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Growing Up As A Bank Robber's Daughter In 'Bandit'

Sunday, October 09, 2016

Kids eventually realize their parents are real people, says author Molly Brodak. But in her new memoir, she talks about another sort of realization: That her father was dishonest, and a criminal.

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Preserving Rosa Parks' Detroit House, In Germany

Sunday, October 09, 2016

Rosa Parks' niece, Rhea McCauley, teamed up with artist Ryan Mendoza to move the civil rights icon's Detroit home to Berlin in order to save it from demolition.

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Let's Play Ball: Who's Who In The Baseball Playoffs

Sunday, October 09, 2016

Rachel Martin and Mike Pesca of Slate's The Gist podcast talk about the trend of under-performing pitchers in baseball's post-season.

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'I've Had A Charmed, Amazing Life': Rick Astley On '80s Stardom And Making A New Hit

Saturday, October 08, 2016

"I think most videos from the '80s are pretty cheesy, to be honest," Astley says. He speaks with NPR's Michel Martin about his career, his new album — and yes, rickrolling.

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How Do You Go About Suing A Country?

Saturday, October 08, 2016

Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian and his family filed suit against Iran for torturing him. We asked the question, how do you sue a nation state, especially if you're suing them in another country?

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Driving Miss Norma: 91-Year-Old Who Hit The Road After Cancer Diagnosis Dies

Friday, October 07, 2016

Instead of seeking treatment for cancer, Norma Bauerschmidt embarked on a cross-country trip in an RV with her son and daughter-in-law. The trip lasted more than a year. She died last week.

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'Divorce' Finds The Comedy In Calling It Quits

Friday, October 07, 2016

Sarah Jessica Parker and Thomas Haden Church are a middle aged couple in a crumbling marriage. Show creator Sharon Horgan says she thought it would make "funny and sad and terrifying viewing."

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Years After Police Shooting, Woodcarver's Brother Remembers The Man He Lost

Friday, October 07, 2016

A Native American woodcarver, crossing the street with his carving knife, was killed when an officer mistook him for a threat. "I want them to know him the way I did," his brother says.

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Rhino Horn: The Most Valuable Appendage In Illegal Wildlife Trade

Thursday, October 06, 2016

Journalist Bryan Christy estimates the wholesale market for rhino horn is a quarter of a billion dollars. Customers think the horn has healing powers. Criminal syndicates take the money.

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Once A Clinton Nemesis During Whitewater, Now A Clinton Supporter

Thursday, October 06, 2016

Michael Chertoff was lead counsel to the Senate committee investigating Whitewater in the '90s. Now, the former Homeland Security chief says Hillary Clinton would do a "good job" on national security.

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'I Wasn't There To Help': Dad With Newborn Struggles With Lack Of Leave

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

American mothers are working outside the home now more than in any other past generation. As a consequence, dads have greater household responsibility, especially when it comes to child-rearing.

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Meal Kits And Chaos: Report Reveals Unsavory Side Of Blue Apron Warehouse

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

A recent BuzzFeed investigation found Blue Apron had poor, at times violent working conditions for employees at its packing facility in Richmond, Calif.

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New Biography Celebrates E.B. White, Who Really Was 'Some Writer!'

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Melissa Sweet's colorful, kid-friendly biography includes letters, family photos, illustrations, manuscripts and more from the man behind Charlotte's Web, Stuart Little and The Trumpet of the Swan.

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FACT CHECK: Vice Presidential Debate

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

NPR's politics team, with help from reporters and editors who cover national security, immigration, business, foreign policy and more, live annotated the debate.

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'The Angel Of History' Says 'I Will Not Forget'

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Rabih Alameddine has much in common with the hero of his new novel: Both are gay, Arab writers in San Francisco. And both lost friends to the AIDS epidemic, and are angry that it's being forgotten.

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A Terrible Event, Or A Silver Lining? It All Depends On Your Frame

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

We have lots of ways to describe the good that can come from bad: a blessing in disguise, a silver lining — but what if the bad thing was truly awful? This week on Hidden Brain, framing a tragedy.

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Regina Spektor: 'I See My Family ... In Everybody'

Monday, October 03, 2016

The singer discusses how growing up an immigrant has shaped her work. "People don't understand," she says, "how easy it is to find yourself in a situation where you're in an absolutely foreign place."

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Luke Cage, Marvel's Reluctant Hero In A Hoodie

Monday, October 03, 2016

Luke Cage was one of the first black superheroes on comics pages. Now, he's a TV pioneer too, with Marvel's Luke Cage, which updates the blaxploitation-inspired character for modern viewers.

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Overwhelmed Mom Seeks 'A Basic Amount Of Dignity' In 'Today Will Be Different'

Sunday, October 02, 2016

Today, Eleanor Flood will only wear yoga clothes for yoga — which today she will actually attend. Novelist Maria Semple says her frazzled heroine "has decided ... to set the bar very low for herself."

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No, 'You Can't Touch My Hair' And Other Lessons From Comic Phoebe Robinson

Sunday, October 02, 2016

In her new book, the stand-up comic and podcast host writes about what it's like to be black and female in America. "Black hair seems to raise a lot of nonblack people's blood pressure," she writes.

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