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How Math Determines The 'Game Of Thrones' Protagonist

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Network science: it can be used both to stop terrorists and predict television plotlines. Keith Devlin explains how it can be used to figure out the most important character in Game of Thrones.

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The View From Illinois: Voters Frustrated That Government Is Broken

Friday, April 15, 2016

Across the state, some argued to blow up the system, while others cautioned against a wholesale political revolution. But voters in both parties agreed: Government in its current form is not working.

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'It's So, So Complicated': Kerry Washington On Clarence Thomas' 'Confirmation'

Friday, April 15, 2016

Washington stars as Anita Hill in the new HBO film Confirmation. She was 14 during the 1991 hearings, and says it's the first time she remembers her parents having different points of view.

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Now Hiring: Low Pay, Terrible Benefits And An Unmatched View On Life

Friday, April 15, 2016

You may not think of tending a drawbridge as a dream job. But "executives who make hundreds of thousands of dollars do not have my view," says Barb Abelhauser. "And I'm getting paid to stop and look."

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'Farm To Fable'? Tampa Probe Finds Many Restaurants Lie About Sourcing

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Food critic Laura Reiley of the Tampa Bay Times spent two months investigating where her local eateries were really getting their ingredients. Many of their "farm to table" claims proved bogus.

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City, Interrupted: How Gang Killings Brought San Salvador To A Halt

Thursday, April 14, 2016

To exert control, the gangs targeted bus drivers. The ensuing bloodshed stopped the buses, tied the city in knots and vividly demonstrated why El Salvador has one of the world's highest murder rates.

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'Downton' Creator Brings Drama On The Installment Plan In 'Belgravia'

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Julian Fellowes' new novel is a twist on the form Charles Dickens made famous: the serial. Belgravia, the story of an ambitious family in 19th century England, will be released in chapters via an app.

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Who Gives More To The Developing World: Aid Donors Or Migrant Workers?

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Remittances — money sent home by migrants working abroad — add up to more than triple the amount of official foreign aid to developing countries. And that makes some people unhappy.

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The Real Story Behind HBO's 'Confirmation' From The NPR Reporter Who Broke The Story

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Nina Totenberg broke Anita Hill's sexual harassment allegations against Supreme Court Justice candidate Clarence Thomas in 1991. She reflects on the climate then and how she was "pilloried" for it.

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'What Song Changed Your Life?': Bob Boilen On How Musicians Become Themselves

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

"I've been fascinated for a long time about what it is that inspires people to become what they are," says the host of NPR's All Songs Considered. His new book, out now, is Your Song Changed My Life.

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Her Search For Her Mother Touches An Entire Chinese City

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Jenna Cook returned to China at age 20 to search for her birth mother. What she found, above all else, was the collective pain of dozens of Chinese families who had given up children.

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On 'Junk,' M83's Anthony Gonzalez Reconnects With His Past

Sunday, April 10, 2016

"I'm a very nostalgic person," the French musician says. "I just keep looking backwards all the time." The new album draws on the sounds of his roots in more ways than one.

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Want To Teach In Urban Schools? Get To Know The Neighborhood

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Many teachers in urban schools don't understand their students or the places they live, says author and educator Christopher Emdin.

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To Access Her Big, Boxy Muse, Photographer Set Her Sights On Allen Ginsberg

Sunday, April 10, 2016

From a bland suburban upbringing, Elsa Dorfman emerged into a creative life inspired by her 6-foot Polaroid camera. And the famed Beat poet turned out to be the key to that astounding metamorphosis.

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Facing A Shaky Future, Nebraska Family Farm Ponders A Renaissance

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Even as the American agricultural industry is dominated by big operations, small family farms like the Jantzens' wonder what's next. So Katie, the family's eldest daughter, is eyeing a reinvention.

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A D.C. Rapper's Love Song To A Gentrifying Hometown

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Tarica June wrote "But Anyway" in response to quickening change in District. What she didn't expect was the wave of positive feedback — especially from other gentrifying cities across the country.

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A Former Mexican President Looks At Trump And Sees A 'Dictator'

Sunday, April 10, 2016

"We know about dictators in Latin America," Mexico's former president, Vicente Fox, tells NPR. "So I really want American citizens to really consider, is that really the best option that you have?"

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Politics Podcast: Eyeing New York, And Wine Ice Cream Inspired By Hillary Clinton

Saturday, April 09, 2016

The NPR politics team is back with its weekly roundup. They discuss the state of the primary race as it moves to New York and taste test some wine ice cream inspired by Hillary Clinton.

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Lin-Manuel Miranda Talks 'Hamilton': Once A 'Ridiculous' Pitch, Now A Revolution

Saturday, April 09, 2016

When the Broadway musical's creator said the life of Alexander Hamilton embodied hip-hop, people laughed. Now, he's written a book about the national phenomenon with former critic Jeremy McCarter.

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The Newest Public Transportation In Town: Uber

Saturday, April 09, 2016

Altamonte Springs, Fla., is the first U.S. city to subsidize Uber fares. It's a public-private partnership, with local businesses helping foot the bill. Officials hope it will help reduce traffic.

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