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Kat Edmonson: 'I Hear Myself As An Instrument'

Saturday, September 27, 2014

The singer, whose voice is often compared to Billie Holiday's, says she can't accept that honor right out — but that she and Holiday do share a similar understanding of the role of the voice.

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'Boy On Ice' Explores The Emotional And Physical Toll Of Dropping The Gloves

Friday, September 26, 2014

In 2011, 28-year-old Derek Boogaard — one of the NHL's most fearsome fighters — was found dead of an accidental overdose of painkillers and alcohol. He also showed signs of serious brain injury.

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'Here In The States, I Don't Even Know How To Talk To People'

Friday, September 26, 2014

After coming back from Afghanistan in 2011, Army veteran Captain Drew Pham had trouble adjusting to civilian life. (This StoryCorps interview first aired March 29, 2014, on Weekend Edition.)

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One Sculptor's Answer To WWI Wounds: Plaster, Copper And Paint

Thursday, September 25, 2014

World War I left many soldiers with disfiguring scars. For those whose faces were no longer recognizable, an American artist, Anna Coleman Ladd, sculpted masks to cover their injuries.

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50 Years Ago, A Fluid Border Made The U.S. 1 Square Mile Smaller

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Since Texas became a state, the Rio Grande has marked the border between the U.S. and Mexico. But, like rivers do, it moved. In 1964, the U.S. finally gave back 437 acres of land.

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Jeff And Spencer Tweedy On Making Songs Together

Thursday, September 25, 2014

The Wilco frontman and his drummer son embarked on their first collaboration in a moment of hardship. The resulting album, Sukierae, turned out to be just what they needed.

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When Nature Fights Back

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The Cities Project is back with stories about nature reclaiming space in our urban environments. We asked you to submit photos of it happening in your communities.

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Remembering The 'Short And Tragic Life Of Robert Peace'

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Robert Peace, a 30-year-old African-American, was a Yale University graduate and an almost straight-A student in molecular biophysics and biochemistry. He also dealt marijuana.

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Mia Wasikowska On The Sounds Of Camels And The Lure Of Travel

Monday, September 22, 2014

Melissa Block talks with actress Mia Wasikowska about her new film, Tracks, which follows a woman on a long journey with only camels and a dog for company.

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Dr. Daniel Bausch Knows The Ebola Virus All Too Well

Monday, September 22, 2014

Can you catch it from sweat on a cab seat? Will blood transfusions help? Who really wants to go to Africa and pitch in? Is it too late? A leading virologist answers burning questions about Ebola.

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Dr. Daniel Bausch Knows The Ebola Virus All Too Well

Monday, September 22, 2014

Can you catch it from sweat on a cab seat? Will blood transfusions help? Who really wants to go to Africa and pitch in? Is it too late? A leading virologist answers burning questions about Ebola.

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Carl Newman And Neko Case On What Makes a Pop Song Work

Monday, September 22, 2014

NPR's Steve Inskeep met the two musicians at the historic Brill Building to talk about their new album with The New Pornographers, Brill Bruisers.

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A Poet Parses The Legacy Of War In 'My Life As A Foreign Country'

Sunday, September 21, 2014

When award-winning poet Brian Turner served in the Army, he was following a long family tradition. His new memoir traces that history — and imagines the perspectives of the people shooting back.

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A Pianist Hears Chopin From Inside His Instrument

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Chad Lawson needed to find a way to record at home while his children slept. The result is The Chopin Variations, a set of Chopin works with an intimate, otherworldly sound.

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Mafia Wife, Getaway Driver, Stunt Woman: From The Underworld To Hollywood

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Georgia Durante's career as a stunt driver has led to roles in car commercials and movies. But before the bright lights of Hollywood, the former model was speeding away from a dark past.

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Snowden Reveal Makes Israeli Spies' Protest An American Issue

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Forty-three veterans of Unit 8200, Israel's secretive surveillance organization, say they were directed to spy indiscriminately on Palestinians. Were they using intelligence gathered by the NSA?

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In 'Transparent,' Transgender Issues Are A Family Affair

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Amazon Studios' Transparent features a slate of well-known actors playing a family dealing with the revelation that the person they'd known as Mort, their father, is a transgender woman.

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Which Catholics Offer Birth Control? Look To The Insurers

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Catholic universities and hospitals argue they shouldn't have to offer contraceptive coverage, but many Catholic insurance companies have been making it available for years.

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Jennifer Hudson 'Jenniferizes' New Album With Positive Energy

Saturday, September 20, 2014

The Oscar and Grammy Award-winning R&B singer says her new album, JHUD, has more energy than her previous ballad-heavy albums, and expresses more of her "everyday person."

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'Passages' Author Reflects On Her Own Life Journey

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Gail Sheehy is famous for her in-depth profiles of influential people, as well as her 1976 book on common adult life crises. Now she turns her eye inward, in her new memoir Daring: My Passages.

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