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North Korean Defector Reflects On Life 'Under The Same Sky'

Saturday, May 30, 2015

In his new memoir, Joseph Kim tells the harrowing tale of his journey from being homeless on the streets of North Korea to a college student in America.

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Thousands Who Run, Few Who Fight: A Journalist On Ramadi's Fall

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Ayman Oghanna was embedded with Iraqi special forces in Ramadi two days before the city fell to the self-declared Islamic State. He says Iraq's elite forces are capable, but need far more support.

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How Bad Risotto Led To A House 'Full Of Yogis': A Critic's Childhood Story

Saturday, May 30, 2015

When Will Hodgkinson was a kid, his father, a journalist, was hit with a bad case of food poisoning. Over the long recovery period, he rethought his life — and decided to join the Brahma Kumaris.

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This Cajun Chicken Pizza Will Remind You Of Your Salad Days

Friday, May 29, 2015

Chef James Rigato makes delicious seasonal dishes at his restaurant in Michigan. But perhaps what he is best-known for is the pizza he created when he was just a teenager.

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Grandpa The Gardener Helped Nurture His Seedling Grandson

Friday, May 29, 2015

A man remembers the grandfather who taught him valuable lessons and helped him grow. "He is a part of everything that I am," says Santiago Arredondo.

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'Halt And Catch Fire' Explores What It Was Like For Women In '80s Tech

Friday, May 29, 2015

Mackenzie Davis, lead actress in the AMC show, says she's more interested in the story of an underdog woman than of a "damaged, white, middle-class male figuring out his dreams."

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Got A Voice For Radio? The Algorithm Speaks

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

In response to our call, nearly a thousand NPR listeners submitted voice samples. Now, the algorithm has rendered its judgment.

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Post-Ron Swanson, Nick Offerman Has The 'Gumption' To Be Himself

Sunday, May 24, 2015

"I've never accused myself of being manly," Offerman says, noting his real-life persona is different from his Parks and Recreation character. His book is a set of essays about people who inspire him.

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'It's For You To Know That You Forgive,' Says Holocaust Survivor

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Eva Kor, who was held at Auschwitz and recently testified against former Nazi guard Oskar Groening, says that when a victim chooses to forgive, they take the power back from their tormentors.

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A Mother-Son Folk Duo Went 'From The Kitchen To David Letterman'

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Madisen Ward and his mother, Ruth Ward—better known as Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear—have been performing together for six years, but have only recently begun to attract national attention.

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'How Could You Not Know You Were Pregnant?'

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Brittany Ohman got pregnant in high school, and didn't realize it till she went into labor in her freshman dorm. She talks with NPR's Rachel Martin about her surprise pregnancy and her son, James.

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Novelist Mat Johnson Explores The 'Optical Illusion' Of Being Biracial

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Johnson, the son of an African-American mother and an Irish-American father, has just written Loving Day, a funny, sometimes absurd look at what it means to grow up mixed heritage in the U.S.

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An Invasion Of Intimacy, And The Song That Followed

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Experimental artist Holly Herndon, who mashes up collected sounds, dance music and pop, reflects on society's relationship with technology on her new album, Platform.

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This Weekend, Navigate The Changing World Of 'Vikram Lall'

Sunday, May 24, 2015

M.G. Vassanji's book, The In-Between World of Vikram Lall, wrestles with questions of identity in a story about a young Indian boy coming of age in 1950s Kenya, a time of great political unrest.

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What If The Drought Doesn't End? 'The Water Knife' Is One Possibility

Saturday, May 23, 2015

It's Chinatown meets Mad Max in writer Paolo Bacigalupi's new desert dystopia, filled with climate refugees, powerful state border patrols, and secret agents called water knives.

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'Sunshine Superman': A Love Story Against The Backdrop of BASE Jumping

Saturday, May 23, 2015

BASE jumping pioneer Carl Boenish became famous for jumping with his wife Jean in the 1970s and '80s. Marah Strauch, director of the documentary, says "this felt like a love story to me."

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Notes On A Month Spent Embedded In Afghanistan

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Producer Rebecca Hersher is just back from a monthlong reporting trip to Afghanistan. She talks to host Arun Rath about her experience.

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Behind The Curtain Of College Admissions, Fairness May Not Be Priority No. 1

Saturday, May 23, 2015

A discrimination complaint against Harvard has renewed focus on the fairness of admissions decisions. The process must be rational, says counselor and blogger Jim Jump, but it's not often fair.

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Alfonso Ribeiro Wants To Let 'Funniest Home Videos' Shine

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Ribeiro will take over as host for the 26th season of America's Funniest Home Videos in the fall. He says he'll add his energy and flavor, but "the videos are truly the stars of this show."

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Stephen Hough Puts His Experience Of A Miracle Into His Music

Saturday, May 23, 2015

The polymath pianist and composer has released three new albums — including a recording of his own Mass, whose writing was interrupted by a disastrous car accident.

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