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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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Leonard Lopate's Christmas Gospel Hour

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Leonard Lopate plays some of his favorites for his annual Christmas gospel hour.

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Studio 360

30-Second Rom-Com

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Director Kevin Smith judges our next Extra Credit film challenge: 30-second rom-coms. 
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The Greatest Animated Film Never Made

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

"The Thief and the Cobbler," an Aladdin-like film worked on by former Disney animators, took 30 years to make and was never released.
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PRI's The World

North Korean defectors are eager to check out The Interview, but Sony decides not to release the film as planned

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is mad about it. Sony Pictures is concerned about it. But North Korean defectors are downright excited about the new Seth Rogen comedy: "The Interview."

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'My life in a nutshell is thoughts about sex every 9 seconds and being depressed every 12 seconds'

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Latvian animator Signe Baumane has battled depression for most of her life — a battle that was made even more difficult by the oppressive culture of the Soviet Union. But when she discovered her depression had hereditary roots, she decided to make a film about the illness, one that's surreal, dark and funny all at once.

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Mark Strand's "Webern Variations"

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Mark Strand died this year at 80. He said that he was “in the autumn of his life” when he wrote “The Webern Variations” a decade ago.
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The New Yorker: Out Loud

For Love of the Ice

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Hockey fans make up a small but vocal contingent of The New Yorker’s staff. On this week’s Out Loud podcast, three of the magazine’s most ardent rink rats—Ben McGrath, who recently wrote about the hockey player P. K. Subban; Nick Paumgarten, who plays regularly in a local league; and Adam Gopnik, who is Canadian—join the editor John Bennet to discuss the sport. They talk about how they first encountered hockey and learned to love it, the relationship between hockey and writing, and why, as Bennet puts it, having a child who plays hockey “seems to exacerbates the psychosis that is parenthood.”

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PRI's The World

More young Iranian couples are living together before marriage

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Many young Iranian couples are choosing to live together before marriage, and the rise in such "white marriages" has Iranian officials worried. But there are also some good reasons why young Iranians don't want to tie the knot.

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Studio 360

Sideshow Podcast: The Best of 2014's Internet

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Sean Rameswaram revisits the best videos, songs, sites, and memes the internet gave us in 2014 with prior guests and Studio 360 host Kurt Andersen.
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PRI's The World

Turkey rounds up journalists but insists it's not cracking down on press freedom

Monday, December 15, 2014

Turkey is already one of the world's leading jailers of journalists, and it added to that score on Sunday by arresting media employees across the country. President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan says the arrests are part of a coup plot, but political motives seem more likely.

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Student Doodles from the Middle Ages

Monday, December 15, 2014

A scholar's discovery of 600-year-old doodles gives us a glimpse into the wandering minds of 15th-century students.
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PRI's The World

Here's your chance to stand next to Julian Assange — kind of

Monday, December 15, 2014

An Italian artist and a British journalist are teaming up to raise funds for a controversial public art project honoring Julian Assange, Edward Snowden and Chelsea Manning. But with just two weeks to go, the statues are still well short of their funding goal.

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PRI's The World

Remembering how photojournalist Michel du Cille framed the world

Friday, December 12, 2014

Photojournalist Michel du Cille died Thursday in Liberia while on assignment for the Washingon Post. One editor at the Post called du Cille "one of the world's great photographers."

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Features

What Listeners Loved This Week

Friday, December 12, 2014

Some teens are getting famous on YouTube and making millions. We have a method for dealing with racists on Facebook. AFI's best 11 films of the year. These are the week's top stories.

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Studio 360

Two Artists Let the Animals Speak for Themselves

Thursday, December 11, 2014

People have always told stories about animals acting like humans. Two artists ask: what if we told stories that were true to animals’ lives?

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Making Music For Animals

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Can music help soothe the anxious behaviors of animals in captivity? And what kinds of music do animals like, anyway?

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Marianne Moore’s Odes to Animals

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Marianne Moore loved learning about animals, and she crammed more scientific detail into her poems than anyone before.

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Do Animals Have Culture?

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Some interesting research in current biology shows that animals have culture. But how much can we say about their taste without projecting our own onto them?

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