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40 Years After 'Working,' A View From The Driver's Seat

Monday, September 01, 2014

Four decades after Studs Terkel's famous collection of oral histories was published, Radio Diaries revives one of his interviews with Helen Moog, an Ohio taxi driver and grandmother of five.

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'A Thousand Mirrors' Shows Two Views Of One Long, Brutal War

Sunday, August 31, 2014

In her new novel, Island of a Thousand Mirrors, Sri Lankan-American author Nayomi Munaweera shows the decades-long Sri Lankan civil war from the perspective of two girls who witness the horror.

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Ty Segall Rocks Out — Acoustic-Style, And With More Polish

Sunday, August 31, 2014

The garage rocker performs stripped-down versions of songs from his new album, Manipulator, and tells NPR's Arun Rath why the new songs are less rough around the edges than some of his earlier work.

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Fast-Talking 21-Year-Old Makes A Winning Bid For Auctioneer Glory

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Auctioneering runs in Blaine Lotz's blood; he says he was "pretty near born in a livestock market." Now, he's won the World Livestock Auctioneer Championship — the Super Bowl of auctioneering.

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Guantanamo Defense Lawyer Resigns, Says U.S. Case Is 'Stacked'

Sunday, August 31, 2014

One of the lawyers for self-proclaimed Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed resigned from the Army last week. He tells NPR the government is putting on a "show trial."

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This Time It's 'Personal': Lee Child Writes His 19th Jack Reacher Novel

Sunday, August 31, 2014

The retired U.S. military policeman is in pursuit of a sniper in the latest installment of the suspense series. Child says its both fun and challenging to make these novels "the same but different."

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The Salmon Cannon: Easier Than Shooting Fish Out Of A Barrel

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Alarmed by the rapid decline of wild salmon populations, a company has invented a novel way to help migratory fish over blocked rivers. It uses air pressure to fire them out of a cannon.

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'Why Not?' David Mitchell On Mixing Fantasy And Reality In 'Bone Clocks'

Sunday, August 31, 2014

The plotting in Mitchell's new novel isn't quite as complex as in previous works, but it takes an abrupt turn into dystopian fantasy towards the end. "It's what the book wanted to be," he tells NPR.

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The Other Rock History

Saturday, August 30, 2014

What makes an essential rock song? Music journalist Greil Marcus argues that it's not the stature of the performer, but the degree to which a song tells the story of rock 'n' roll itself.

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When Wildlife Documentaries Jump The Shark

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Networks like the Discovery Channel have been criticized for pushing entertainment at the cost of science, with fake "documentaries" about everything from mermaids to mythical monster sharks.

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If These Shorts Could Talk ... New Book Tells 'Worn Stories'

Saturday, August 30, 2014

In her new collection Worn Stories, Emily Spivack compiles odes to beloved pieces of clothing, written by celebrities and fashionistas.

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Anthony D'Amato: A Songsmith Schooled By A Master Poet

Saturday, August 30, 2014

As a student at Princeton, D'Amato was mentored in his songwriting by professor and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Paul Muldoon.

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Hopscotching To 100: An Appreciation Of Julio Cortázar

Saturday, August 30, 2014

The great Argentinian writer Julio Cortázar was born 100 years ago this week; while Cortázar is known for the surreal masterpiece Hopscotch, critic Juan Vidal says it's his poetry that resonates.

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The Co-Discoverer Of Ebola Never Imagined An Outbreak Like This

Friday, August 29, 2014

In 1976, scientist Peter Piot was part of the team that discovered the Ebola virus. The epidemic today in West Africa, he says, is "absolutely unexpected and unprecedented."

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A Teenager In The 1950s, Extreme Sledding For The Air Force

Friday, August 29, 2014

Fresh out of school, Alton Yates needed to make money, so he signed up for the Air Force. His job? Riding rocket-propelled sleds, to help test whether high-speed space travel would be safe for humans.

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Rep. Ryan Calls For 'Culture Of Inclusion' To Tackle Poverty

Friday, August 29, 2014

Congressman and former Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan discusses his new book, The Way Forward: Renewing the American Idea.

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Michel Martin Goes #BeyondFerguson

Thursday, August 28, 2014

NPR and St. Louis Public Radio are in Ferguson, Mo., today for a community conversation about race and law enforcement. Follow here or join us on Twitter at 7 p.m. ET to discuss #BeyondFerguson.

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Marine Turned Novelist Brings Brutal, Everyday Work Of War Into Focus

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Michael Pitre, author of Fives and Twenty-Fives, served two tours in Iraq. He says, "It was not glamorous and it's not SEAL Team 6; it's just work, and I wanted to tell a story about that."

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CDC Director On Ebola: 'We Are Definitely Not At The Peak'

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has arrived in West Africa to assess the Ebola outbreak. The situation in Liberia, he says, is "absolutely unprecedented."

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Beware The 'Waitmare,' And Other Restaurant Frights

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The restaurant can be a daunting workplace — even more so when you don't know the lingo. Take it from a few vets: The "monkey dish" is a mystery, and the "waitmare" is, well, nacho average nightmare.

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