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The Comedians' General Store

Thursday, October 23, 2014

H. Jon Benjamin and Eugene Mirman want to treat you to a "post-structural shopping experience."
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Studio 360

Carving Old Books Into Works of Art

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

This is your dictionary – but beautiful. Brian Dettmer carves intricate sculptures out of old reference books.
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PRI's The World

Dominican designers were inspired by native son Oscar de la Renta

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Oscar de la Renta, who died on Monday at 82, was born and raised in the Dominican Republic. But after leaving at 18 and becoming famous around the world, he still maintained ties to his home and fellow fashion designers there, who are clamoring to have a street named after him.

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The New Yorker: Out Loud

Outsmarting Ebola

Monday, October 20, 2014

Richard Preston, author of the 1994 best-seller “The Hot Zone,” about the origins of Ebola, clears up some misconceptions about the current outbreak.

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PRI's The World

Arctic cultures could be under threat as mining and oil come to their lands

Monday, October 20, 2014

This summer, the first-ever Beringia Arctic Games brought Arctic natives from around the world to compete in far eastern Russia. But while the Russian government wants to make it an annual tourist attraction, the games may be a last gasp for Arctic cultures in the face of mining and oil booms.

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Studio 360

Rooftop Giants: New York Water Towers

Monday, October 20, 2014

Photographer Ronnie Farley says every New York water tower has a personality: "Some have faces, some are clustered together like families."
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PRI's The World

Hong Kongers see their famously freewheeling press under threat

Friday, October 17, 2014

The protests in Hong Kong are about democratic reform. But they’re also putting a spotlight on the issue of press freedom in the Chinese territory, where the news media’s reputation for being fiercely independent is now in question.

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Studio 360

Blake Mills Is in It for the Girls

Friday, October 17, 2014

The singer and virtuoso guitarist explains the real reason he started writing his heartfelt, heartbreaking songs.

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Studio 360

Older Musicians Would Like Some Royalties, Too

Friday, October 17, 2014

Right now, songs recorded before 1972 don’t get the same royalties as newer songs. Rosanne Cash says that’s not fair to aging artists.

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Studio 360

This Is the Room Your Favorite Song Came From

Friday, October 17, 2014

The storied RCA Studio A in Nashville has produced some of our greatest pop music — but until a last-minute reprieve, it almost became condos. 

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Studio 360

Alison Bechdel, Blake Mills, & Musicians Fight for Royalties

Friday, October 17, 2014

On this week’s show, we hear from cartoonist and MacArthur “genius” Alison Bechdel and Blake Mills, a guitar hero turned songwriter.

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Studio 360

Alison Bechdel Passes the Test

Friday, October 17, 2014

The cartoonist and author of the memoir Fun Home explains why she had to retire her beloved, long-running strip Dykes to Watch Out For.

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PRI's The World

Elizabeth Peña paved the way for Latinas in Hollywood

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Cuban-American actress Elizabeth Peña died on Wednesday in Los Angeles at the age of 55. Fans remember her for taking on those "tent pole" roles that moved her out of stereotypical Latina characters and into the mainstream.

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PRI's The World

Japan's timid coverage of Fukushima led this news anchor to revolt — and he's not alone

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Many Japanese believe the media hasn't done its job in holding the government and power companies accountable for the Fukushima disaster. Jun Hori, a former TV anchor, agreed. Now he and others are starting new media companies to break the compliant mold of Japanese reporting.

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PRI's The World

The Pakistan in 'Homeland' is unrecognizable to this Pakistani author

Thursday, October 16, 2014

The fourth season of "Homeland" take viewers to Pakistan and Afghanistan, or at least some version of those countries. But Pakistanis who watched the recent premiere are angry with the many inaccuracies they've found, saying the show might stoke unwarranted fears about their country.

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Studio 360

The Great Studio 360 Doodle Dare

Thursday, October 16, 2014

For our latest Extra Credit challenge, Alison Bechdel — noted cartoonist and winner of the MacArthur Fellowship (a.k.a. the "genius" grant) — started this doodle; the rest is up to you!
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PRI's The World

Captain America is a Sikh. You got a problem with that?

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Turbaned and proud. That's Vishavjit Singh who responded to the hate directed at him after 9/11 by drawing political cartoons about being Sikh in America. Then he got really bold and dressed up as Captain America and took to the streets of New York City.

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PRI's The World

Half the fun of taking the train in India is the food

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Deepak Singh lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan, but he says train travel in the US just doesn't compare with the pleasure of taking the train in his home country, India. For one thing, there's the food.

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Studio 360

Great Album Covers Become GIFs

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The artist JB turns your favorite album covers into animated GIFs. The result might be even better than the originals.
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Love + Radio

The Wisdom Of Jay Thunderbolt (Rebroadcast)

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Jay Thunderbolt’s business card is a little myste…

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