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Historian: FDR Was The Last Great President. Let's Never Have Another

Monday, October 06, 2014

In his new book, The End of Greatness, historian Aaron David Miller argues that the nation might be better off without any more truly great presidents — or the national crises that produce them.

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'Like Opening A Book In The Middle': Jackson Browne Returns To An Old Song

Monday, October 06, 2014

The singer and songwriter wrote "The Birds Of St. Marks" about the singer Nico in the '60s. In revisiting it, he remembers a particular New York scene — and a younger version of himself.

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A 'Post-Post-Colonial' Take On The Violent Birth Of Modern Jamaica

Sunday, October 05, 2014

Marlon James' latest novel, A Brief History of Seven Killings, is not brief, and it contains many more than seven deaths. It's a portrait of Jamaica in the '70s, when gang warfare and reggae reigned.

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Dolphins: Adorable, Playful, Not As Smart As You Might Think

Sunday, October 05, 2014

Dolphins are often considered the geniuses of the ocean. But some researchers have begun to challenge that notion, saying many mammals have similar skills and dolphins might not be that special.

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Alaska National Guard Scandal Adds Pressure To Election

Sunday, October 05, 2014

A federal investigation into the Alaska National Guard details shocking abuses, and now the state's governor is on the defense about what he knew and when just weeks before election day.

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The Maestro And The Liberator: Gustavo Dudamel's Cinematic Debut

Sunday, October 05, 2014

A new film about the life of Latin American military leader Simón Bolivar features music by a first-time film score composer: Gustavo Dudamel.

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Fortune-Tellers, Step Aside: Big Data Looks For Future Entrepreneurs

Sunday, October 05, 2014

A venture capital firm is trying to target entrepreneurs before they create startups, or even have a business idea. There's no crystal ball involved — just public data and predictive analytics.

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Deciphering The 'Priestly Mumbo-Jumbo' Of The Financial World

Sunday, October 05, 2014

If you're mystified by terms like "Libor," "stagflation" and "Grexit," you should pick up John Lanchester's new book, How To Speak Money, which aims to untangle the tortured language of finance.

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Horror Of Horrors: Is H.P. Lovecraft's Legacy Tainted?

Saturday, October 04, 2014

Lovecraft, the author who famously invented Cthulhu, was also known for his highly racist opinions. This has created some controversy around the World Fantasy Award statue that bears his likeness.

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One Military Family, Two Lost Sons: One To Combat, One To Suicide

Saturday, October 04, 2014

In The Invisible Front, journalist Yochi Dreazen tells the story of the Grahams, a close-knit family that lost two sons in the span of a year and then took up the fight against military suicide.

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Béla Fleck And Abigail Washburn On Teaming Up, Finally

Saturday, October 04, 2014

Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn, banjo superstars and a couple of 10 years, speak with NPR's Arun Rath about why they waited so long to make their first album together.

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Affleck: 'Gone Girl' Was Freeing, And 'Batman' Will Be No 'Daredevil'

Saturday, October 04, 2014

Ben Affleck says playing a character shrouded in suspicion was liberating, because "likability was sort of thrown out of the window." He also looks back on where his career began: Voyage of the Mimi.

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A Virologist Takes You Inside The Ebola Protective Suit

Saturday, October 04, 2014

Virus hunter Joseph Fair speaks about the needs and challenges ahead for containing the outbreak, and why he thinks things will get worse before they get better.

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Becoming The Barr Brothers, A Band Of Friends And Neighbors

Saturday, October 04, 2014

Thin walls can ruin a great apartment. Not so for Brad Barr, who met harpist Sarah Page when he overheard her playing next door.

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Growing Up Broke Strengthened Daughter's Bond With Working Mom

Friday, October 03, 2014

A mother talks to her daughter about how hard it was to make ends meet as a single mom in the '90s, through the good times and the bad.

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'Bob's Burgers' Serves Up Gently Savory Entertainment

Friday, October 03, 2014

The winningly sweet, wacky (and now Emmy-winning) cartoon follows a family and their struggling seaside burger joint. NPR's Audie Cornish talks to creator and executive producer Loren Bouchard.

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'People Don't Expect You To Write Your Own Music': Jhené Aiko On 'Souled Out'

Friday, October 03, 2014

The R&B artist, who started her career singing (or singing in) other people's songs, speaks with NPR's Audie Cornish about her solo debut and the difficulty of making a space for her own voice.

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Live at 12:30 PM (ET): What's Next With The Ebola Disaster?

Thursday, October 02, 2014

How did a single case of Ebola in Guinea turn into a crisis that has now reached the United States? Four experts join NPR in a webcast to talk about how this happened — and how to stop further spread.

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David Fincher Talks 'Gone Girl,' Avoids Spoilers (Hooray!)

Thursday, October 02, 2014

The director, whose previous work includes Fight Club and The Social Network, talks to NPR's Audie Cornish about the challenges of taking Gillian Flynn's intimate drama from the page to the screen.

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Julian Casablancas: New Band, New Album, No Compromises

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

The Strokes frontman — now with a new band, The Voidz — returns with his most challenging release yet: a strange, dark album influenced by '80s hardcore and underground world music.

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