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Help Find The Man Who Inspired Passenger's 'Riding To New York'

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

A chance encounter with a cancer-stricken man on a motorbike had an impact on singer-songwriter Mike Rosenberg. But Rosenberg, who records under the name Passenger, never tracked down his identity.
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Robin Williams, A Stand-up Act — On Stage, On Set And In Life

Monday, August 11, 2014

For NPR's film and TV critic Linda Holmes, a long-time love of Robin Williams began with his stand-up show A Night at the Met. Despite lauded dramatic turns, Williams always displayed humor and charm.
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Robin Williams, Comedic Master And Oscar Winner, Dies At 63

Monday, August 11, 2014

Robin Williams has died at the age of 63. Williams is remembered for his roles in TV and film, including an inspiring teacher in Dead Poet's Society and an Oscar-winning turn in Good Will Hunting.
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After Factory Layoffs, Struggling To Stay On The Economic Ladder

Monday, August 11, 2014

Lynn Eldredge has had six different jobs since he was laid off from a tractor manufacturer in 2000. Fourteen years later, he makes the same amount of money at his current job that he did back then.
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As Museums Try To Make Ends Meet, 'Deaccession' Is The Art World's Dirty Word

Monday, August 11, 2014

Deaccessioning is the permanent removal of an object from a museum's collection. And there are a lot of rules surrounding it — for one, selling art to pay off debt will get you in big trouble.
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A Good IT Person Needs To Be Half Technologist, Half Psychologist

Monday, August 11, 2014

Your doctor and lawyer may know a lot about you. But in a time when we are using computers to socialize, keep track of finances, do work and store family photos, your IT person probably knows more.
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Charting The Course Of Today's Golfing Titans

Monday, August 11, 2014

Rory McIlroy's victory at the PGA Championship Sunday felt to many observers like a passing of the baton. Tom Watson, a former superstar in his own right, speaks about the state of golf today.
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Assessing The Scope And Scale Of American Aid For Kurds In Iraq

Monday, August 11, 2014

Brett McGurk is the U.S. deputy assistant secretary of state for Iraq and Iran. He joins Robert Siegel to explain U.S. policy on Iraq.
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New Orleans Charters Prepare For A Big First Day Of School

Monday, August 11, 2014

The start to the school year in New Orleans offers a landmark moment in U.S. education. For the first time, a major urban school district will operate entirely with charter schools.
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Two Ways President Obama Could Act On Immigration

Monday, August 11, 2014

The Obama administration is considering executive action on immigration, and it could come within weeks.
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To Resolve Feud Over Fracking, Colo. Democrats Turn To Plan C

Monday, August 11, 2014

Colorado Gov. Hickenlooper has declared a compromise to avert a fight over oil and gas drilling. It's meant to solve fracking-related disputes, but it also serves Democrats' political interests.
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Album Review: 'Beware The Fetish'

Monday, August 11, 2014

Fifteen different musicians from five different ethnic groups have gathered to create music under the name Kasai Allstars. Banning Eyre reviews Beware the Fetish, the latest album from the collective, which hails from the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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Turmoil At The Top Raises The Specter Of A Coup In Baghdad

Monday, August 11, 2014

Vivian Salama of the Associated Press joins Melissa Block to talk about the latest developments in Iraq — including a power struggle in Baghdad and the U.S. response to dangers facing Kurdish and Yazidi peoples.
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A Snapshot Of The Spike In Inequality, As Seen From Dayton

Monday, August 11, 2014

A new report released by the U.S. Conference of Mayors has found that jobs gained since the recession pay dramatically less than the jobs lost during the recession. To comment on the findings, Nan Whaley, mayor of Dayton, Ohio, speaks with Melissa Block.
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R.I.PC: When To Let Your Computer Pass Away?

Monday, August 11, 2014

Glenn Derene, electronics editor at Consumer Reports, explains to Robert Siegel when to repair and when to replace a computer.
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Strapped And Stretched, Non-Profits Struggle To Defend Immigrant Minors

Monday, August 11, 2014

The Obama administration claims there are fewer unaccompanied minors crossing the U.S.-Mexico border; nevertheless, deportation hearings have accelerated. The situation has created a new challenge: There's a shortage of pro-bono attorneys to represent the immigrant children in immigration court.
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A Witness To Iraq's Yazidi Exodus

Monday, August 11, 2014

The heart of Iraq's refugee crisis lies in the country's north, where the Yazidi people, a religious minority, are fleeing the approach of Islamic State militants.
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'Calling All Fans': Korean Pop Invasion Rallies Americans In LA

Monday, August 11, 2014

Korean pop music, or "K-pop," is gathering popularity in the U.S. There's no better place to see that on display than KCON, an annual K-pop festival in downtown Los Angeles.
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FBI Opens Probe Into The Police Shooting That Roiled St. Louis

Monday, August 11, 2014

Rioting broke out in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, where police shot and killed an unarmed teenager on Sunday. The FBI has opened an investigation into the fatal shooting that preceded the riots.
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Why Are Men Leaving The American Workforce?

Monday, August 11, 2014

In the 1960s, men slowly but surely began leaving the workforce and many never came back. The trend continues today. Economists cite a number of reasons, from technology to international competition.
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