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Amy Grant On Faith, Songwriting And Christmas Blues

Sunday, December 25, 2016

The pop songwriter says she wants her album, Tennessee Christmas, "to feel like a good, steady companion, whether you're at the top of your game or struggling."

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What 2016 Sounded Like

Saturday, December 24, 2016

NPR Music editor and reviewer Stephen Thompson reflects on the year through the lens of music and shares the songs that impressed him most.

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New Biography Chronicles Shirley Jackson's 'Rather Haunted Life'

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Shirley Jackson is probably best known for the creepy short story "The Lottery." But a new biography, Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life, paints a much more complete picture of the writer.

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Despite Tough Year, Flint Mother Stays Strong For Her Children

Friday, December 23, 2016

NPR's Ari Shapiro checks back in with Flint, Mich., resident Jeneyah McDonald, who says not much has improved in the year since the city declared a state of emergency over lead-tainted water.

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Transcript: NPR's Interview With CIA Director John Brennan

Friday, December 23, 2016

In a wide-ranging interview, NPR's Mary Louise Kelly asks CIA director John Brennan about the incoming Trump administration, Russian interference in the U.S. election and the future of Syria.

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Decades After Daring Rescue, 2 Tennesseans Relive Christmas Miracle

Friday, December 23, 2016

Sixty years ago on Christmas Eve, Judy Charest met Harold Hogue and his co-worker, Jack Knox, because the two men were in the right place at the right time.

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They'll Tell The Story Of Eight Nights: The Maccabeats Mash Up Hamilton And Hanukkah

Friday, December 23, 2016

The New York a cappella group called the Maccabeats rewrote songs from the hit musical Hamilton to tell the origin story of Hanukkah.

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CIA Director Urges Caution In U.S. Response To Russia Hacking

Thursday, December 22, 2016

John Brennan told NPR some retaliation techniques are "beneath this country's greatness." On the war in Syria, Brennan said he does not believe the violence will end, despite the fall of Aleppo.

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Editors' Choice: 9 Global Feel-Good Stories From 2016

Thursday, December 22, 2016

In a year marked by turmoil and tragedy, the Goats and Soda team has picked some of the stories that inspired us, gave us hope, made us grin.

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In A Small Town, Veterans Provide A Big Service To Their Peers

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

At the VETS Peer to Peer Outreach Center in Watertown, N.Y., veterans come to socialize and connect. Veterans Tim Cryster and Dave Robertson lead a team that helps their peers find support.

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'Certain Dark Things' Takes The Vampire Story In A New Direction

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Silvia Moreno-Garcia's latest, Certain Dark Things is a vampire story set in modern-day Mexico. She recalls being a child in Mexico and hearing tales of vampire witches from her great grandmother.

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Gingrich Says Trump Must Address Business Conflicts Soon, Urges Monitoring

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Donald Trump should deal with how to handle his business holdings before he takes office, Newt Gingrich says. The former House speaker suggests that a panel of experts monitor business conflicts.

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How Red And Green Became The Colors Of Christmas

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Victorians used a lot of different color palettes, and even put Santa in blue and green robes. Thanks to Coca-Cola, things got a lot more uniform after 1931.

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A Christmas Tree Ornament Is Worth A Thousand Words

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

From an undeliverable prenatal email address to an F2 tornado, every Christmas tree ornament tells a story.

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Kadhja Bonet's Quarter-Life Crisis Led Her Home — To Music

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Bonet grew up in a house full of musical instruments, but she didn't commit to becoming a songwriter and performer until her mid-20s. She joins NPR to talk about her journey back.

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Warning: This Christmas Carol May Haunt Your Dreams

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

A team of scientists at the University of Toronto has taught a computer to compose and perform its own Christmas song — one perhaps destined to be on a Westworld soundtrack.

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The Modern Lessons Of Martin Scorsese's 17th-Century Epic, 'Silence'

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

The director's new film follows a pair of Portuguese Jesuit priests in Japan. He says he's been trying to make it since the late 1980s.

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In Memoriam 2016

Monday, December 19, 2016

NPR Music remembers musicians — singers, songwriters, instrumentalists — and other visionaries we lost in 2016. Explore and celebrate their musical legacies.

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NPR Taste Test: Upside Down Cake To Turn Your Holiday Party All The Way Up

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Pastry chef Aggie Chin talks with NPR's Ailsa Chang about sweet treats to prepare for your holiday party. This week, it's pear upside down spice cake.

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On A 'Eugenics Registry,' A Record Of California's Thousands Of Sterilizations

Sunday, December 18, 2016

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with University of Michigan professor Alex Stern, who has completed a database of the thousands of people recommended for sterilization when California had eugenics laws.

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