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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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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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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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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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Timothy O'Brien: 'Trump Could Divest Or Sell Assets To Avoid Conflicts Of Interest'

Friday, January 13, 2017

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Timothy O'Brien, executive editor for Bloomberg View, who argues that Donald Trump could easily divest or sell his assets to avoid conflicts of interest.

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What's In The Alexander Hamilton Papers Being Auctioned By Sotheby's?

Friday, January 13, 2017

Next week, Sotheby's will auction off some rarely-seen Alexander Hamilton papers that have been held by descendents for more than 200 years. Yale Historian Joanne Freeman saw the documents last month.

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People In Rural U.S. More Likely To Die From Leading Causes Of Death Than Urbanites

Friday, January 13, 2017

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to National Rural Health Association's Brock Slabach about a report that people in rural areas are more likely to die from the top causes of death than those in urban areas.

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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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In 'Nicotine,' A Longtime Smoker Confronts His Old Habit

Friday, January 13, 2017

Writer Gregor Hens doesn't smoke anymore, but he still thinks about it every day. He says he started writing his memoir as a way to deal with the longing.

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What One Family Sacrificed To Help Black People Vote In 1966

Friday, January 13, 2017

When Vernon Dahmer said publicly he would pay the poll tax for black people in Mississippi who wanted to vote, it started a chain of events that is still felt by his family today.

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'The Soul's Gonna Speak': Run The Jewels Stares Down A Fraught 2017

Friday, January 13, 2017

Killer Mike and El-P, who make up the rap duo, discuss facing a politically tense new year with a bold new album — and a keen memory of the nation's recent history.

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Trump's Plan To Shift His Businesses Is Lacking, Ethics Experts Say

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Donald Trump says he'll turn over management of the Trump Organization to his sons to avoid a conflict of interest. But ex-presidential ethics lawyers say he must assign his properties to a trustee.

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This Food Critic Will Take The Taco. Again. And Again. And Again.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Mike Sutter is eating at a different San Antonio taqueria every day of 2017 for his "365 Days of Tacos" project. And he's discovering a lot about the city's culture in the process.

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