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Politics Podcast: There's Another Super Tuesday?

Friday, March 11, 2016

The NPR Politics team is back to discuss the Republican and Democratic presidential debates as well as what to expect from March 15, when more than a thousand delegates are at stake.

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Why Fastest U.S. College Mile Runner Won't Be Vying To Be NCAA Champ

Friday, March 11, 2016

The University of Washington's Izaic Yorks ran a mile in 3:53, setting a new mark for an American collegian. But loyalty to his team means he won't be running the mile at this weekend's championship.

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Canine Or Cuisine? This Photo Meme Is Fetching

Friday, March 11, 2016

Chihuahua or muffin? Labradoodle or fried chicken? These are the gnawing questions raised by the latest food images dogging the Internet. So we bit.

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Do You Sacrifice One For Many? Mirren's Latest Film Has No Easy Answers

Friday, March 11, 2016

In her new film Eye in the Sky, Helen Mirren plays a colonel overseeing a secret drone operation in Kenya. Mirren and director Gavin Hood say the audience is the jury in this courtroom drama of sorts.

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Walking The Beat In Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood, Where A New Day Began Together

Friday, March 11, 2016

For 25 years, Francois Clemmons played Fred Rogers' neighborhood police officer, often lending a hand and a soothing voice. But as Clemmons recalls, it was a foot bath that offered a memorable lesson.

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Jelani Cobb On His Epic 'New Yorker' Piece On Black Lives Matter

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Before Black Lives Matter was a hashtag, before it was a slogan chanted by protesters in cities across the country, before it was a national movement, it was a Facebook post by an Oakland-based activist named Alicia Garza. She wrote it after George Zimmerman was acquitted in the ...

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Politics Podcast: Why Doesn't Anybody Want To Be Establishment?

Monday, March 07, 2016

The NPR Politics team returns with a quick take about a word that seems to be on everyone's mind, both Democrats and Republicans alike: establishment. The team discusses what the establishment really means and why people are so reluctant to say they are a part of it.

The team ...

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Why Digital Security Is An 'Arms Race' Between Firms And The Feds

Monday, March 07, 2016

Cybersecurity expert Susan Landau argues that the FBI's dispute with Apple over the San Bernardino iPhone shouldn't be a choice between weaker phone security and the FBI's investigative power.

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Pastor Max Lucado Baffled Over Evangelical Trump Supporters

Sunday, March 06, 2016

The prominent evangelical pastor talks about his recent denunciation of Donald Trump. He says he's puzzled as to why other evangelical leaders seem to give the Republican candidate a "free pass."

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The Case For Closing — And Keeping Open — Guantanamo

Sunday, March 06, 2016

President Obama has been talking about closing the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, since he ran for president in 2008.

Now, eight years later, his administration has put out a plan to make it happen.

The plan is to transfer some of the remaining detainees to other countries ...

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'Love, Loss' And Spicy Pickles In Padma Lakshmi's New Memoir

Sunday, March 06, 2016

Padma Lakshmi is probably best known as the host of the TV show Top Chef on Bravo, but she's also worked as a model and an actress. Lakshmi was born in India, and moved to America to be with her mother, who'd moved to the States after the breakup of ...

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Esperanza Spalding Brings A Real Inner Child Into The Studio

Saturday, March 05, 2016

"My job is working for her," Spalding says of the namesake character on her new album, Emily's D+Evolution. The jazz bassist and singer wrote her latest music with her childhood self in mind.

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On Verge Of 70, Sally Field Navigates Aging In The Spotlight

Saturday, March 05, 2016

From M'Lynn Eatenton in Steel Magnolias to Mary Todd in Lincoln, Academy Award-winning actress Sally Field doesn't shy away from taking on emotionally charged and challenging roles.

All of these characters become a part of her in a sense. "They stay in me and they have always changed me in ...

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From Backup To Spotlight: BJ The Chicago Kid On Being The 'New Cupid'

Saturday, March 05, 2016

BJ The Chicago Kid has sung backup for Usher, written songs for Mary J. Blige and been sampled by Kanye West. But on his new album, In My Mind, his own voice and lyrics are the main attraction.

The artist born Bryan James Sledge spoke with NPR's Lourdes ...

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Art Of Breakups: Museum Enshrines Relics Of Relationships Past

Saturday, March 05, 2016

Ever wondered what to do with that special memento from a past relationship, that token that's just too challenging to toss, not feasible to return, but yet too painful to hold on to?

And no, we're not talking about your broken heart, although we would all relish a quick fix ...

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A Comedian 'Rants' On Different Latino Cultures

Saturday, March 05, 2016

The media portrayal of Latinos and Hispanic culture has come a long way. But the producers of comedy videos at the website The Flama still see room for improvement.

The Flama is a website from Univision and Bedrocket Media "created by, for and starring young Latinos." The site ...

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'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend' Challenges Stereotypes One Song At A Time

Friday, March 04, 2016

The show follows a woman who dreams of getting back together with her summer camp boyfriend. Co-creator Rachel Bloom says it's about "deconstructing people and finding the truth beneath tropes."

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On 'Full Circle,' Loretta Lynn Has New Stories From 'Fist City'

Friday, March 04, 2016

With more than 50 albums behind her — and her latest, Full Circle, out now — Lynn has some advice for persevering: "Girls, listen," she says. "You gotta be tough."

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Meet Gaelynn Lea, The 2016 Tiny Desk Contest Winner

Thursday, March 03, 2016

"Any kind of performance is really valuable, because every person is valuable," the Minnesota musician says. Her haunting melodies and unique playing style made her stand out to the judges.

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The Final Chapter Of A Tale Of Books, Love And Mystery In Minneapolis

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Gary Shulze and Pat Frovarp have run the beloved Once Upon A Crime bookstore for 14 years. They fell in love there, bought it together and married there. Now, they're retiring.

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