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Showbiz Dreams Collide With Reality In 'La La Land'

Friday, December 09, 2016

Damien Chazelle's latest film is a modern take on classic 1930s musicals. It's the story of a musician and a frustrated actress, learning to reconcile their dreams with the reality of Hollywood life.

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Black Santa Claus Is A Hit At Mall Of America, But Faces An Online Backlash

Friday, December 09, 2016

Larry Jefferson was the first black Santa Claus at the Mall of America in Minnesota. He was popular with the kids, but he sparked on online backlash from people who felt Santa can only be white.

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A Lifelong Secret: Can You Help This Ailing 94-Year-Old Man Make Amends?

Friday, December 09, 2016

An effort to cover up a schoolyard incident led to decades of regret for Joseph Linsk. "The event never left me," he says, as he reveals a secret he has been keeping since the 1930s.

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'There's Something About Her': Podcast Explores How Oprah Became Oprah

Thursday, December 08, 2016

In the new podcast, "Making Oprah," journalist Jenn White follows Oprah Winfrey's rise from Chicago talk show host to media mogul.

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In Flint, Mayor Works On Rebuilding Pipes — And Trust In The City

Thursday, December 08, 2016

Almost one year has passed since Flint Mayor Karen Weaver declared a state of emergency. Water lines are being replaced, but residents are still relying heavily on bottled water and filters.

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As He Leaves The Senate, Harry Reid Says He's 'Hopeful' On Trump

Thursday, December 08, 2016

The Nevada Democrat, who is wrapping up a 30-year run in Congress, says: "I agree with the American people. I don't have a real high regard for Congress either, because we're not getting things done."

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What Legal Recourse Do Victims Of Fake News Stories Have?

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Real people hurt by fake news can sue under defamation law. But University of Denver law professor Derigan Silver notes that winning monetary damages doesn't undo the damage to a person's reputation.

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Pearl Harbor Survivor Recounts Sinking Of Japanese Sub Before Aerial Attack

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Seventy-five years have passed since the attack on Pearl Harbor. Will Lehner was on a destroyer that fired the first shot sinking a small Japanese sub an hour-and-a-half before the aerial attack.

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Trump's Victory Tour Stump Speech, Annotated

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

The president-elect is giving speeches in swing states he won that hark back to his rallies during the campaign. NPR policy and political experts check the claims Trump is making on his victory tour.

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Are You Of Two Minds? Michael Lewis' New Book Explores How We Make Decisions

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

The Undoing Project tells the story of two Israeli psychologists who made some surprising discoveries about the way people think. According to the Moneyball author, it's all about framing.

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Looking For The Best Books Of 2016? NPR's Concierge Is Here To Help

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

NPR's annual, sortable book guide is here. And to mark the occasion, correspondent Lynn Neary talks about the year in fiction and shares a couple of her favorite new titles.

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No, FDR Did Not Know The Japanese Were Going To Bomb Pearl Harbor

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

There's no evidence to support it, but the conspiracy theory that President Franklin Roosevelt knew beforehand about Pearl Harbor refuses to die, to the consternation of World War II historians.

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Despite Its Promise, The Internet Of Things Remains Vulnerable

Monday, December 05, 2016

There is currently no government regulation around the Internet of things, and Security technologist Bruce Schneier fears it will take a disaster for that to change.

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Marching Flute And Fantasy Fiction: The Education Of Lizzo

Sunday, December 04, 2016

The Minneapolis singer and rapper spent her early life deep in the Pentecostal church — and shut away from secular music. When she moved to Houston, Texas, everything changed.

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As 2016 Winds Down, Remembering The Jazz Giants We Lost

Friday, December 02, 2016

Jazz Night in America host Christian McBride honors Bobby Hutcherson, Toots Thielemens and Victor Bailey, three prominent jazz musicians who passed away this year.

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On This 'Tree Of Treasures' There's No Such Thing As An Ordinary Ornament

Friday, December 02, 2016

Bonnie Mackay has written an unusual sort of memoir: Tree of Treasures is the story of her life, told through Christmas tree ornaments. She has nearly 3,000 of them, divided into 67 classifications.

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Is Trump's Deal With Carrier A Form Of Crony Capitalism?

Friday, December 02, 2016

Steve Inskeep talks with former Commerce Secretary Donald Evans and libertarian economist Tyler Cowen about the problems that arise when a president pressures individual companies to do his bidding.

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In Prison And Outside, He Found His 'Iota Of Light': A Mentor Named Fred

Friday, December 02, 2016

"What is life without hope? Even an iota of light can go a long way," says Robert Sanchez, a social worker who served 15 years in prison. He found that guiding light when he met minister Fred Davie.

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No, Fidel Castro Wasn't Nearly A New York Yankee

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

The late Cuban dictator didn't try out for the New York team, says Adrian Burgos Jr., University of Illinois history professor. It's fun to contemplate this historical "What if?" but it's pure myth.

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Trump's Populism Is Transforming GOP's Economics, Adviser Says

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Stephen Moore recently said Trump's party is no longer the party of Ronald Reagan and free trade. "Look, this is 2016. It's not 1986. We have different problems in this country," the adviser says.

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