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Wealthy Arabs Flock To Pakistan To Kill The Bustards

Saturday, November 22, 2014

The Houbara bustard, a large bird whose numbers are declining, migrates to Pakistan every winter. Rich Arabs follow close behind and hunt them in large numbers. Some Pakistanis say this must stop.

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The Takeaway

The Takeaway Weekender: Tips For Hosting, Cooking & Eating Thanksgiving

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Welcome to The Takeaway weekender!

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The Takeaway

'Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1,' 'Pulp,' Thanksgiving Sweatpants & Movie Therapy

Friday, November 21, 2014

Thanksgiving is almost upon us, and Rafer and Kristen are rubbing their stomachs. Fortunately, there's both hunger and supermarkets on the big screens, vying for some attention. 
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PRI's The World

There's no nuclear deal with Iran yet, but a 'Homeland' writer talks about a fictional one

Friday, November 21, 2014

It's crunch time in Vienna, where Iran and Western powers are negotiating a nuclear deal. The deadline is set for Monday, but in the world of "Homeland," that deadline passed a long time ago.

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Studio 360

The Ballad of a Failed State

Friday, November 21, 2014

For decades, Mexican culture has celebrated the exploits of drug traffickers in songs known as narcocorridos. With the drug war become ever more violent, the songs have followed suit.

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PRI's The World

Black Brazilian women are building up their power — and they're even showing it with their hairstyle

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Despite over half of Brazilians claiming African descent, black Brazilians face widespread racism — which often manifests itself in violence. For the women of Miss Black Power Brazil, resistance against racism comes from a natural place — their hair.

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The Takeaway

Slow Your Roll, Bro: Uber Scandal Spotlights Tech's Dude Problem

Thursday, November 20, 2014

From sexist comments to the targeting of a female journalist, Uber's macho stance extends far beyond the $18 billion ride-sharing company.

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The Takeaway

A Heartfelt Goodbye to The Genius of Mike Nichols

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Mike Nichols was a legendary artist who was always learning. Known for films like "The Graduate," "Catch-22," and "The Birdcage," Nichols died yesterday at the age of 83.

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The Takeaway

West African Musicians Battle Ebola

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Musicians from some of the West African countries most ravaged by Ebola have been raising awareness about the deadly virus through their songs.

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Can't Sleep? Maybe Thinking About Evolution Will Help

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Anthropologist Barbara J. King says the cross-cultural norm for sleep deviates significantly from the long, uninterrupted night of rest insomniacs may dream about — if they can sleep enough to dream.

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Fishko Files

Peter and the Wolf

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Millions of children listened to Sergei Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf, which used the instruments of the orchestra to evoke its characters and action

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: A Test of Powers, A Genius Filmmaker, and A Battle Against Dude Culture

Thursday, November 20, 2014

The Takeaway explores President Obama's anticipated announcement on immigration, we remember iconic director Mike Nichols, and we explore the sexist scandal surrounding Uber.

All Things Considered

With Hand-Sewn Ships, Oman Revives A Glorious Maritime Past

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The rich maritime history dates back more than a millennium. There's a group dedicated to reviving it by making boats the old-fashioned way: with coconut palm fiber, shark liver oil and no nails.

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PRI's The World

French chefs say they shouldn't have to take the heat to stay in the kitchen

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

If you're familiar with Gordon Ramsay, you probably know how high-pressure professional kitchens can be. But in the face of long-running verbal and physical abuse from their bosses, some French cooks have created a manifesto to put an end to kitchen hazing.

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New Tech City

9 Video Games for Grown Ups

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Not all video games are blood and gore. This list will introduce you the nuanced, mature side of the art form. 

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The Takeaway

From One Direction to Rita Ora, Taking on Ebola With an Iconic Christmas Song

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

A new remake of the 1984 charity hit, “Do They Know It’s Christmas," centers on Ebola and features a whole new celebrity line-up, including One Direction, Bono, Rita Ora, and others.

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PRI's The World

China is getting a taste for craft beers, but not for craft brewing

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Long the home of watery lagers, China is becoming a big, new market for craft brews. But thanks to red tape and government restrictions, it is foreign breweries instead of local beer makers who are filling the demand for China's beer lovers.

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The Takeaway

Novelist Richard Ford on 'Let Me Be Frank With You'

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Richard Ford discusses his latest novel in the Frank Bascombe series. Ford explains what he’s learned from his most famous character.

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Listen to Lucy

City bullyboys are as boorish as ever

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

City bullyboys are as boorish as ever

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The Takeaway

A Dingo Ate Her Baby, and America Found a Punchline

Monday, November 17, 2014

Coroners finally determined, 32 years after the fact, that a dingo did kill Lindy Chamberlain's daughter. But as Retro Report details, more people know the joke rather than the truth.

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