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PRI's The World

What the bleep? It's Mumbai, not Bombay

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Singer/songwriter Mihir Joshi was surprised when Indian censors cited him for using offensive language in his recently released track, "Sorry." The word in question: Bombay.

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Morning Edition

The Oscar Nominees Are In; The Shanghai DVD Sellers Are Stocking Up

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

The Academy Awards are coming this month and if you're still trying to see all the nominated films, it may be easier to find them in China than the U.S. As long as you don't mind the pirated version.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: A Russian Flash Point, Women in Power, and Austism Grows Up

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

The Takeaway explores the escalating conflict in Ukraine, the number of women in Congressional leadership positions, and services for autistic adults.

The Takeaway

How Public Radio Listeners Reacted to the Super Bowl's Wild Ending

Monday, February 02, 2015

With the utmost graciousness. In this audio essay, hear remarkably kind words from fans of both the Seahawks and the Patriots, who seemed more interested in camaraderie than the score.

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The Sporkful

Calls: Life Without Menus, Engineering A Better Jelly Donut, and Storing Peanuts In Your Cheeks

Monday, February 02, 2015

Listeners call in to confess their quirkiest eating habits and desires. But if we’re all weird, doesn’t that make us all normal?

A Case Against The Phrase 'No Problem'

Sunday, February 01, 2015

Commentator Alva Noë says "no problem" is the wrong way to reply to an expression of thanks — for the simple reason that saying "thank you" isn't, or shouldn't be, a veiled way of making an apology.

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To the Best of Our Knowledge

Overcoming Racism

Sunday, February 01, 2015

What happens when you discover racial fear in yourself? Rachel Shadoan recently reached an uncomfortable conclusion: she was afraid of black men. Rachel was appalled and decided to do something about it. She tells her story in an article titled, "I am racist and so are you."

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To the Best of Our Knowledge

The Poetry of Race

Sunday, February 01, 2015

In her book "Citizen: An American Lyric," poet Claudia Rankine challenges readers to explore their underlying assumptions about race. She tells Charles Monroe-Kane what compelled her to write the book, and about visiting Ferguson, Missouri.

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The Takeaway

'Black or White,' 'Project Almanac,' 'Song One,' Sweatpants & Movie Therapy

Friday, January 30, 2015

In this week's Movie Date podcast, Rafer and Kristen cover all the bases with new releases, Sweatpants picks, an interview, Movie Therapy, and, of course, Trivia!
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The Dinner Party Download

Episode 290: Patricia Arquette, Weird Al, and Jenny Lewis

Friday, January 30, 2015

Pop-parodist "Weird Al" Yankovic on being weird (and Weird, and "Weird") ... "Boyhood" star Patricia Arquette's stolen Santa Clauses ... How singer Jenny Lewis kicks people out ... A trademark-licensing dispute that lead to a big hit ... Visiting a ...

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PRI's The World

Forget men's and women's clothing, one department store is going unisex

Friday, January 30, 2015

The British Department Store Selfridges has announced that they're doing away with gendered clothing. They will get rid of men's and women's department and make their clothing gender-neutral.

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The Takeaway

The Sound Of Public Radio Beyond 'Middle Aged White Dudes'

Friday, January 30, 2015

What constitutes a proper “public radio” voice? One black contributor says minority voices often feel the need to code-switch to be heard.

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The Takeaway

Films to See & Avoid This Weekend

Friday, January 30, 2015

The co-hosts of The Movie Date Podcast, Rafer Guzman, a film critic for Newsday and Kristen Meinzer, culture producer for The Takeaway, review "Black or White" and "Project Almanac."

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PRI's The World

This US ambassador to Britain practices 'vinyl diplomacy'

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Matthew Barzun is a kind of ambassador of rock as well, bringing indie bands, his turntable and his rapidly swelling record collection to parties he hosts. The events mix diplomatic affairs and the best of Belle and Sebastian, the National or Dire Straits.

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The Takeaway

New Musical Captures Great Migration & Journey Towards American Dream

Thursday, January 29, 2015

The new musical "Stagger Lee"  features songs that tell the stories of the goodbyes and farewells that came with the Great Migration, a journey made by millions that reshaped our nation.

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The Takeaway

Your Super Bowl Snack Guide: Slow Cooker Dips

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Ahead of the Super Bowl, we'll be giving you a daily dip for each day leading up to the game. Today we look at the elements that go into a game favorite: Slow cooker dips.

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PRI's The World

Hello, Putin! A flying bear that swept the Internet

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The absurdity of Russia's lumbering mascot as an airport logo is irresistible. Stay weird, Khabarovsk.

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The Takeaway

Controversy Swirls Around Oscar-Nominated Film

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

"Timbuktu" has been nominated for a best foreign picture Oscar this year, but it's also been accused of making apologies for terrorism.  

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Morning Edition

Group Urges Swedes To Evade Subway Fares, And Even Insures Against Fines

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Fare-dodging in Stockholm's system has become a movement, and the group's members don't try to hide what they're doing — in fact, they advertise it.

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The Takeaway

Your Super Bowl Snack Guide: Entree Dips

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Ahead of the Super Bowl, we'll be giving you a daily dip for each day leading up to the game. Today we look at the elements that go into a hearty favorite: Entree dips.

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