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Politics Podcast: Not All Polls Are Created Equal

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Polls drive so much of the political news coverage you see and hear. But it matters where they came from and how they're conducted.

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Comedian Jon Benjamin's Jazz Album Is Full Of 'Real, Untapped Un-Talent'

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Best known as the lead voice on Bob's Burgers and Archer, Benjamin has no expertise in jazz music. "It's a real insult to people who try," he says of Well, I Should Have ... Learned How To Play Piano.

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Why It's Not Too Late To Make A New Year's Resolution

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Today is the perfect day to (re)start your resolution. Here's how.

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Decades Since His Death, MLK's Shadow Still Shapes Today's Activism

Sunday, January 17, 2016

It's been nearly half a century since the death of Martin Luther King Jr. As the U.S. prepares to celebrate his work, it's worth asking: What does King's legacy mean for today's grass-roots activists?

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Attendance Drops At Maryland High School, As Deportation Fears Rise

Sunday, January 17, 2016

A Maryland high school principal says many of her students are skipping school, fearing that they or their parents will be deported.

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What's Being Done To Address The Country's Backlog Of Untested Rape Kits

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Tens of thousands of rape kits sit, untested, in evidence rooms. While a new push to clear the backlog has brought urgency the issue, what's taken so long — and why does it exist in the first place?

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After The Diagnosis: How Families Experience Autism

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Raising a child with autism can test families financially and emotionally. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with parents of children with autism, and a young woman who was diagnosed later in life.

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With Leap To HBO, Big Bird's Got A Brand-New Way To Get To 'Sesame Street'

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Shiny new digs (in more ways than one) are reshaping the children's TV show, which premieres Saturday on HBO. The show's executive producer — and Elmo himself — tell how the neighborhood's changed.

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Family Bonds Are Never Bland In 'The Past'

Saturday, January 16, 2016

In her latest novel, The Past, Tessa Hadley focuses on four siblings spending one last holiday at a soon-to-be-sold summer home. Tensions simmer, secrets break out of storage — but love remains.

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Along With Assault And Arson, FBI Starts To Track Animal Abuse

Saturday, January 16, 2016

The new effort could help save animals — and, perhaps, people: Research shows that animal abuse is often a precursor to acts of violence against people.

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Super Bowl I Tape Was Erased Long Ago; Now The Game Will Air Again

Friday, January 15, 2016

The TV networks that broadcast 1967's inaugural game erased it. Now the NFL Network has pieced together its own film with radio footage of the historic game; Super Bowl I: The Lost Game airs Friday.

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The Accidental Wheelman Of Martin Luther King Jr.

Friday, January 15, 2016

In the mid-'60s, Tom Houck left high school to join the civil rights movement. But he never expected he'd become the personal driver to the movement's leader — mostly because he had a license.

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Long After Armenian Genocide, Retracing A Grandfather's Steps To Survival

Thursday, January 14, 2016

For The Hundred-Year Walk, author Dawn Anahid MacKeen visited the sites of her grandfather's escape. Like him, she says she found a haven in Raqqa, Syria, a city currently controlled by ISIS.

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'60s 'Dish' Maggie Smith Says, 'That Was Never Me'

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

"It must be lovely to be beautiful, but that's a really difficult thing to lose," says Smith, now 81. Best known in the U.S. for her role in Downton Abbey, she's now starring in The Lady in the Van.

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Richard Thaler: Why Most Economists Might As Well Be Studying Unicorns

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Shankar Vedantam talks to Richard Thaler — father of behavioral economics and author of Misbehaving -- about why we so often fail to act the way we should and how marshmallows can predict the future.

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Self-Driving Cars Are Coming, But Are We Ready For Them?

Monday, January 11, 2016

Automakers and tech companies are racing to develop them. But is the public ready to give up control of their cars? The University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute has been evaluating.

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The World's Largest Refugee Camp Looks Like A Slum/Star Wars Mashup

Monday, January 11, 2016

But for thousands of Somali refugees, the camp in Dadaab, Kenya, is the only home they've ever known.

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With 'Superstore,' America Ferrera Aims To 'Move The Dial' On Representation

Sunday, January 10, 2016

For the Latina actress, diversity in casting helped her new show broach difficult material. "This diversity gives us the opportunity to approach topics like race from a place of experience," she says.

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Faced With Firing, Wheaton Professor Stands By Her Gesture Of 'Solidarity'

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Wheaton College has begun the process to fire Larycia Hawkins for stating that Muslims worship the same God as Christians. "It was about solidarity," Hawkins says, "which is a Christian principle."

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Eva Salina's Love For Balkan Music Is Lifelong — And Accidental

Sunday, January 10, 2016

The singer has Dutch and Jewish roots and hails from a quiet California beach town — but musically, she's traveled a path far afield from her upbringing.

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