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Robert Christgau Reviews His Own Life

Sunday, March 01, 2015

One of rock music's most loved, feared and prolific scribes, the 72-year-old Christgau says he knew early on that he liked criticism better than journalism: "I didn't want to get into people's faces."
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A Standout Student, A Star At Goldman Sachs — And Undocumented

Sunday, March 01, 2015

Julissa Arce was a stellar student and an even better financial analyst, but she was scared to go to work every day. "Maybe today's the day someone's going to find out," she feared.
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Thousands March In Moscow In Memory of Murdered Opposition Figure Boris Nemtsov

Sunday, March 01, 2015

The demonstration, tens of thousands strong, also served as a show of defiance against President Vladimir Putin.
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To Curb Bear Population, Florida Reinstates Hunting Season

Saturday, February 28, 2015

In the past decade, the number of bear-related calls Florida wildlife officials have received has increased by 400 percent. To stop the rise in bear population, officials have agreed to start hunting.
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Diversity Sells — But Hollywood Remains Overwhelmingly White, Male

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Women and minorities continue to be under-represented on TV and in film, both behind and in front of the camera, according to a new study — even though diverse films and shows make more money.
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Is The Battle Won And Done For Those Who Fought For Net Neutrality?

Saturday, February 28, 2015

In a 3-2 vote on Feb. 26, the FCC approved new rules, regulating broadband internet as a public utility. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Mat Honan, San Francisco bureau chief for BuzzFeed News, about the political implications of the vote.
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One Man's Race To Outrun Alzheimer's

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Cape Cod journalist Greg O'Brien has always found solace in running, and a diagnosis of Alzheimer's hasn't stopped him. But making it work — for himself and his family — isn't always easy.
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'Whoa, Mama!': A Voice Actress's Road To Fame As A 10-Year-Old Boy

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Back in 1987, Nancy Cartwright made a risky, last-minute decision during an audition: Instead of trying out for the part of mild-mannered Lisa Simpson, she went for the role of rebellious Bart.
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'You Have To Be Bored': Dan Deacon On Creativity

Saturday, February 28, 2015

The electronic artist's new album, Gliss Riffer, is his most accesible yet. In a conversation with Arun Rath, he waxes philosophic on stress, technology and the value of a wandering mind.
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Homeland Security Gets Stopgap Funding, But More Political Battles Loom

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Congress will fund the Department of Homeland Security for one more week. Political correspondent Mara Liasson talks with NPR's Arun Rath about the politics of the battles being waged by congressional Republicans.
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Rejected As A Mars One Astronaut Candidate, She's Turning To Plan B (Or M)

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Aspiring Martian Heidi Beemer found out she didn't make the cut for the latest round of astronaut candidates for Mars One, a nonprofit that hopes to settle humans on Mars by 2025.
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The Challenges Of Jury Selection In The Boston Marathon Bombing Trial

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Is it possible to find an impartial jury to serve in a high-profile trial? NPR's Arun Rath talks with jury consultant Karen Fleming-Ginn about the issues that come up during jury selection.
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Mr. Spock Was A Biracial Role Model Of Notable Cool

Saturday, February 28, 2015

NPR host Arun Rath remembers the late Leonard Nimoy, and the personal significance of Star Trek's Spock as a biracial character on television.
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Putin Critic Boris Nemtsov Shot Dead In Moscow

Friday, February 27, 2015

On Friday, gunmen shot to death the prominent Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov. Nemtsov was a longtime Russian opposition leader and a sharp critic of President Vladimir Putin.
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New Museum Depicts 'The Life Of A Slave From Cradle To The Tomb'

Friday, February 27, 2015

A New Orleans attorney has turned an antebellum plantation into a new museum. You won't find hoop skirts and mint juleps but stark relics at a site devoted entirely to a realistic look at slavery.
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'Battle Creek' An Attempt To Break CBS's Formulaic Lineup

Friday, February 27, 2015

On Sunday, CBS debuts Battle Creek, a new police drama set in small town Michigan that was dreamt up by the creator of Breaking Bad and executive produced by the creator of House.
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Jordan's 'Philosopher Prince': Literacy Would Help Fight Fanaticism

Friday, February 27, 2015

Royal elder Prince El Hassan bin Talal talks to Robert Siegel about the country's role in fighting terrorism and extremism. He concludes that the Arab world needs more literacy to combat fanaticism.
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Film About Campus Sexual Assault Tells Survivors: 'You Are Not Alone'

Friday, February 27, 2015

Survivors Annie Clark and Andrea Pino brought a Title IX complaint against the University of North Carolina. "This is not about UNC," Clark says. "We're not doing this to vilify our institution."
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Book Review: 'Satin Island' By Tom McCarthy

Friday, February 27, 2015

Alan Cheuse reviews a new experimental novel by Tom McCarthy called Satin Island.
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Tense 'Eastern Boys': Cruising, and Bruising

Friday, February 27, 2015

NPR film critic Bob Mondello reviews Eastern Boys, a French film that is half love story, half home invasion drama.
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