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Busy Chef Strives For Balanced Mix Of Home Life, Culinary Ambitions

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Restaurant owner and Top Chef finalist Bryan Voltaggio tries to find the right recipe for blending work, family duties and the pressures of being on the road.

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Lord Huron Wants You To Dance At The Apocalypse

Monday, April 06, 2015

The band's new album, Strange Trails, spins around a strong visual theme, with an imagined cast of characters that "collide sometimes" in Ben Schneider's world.

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Is Cash-Free Really The Way To Be? Maybe Not For Millennials

Monday, April 06, 2015

Financial advisers advocate using cash whenever possible. But new technologies are making it easier to do just the opposite. Still, a recent study shows more millennials are turning away from plastic.

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First Listen: Dwight Yoakam, 'Second Hand Heart'

Sunday, April 05, 2015

The country singer-songwriter's 15th studio album feels as fresh as anything he's ever done. Better yet, these songs were built to be played live.

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Utah Brings Back Firing Squad Executions; Witnesses Recall The Last One

Sunday, April 05, 2015

A new law in Utah allows firing squad as a backup method of execution if lethal injection drugs aren't available. The last time an inmate died by firing squad in the U.S. was in Utah in 2010.

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Will Turning Seawater Into Drinking Water Help Drought-Hit California?

Sunday, April 05, 2015

During its last major drought, Santa Barbara built a desalination plant. It was never used. Now it's being reopened, but critics say desalination is costly, energy-intensive and may harm marine life.

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Strongwoman Shoulders The Weight Of A Male-Dominated Sport

Sunday, April 05, 2015

Brittany Diamond, 22, wants to challenge what you might think you know about strong women. "My sport has nothing to do with aesthetics," she says.

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Explosive Protests: U.S. Bombings During 'Days Of Rage'

Sunday, April 05, 2015

In the '70s, bombings by American protesters were regular occurrences. Bryan Burrough's new book tracks down the underground radicals behind such attacks — which he calls "exploding press releases."

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Yes, Real Cars Fell From Real Planes For That 'Furious 7' Stunt

Sunday, April 05, 2015

The movie avoided CGI for the bulk of its action sequences. That meant stunt coordinator and longtime stunt driver Jack Gill had to figure out how to toss cars out of a flying airplane.

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Puberty Suppression Now A Choice For Teens On Medicaid In Oregon

Sunday, April 05, 2015

Medicaid in Oregon now pays for medication to suppress puberty in teens who may want to change their gender. Oregon officials decided the benefits outweigh possible trade-offs of stopping puberty.

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Man Retires, Moves, Discovers His Doppelganger

Sunday, April 05, 2015

Neil Richardson and John Jemison were strangers until they moved to the same town in Essex and found they shared an uncanny resemblance. This is how they came face to face.

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Tobias Jesso Jr. Explains His Swift Ascent From Rock Bottom

Sunday, April 05, 2015

The Adele-endorsed piano man tells Rachel Martin how a very bad week turned into a very good year.

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Brattling After The Pacifire: 'That Should Be A Word'

Sunday, April 05, 2015

Kinnovator, Fidgital, Bangst. This isn't gibberish. It's the language of Lizzie Skurnick. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Skurnick about her new book, That Should Be a Word.

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When It Comes To Insurance, Mental Health Parity In Name Only?

Saturday, April 04, 2015

Many insurance providers that offer mental health care are supposed to cover it just as they would cancer or diabetes care. But advocates say enforcement is a problem.

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Florida Teen, War Criminal: The Life Of An 'American Warlord'

Saturday, April 04, 2015

Johnny Dwyer's new book explores the life of Chuckie Taylor: the son of Liberia's former president, a leader in the Liberian Civil War and the only American ever convicted of torture committed abroad.

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Violinist Hilary Hahn Remembers Her Earliest Influences

Saturday, April 04, 2015

The internationally celebrated soloist convinced violinist Klara Berkovich to teach her when she was just five years old. Student and teacher join NPR's Arun Rath to reflect on their relationship.

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Salad Ties And Breadsticks: Star Chef Started At The Olive Garden

Saturday, April 04, 2015

Stephanie Izard is the chef behind Chicago's award-winning Girl and the Goat restaurant — and the first woman to win on Bravo's Top Chef. But her food career began in the land of unlimited salad.

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Pondering The Popularity Of The Pet Rock — And Other Fads

Saturday, April 04, 2015

They were all the rage for a brief, mid-'70s moment, and they turned their creator into a millionaire. What was so special about rocks in a box?

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Just 'Between You & Me,' Here Are Some Handy Grammar Tips

Saturday, April 04, 2015

Mary Norris has been a copy editor at The New Yorker since 1978. She dispenses some of the collected grammatical wisdom of those decades in a new book, Between You & Me (and it is "me," not "I").

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'The Man From Muscle Shoals' On Shame And FAME

Saturday, April 04, 2015

Producer and FAME Studios founder Rick Hall discusses growing up poor in rural Alabama and crafting the unmistakable Muscle Shoals sound.

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