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With Mexican Students Missing, A Festive Holiday Turns Somber

Friday, October 31, 2014

The Day of the Dead is a time when Mexicans remember loved ones with grand floral tributes. But the atmosphere is downbeat in the state of Guerrero, where 43 students are still missing.

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The Takeaway

'Nightcrawler,' 'Laggies,' 'Before I Go to Sleep,' 'Olive Kitteridge,' 'Mike Tyson Mysteries,' and Angry Listener Mail

Friday, October 31, 2014

It's a haunted Halloween Movie Date with a wide range of creepy options, from an amnesia suspense flick to a sociopath-centered thriller.
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The Takeaway

Five Things You Had To See Online This Week

Friday, October 31, 2014

T-Pain serenaded some NPR employees in his normal voice and he sounds incredible. R.L. Stine put out a spooky story. Taylor Swift got twitchy. Here's the best of what the web gave us.

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Three Cheers For The Instant Replay

Friday, October 31, 2014

The end of the World Series allows us to revisit baseball's experiment with instant replay. Commentator Alva Noë argues it has been a success — because it makes the game not more fair but more fun.

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The Takeaway

The FCC Vote That May Change The Web

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Two upcoming FCC actions could fundamentally alter the future and structure of the Internet. One former FCC commissioner explains what you need to know.

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Animal Behavior: Two Dogs And An Ice Cream

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Anthropologist Barbara J. King says this short video clip of dogs Daisy and Cooper will brighten your day.

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Fishko Files

Isle of the Dead

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Sara Fishko relates the story of "Isle of The Dead" --a dark, mysterious 19th century painting that captivated a whole generation.

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PRI's The World

Sweden hopes to project a new image with its official font

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Sweden has its own national flag and unique history, and now it has its own font, too. The government has created a typeface of its own, called Sweden Sans, as part of a new branding project.

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New Tech City

The Other Ed Snowdens

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Ladar Levison and William Binney each paid the price for a moral stand against the U.S. government. And your digital privacy is slightly better for it. 

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Morning Edition

Love Is Saying 'Sari': The Quest To Save A South Asian Tradition

Monday, October 27, 2014

Commentator Sandip Roy says the traditional sari has been falling out of fashion in the new India, but designers are turning to pop art prints and other changes to boost its appeal.

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The Takeaway

'John Wick,' '23 Blast,' 'Citizenfour,' and Special Guest Jason Schwartzman

Friday, October 24, 2014

A blind boy plays football, an ordinary man blows the whistle, and Keanu Reeves makes a heroic return. Plus, Jason Schwartzman, star of "Listen of, Philip," stops by!
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All Things Considered

In Southeast Turkey, A Long History Of Bloodshed And Worship

Friday, October 24, 2014

A vast plain near Syria is no stranger to military carnage. But a place known as "Potbelly Hill" holds ruins built in ancient times, possibly for ritual purposes, long before organized religion.

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The Takeaway

Lost Chapter of Black History Resurrected

Friday, October 24, 2014

The Museum of Modern Art recently discovered and restored the earliest surviving feature-length film with a black cast, from 1913. It premieres this week.

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PRI's The World

Meet South Africa’s funniest, Xhosa-speaking, Jewish comedian

Friday, October 24, 2014

South African comedian Nik Rabinowitz grew up on a farm outside Cape Town with speakers of Xhosa, an African language distinctive for its clicking consonants. “I like to think of myself as the white sheep of the family,” he jokes.

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The Takeaway

New Series Shows a 'Twisted' & 'Paranoid' Nixon

Friday, October 24, 2014

In his new web series, "Nixon's the One," Harry Shearer transforms into President Nixon, reenacting bizarre moments from the president's White House tapes.

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The Takeaway

Five Things You Had to See Online This Week

Friday, October 24, 2014

Every Friday, Sean Rameswaram, a producer with Studio 360 and host of the Sideshow podcast, rounds up the week in internet phenomena.

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PRI's The World

I wanted the flashy electric lights for Diwali, but my dad wanted the boring oil lamps

Thursday, October 23, 2014

For Indian-American writer Deepak Singh, Diwali in India was a time for getting new clothes, eating sweets and arguing with his father over Diwali lights.

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The Takeaway

Film Chronicles Glen Campbell's Alzheimer's Encore

Thursday, October 23, 2014

In 2011, before his "Farewell Tour," Glen Campbell was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. At the time, he agreed to let filmmaker James Keach document the effects of his illness.

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Behind The Scenes: Ethics Of Wolf Wars And Turtle Travels

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Unethical practices are widespread in the making of wildlife films and TV programs, says anthropologist Barbara J. King. She urges viewers to fight back.

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Fishko Files

Leo Friedman

Thursday, October 23, 2014

WNYC’s Sara Fishko takes a quick look at photographer Leo Friedman’s place in Broadway history.

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