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What Happens When You Empathize With The Enemy

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

This week on Hidden Brain, the stories of two men who showed empathy for the other side and found themselves labeled "enemy" by their own people.

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At South By Southwest, The Sounds Of Cuba Come To Texas

Monday, March 21, 2016

"When the people get my music, people can get my soul, too," says Cuban singer Dayme Arocena. She's one of many musicians benefiting from the changing relationship between the United States and Cuba.

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Keys Are The Key To 'What Is Not Yours'

Monday, March 21, 2016

Writer Helen Oyeyemi's new collection features nine stories all linked through the idea of keys that open rooms, doors, even hearts. She says she felt haunted by keys while working on the book.

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Now On The Syllabus: Keeping The Faith And Holding A Tune

Sunday, March 20, 2016

If you'd like to study gospel music performance in school, you won't find a whole lot of options. Now, Nyack College in Manhattan is aiming to change that, with a new brand-new bachelor's degree.

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When Asylum-Seeking Women And Children Immigrants Are Welcomed Like Criminals

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Immigrants at the U.S.-Mexico border, often fleeing violence, are put in detention centers. That was the best way to handle the influx at the time, says one Homeland official. Now, rules are changing.

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Here's A Revelation: 'The Passion' Is Seal's First Acting Gig

Sunday, March 20, 2016

The singer plays Pontius Pilate in Fox's live TV musical event. He says he never thought to try acting before, but the songs — including "Mad World" by Tears for Fears — drew him to the part.

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After Decades In Solitary, Last Of The 'Angola 3' Carry On Their Struggle

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Robert King, Albert Woodfox and Herman Wallace spent over 100 years combined in solitary confinement for a prison guard's death. Now that Woodfox is free, he's joining his friend King in advocacy.

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Defying French Government, Aid Group Builds Refugee Camp

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Doctors Without Borders (MSF) built a refugee camp on the northern coast of France at the request of the local mayor. But the French national government is not happy about it.

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Need A Useless Robot? Simone Giertz Is The Queen

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Simone Giertz Yahtch makes robots. The Swedish inventor has found a following with her quirky mechanical creations, even if they don't work as you'd imagine.

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With Fear, Determination And Poetry: How Great Writers Face Death

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Katie Roiphe's The Violet Hour is a meditation on mortality in which she describes the last days of Maurice Sendak, Sigmund Freud, Susan Sontag, John Updike, James Salter and Dylan Thomas.

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'I Grew Up In The Shadow Of This': Writer Reflects On His Brother's Murder

Saturday, March 19, 2016

David Kushner was 4 years old when his older brother Jon was killed. "I think with the loss of anybody, that person — they don't disappear," he says. Alligator Candy is his memoir of the experience.

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On 'The Very Last Day,' Parker Millsap Brings Apocalyptic Imagery To Life

Saturday, March 19, 2016

"Music is spiritual: There's something about it that's sacred even when it's not a sacred song." On Millsap's raucous new album, Pentecostalism intersects with Greek myths, old-school blues and more.

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Politics Podcast: A Sad Trombone And A Supreme Court Nominee

Friday, March 18, 2016

The politics team is back with their recap of the week. They discuss everything from the violence at Trump's campaign rallies to President Obama's nominee to the Supreme Court.

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SXSW At 30, With A View From Street Level

Friday, March 18, 2016

During her first visit to SXSW, Audie Cornish talks with festival veteran Stephen Thompson of NPR Music the festival's history, what people expect to hear and how it has evolved over the decades.

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'If You Don't Fight For Yourself, Ain't Nobody Else Gonna Do It For You'

Friday, March 18, 2016

That's the lesson Tanya James' mother taught her. And she says it was invaluable in the West Virginia coal mines, where she worked for decades. Now, she's passing that lesson down to her daughters.

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'The Rope' Chronicles A Good Death, And A Bad Start

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Kanan Makiya's new novel is named for the rope used to execute Saddam Hussein. It follows one Shiite militiaman from the day of Saddam's fall through the tumultuous years that follow.

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'We Couldn't Save Them': Lessons From A Film About Family And Addiction

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

"Our job was to love them," says actress Krisha Fairchild. She plays a recovering addict in Krisha, a film written and directed by her nephew, and inspired by her family's struggle with addiction.

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FCC Chair: Proposal Would Let Consumers Determine Value Of Internet Privacy

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

The top telecom regulator says his privacy proposal, a first of its kind for Internet providers, would empower consumers to have a say in how their data gets used and how it's valued.

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Even Astronauts Get The Blues: Or Why Boredom Drives Us Nuts

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

We've all been there: bored in class, bored at work, bored in standstill traffic. But why do we find boredom so unbearable? Hidden Brain investigates – hopefully, without boring you.

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Music Moment: Thao Nguyen

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Thao Nguyen, frontwoman for Thao and the Get Down Stay Down shares the personal story behind her latest album, A Man Alive.

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