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Sergio Mendes On Jazz, Luck And 'The Magic Of The Encounter'

Sunday, September 14, 2014

The Brazilian musician and composer says his life has been a succession of serendipitous moments. One of them led to the song that transformed his career — his first hit, "Mas Que Nada."
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How Should The Media Handle Beheading Videos?

Sunday, September 14, 2014

NPR's Arun Rath speaks with the Poynter Institute's Kelly McBride about the ethical issues raised by media organizations showing the killings of hostages by Islamic Militants.
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Bread Might Make Us Fat, But You Can Still Long For A Loaf

Sunday, September 14, 2014

News this week about the benefits of a low-carb diet got writer Dana Goodyear thinking about the nature of her favorite food. She writes about it in this essay about the book Tartine Bread.
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NFL Admits Players Are At Increased Risk Of Brain Injury

Sunday, September 14, 2014

After decades of denial, the NFL admitted this week that its players face a higher risk for long-term brain injuries than the general population. NPR's Arun Rath talks with ESPN writer Steve Fainaru.
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Clintons Return To Iowa To Rally Democratic Hopefuls

Sunday, September 14, 2014

The Clintons are back in Iowa at an event that is the place to see and be seen for ambitious Democrats. NPR's Arun Rath talks with national political correspondent Don Gonyea.
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Tensions In Ukraine Increase As Cease-Fire Appears To Have Dissolved

Sunday, September 14, 2014

A week-old ceasefire in eastern Ukraine has all but broken down. Shelling that was previously constrained to the airport in Donetsk reached the city over the weekend.
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Continued Killings Could Bolster Need For Action Against ISIS

Sunday, September 14, 2014

The killing of British aid worker David Haines by the self-proclaimed Islamic State provoked international outrage and could bolster U.S. efforts to build support for an anti-ISIS coalition.
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A 'Lasciviously LA' Lunch With Crime Novelist James Ellroy

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Ellroy's new novel, Perfidia, follows the Los Angeles police response to a brutal murder on the eve of Pearl Harbor. In a vintage steakhouse, the author discusses the book and his tech-free lifestyle.
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'Tim & Eric's Bedtime Stories': More Nightmares Than Sweet Dreams

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Comedy duo Eric Wareheim and Tim Heidecker get dark in their new show on Adult Swim. "We're tired of trying to make people laugh with our humor," Heidecker says. "We want to make people cry."
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Thousands Gather In Germany To Rally Against Anti-Semitism

Sunday, September 14, 2014

At an event in Berlin, Chancellor Angela Merkel said there is no place for anti-Semitism in Germany and called it a "monstrous scandal" that anyone in the country would be hassled for being Jewish.
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Surprise! Kids Love Unboxing Videos Too

Saturday, September 13, 2014

The viral video trend of "unboxing" has reached the toddler demographic. One popular YouTube user has garnered millions of views on videos of opening Disney toys and other kitschy merchandise.
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Modern Misbehavin': Jason Moran Gets Into The Mind Of Fats Waller

Saturday, September 13, 2014

On a new tribute to Waller, Moran explores his subject's many contradictions: "The son of a preacher, the man who likes to drink, the man who finds his sorrow but expresses it through comedy."
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In Margaret Atwood's Latest, The Past Is Powerfully Present

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Her new collection, Stone Mattress, features characters still shaped by events in their youth. She's also working on a project that's all about the future: a book that won't be read for a century.
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Jazz Pianist Joe Sample Dies At 75

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Sample was a founder of the band the Jazz Crusaders and reportedly played with musicians from Miles Davis and B.B. King to Steely Dan and the Supremes. NPR's Arun Rath has this remembrance.
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U.S. Is Ramping Up Support In Iraq, But So Is Iran

Saturday, September 13, 2014

President Obama said the U.S. would continue to expand military support to Iraqi forces fighting Sunni extremists. Kate Brannen of Foreign Policy talks to NPR's Arun Rath about Iran's role in Iraq.
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With Ray Rice Video, TMZ Remains King Of Celebrity Wrong-Doing

Saturday, September 13, 2014

The Ray Rice video wasn't the first time TMZ has jolted the media world with raw videos or documents demonstrating celebrity wrong-doing. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with BuzzFeed's Anne Helen Petersen.
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The Summer Of 2014 Has Been A Messy Time For The World

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Syria, Iraq, Ukraine, Liberia, Ferguson: Summer 2014 has been full of terrible news. NPR's Arun Rath talks to Harvard's Steven Pinker to try to answer the question: Is the world getting more messy?
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Is It ISIS or ISIL? That Depends On Who You're Asking

Saturday, September 13, 2014

The White House, Pentagon and the State Department all call the group ISIL, while many news organizations refer to the group as ISIS, and the group itself says it is simply the Islamic State.
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Surviving Steroids: The Dark Side Of Performance-Enhancing Drugs

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Ozy.com deputy editor Eugene Robinson talks with NPR's Arun Rath about his past experiences with performance-enhancing drugs and "the dark side" of steroids.
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California Blue Whales On The Rebound, Study Says

Saturday, September 13, 2014

California blue whales are rebounding to historic levels after being hammered by whaling, a University of Washington study says. NPR's Arun Rath talks with Trevor Branch, co-author of the study.
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