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From Freud To Possession, A Doctor Faces Psychiatry's Demons

Saturday, March 14, 2015

In Shrinks, Dr. Jeffrey Lieberman looks at the development of what he himself calls the most distrusted, feared and denigrated of all medical specialties.

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The 'Math Guy' Presents 5 Facts About 3.14

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Want to impress the guests at your local Pi Day celebration this Saturday (3/14/15, hopefully at 9:26)? Pick up some tidbits of mathematical trivia from Keith Devlin.

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Murder City Earns Its Name In 'Blood Runs Green'

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Before Beulah Annan or Leopold and Loeb, another murder became a Chicago sensation. Scott Simon speaks with Gillian O'Brien, author of Blood Runs Green: The Murder that Transfixed Gilded Age Chicago.

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A Pie For A Pie ... Day, That Is

Friday, March 13, 2015

Every March 14 is celebrated as Pi Day in math classes — and in kitchens — across the country. Pastry chef Gesine Bullock-Prado presents her Mango Key-Lime Pie in honor of 3.141592 ...

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If Drugs Could Talk: In 'Delicious Foods' They Do

Friday, March 13, 2015

In James Hannaham's novel Delicious Foods, addiction itself is a character — it even narrates some of the chapters. The book imagines what slavery would look like in modern America.

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'We Knew Things Were Different For Us': Heems On Rap, Race And Identity

Friday, March 13, 2015

Born in New York to Indian parents, Heems watched the Sept. 11 attacks from his high school. The Das Racist rapper's new album explores how life changed, for himself and his community, after that day.

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How Mexico Learned To Polka

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Renee Montagne speaks with Felix Contreras, co-host of NPR's Alt.Latino, about the link between Tex-Mex music and Eastern European waltzes and polkas.

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Tea Tuesdays: The Scottish Spy Who Stole China's Tea Empire

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

In the mid-1800s, Britain was a global superpower with a big weakness for tea, all of which came from China. But a botanist with a talent for espionage helped Britain swipe the secrets of tea.

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Explorers Discover Ancient Lost City In Honduran Jungle

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Chris Fisher, an archaeologist who recently returned from the site of a lost city, says that some of the objects there looked as if they hadn't been touched in centuries.

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Forget Big Sky And Cowboys: 'Crow Fair' Is Set In An Unidealized Montana

Monday, March 09, 2015

"I think there's only one interesting story ... and that's struggle," says writer Thomas McGuane. Loners, outcasts and malcontents fill the pages of his new short story collection Crow Fair.

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Author Explores The Ripple Effects Of A Kidnapping In Mexico

Sunday, March 08, 2015

In his collection Barefoot Dogs, Antonio Ruiz-Camacho offers varying perspectives on the kidnapping of a Mexican patriarch. He asks: "How do you reach closure when someone you love has disappeared?"

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Cyberpsychologist: Online, 'Every Contact Leaves A Trace'

Sunday, March 08, 2015

Mary Aiken, who examines digital fingerprints to help solve crimes, is the real-life inspiration for the lead investigator on CSI: Cyber. She says she works where "humans and technology collide."

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A Jazz Pianist Taps Armenian Folk, Metal Riffs And A Sense Of History

Sunday, March 08, 2015

Be it progressive metal bands like Tool and Meshuggah or a 19th-century poet who died at 21, jazz artist Tigran Hamaysan mines all kinds of influences to arrive at a signature sound.

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No Joke: Hollywood Comedy Producer Finds Career In Prison Reform

Sunday, March 08, 2015

Scott Budnick hit it big in Hollywood as an executive producer of the Hangover movies. Then, in 2013, he decided to leave it all behind and focus full time on helping young people in prison.

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Education May Be Priceless, But A College Degree Isn't

Sunday, March 08, 2015

The four college seniors participating in The Howard Project talk about how they're paying for college, how they make and spend their pocket money and what they expect in their financial futures.

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Making Records Is 'Not A Race' For Modest Mouse

Saturday, March 07, 2015

Singer and guitarist Isaac Brock speaks with Arun Rath about Strangers to Ourselves, the group's first album in eight years — and what he's learned in the meantime about being in bands.

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Grace Hopper, 'The Queen Of Code,' Would Have Hated That Title

Saturday, March 07, 2015

Gillian Jacobs, known for her role as Britta Perry on Community, directed a short documentary on the computer programming pioneer. She says Hopper wasn't fond of the hype over her accomplishments.

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'Kimmy Schmidt' Finds Optimism (And Jokes) In Dark Premise

Saturday, March 07, 2015

The new Netflix comedy series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, co-created by Tina Fey and starring Ellie Kemper, offers a harrowing twist on the "small-town woman moves to the big city" story.

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After Explosion, A Soldier And His Squad Leader Find Peace

Saturday, March 07, 2015

In 2011, while deployed in Afghanistan, Lance Cpl. Erik Galvan had a bad feeling about a wooded area. Sgt. Daniel Wheeler ordered him to go in anyway. The next thing Galvan saw was the blast.

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These Tunes Are Music To Your Cats' Furry Ears

Saturday, March 07, 2015

Composer David Teie's most recent compositions are catered to our feline friends. His music mimics purring, and might be just the thing to perk your cat up.

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