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Tell Us: What Question Should We Investigate About Global Diseases?

Monday, October 31, 2016

Is there an infectious disease you're curious about? Send us your questions. We'll answer one of them in a story for Goats and Soda.

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How Does Christoph Niemann Make Art Look Effortless? With A Lot Of Work

Monday, October 31, 2016

The artist and illustrator says that behind every fun, whimsical sketch there are "100 very boring, unsexy steps." Niemann describes his creative process in his new book Sunday Sketching.

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Debbie Allen's 'Weapons' To Stop Gun Violence Are Dance And Music

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Director, actor and choreographer Debbie Allen's multimedia musical Freeze Frame examines the lives of young people living in cities with the backdrop of violence and police shootings.

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He Couldn't Break The Record For Pumpkin-Growing — So He Broke Out A Paddle

Sunday, October 30, 2016

So, you've grown a pumpkin that weighs over 1,000 pounds. What now? For Rick Swenson, competitive pumpkin grower, the answer was clear: Get in and paddle it down the river as far as it'll go.

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In 'Thanks For The Money,' Comedian Joel McHale Lampoons Celebrity Memoirs

Sunday, October 30, 2016

McHale says the problem with the genre is a lot of celebrities don't have enough of a story to fill an entire book. ("My life certainly didn't.") So in Thanks for the Money, he makes stuff up.

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Devo's Mark Mothersbaugh On The Synths That Changed Pop Forever

Sunday, October 30, 2016

The revolutionary Minimoog Model D is being revived after decades out of production. To demonstrate what's made it so influential, Mothersbaugh brought one of his own Moogs into NPR's studios.

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A Harrowing Tale Of Cold War Escape And Suppression In 'The Tunnels'

Saturday, October 29, 2016

A new book explores a time in the early 1960s when two groups of diggers built tunnels under the Berlin Wall that were filmed and financed by U.S. television networks.

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Halloween Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Global Disease Costumes?

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Costumes inspired by infectious diseases are nothing new. Test your knowledge about some ancient — and recent — get-ups.

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FBI Led Back To Clinton Email Server Case By Anthony Weiner Investigation

Friday, October 28, 2016

Hillary Clinton is calling on the FBI to release "all of the information it has" regarding new possible emails, given how close it is until Election Day. Donald Trump has seized on the issue.

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E-Sports Athletes Command The Game Just As Much As NBA Stars

Friday, October 28, 2016

E-sports competitors might be wielding swords and magic during their games, but these players are just as much athletes as those in the NFL and NBA. And that's according to the former pros themselves.

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Pussy Riot's Nadya Tolokonnikova On Her New Anti-Trump Song

Friday, October 28, 2016

The song and video, "Make America Great Again," reflect Tolokonnikova's concern about the U.S. election's outcome. "It will influence everybody else's lives outside America," she says.

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Out Of The 'Wreckage Of The Past,' A Family Salvaged By Love

Friday, October 28, 2016

Carmen Pacheco-Jones lost custody of her children due to her drug addiction. But she resolved to "let them know they're worth fighting for." Now clean, she recalls those dark days with her daughter.

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In Fight Over N.D. Pipeline, Tribe Leader Calls For Peace And Prayers

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline have been raging. Tribe leader Dave Archambault II says he's telling supporters "not to react to any form of aggression that law enforcement brings."

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Twitter's Dual Challenges: Taming The Trolls, Attracting More Users

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Twitter is a powerful platform for news and conversation, but lingering problems with hate speech hamper its efforts to grow, says Emily Bell of the Columbia Journalism School.

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Wayne Gretzky On Hockey History, Dreaming Big And Canadian Pride

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

The ice hockey legend marks the 99th anniversary of the NHL with his new book 99: Stories of the Game. Never mind the sport's tough guy reputation; "the game of hockey is an art," Gretzky says.

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What A Reporter Learned When He Infiltrated An Arizona Militia Group

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Going on patrol along the U.S.-Mexico border with the Three Percent United Patriots — amped up and equipped with night vision goggles — felt like going to war, says journalist Shane Bauer.

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Applying A Silicon Valley Approach To Jump-Start Medical Research

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Neuroscientist Cori Bargmann is leading the new Chan Zuckerberg Initiative's $3 billion effort to cure or prevent "all diseases" by the end of this century. She talks about that daunting task.

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For Parents, New Newborn Sleep Advice Turns Babies Into Roommates

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

American Academy of Pediatrics recommends newborns sleep in their parents' rooms until they're at least 6 months old to avoid SIDS. David Greene talks to Natasha Burgert, doctor, mother and blogger.

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Atlantic Editor On Acrimony In U.S.: 'I Have To Imagine That It Actually Gets Worse'

Monday, October 24, 2016

Jeffrey Goldberg, The Atlantic's new editor, tells NPR about the magazine's unexpected endorsement of Hillary Clinton for president and anti-Semitic tweets directed at him and other journalists.

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A History Of Election Cake And Why Bakers Want To #MakeAmericaCakeAgain

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Bakers Susannah Gebhart and Maia Surdam are reviving election cake: a boozy, dense fruitcake that was a way for women to participate in the democratic process before they had the right to vote.

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