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America Abroad: Jordan On The Frontline

Thursday, January 08, 2015

The Middle East is more unstable than ever, and the war in Syria has created a humanitarian crisis. Audiences in Philadelphia and Amman connect about the issue on America Abroad.  

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Episode 2 - Examining Death: Exit Plan

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

What are the emotional and financial costs of extending life? End-of-life care is discussed in this continuing five-week series examining death.

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Episode 1 - Examining Death: The Reckoning

Friday, January 02, 2015

Death is too often shielded from public view and our daily lives. The veil is removed in this continuing five-week series examining death.

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Best Of The Best: The 2014 Third Coast Festival

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Best Of The Best presents the winners of the 14th annual Third Coast International Audio Festival, including pieces by Radiolab and TLDR.

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NYC2050

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Hear highlights from "NYC2050," a special climate change series from WNYC and NBC 4 New York.

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A Season's Griot 2014

Saturday, December 27, 2014

This one-hour celebration in story and song is public radio's only nationally syndicated Kwanzaa program.

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Christmas with Morehouse and Spelman Glee Clubs

Thursday, December 25, 2014

One of the great holiday traditions in America: the choirs of Morehouse and Spelman Colleges get together to present a spine-tingling concert program.

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Holiday Standard Time with Michael Feinstein

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

This holiday celebration features rare tracks from Michael Feinstein’s collection of 20,000 recordings, including performances by Peggy Lee, Rosemary Clooney, and Donny Hathaway.

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Festivo Alt.Latino

Monday, December 22, 2014

NPR Music's Alt.Latino presents the 3rd edition of Festivo Alt.Latino -- a special holiday concert featuring the 20 piece choral ensemble Choral Cantigas.

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A Christmas Carol: A Radio Drama

Monday, December 22, 2014

It's our annual performance of "A Christmas Carol." Hear the radio drama inspired by Charles Dickens' classic tale featuring your favorite public radio personalities.

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A Paul Winter Solstice Concert 2014

Sunday, December 21, 2014

The saxophonist's annual celebration of the year's longest night is a tradition dating back to 1980. This year's program features Brazilian singers Ivan Lins and Renato Braz.

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Tinsel Tales 3

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Christmas is a time of traditions, and over the years, NPR has created a few traditions of its own. In this hour-long special: holiday stories from the NPR broadcast archives.

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Innovation Hub: Sink Or Swim

Thursday, December 18, 2014

On this episode of Innovation Hub: it's sink or swim. Our overwhelmed brains... and what we can do about it.

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Hanukkah Lights 2014

Sunday, December 14, 2014

A perennial NPR favorite with brand new Hanukkah stories written by acclaimed authors Debra Ginsberg, Anne Burt, Simone Zelitch, Andy Borowitz, and Theodore Bikel.

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Itzhak Perlman’s Chanukah Radio Party

Friday, December 12, 2014

Join Itzhak Perlman as he tells the story of the Jewish festival of lights, and shares his favorite recordings for the holiday – some serious, some silly.

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A Great Miracle Happened There

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Rabbi Ismar Schorsch and Larry Josephson talk about the history, rituals, foods and meaning of Hanukkah and its importance to American Jews in our time.

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America Abroad: The Power of Art in a Changing Middle East

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Art has the power to move millions where politics fails. This time on America Abroad, hear some of the most prominent artistic voices in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia.

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Innovation Hub: Taking Matters Into Our Own Hands

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

This time on Innovation Hub: sometimes you have to take matters into your own hands. The rise of home diagnostic tests, the talent economy and the downsides of personal blogging.    

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Innovation Hub: Fact and Fiction

Saturday, December 06, 2014

On this episode of Innovation Hub: separating fact from fiction. Why denial is dangerous, the decline of entrepreneurship, and whether or not iPads for children are actually a good idea.

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Intelligence Squared: Mass Collection of U.S. Phone Records

Saturday, December 06, 2014

Some say that the mass collection of U.S. phone records is a gross invasion of privacy. On this episode of Intelligence Squared: two sides debate the issue.

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