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DJ Betto Arcos Spices Up The Accordion

Sunday, March 29, 2015

The Global Village host is back with a stack of music that tests the sonic limits of the squeezebox.

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Love Is In The Air: Howard Students Talk Romance, Relationships

Sunday, March 29, 2015

The four college seniors participating in NPR's Howard Project share their experiences with love and dating in college — from first crushes to lessons learned.

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Afghan Chief Executive: Leaders Set Aside Egos To Rally For Nation

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Abdullah Abdullah and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, once fierce political rivals, traveled together to Washington last week to undo years of hostility between their predecessor and Obama.

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Accepting His Daughter As Gay Was Like A Weight 'Lifted Off Me'

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Deidra Robinson and her father, William Watford III, were extremely close — until she told him she was gay. They came to StoryCorps in Homewood, Ala., to talk about that moment.

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Big Data: Dance Floor Jams For The Cyber-Paranoid

Sunday, March 29, 2015

The electronic act scored its first hit with "Dangerous," a hard-grooving single that exuded digital-age fears about privacy. Founder Alan Wilkis spoke with Rachel Martin about the new album 2.0.

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Courtney Barnett Talks Songwriting And Shyness

Sunday, March 29, 2015

The Melbourne rocker makes her witty songcraft look easy. Performing and socializing, however, are a whole other battle.

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Understanding The Dark Side Of Enlightenment On 'Diamond Mountain'

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Author Scott Carney's new A Death on Diamond Mountain unravels the complicated paths that led an American Buddhist seeker not to nirvana, but to his death in a cave in the Arizona desert.

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In The TV Show 'Younger,' You're Only 26 Twice

Sunday, March 29, 2015

In the new TV Land show, Sutton Foster plays Liza, a 40-year-old who needs to get back into the job market. So she moves to Brooklyn, gets highlights, learns how tweet, and pretends to be in her 20s.

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The Cautionary Tale Of A Big-Time Bracket Bust

Saturday, March 28, 2015

In 2010, police arrested a New Jersey man running a football pool — with a payout totaling nearly $900,000. If you're the one holding money in your office's college basketball pool, take heed.

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'Night At The Fiestas' Spins Stories Of Faith And Family

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Kirstin Valdez Quade's debut book of short fiction is inspired by her family and its long history in the "romanticized" region of northern New Mexico.

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A Young Composer's Evening Prayers For Troubled Times

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Missy Mazzoli and a host of collaborators — including Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche — use a Christian sunset service as a frame for meditation on modern life.

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Hunting Mythical Monsters 'At The Water's Edge'

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Sara Gruen is following her bestselling Water for Elephants with a tale of a young American couple who travel to Scotland during the Second World War in search of the legendary Loch Ness Monster.

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Was Your Seafood Caught By Slaves? AP Uncovers Unsavory Trade

Friday, March 27, 2015

Some of the seafood that winds up in American grocery stores, in restaurants, even in cat food, may have been caught by Burmese slaves, a yearlong investigation by The Associated Press finds.

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Her Instagram Feed Finds The Fun In Long-Suffering Somalia

Friday, March 27, 2015

Ugaaso Abukar Boocow left when she was a toddler to escape a civil war. Now she's back, and Instagram is making her famous as she shares upbeat views of her homeland.

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Critic Faults Alcoholics Anonymous For Lack Of Evidence

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Writer Gabrielle Glaser challenges the usefulness of Alcoholics Anonymous in April's issue of The Atlantic. The program's tenets aren't based in science, she says, and other options may work better.

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Heinz And Kraft: Before They Were Food Giants, They Were Men

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Henry Heinz was big into pickles before ketchup came along. James Kraft gave the world American cheese. (Ironically, he was Canadian.) Now, two companies that revamped how we eat will become one.

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Cuban Music's Most Successful Accident Rises Again

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Producer Nick Gold discusses a new release from the musicians behind 1997's landmark album Buena Vista Social Club, and the extended family of artists they've inspired.

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Lessons In Moving Forward On Race From A 40-Year Mayor

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Charleston Mayor Joseph Riley is retiring after 10 terms. "I sought this job ... mainly to help build a bridge between the African-American and the white community," he says.

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'Cheated' Out Of An Education: Book Replays UNC's Student-Athlete Scandal

Monday, March 23, 2015

Authors Jay Smith and Mary Willingham explain how the school steered athletes to pass-through courses in order to keep players eligible.

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From Kate Tempest To Torres, Female Artists Shone At SXSW

Sunday, March 22, 2015

A throat singer, a hip-hop preacher, an Irish introvert: NPR Music's Bob Boilen says it was the Year of the Woman at the South By Southwest music festival. He shares some of his favorite performances.

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