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Bowie And Beyond: Looking Ahead To The Music Of 2016

Saturday, January 02, 2016

NPR Music's Stephen Thompson shares songs from forthcoming albums by Esperanza Spalding, Damien Jurado, Lucinda Williams and David Bowie.

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A North Carolina Police Department Improves Its Customer Satisfaction

Saturday, January 02, 2016

The Fayetteville Police Department has begun to implement 76 recommendations to eliminate racial disparity in traffic stops and reduce the use of deadly force.

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When The Closest Thing To Home Was A Hospital Bed

Friday, January 01, 2016

They moved to Seattle in search of a better life for their two kids. Instead, they found hospital time, medical bills and 14 months of homelessness. But they made it home eventually — together.

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How Clementine Churchill Wielded Influence As Winston's Wife

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Biographer Sonia Purnell says Clementine once remarked that she "would have loved to have been a statesman in her own right if only she had been born with trousers rather than petticoats."

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In Memoriam 2015

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

NPR Music remembers musicians — singers, songwriters, instrumentalists — and other visionaries we lost in 2015. Explore and celebrate their musical legacies.

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Kendrick Lamar: 'I Can't Change The World Until I Change Myself First'

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Even with To Pimp A Butterfly's success, Lamar is still conflicted about his place in music. "How am I influencing so many people on this stage rather than influencing the ones that I have back home?"

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Life's Many Codas: Maya Shankar's Path From Juilliard To The White House

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Shankar was well on her way to an extraordinary career as a violinist when an injury closed that door. This week, we look at how she wound up at the top of another field: the social sciences.

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6 Words: Yes, I'm Tobacco-Pickin' White Trash

Monday, December 28, 2015

When Tracy Hart says she's from "a tobacco-pickin', Southern, white-trash family," she says that she means that in the most endearing way.

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A Moment With Charlie Belle, Teen Siblings And A Band To Watch

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Jendayi Bonds and her brother Gyasi are both still in high school, but their music got critics talking in 2015.

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Faced With Fear, A Muslim Woman Makes A Stand — By Setting One Up

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Amid an atmosphere of mistrust about Islam, Mona Haydar and her husband had an idea: Why not open a dialogue? So, they set up a stand — "Ask a Muslim" — and brought some doughnuts.

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Brick-And-Mortar Stores Go Further To Get You In The Door

Sunday, December 27, 2015

While online shopping grows, traditional retailers are amping up their in-store experiences to draw in customers. But online stores are realizing they have something to gain from physical stores too.

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New Conservation Effort Aims To Protect Papa's Papers

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Ernest Hemingway left papers and a private library of more than 9,000 books when he left Cuba. A Boston-based foundation is taking steps to save the artifacts from the hot, humid Caribbean weather.

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Procrastinate! And Other Tips For Doing New Year's Eve On The Cheap

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Before ushering in a fruitful New Year, toss a frugal New Year's party — while still keeping things lavish. Kyle Taylor, of The Penny Hoarder, explains how to keep your wallet from losing weight.

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From #Squadgoals To Schlonged, Contenders For 2015's Word Of The Year

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Military jargon in Syria, mythical beasts in Silicon Valley, Yiddish vulgarities in the presidential campaign: Linguist Ben Zimmer breaks down some noteworthy terms from the past year.

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'Here Come The Brides': Same-Sex Weddings Call For A New Soundtrack

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Richard Wagner's "Bridal Chorus" has been a staple at weddings for more than 150 years. But lately, a number of same-sex couples have been choosing to mix up the music at their nuptials.

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3 Big Moments From Space In 2015

Saturday, December 26, 2015

From photos of far-flung Pluto to space lettuce, it's been an exciting year for developments in space. NPR Science Correspondent Geoff Brumfiel shares three highlights with host Linda Wertheimer.

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Toy Stories: When Some Assembly Is Required

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Lots of Christmas toys mean lots of work putting them all together. Our listeners share some of their best and worst experiences.

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A Tale Of Two Titles: A Girl, A Train And Thousands Of Confused Readers

Saturday, December 26, 2015

It's a psychological thriller, with a female protagonist, set in contemporary London. You've probably heard of it — Girl on a Train. Or is it The Girl on the Train you're looking for?

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Santa For President In 2016

Friday, December 25, 2015

His resume is unimpeachable and he has great approval ratings. Santa Claus sounds like the perfect candidate — so what if he ran for president? That's the question in this radio drama by The Truth.

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A Captain On The Chesapeake Bay, 'Lost' Without A Skipjack

Friday, December 25, 2015

Kermit Travers, 78, one of the last African-American skipjack captains, reflects on his nearly 60 years harvesting oysters on the Chesapeake Bay.

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