportation.

Rosa Robles Loreto was among them. She migrated from her hometown in northern Mexico to Tucson 16 years ago, and stayed illegally after her ...

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Syrian Refugees In Michigan Respond To U.S. Resettlement Hesitations

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Days of speculation and anxiety followed the Paris attacks. Then, last week, the Paris prosecutor's office confirmed that two of the suicide bombers did pass through Greece last month as part of the wave of refugees fleeing war and poverty in the Middle East and Africa.

In the U.S., the ...

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Carla Morrison Looks Hard At Love's Gray Areas

Sunday, November 22, 2015

If you're not a Spanish speaker, you won't know precisely what Carla Morrison is saying when she sings --but you can feel it. The Mexican alt-pop singer and songwriter has built a reputation over the past half-decade as a master of songs about love and longing, and her ...

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Amid Growing Youth Violence In Chicago, One Woman Offers A Safety Net

Saturday, November 21, 2015

In a run-down stretch of Chicago's South Michigan Avenue, miles from the museums and skyscrapers, an army of foot-high paving stones stand on shelves along the street. It's a handmade memorial to honor the young people who have died at the hands of the city's street violence. A name is ...

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How To Dodge Political Squabble This Gobble Day

Saturday, November 21, 2015

It's common wisdom that families should avoid talking about politics around the Thanksgiving table.

But if you're reading this, you might be in an NPR family. And coming up on election year — with polls and gaffes every day — won't it be hard to talk about Car Talk the ...

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