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Deaf And Blind, Her Father Still Knows How To Speak His Love

Friday, August 19, 2016

Through a TeleBraille machine, Melva Washington Toomer talked with her dad, John Carter Washington, for StoryCorps. "If I could help some person," he tells her, "then my living will not be in vain."

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It Took A Decade, But Portman 'Just Had To Make' Her Latest Film

Thursday, August 18, 2016

In the years it took Natalie Portman to adapt Amos Oz's autobiographical novel, A Tale of Love and Darkness, she grew into the role of the lead character, Fania — the immigrant mother of young Amos.

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A Mew-seum? Civil War Stories, Told With Tiny Tails

Thursday, August 18, 2016

The stars of the exhibits at Civil War Tails are the nearly 2,000 tiny clay soldiers. Their blue and gray uniforms are meticulously detailed, down to piping and patches. Look closely: They are cats.

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Zooming In On The Creative Process, One Artist At A Time

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Audie Cornish speaks with NPR's Jason King about the new documentary series Noteworthy, in which he profiles prominent musicians and reveals the secrets behind how they write, produce and record.

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Everything Is Fair Game In 'Known And Strange Things'

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Teju Cole's new essay collection covers politics, poetry, music and even Snapchat. "I love to live things," he says — and he recommends Miles Davis as a cure for election season stress.

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In 'Uproot,' A DJ Traces Modern Music's Tangled Family Tree

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Jace Clayton, best known for his work as DJ /rupture, speaks with NPR's Audie Cornish about his first book, Uproot: Travels in 21st-Century Music and Digital Culture.

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The Lobotomy Of Patient H.M: A Personal Tragedy And Scientific Breakthrough

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Known as Patient H.M. to the medical community, Henry Molaison was lobotomized — and lost his ability to create memories in the process. His story is one of tragedy and scientific breakthrough.

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When Cold Feet Before The Wedding Walks You Down The Right Aisle

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Most weddings go off without a hitch. But for Stella Grizont, Nikki Vargas and Jonathan Brill, calling it quits before walking down the aisle was the right decision.

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A Moment With Nao, Soul Singer On The Verge

Saturday, August 13, 2016

The 31-year-old former backup singer is one of the most buzzed-about voices to come out of London in years.

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It's Electric: Novel Re-Creates Charged Rivalry Between Edison And Westinghouse

Saturday, August 13, 2016

In the 1880s, Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse battled over control of America's nascent electrical system. Graham Moore tells their story in The Last Days of Night.

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Flint Mayor: 'Everybody Played A Role In This Disaster'

Friday, August 12, 2016

As a federal state of emergency ends for Flint, Mich., Mayor Karen Weaver says residents don't trust that government officials have fully addressed the lead contamination of their water.

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Computer Love: Their 1960s-Era Dating Strategy? Modern Technology!

Friday, August 12, 2016

Back in the early '60s a computer dating service decided these two people were compatible. That calculation was right. John and Carol Matlock will celebrate 52 years of marriage in December.

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Outgoing ACLU Director Reviews Tenure Fighting National Security Battles

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Jameel Jaffer of the ACLU Center for Democracy says the Obama administration made progress on issues such as CIA black sites. But the record is mixed on surveillance, drones and other issues.

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Hacking Is 'A Bit Of A Superpower,' Says Creator Of 'Mr. Robot'

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Sam Esmail believes hackers have immense power — the trouble is, superhero psychology isn't always sound. He says his vigilante hacker is driven by narcissism, paranoia, loneliness and pain.

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With Federal Aid Set To End, Flint Mother Criticizes Water Efforts

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

NPR's Ari Shapiro checks back in with Jeneyah McDonald, the mother from Flint, Mich., that All Things Considered met back in January.

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Anita Hill: 'We've Come A Long Way Since Then'

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Nearly 25 years after Anita Hill accused her former boss of making lewd advances, America is again dealing with high-profile cases of sexual harassment. Hill tells NPR what's changed and what hasn't.

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3 Steps To Faking Your Own Death From The Author Of 'Playing Dead'

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Elizabeth Greenwood has spent a lot of time researching the death fraud industry. She says the hardest step for many aspiring fraudsters would be cutting all ties with friends and family.

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Losing Hurts (In Surprising Ways)

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

With the Olympics in full swing, we look at the myriad ways losing a competition can wreak havoc on our physical and mental health.

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An Alabama Museum You Can Enjoy From The Driver's Seat

Monday, August 08, 2016

Artist Butch Anthony has created a drive-thru museum in Seale, Ala. On display is a collection of odd items, decorated and displayed inside shipping containers that vehicles drive between.

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The Chimera Quandary: Is It Ethical To Create Hybrid Embryos?

Sunday, August 07, 2016

The National Institutes of Health proposed lifting its moratorium on funding for research on part-animal, part-human embryos — which raises a huge dilemma, says bioethicist Insoo Hyun.

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