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First Listen: Bunji Garlin, 'Differentology'

Sunday, August 03, 2014

The Trinidadian soca star is ready to follow up on the success of his breakthrough single, "Differentology."

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Amid Rising College Costs, A Defense Of The Liberal Arts

Sunday, August 03, 2014

Wesleyan University President Michael Roth, author of the new book Beyond the University: Why Liberal Education Matters, says that the debate over the value of a college education is hardly new.

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Customer Dissatisfaction: The Fine Art Of The Funny Complaint

Sunday, August 03, 2014

Anthony Matthews is a master of the consumer complaint, writing and collecting some of the best letters to customer service. Two of his tips for success: use humor and write a real, hard-copy letter.

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Say Bye-Bye To A Beloved Kiddie Amusement Park

Sunday, August 03, 2014

Hoffman's Playland, one of a handful of kiddie parks left in the country, is getting ready to close after 62 years of merry-go-rounds, toddler trains and more pint-sized fun.

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Danny Trejo: From The Big House To The Big Screen

Sunday, August 03, 2014

Trejo is famous for playing rough, macho tough guys. A distinctive tattoo helped him get his first role, as a convict. He was perfect for the part: Before he was in movies, Trejo was in prison.

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Got A Girl: A Musical Match Made In Hollywood

Sunday, August 03, 2014

Dan Nakamura and Mary Elizabeth Winstead met by chance while shooting Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. The two struck up a friendship, and are now on the cusp of releasing their first album.

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Cleveland Slugger Jim Thome Retires After Signing One-Day Contract

Sunday, August 03, 2014

Calling a halt to a career that put him at the No. 7 spot on the all-time home run list, Jim Thome officially retired as a Cleveland Indian Saturday.

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'Oh Gad!' Presents A Compelling Slice Of Caribbean Life

Sunday, August 03, 2014

Joanne C. Hillhouse's novel tells of a woman returning to the island of Antigua, a homeland which she's never been able to call home. Author Elizabeth Nunez says the book is a weekend must-read.

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Beethoven's 'Eroica,' A Bizarre Revelation Of Personality

Sunday, August 03, 2014

Born in a moment of despair, as its creator was staring down hearing loss, Beethoven's Third Symphony is as odd as it is transcendent.

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Crushed Under Credit Card Debt: A Tale Of Survival

Sunday, August 03, 2014

Unexpected expenses and health issues sunk Claire Shrout and her family into frightening levels of debt. What she went through is familiar to a lot of Americans.

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Roxane Gay On Acknowledging — And Owning — Her 'Bad' Feminism

Sunday, August 03, 2014

Yes, her new essay collection is called Bad Feminist, but Roxane Gay says the title — originally jokey — grew into a larger message about owning your feminism even when you're not perfect at it.

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The Gift Of Graft: New York Artist's Tree To Grow 40 Kinds Of Fruit

Sunday, August 03, 2014

Syracuse artist Sam Van Aken is developing a that will bloom in pink, purple and red in the spring and bear 40 different fruit in the summer and fall. It's one part art, one part agricultural marvel.

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Economic Growth Hits Headlines, But Not Wallets

Saturday, August 02, 2014

Despite the economy adding more than 200,000 jobs last month, unemployment ticked up and incomes have stayed stagnant. For many people, stretching every dollar is still an economic necessity.

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Coaching The Big Leagues: Natalie Nakase Makes NBA History

Saturday, August 02, 2014

Nakase, who has played and coached in other pro leagues, is an assistant video coordinator for the LA Clippers. During the NBA Summer League, she became the NBA's first-ever female assistant coach.

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9 To 5 Not For You? Try T. Rex Puppetry Or Aquatic Mail Delivery

Saturday, August 02, 2014

The daily grind isn't everyone's style. Around the nation, young people are hard at work at offbeat jobs — like tracking bats in the dark of night or wandering a museum in a 75-pound dinosaur costume.

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No Lie: Shakira's 'Hips' Gets An Oxford Makeover

Saturday, August 02, 2014

The Oxford University men's a cappella group Out of the Blue has its own version of "Hips Don't Lie" — and an endorsement from the pop star herself.

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Syrian Conflict Isn't Just A Civil War, But 'A War On Childhood'

Saturday, August 02, 2014

A new BBC documentary tells the stories of six young Syrians from different sides of the war: among them, one who learns the names of bombs, not how to read; another who didn't eat bread for a year.

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In 1879, Explorers Set Sail To Solve Arctic Mystery, Once And For All

Saturday, August 02, 2014

In the Kingdom of Ice tells the story of a "grand and terrible" 19th-century expedition into uncharted Arctic waters. Of the 33 men who set out, only 13 made it home after a truly harrowing voyage.

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Female Bricklayer Defied Doubters To Build Baltimore Landmarks

Friday, August 01, 2014

Barbara Moore was the only woman bricklayer in Baltimore when she started the job in 1973. "A lot of the older guys didn't think I should be there," she tells her daughter on a visit to StoryCorps.

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'Guardians' Director: This Movie Needed Me!

Friday, August 01, 2014

Morning Edition's David Greene talks to director James Gunn about his new film, Guardians of the Galaxy, which Marvel hopes to make its next big franchise. Characters include a raccoon and a tree.

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