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The Dominican Sisters Of Mary Shares The 'True Beauty' Of Christmas With New Album

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Members of the Ann Arbor, Mich. convent perform in the NPR studios and discuss their holiday album.

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A Look At RT's 'Redacted Tonight'

Saturday, December 16, 2017

The satirical program Redacted Tonight mimics the style of The Daily Show but it airs on RT America, produced by a company the Trump administration required last month to register as a foreign agent.

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'They'll All Be Gone': Video Of Starving Polar Bear Highlights Effects Of Melting Ice

Saturday, December 16, 2017

After footage of a starving polar bear on land went viral, NPR's Scott Simon asked Polar Bears International chief scientist Steven Amstrup how the animals can survive if sea ice continues to melt.

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Good Things Come To Those Who Wait In Line

Saturday, December 16, 2017

NPR's Scott Simon considers the joys of standing in line, whether for a flight home for the holidays or a tub of popcorn at the multiplex.

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A Father's Cruel Mission To Create 'The Only Girl In The World'

Saturday, December 09, 2017

Maude Julien's new memoir chronicles her extraordinary — and awful — childhood with fanatical parents determined to turn her into the ultimate survivor through deprivation, violence and endless tests.

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In A New Novel, The 'Lost Prayers' Of A Gay Teen Bullied To Death

Saturday, December 09, 2017

James Han Mattson's debut book, inspired by the real-life suicide of an outed young man, treats the Internet as both lifeline and paper trail of a tormented, small-town adolescence.

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Remembering John B. Anderson

Saturday, December 09, 2017

Rep. John B. Anderson, Illinois congressman, died Sunday at the age of 95. The Midwest Republican disliked big government and supported the Equal Rights Amendment.

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Movies You Missed: 'It's A Wonderful Life'

Saturday, December 09, 2017

For the latest installment of our Movies You Missed series, two first-time viewers of It's a Wonderful Life admit wondering for a long time why it's regarded as a Christmas movie.

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SpongeBob's Bikini Bottom On Broadway — And In Danger

Saturday, December 09, 2017

The SpongeBob SquarePants musical is directed by Tina Landau. Even in the face of a dangerous volcano, she says SpongeBob "really reminds us to experience each moment with joy."

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How A Fake Restaurant Became London's Top Spot On TripAdvisor

Saturday, December 09, 2017

Vice U.K. writer Oobah Butler created a fake restaurant that became the hottest eatery in London on TripAdvisor. He tells NPR's Scott Simon about how he executed his prank.

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Merci, Johnny: Remembering Rocker Johnny Hallyday, Beloved By France

Saturday, December 09, 2017

Johnny Hallyday was one of France's favorite performers. NPR's Scott Simon remembers the rock and roller, who died this week at the age of 74.

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Debut Author Channeled Her 'Darker Bits' Into A Man Booker Shortlist Novel

Saturday, December 02, 2017

Fiona Mozley's book Elmet explores masculinity in both male and female characters. "When we sort of see a woman possessing unexpected or fantastical physical strength it's questioned more," she says.

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Elizabeth Olsen On A 'Wind River' Oscar Campaign Without Weinstein

Saturday, December 02, 2017

The actress stars in the film once distributed by The Weinstein Company. "Everyday we're learning more about men in power and sexual assault," she says. "And those are what this film is about."

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Chris Matthews On The 'Raging Spirit' Of Bobby Kennedy

Saturday, December 02, 2017

NPR's Scott Simon talks with veteran political commentator and MSNBC host Chris Matthews about his new book, Bobby Kennedy: A Raging Spirit.

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A Spurned Housewife Turns Stand-Up Comic In 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel'

Saturday, December 02, 2017

Rachel Brosnahan claims not to be a comedian, but in a new Amazon series about a 1950s woman with a hidden talent, she certainly plays one on TV.

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A Selection Of Songs For The Extraordinary

Saturday, December 02, 2017

Michael Hearst, best known as co-founder of One Ring Zero, has a new album that tells the stories of extraordinary people.

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Trump Retweeted A Racist Group, But How Did He Find Its Videos?

Saturday, December 02, 2017

NPR's Scott Simon muses on President Trump's decision this week to share racist, ultranationalist videos with his Twitter followers.

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'Playboy' Founder Hugh Hefner, Champion Of Free Speech And 'Smut,' Dies At 91

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Hefner's magazine was blamed for (or credited with) setting off a cultural revolution in America, but within a few years he was branded a male chauvinist.

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Chopin In The Shadows: The Supernatural Adventures Of Byron Janis

Saturday, August 05, 2017

The famous 89-year-old pianist has spent a lifetime perfecting Chopin. Along the way, the composer has reached out from the great beyond in a few startling ways.

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Democracy Advocate Executed In Syria

Saturday, August 05, 2017

It was reported this week that one of Syria's leading activists for democracy and free speech, Bassel Khartabil Sadafi, was executed by the Syrian government almost two years ago.

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