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The 'Larger Than Life' Legend Of The Ballpark Beer Guy

Friday, April 08, 2016

Clarence "Fancy Clancy" Haskett has been selling beer and snacks at Baltimore Orioles games for so long, he's made vending an art form. "My mindset is I'm a professional athlete," he says.

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A 'War' On Wheels: The Biker Shootout At Waco, And What Came Next

Thursday, April 07, 2016

A shootout between two rival biker groups in Waco, Texas, left nine people dead. On this episode of Embedded, Kelly McEvers tries to understand what caused the fight.

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Special Election Coverage: The Wisconsin Primary

Thursday, April 07, 2016

Scott Detrow was joined by Amanda Renteria, Vin Wever, Jeff Weaver, and Kellyanne Conway to discuss the victories, losses and strategies following the Wisconsin primary.

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A Radiologist And Poet Explains How He Sees The World In Patterns

Thursday, April 07, 2016

Amit Majmudar, Ohio's first Poet Laureate, spends his days looking for abnormalities in X-rays, CT scans and PET scans. He's given his latest poetry collection a provocative name: Dothead.

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A 'New' Rembrandt: From The Frontiers Of AI And Not The Artist's Atelier

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

A newly unveiled portrait bearing all the hallmarks of the Dutch master is actually the result of 18 months of analysis of 346 of his paintings, plus 150 gigabytes of digitally rendered graphics.

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Ta-Nehisi Coates Hopes 'Black Panther' Will Be Some Kid's 'Spider-Man'

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Coates has written a new series of Black Panther comics telling the story of an African prince turned superhero. "Comic book heroes are like our mythology," he says. "They're our Greek gods."

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Meet The 'Rocket Girls,' The Women Who Charted The Course To Space

Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Before there were digital computers, there were "human computers," women who used pencils and paper to do the math that helped carry the U.S. into space. Nathalia Holt tells their story in a new book.

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The Power And Problem Of Grit

Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Grit is a quality that parents strive to teach to their children, and teachers strive to teach their students. This week on Hidden Brain, we explore grit, and ask, does it also have a downside?

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Grammy Winner, Sax Legend Gato Barbieri Dies At 83

Monday, April 04, 2016

Known for his ever-present black fedora, Barbieri could never be pinned down. "My music is the same. I play Gato," Barbieri once told The Tavis Smiley Show.

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When The Page Becomes A Mirror: A Chat With Radical Face

Monday, April 04, 2016

As Radical Face, Ben Cooper has released a series of albums telling the story of multiple generations of family drama. In his latest work, some of the stories are his own.

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To End Cycle Of Crime, Italian Judge Breaks Up Big-Time Mafia Families

Sunday, April 03, 2016

Roberto Di Bella puts kids of crime organization 'Ndrangheta into volunteer homes to keep them from entering the family business, where many have been implicated in drug-related crimes and homicides.

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'Music Was Always This Anchor': A Story Of Soul And Struggle

Sunday, April 03, 2016

Rashod Ollison's memoir Soul Serenade is a coming-of-age story and playlist combined. He says he "could always tell" his mother's mood "by which Aretha Franklin song was on."

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Whether It Works Or Not, U.S. Anti-Radicalization Plan Can Benefit Communities

Sunday, April 03, 2016

One in four attempted American ISIS recruits is from Minnesota. Supporters of a federal program aimed stamping out ISIS recruitment in cities like Minneapolis say it could be a model for other cities.

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How To Get Kids Hooked On Books? 'Use Poetry. It Is A Surefire Way'

Sunday, April 03, 2016

Newbery Medal-winning author Kwame Alexander's new effort is a novel about a 12-year-old boy named Nick, written in verse. He says poetry is one key to keeping kids invested in what they're reading.

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Is There Wood Pulp In That Parmesan? How Scientists Sniff Out Food Fraud

Sunday, April 03, 2016

Whether it's olive oil that's not so extra-virgin or burgers with a hint of horse meat, Chris Elliott, founder of the Institute for Global Food Security, explains how his laboratory uncovers fraud.

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Changes In Safety And Diplomacy Are On Deck For Baseball's Opening Day

Saturday, April 02, 2016

New technology, new safety measures, and a new relationship with Cuba are what reporter Jesse Sanchez says will be the big stories in baseball this year.

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On Ronnie Spector's New Album, Don't Let Her Be Misunderstood

Saturday, April 02, 2016

You might know her as the leader of The Ronettes, but Spector has seen and done a lot since the days of "Baby, I Love You." Her new album, English Heart, is filled with British hits from the 1960s.

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Young Musicians Blossom In Baltimore's OrchKids Program

Saturday, April 02, 2016

For students in the program, "music becomes this vehicle for experiencing and envisioning themselves with lives filled with possibility," says Baltimore Symphony Orchestra music director Marin Alsop.

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One Year Later, Maren Morris On The Song That Changed Her Life

Friday, April 01, 2016

When the country singer wrote "My Church," she pictured an arena singing it back to her. And it happened. "By the time we get to the breakdown chorus, every corner of that place was singing along."

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Politics Podcast: Campaign, And Pizza, Controversies

Friday, April 01, 2016

The NPR Politics team discusses the upcoming Wisconsin and New York primaries, delves into drama from Trump and answers some listener questions.

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