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In Detroit's Rivera And Kahlo Exhibit, A Portrait Of A Resilient City

Monday, March 16, 2015

This is the first exhibit to focus on the time Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo spent in Detroit. It's a big step for the Detroit Institute of Arts as it recovers from the tumult of the city's bankruptcy.

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An 'Upstream' Battle As Wikimedia Challenges NSA Surveillance

Sunday, March 15, 2015

A law professor and expert on national security law sheds some light on the lawsuit by Wikipedia's parent company against the National Security Agency.

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From Waitress To TV Writer: A 'Surreal, Fantastic Cinderella Story'

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Diane Ruggiero-Wright was a full-time waitress in New Jersey when one of her patrons asked what she really wanted to be doing. She told him she was a writer — and it turned out he was a writer, too.

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Oboist Reclaims Mozart's Lost Contemporaries

Sunday, March 15, 2015

For the new album Lost and Found, a Berlin Philharmonic oboist unearthed concertos by fine but forgotten composers from Mozart's time.

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'State Of Terror': Where ISIS Came From And How To Fight It

Sunday, March 15, 2015

In their new book, terrorism experts Jessica Stern and J.M. Berger say that the "projection of strength" has led to the rapid expansion of the self-declared Islamic State.

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What Glen Hansard Learned From His Friend Jason Molina

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Molina impressed Hansard in two ways: His songs were great, and he answered fan mail. Hansard discusses meeting the late songwriter and making a new tribute EP in his memory.

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When Police Are Given Body Cameras, Do They Use Them?

Saturday, March 14, 2015

An independent monitor's report on the Denver Police Department's use of body-worn cameras found that during a six-month trial run, just one in four use-of-force incidents was actually recorded.

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Albert 'Tootie' Heath, Drummer Extraordinaire, Turns The Tables

Saturday, March 14, 2015

NPR's Arun Rath had been dying to interview the renowned jazz drummer for years. When he got the chance, it turned out Heath had some questions for him, as well.

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People With Disabilities, On Screen And Sans Clichés

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Films that focus on disability are frequently overlooked by festivals and audiences. Reelabilities, a 15-city festival, is bucking the trend, showcasing films by and about people with disabilities.

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'Windows' That Transform The World: Jane Hirshfield On Poetry

Saturday, March 14, 2015

In a "window moment," the poet says, a work shifts and expands: "By glancing for a moment at something else, the field of the poem becomes larger. What's in the room with the poem is bigger."

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Murder City Earns Its Name In 'Blood Runs Green'

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Before Beulah Annan or Leopold and Loeb, another murder became a Chicago sensation. Scott Simon speaks with Gillian O'Brien, author of Blood Runs Green: The Murder that Transfixed Gilded Age Chicago.

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The 'Math Guy' Presents 5 Facts About 3.14

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Want to impress the guests at your local Pi Day celebration this Saturday (3/14/15, hopefully at 9:26)? Pick up some tidbits of mathematical trivia from Keith Devlin.

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From Freud To Possession, A Doctor Faces Psychiatry's Demons

Saturday, March 14, 2015

In Shrinks, Dr. Jeffrey Lieberman looks at the development of what he himself calls the most distrusted, feared and denigrated of all medical specialties.

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A Pie For A Pie ... Day, That Is

Friday, March 13, 2015

Every March 14 is celebrated as Pi Day in math classes — and in kitchens — across the country. Pastry chef Gesine Bullock-Prado presents her Mango Key-Lime Pie in honor of 3.141592 ...

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If Drugs Could Talk: In 'Delicious Foods' They Do

Friday, March 13, 2015

In James Hannaham's novel Delicious Foods, addiction itself is a character — it even narrates some of the chapters. The book imagines what slavery would look like in modern America.

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'We Knew Things Were Different For Us': Heems On Rap, Race And Identity

Friday, March 13, 2015

Born in New York to Indian parents, Heems watched the Sept. 11 attacks from his high school. The Das Racist rapper's new album explores how life changed, for himself and his community, after that day.

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How Mexico Learned To Polka

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Renee Montagne speaks with Felix Contreras, co-host of NPR's Alt.Latino, about the link between Tex-Mex music and Eastern European waltzes and polkas.

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Tea Tuesdays: The Scottish Spy Who Stole China's Tea Empire

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

In the mid-1800s, Britain was a global superpower with a big weakness for tea, all of which came from China. But a botanist with a talent for espionage helped Britain swipe the secrets of tea.

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Explorers Discover Ancient Lost City In Honduran Jungle

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Chris Fisher, an archaeologist who recently returned from the site of a lost city, says that some of the objects there looked as if they hadn't been touched in centuries.

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Forget Big Sky And Cowboys: 'Crow Fair' Is Set In An Unidealized Montana

Monday, March 09, 2015

"I think there's only one interesting story ... and that's struggle," says writer Thomas McGuane. Loners, outcasts and malcontents fill the pages of his new short story collection Crow Fair.

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