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A Stanford Family: Groundskeeper Dad Cultivates His Son's Classroom Dream

Friday, May 13, 2016

They both went to the prestigious school — though for different reasons. Frankie attended undergrad there, but it was his father, the school's groundskeeper, who inspired him to pursue that education.

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Public Health Professor: Because Of Zika, Rio Olympics 'Must Not Proceed'

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

If half a million tourists go to Rio, there is a risk one could catch Zika, return home and seed a new outbreak, says public health professor Amir Attaran.

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After Tragedy, 2 Families Find Their Own Justice In Louise Erdrich's 'LaRose'

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

When an Ojibwe hunter accidentally kills his friend's child, he sends his own son to live with the grieving family. Erdrich says tribal family ties are "extremely close" and "much more fluid."

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'There Was More I Wanted To Say': Kate Tempest Turns Hit Album Into A Novel

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

The rapper's debut album, Everybody Down, followed Becky and Harry, two Londoners struggling with love, work and drugs. Now her new book, The Bricks That Built The Houses, takes a look at their pasts.

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11 Very Different Opinions About The New Radiohead Album

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

NPR Music's staff really doesn't agree about the band's recently released ninth album, A Moon Shaped Pool. Not at all.

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Revisiting A Mother's Day Story Of Separation

Sunday, May 08, 2016

For Mother's Day in 2007, Michel Martin interviewed Cheryl Coleman, who was searching for her son. Since then, she's found him — but says she's spending this year's Mother's Day without him again.

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Is American Oil 'Dead'? T. Boone Pickens Says Yes ... But Only For Now

Sunday, May 08, 2016

Prospects in the industry are dim, and even the billionaire investor, who made his fortune in oil, has turned to alternative energies. Still, the self-described "realist" says they aren't the answer.

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'Eleven Hours' Follows Two Soon-To-Be Moms In The Course Of One Labor

Sunday, May 08, 2016

Pamela Erens' new book tells the story of a woman in labor and the nurse who helps her through it.

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How One Man Made The Eiffel Tower Sing

Sunday, May 08, 2016

Some see the Eiffel Tower as a feat of architecture, or the symbol of a great world capital. Composer Joseph Bertolozzi sees one big percussion instrument.

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Tilda Swinton May Be A Rock Star, But Her New Film Leaves Her Speechless

Sunday, May 08, 2016

In A Bigger Splash, she and director Luca Guadagnino line up the trials for their lead — including leaving the rock star character voiceless. They say it was at once a challenge and a joy.

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Digital Pan Flutes And Marvin Gaye: The Blissed-Out Rise Of Kygo

Saturday, May 07, 2016

The 24-year-old Norwegian recently set a record on Spotify, exceeding a billion streams faster than any artist before him — and his debut album isn't even out yet.

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'Little Mosque' Creator Zarqa Nawaz On Mixing Comedy And Religion

Saturday, May 07, 2016

The writer/filmmaker uses humor to help people understand Islam, but it took years for some mosque members to come around to her jokes. Nawaz's new memoir is called Laughing All The Way to the Mosque.

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Musician Lera Lynn On The Joy Of Creepy

Saturday, May 07, 2016

The singer and multi-instrumentalist, who also appeared in the second season of HBO's True Detective, has a new album out called Resistor.

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A 'Relentless' Sports Photographer Explains How He Got His Shots

Friday, May 06, 2016

Neil Leifer is behind some of the defining sports images of the past 60 years. In his book Relentless, he describes the special mix of luck and skill that helped him capture those memorable moments.

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Politics Podcast: The GOP Has Its Apparent Nominee And Sanders Is Still Fighting

Friday, May 06, 2016

The NPR politics team is back with its weekly roundup of political news, including the suspension of both the Cruz and Kasich campaigns for the GOP nomination.

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Why This Seattle Chef Is Embracing A Higher Minimum Wage For Employees

Friday, May 06, 2016

Small businesses in Seattle have to pay a minimum of $15 an hour starting in 2021. But chef Renee Erickson has adopted higher pay for employees of her restaurant group ahead of schedule.

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Nearing Life's End, A Mother Reflects On 'The Most Important Thing I Did'

Friday, May 06, 2016

Patricia Mishler was diagnosed with ALS — a death sentence, according to her doctors. But before she goes, whenever that may be, she says she knows her greatest achievements: her two daughters.

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Churchill Downer: The Forgotten Racial History Of Kentucky's State Song

Friday, May 06, 2016

"My Old Kentucky Home" is sung every year at the Kentucky Derby. Written in 1852 as an anti-slavery ballad, the song has a more sinister meaning upon closer examination.

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We Found Joy: An Addict Struggles To Get Treatment

Thursday, May 05, 2016

A year ago, NPR's Kelly McEvers went to rural Indiana and talked with drug addicts at the center of an opioid and HIV epidemic. She returned and found Joy, a nurse who lost everything.

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Novelist Richard Russo: 'I Find Myself Now ... Having Lived The American Dream'

Thursday, May 05, 2016

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author says his blue-collar grandfather would have been astonished by the life Russo leads. His new book, Everybody's Fool, is a sequel to 1993's Nobody's Fool.

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