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Tilda Swinton May Be A Rock Star, But Her New Film Leaves Her Speechless

Sunday, May 08, 2016

In A Bigger Splash, she and director Luca Guadagnino line up the trials for their lead — including leaving the rock star character voiceless. They say it was at once a challenge and a joy.

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Digital Pan Flutes And Marvin Gaye: The Blissed-Out Rise Of Kygo

Saturday, May 07, 2016

The 24-year-old Norwegian recently set a record on Spotify, exceeding a billion streams faster than any artist before him — and his debut album isn't even out yet.

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'Little Mosque' Creator Zarqa Nawaz On Mixing Comedy And Religion

Saturday, May 07, 2016

The writer/filmmaker uses humor to help people understand Islam, but it took years for some mosque members to come around to her jokes. Nawaz's new memoir is called Laughing All The Way to the Mosque.

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Musician Lera Lynn On The Joy Of Creepy

Saturday, May 07, 2016

The singer and multi-instrumentalist, who also appeared in the second season of HBO's True Detective, has a new album out called Resistor.

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A 'Relentless' Sports Photographer Explains How He Got His Shots

Friday, May 06, 2016

Neil Leifer is behind some of the defining sports images of the past 60 years. In his book Relentless, he describes the special mix of luck and skill that helped him capture those memorable moments.

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Politics Podcast: The GOP Has Its Apparent Nominee And Sanders Is Still Fighting

Friday, May 06, 2016

The NPR politics team is back with its weekly roundup of political news, including the suspension of both the Cruz and Kasich campaigns for the GOP nomination.

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Why This Seattle Chef Is Embracing A Higher Minimum Wage For Employees

Friday, May 06, 2016

Small businesses in Seattle have to pay a minimum of $15 an hour starting in 2021. But chef Renee Erickson has adopted higher pay for employees of her restaurant group ahead of schedule.

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Nearing Life's End, A Mother Reflects On 'The Most Important Thing I Did'

Friday, May 06, 2016

Patricia Mishler was diagnosed with ALS — a death sentence, according to her doctors. But before she goes, whenever that may be, she says she knows her greatest achievements: her two daughters.

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Churchill Downer: The Forgotten Racial History Of Kentucky's State Song

Friday, May 06, 2016

"My Old Kentucky Home" is sung every year at the Kentucky Derby. Written in 1852 as an anti-slavery ballad, the song has a more sinister meaning upon closer examination.

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We Found Joy: An Addict Struggles To Get Treatment

Thursday, May 05, 2016

A year ago, NPR's Kelly McEvers went to rural Indiana and talked with drug addicts at the center of an opioid and HIV epidemic. She returned and found Joy, a nurse who lost everything.

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Novelist Richard Russo: 'I Find Myself Now ... Having Lived The American Dream'

Thursday, May 05, 2016

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author says his blue-collar grandfather would have been astonished by the life Russo leads. His new book, Everybody's Fool, is a sequel to 1993's Nobody's Fool.

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With 'Be As You Are,' Mike Posner Finally Takes His Mom's Advice

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

The singer's latest pop hit is — ironically — about the downsides of having a pop hit. But another song on his new album, At Night, Alone, focuses on his relationship with his mother.

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Politics Podcast: And Then There Was ... 1?

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

The NPR Politics team discusses the results of the Indiana primary and the biggest news of the night — Ted Cruz suspending his presidential campaign making Donald Trump the likely nominee.

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Special Election Coverage: The Indiana Primary

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Catch up with interviews of special guests from NPR's Indiana primary night coverage, hosted by Scott Detrow.

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The Unintended Consequences Of Trying To Fix Traffic

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Everyone hates traffic. Unfortunately, our best efforts to curb it usually make it worse.

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'Biggest Loser' Lessons: Why The Body Makes It Hard To Keep Pounds Off

Monday, May 02, 2016

New research into the lives of past Biggest Loser contestants found many regain much of the weight they lost in the show --sometimes 100 pounds or more — because their biology works against them.

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Left Behind In The Mobile Revolution, Intel Struggles To Innovate

Monday, May 02, 2016

As PC sales fall, the Silicon Valley giant is struggling to remake itself to keep up with cloud computing and mobile. Intel recently announced the layoff of 11 percent of its workforce.

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On 'Changes,' Charles Bradley Keeps Going Forward

Monday, May 02, 2016

On his third album, the soul singer carries the memory and wisdom of his late mother. "She showed me a lot of things," he says, "and maybe that's why I can hold up now, and try to be strong."

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Republican Immigration Rhetoric Leaves Latino Population Feeling Disenfranchised

Sunday, May 01, 2016

Although the Latino population is growing fast in Charlotte, N.C., it's not nearly as politically engaged. The GOP says they want their vote. But many Latinos feel alienated by the candidate options.

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Cyndi Lauper Charts Her Own Path — Thanks, In Part, To Patsy Cline

Sunday, May 01, 2016

She says seeing Cline on TV as a child helped her rethink the possibilities for spirited women. Her new album, Detour, brings a country sound to the pop icon's repertoire.

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