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The Loss of a Legend: BB King Dies at 89

Friday, May 15, 2015

King won more than two dozen Grammy awards, influenced major guitarists like Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix, and made the blues mainstream by always speaking the truth.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Dystopian Futures, a Legend Lost, The Adolescent Brain

Friday, May 15, 2015

The Takeaway looks at the remake of the 1979 film "Mad Max," we remember iconic musician B.B. King, and we look at the arguments in the sentencing phase of the Boston Bombing trial.

The Brian Lehrer Show

This American Art World

Thursday, May 14, 2015

As this week marks the first ever billion dollar week in art sales, how is the new Whitney meeting Michelle Obama's mandate to democratize art in America?

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Harry Shearer Leaves 'The Simpsons'

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Award winning actor and writer Harry Shearer, the voice behind the tyrannical Mr. Burns on "The Simpsons," has announced that he's leaving the show after nearly 30 years.

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The Takeaway

When Art is For the 1%

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Rich people are snapping up art as an investment, driving prices beyond the reach of public museums and institutions. 

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The Role Of Science In A Push For Animal Liberation

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Amid recent public discourse on animal welfare, anthropologist Barbara J. King explores the role that science plays in how we think about, and treat, animals.

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One Woman's Struggle To Survive 'Too Much Vacation' In France

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

NPR Paris correspondent Eleanor Beardsley doesn't expect a ton of sympathy when she complains about unending holidays in France. But when you have a kid who's always off school, it's tough. Really.

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Internet Explorer

The Milifandom, Jason Derulo, German Memes, And British Twitter Protests

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

This week is a pretty globe-spanning episode! We talk about the semi-ironic, semi-not-ironic fandom around UK politician Ed Miliband, Katie tells the story of how she built and lost control of a Jason Derulo Facebook group, Ryan teaches everyone about German memes, and then interviews a UK activist about a super viral protest in London to get a sexist ad pulled out of the tube.

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Today's Takeaways: Disaster in Philly, College Costs, and Solo Adventures

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

The Takeaway looks at a train derailment in Philadelphia, a financial expert drops by to discuss budgeting for college, and we look at a new study on pursuing activities alone.

All Things Considered

A Foot In Africa, A Foot In Europe: Divide Grows Wider In Ceuta

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The Spanish city is physically part of Africa. About half of its people are more prosperous Europeans; half are Arabic-speaking Muslims disproportionately living in poverty. That disparity is growing.

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The Dinner Party Download

Speakeasy Special #2: Remembering Chris Burden

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Today we bring you the second installment of "Speakeasy," an occasional special podcast in which we share never-before-heard bits that didn't make it into our weekly episodes. In this edition, Rico and Brendan talk about conceptual artist Chris Burden, who died this Sunday at the age of 69.

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What It's Like Getting Into all 8 Ivy League Schools

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

There were no small envelopes for high school senior and valedictorian Victor Agbafe, who was accepted to all eight Ivy League schools and Stanford University earlier this spring.

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Are You Better at Geography Than a 4th Grader?

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The annual National Geographic Bee kicks off this week. The competition is like a spelling bee but for geography enthusiasts. Take our geography quiz and listen to a former winner here.

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The Takeaway

New Album Tackles Social Justice in America

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Singer-songwriter Melody Gardot discusses her new album, "Currency of Man," which tackles issues of social consciousness, justice and race.

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Another Round

Episode 9: You're Gonna Be a Boss One Day

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The emotional labor no one lists as job requirements, and a chat with coding wunderkind Kaya Thomas.

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All Things Considered

Shanghai Tower: A Crown For The City's Futuristic Skyline

Monday, May 11, 2015

The 2,073-foot-tall Shanghai Tower, the world's second-tallest building, opens this year. More than just a skyscraper, it's a symbol of Shanghai's — and China's — soaring ambitions.

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All Things Considered

The First Place In East Asia To Welcome Same-Sex Marriage

Monday, May 11, 2015

Tokyo's trendy Shibuya district has become the first place in Japan – and all of East Asia — to recognize same-sex partnerships. It raises the possibility other parts of Japan will follow.

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The Takeaway

Pork: Not the Other White Meat

Monday, May 11, 2015

How did the humble pig become such a central fixture in the American diet?

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Morning Edition

South Korea's Single Moms Struggle To Remove A Social Stigma

Monday, May 11, 2015

Women who choose to raise their children out of wedlock are so rare in South Korean society that they face social ostracization, job losses and active encouragement to adopt out their kids.

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The Sporkful

True Confessions Of A Ballpark Food Vendor

Monday, May 11, 2015

What's the worst gig in the ballpark? What's the best way to eat peanuts in the shell? We explore baseball foods with a former Shea Stadium food vendor and a North Carolina peanut man.