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How To Sell Diverse Books: A Bookstore Owner's Advice

Thursday, August 21, 2014

It's not news that the publishing world isn't very diverse. But over on the other side of the industry, how do owners of neighborhood bookstores try to sell books for or about people of color?

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BREAKING: British Burn Washington ... 2 Centuries Ago

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Two hundred years ago this week, invading British troops destroyed the White House and the U.S. Capitol. NPR wasn't there, but if we were, our coverage might have sounded something like this ...

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From A Father And Son, What It Means To Be A Military Man

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Enlisting has been a rite of passage for men in the Pierce family since the Civil War. And as America has changed, Mark Pierce and his son Jeremy explain, what it means to serve has, too.

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Riot Erupts Over Ebola Quarantine In Liberia

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Covering protests over an Ebola quarantine, NPR photographer David Gilkey found himself in the middle of a riot. He says he doesn't know what was scarier: the bullets or the health risks.

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Doctors Without Borders: What We Need To Contain Ebola

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Dr. Joanne Liu of Doctors Without Borders says fear and a lack of sense of urgency has kept the international community in their home countries rather than stepping up to the plate in West Africa.

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A Frustrated Professor Sounds Off To 'Committee Members'

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The protagonist of Julie Schumacher's new Dear Committee Members is frustrated with the future of American arts and letters — and the feckless students who pester him for recommendation letters.

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World's Aid Agencies Stretched To Their Limits By Simultaneous Crises

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

USAID's Nancy Lindborg: "What we have now ... are really complex, difficult crises that are fundamentally the result of non-democratic governments."

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Yazidi Community In America Watches Events In Iraq With Horror

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Lincoln, Neb., is home to a sizable group of Iraqi Yazidis, members of the minority group being persecuted in Iraq. One of them, Sulaiman Murad, describes the agony of watching the crisis from afar.

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On 'Wizard Wars,' Contestants Must Make Magic From The Mundane

Sunday, August 17, 2014

SyFy's new show has up-and-coming magicians compete for cash by creating illusions out of ordinary objects. Angela Funovits is a mentalist, a dermatologist — and one of the show's expert "wizards."

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Medical Examiner: 'Staying Alive Is Mostly Common Sense'

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Forget what CSI told you about the job: It's less about solving crimes and more about accidents. Judy Melinek hopes to paint a more accurate picture of the profession in her new book, Working Stiff.

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Kidnapped Russian Journalist: No One Is Paying Attention

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Fatima Tlisova is a reporter from the North Caucasus region, one of the world's most dangerous places for journalists. In 2005, she says, she was abducted and tortured.

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More Than Just 'Somebody': Kimbra's New Groove

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Most listeners know Kimbra as the woman who crashes Gotye's pity party on the 2011 hit "Somebody That I Used To Know." The guest spot lent a pop-world boost to an eclectic career already in progress.

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Smokey Robinson Sings The Hits, With A Few Good Friends

Sunday, August 17, 2014

The singer's career has spanned decades, but his style has remained sweet and loving. Hear Robinson discuss his latest album, a collection of star-studded duets, with NPR's Linda Wertheimer.

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For Benjamin Booker, A Missed Shot Became A Music Career

Saturday, August 16, 2014

The 25-year-old "punk blues" musician talks learning from religion and relationships, and how a professional rejection turned out to be a lucky break.

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On The Track, The 'First Lady' Of Audi Calls The Shots

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Leena Gade of Audi Sport oversees mechanics, engineers and drivers. In 2011, she became the first female race engineer to win the Le Mans.

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Behind A Twitter Campaign, A Multitude Of Stories

Saturday, August 16, 2014

The #IfTheyGunnedMeDown hashtag, featuring pointedly juxtaposed images of the same person, drew plenty of coverage this week. We wanted to hear more about some of the individuals in the photos.

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An Unlikely Psychologist-Patient Friendship Unfolds In 'The Story Hour'

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Thrity Umrigar's new novel is about two women with "a mystical connection." Lakshmi is stuck in a loveless marriage. Dr. Maggie Bose decides Lakshmi doesn't need a shrink — she needs an escape.

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Summer Camp In State Prison: A Chance To Bond With Dad

Saturday, August 16, 2014

A summer camp program takes boys and girls, ages 8-15, to spend time with their incarcerated dads. The kids camp out nearby and go to the prison during the day to do art projects with their fathers.

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Ebola Quiz: How Much Do You Know About The Outbreak?

Saturday, August 16, 2014

The virus has been in the headlines since March, but both in Africa and the rest of the world, there's a lot of confusion. Take our Ebola quiz to see if you've kept up with all the twists and turns.

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Painting Her Songs In The Air, Imogen Heap Keeps Innovating

Saturday, August 16, 2014

The Grammy-winning songwriter has a Midas touch of sorts: Everything she touches turns to tech. Heap speaks with NPR's Scott Simon about her new album and the electronic gloves she used to make it.

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