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'You Look Like Them And Sound Like Us': Charley Pride's Long Journey In Country Music

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Pride will receive a lifetime achievement award at the 2017 Grammys. His rise from a Mississippi sharecropping family to Nashville superstardom has included a lot of firsts.

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Kim Cattrall, More Than Just A Murder Victim In 'Witness For The Prosecution'

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Cattrall — best known for her role on Sex and the City — plays a murdered socialite in a new TV adaptation of Agatha Christie's play. She says she wanted to open up the character and understand her.

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Cast As Brooding Leads, Rufus Sewell Says His Real Talent Is Comedy

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Rufus Sewell is seemingly everywhere these days — on stage and on the small screen, including Amazon's alternate-history series The Man in the High Castle, in which he plays an American Nazi leader.

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Renowned Biographer Patricia Bosworth Writes A Chapter From Her Own Life

Saturday, January 28, 2017

The Men in My Life chronicles a 10-year period during which Bosworth married, divorced, finished college, became an actress, and worked alongside some of the biggest movie stars of the 1950s.

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In Marriage, A Bond Of Love, Loss And Light

Friday, January 27, 2017

After forgiving and befriending her son's killer, Mary Johnson-Roy started sharing her story in local churches. That's where she met her future husband, Ed Roy, who also lost a son to murder.

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'Archie Got Hot' Is A Sentence You'll Hear In New, Noir 'Riverdale'

Thursday, January 26, 2017

The CW's new show takes the sunny, optimistic teens of the classic Archie Comics and drops them into a re-imagined hometown full of sex, secrets and murder — and yes, Archie now has great abs.

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Muslim Marine Answers Questions In Effort To Fight Islamophobia

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Mansoor Shams has been standing on street corners around the country with a sign saying, "I'm A Muslim U.S. Marine Ask Anything." It's exhausting, "but I feel like it's almost become my mission."

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'Soviet Daughter': How A Great-Grandmother's Diary Became A Graphic Novel

Sunday, January 22, 2017

After her beloved great-grandmother's death, author Julia Alekseyeva discovered her memoirs, bursting with rich details of her life in the USSR enduring wars, pogroms, and purges.

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Unraveling The Berimbau, A Simple Instrument With A Trove Of Hidden Talents

Sunday, January 22, 2017

The late Naná Vasconcelos helped put the berimbau on the world's musical map. Gregory Beyer of the group Arcomusical says Vasconcelos didn't just master the instrument, he reinvented it.

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A Failed Revolution And A Failed Marriage In 'Dark At The Crossing'

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Elliot Ackerman's new novel Dark at the Crossing follows an Iraqi man who tries to cross into Syria to fight Bashar al-Assad, but gets caught up with a charismatic Syrian exile and his troubled wife.

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For A Garbage Man In Minnesota, 'Trash Tells A Story'

Friday, January 20, 2017

When times were lean for Lutheran pastor John Marboe and his family, he took on shifts hauling trash. It's a job that reminds him that small and unnoticed things people do for others are valuable.

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Deeply Divided Couple Learns How To Navigate Politics In Trump Era

Thursday, January 19, 2017

The Halprins are a house divided: Marty voted for Donald Trump; Jessica voted for Hillary Clinton. Their Connecticut home is less tense than it was right after the election. But fissures remain.

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'Always Home': Martial Arts Teacher Helps Rebuild Pride In Oklahoma Town

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Brownie Harjo runs a martial arts studio in the oldest building in Holdenville, Okla. Though the small town has seen better days, Harjo believes Holdenville still has potential.

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For Many People, Medical Care Works Best When It's Incremental

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

We often imagine the best medical care as a miracle cure. Atul Gawande argues that for chronic illness, the best care may be a long, slow process of improving health a little bit at a time.

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When Metal Goes Acoustic: Disturbed On Covering Simon & Garfunkel

Sunday, January 15, 2017

The band's Grammy-nominated cover of "The Sound of Silence" seems to come out of left field — until you learn where lead singer David Draiman first cut his teeth as a performer.

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Sweater Selfies: Man Knits His Way Around The World

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Sam Barsky thinks outside the postcard: He takes photos of himself posing in front of places he visits — wearing sweaters inspired by that same place. His eccentric works of art have gone viral.

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Veronica Roth's 'Carve The Mark' Is A Fantasy Inspired By Chronic Pain

Saturday, January 14, 2017

The Divergent author's new series takes place in a world where everyone has a gift that reflects their personality. One character has what Roth describes as "a supernatural form of chronic pain."

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A Century-Old Poet Looks Back — And Fearlessly Forward — In 'Purgatory'

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Henry Morgenthau III had a long and eventful life even before he started writing poetry in his 90s. Now, at age 100, he's promoting his first poetry collection, called A Sunday in Purgatory.

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Last Call: Send Us Your Commercials For 'Nicer Living' Project

Friday, January 13, 2017

It's the last call for our commercials for Nicer Living. It's an update of a project NPR's Susan Stamberg ran 45 years ago, where listeners wrote commercials for the little joys that make life better.

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Week In Politics: Trump's Press Conference And Conflicts Of Interests

Friday, January 13, 2017

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with David Brooks of the New York Times, and EJ Dionne of the Washington Post about the political news of the week.

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