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'Wild Winter' Inverts The Holiday Album Formula

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Scott Simon speaks with Katherine Blamire and Jessica Davies of the British band Smoke Fairies, whose new album frames the holidays with chilly ambivalence.

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Monty Python Meets Ocean's 11 In 'The Relic Master'

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Christopher Buckley's new novel is the story of a 16th-century relic hunter and his buddy Albrecht Dürer, who end up in trouble after trying to forge a holy shroud to sell to an unsuspecting nobleman.

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On The Money: How 'The Big Short' And Its Jerk Heroes Explain Finance

Friday, December 11, 2015

How do you make a subject as dense as the subprime mortgage crisis into a compelling movie? That's the challenge Adam McKay took on when he decided to turn Michael Lewis' book into a film.

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At The Root Of It All, A Little Girl's 'Grandmapal' Left Her Lifelong Love

Friday, December 11, 2015

More than a grandmother, more, even, than a mentor, Doris Louise Rolison was Chloe Longfellow's best friend growing up. Their love remains inscribed with beet stains in their favorite cookbook.

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Whom Do You Write For? 'Pandering' Essay Sparks A Conversation

Friday, December 11, 2015

Novelist Claire Vaye Watkins recently published an essay called "On Pandering," about realizing she was writing to appeal to white men. She and author Marlon James discuss responses to the piece.

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Jeffrey Foucault Finds Beauty In Small Towns And Simple Truths

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Foucault's songs explore life, loss and the distance between child and parent. He joined NPR's David Greene while on tour for his latest album Salt as Wolves.

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In 'Drawing Blood,' A Life Of Art And Action

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

Artist Molly Crabapple's lavishly illustrated memoir chronicles her youth in New York and her work illustrating the Occupy Wall Street movement, protests in Greece and everyday life in Syria.

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How What Makes You Laugh (And Cringe) Reveals Your Hidden Biases

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

This week on Hidden Brain, Shankar Vedantam looks at what we find funny and what, well, crosses the line. Comedian Bill Burr joins us to talk about why race, gender and Caitlin Jenner can be so funny.

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At School And At Home, How Much Does The Internet Know About Kids?

Monday, December 07, 2015

Look both ways when you cross the street and don't tell toys your name and address — privacy concerns are some of the latest worries for parents in the digital age.

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In Gaza, Kids With Cancer Have 'Virtually No Care.' One Group Hopes To Help

Sunday, December 06, 2015

If children in the Gaza Strip need to get treatment for cancer, they face a bureaucratic morass — and a trek outside Gaza. One nonprofit hopes to fix that by building a pediatric cancer center there.

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The Difficult History Behind Woodrow Wilson

Sunday, December 06, 2015

The former president is remembered for progressive views on the state, but his views on race were anything but. With his legacy at Princeton now disputed, historians weigh Wilson's complex history.

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At 60, Wayne Horvitz Is Protecting — And Expanding — His Musical Language

Sunday, December 06, 2015

Horvitz is one of those musicians who does almost everything — from leading a small group of improvisers to conducting a big band, and from composing for symphony orchestra to running a nightclub.

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Cheered By Pentagon's Decision, Female Marines Turn Focus Toward Training

Sunday, December 06, 2015

In separate interviews with NPR, Marine Cpt. Zoe Bedell and Lt. Col. Kate Germano say the Pentagon's move to allow women in combat jobs is a crucial first step.

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When Mass Shootings Happen, How Survivors Learn To Cope

Sunday, December 06, 2015

Tragic events like the recent San Bernardino and Colorado Springs attacks leave behind witnesses who try to process what they've seen. Two survivors of past shootings share how they carry the trauma.

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In Refugee-Resettlement Debate, Former Marine Wants To Put Translators First

Sunday, December 06, 2015

After troops returned home from Afghanistan, many translators who worked with them became targets and were forced to flee. A former Marine is now trying to help his former translator get to the U.S.

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Babyface Remembers Slow Dancing, Old Crushes And His First Song

Sunday, December 06, 2015

The R&B hitmaker picked up guitar in sixth grade, just in time for an early lesson in heartbreak. He speaks with Rachel Martin about his new album and what his late mother taught him about love.

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With New Nordic Emojis, Give Your Texts That Finnishing Touch

Sunday, December 06, 2015

To celebrate the Christmas season, the government in Finland has released a collection of emojis that convey just what it means to be Finnish — including getting your tongue stuck to a frozen pole.

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Hours After San Bernardino Shooting, Muslim Community Condemned Attack

Saturday, December 05, 2015

The Council on American-Islamic Relations held a press conference very early into the investigation into the attack. CAIR communications director Ibrahim Hooper explains why they moved so quickly.

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At Heart Of Refugee-Resettlement Debate, A Rift Between Church And State

Saturday, December 05, 2015

Indiana's governor has asked the Catholic Church to halt a plan to resettle Syrian refugees in the state. Miami Archbishop Thomas Wenski explains why he expects the archdiocese to move forward anyway.

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Simple Number, Complex Impact: How Many Words Has A Child Heard?

Saturday, December 05, 2015

The Thirty Million Word Initiative, created by University of Chicago Hospital pediatric surgeon Dana Suskind, attempts to close the achievement gap between poorer and more affluent students.

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