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PRI's The World

Are African immigrants African American?

Monday, January 19, 2015

An upcoming documentary sheds light on the identities of African immigrants and African Americans — and the tensions between them.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Exploring The Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Monday, January 19, 2015

The Takeaway looks at the past, present and future of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s work.

The Sporkful

A Soda Jerk And A Mormon Walk Into A Podcast

Monday, January 19, 2015

What soda pairs best with enchiladas? Why are soft drinks carbonated with dry ice so much better? Plus we talk regional soda pop nomenclature with a linguist. Got belly wash?

To the Best of Our Knowledge

Steal Like an Artist - Austin Kleon

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Austin Kleon gives advice on how to "Steal Like an Artist."

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To the Best of Our Knowledge

Myopia - Mark Mothersbaugh [Slideshow]

Sunday, January 18, 2015

DEVO co-founder Mark Mothersbaugh talks about his new visual art exhibition, "Myopia."

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To the Best of Our Knowledge

Powers of Two - Joshua Wolf Shenk

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Joshua Wolf Shenk talks about his book, "Powers of Two: Finding the Essence of Innovation in Creative Pairs."

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All Things Considered

French Immigrants To Israel Bring Part Of Home With Them

Friday, January 16, 2015

French Jews, many with roots in North Africa, have immigrated to Israel since the country's founding. Unlike previous generations, the latest wave of arrivals is retaining more of its French identity.

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The Takeaway

'Paddington,' 'Black Hat,' 'Still Alice,' 'The Wedding Ringer'

Friday, January 16, 2015

It's the kind of week that will make you laugh and cry, and maybe think you have early onset Alzheimer's. 
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The Dinner Party Download

Episode 288: Nick Kroll, Laura Poitras, Eddie Huang

Friday, January 16, 2015

This week: The filmmaker who documented Edward Snowden (but didn't decorate his hotel room) ... Comedian Nick Kroll goes in search of the weirdest voices in America ... Chef and author Eddie Huang tries to bring authenticity to a network sitcom ... K ...

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PRI's The World

At New York's cat café, you can drink coffee and commune with cats — as long as you have a reservation

Friday, January 16, 2015

In Japan, the cat café capital, the cats are considered "laborers." At Meow Parlour in New York, the cats are "in business for themselves."

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The Takeaway

The Best Five Things Online This Week

Friday, January 16, 2015

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

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The Takeaway

Your 2015 Travel Guide to Cuba

Friday, January 16, 2015

Today the White House will officially ease travel restrictions to Cuba. If the island nation is making your travel list this year, we're here to help show you the other side of paradise.

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All Things Considered

Carrying The Torch For London's Last Gas Lamps

Thursday, January 15, 2015

British Gas still has five employees who work as lamplighters, tending to the more than 1,000 centuries-old gas lamps that still line some of London's oldest neighborhoods.

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The Takeaway

Oscar Noms Highlight Hollywood's Race Problem

Thursday, January 15, 2015

It looks like The Academy snubbed people of color this year. We talked to producer Will Packer, Actress Taraji Henson, and Actor Michael Ealy about the issues of race in Hollywood. 

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PRI's The World

The Darknet is a space for vice — is it also a space for art?

Thursday, January 15, 2015

A gallery in St. Gallen, Switzerland, aims to expand what we think about when we think about the Darknet thanks to a shopping bot and the anonymous purchases it made.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

A Gaggle of Guest Hosts

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Meet Our Guest Hosts! As Leonard is away for two weeks in January, we have an amazing roster of guest hosts filling his seat. Find our more about them here.

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The Takeaway

2015 Oscars: The Nods, Surprises & Snubs

Thursday, January 15, 2015

The Academy announced their nominations for the 2015 Oscars today. Kirsten Meinzer, co-host of The Movie Date Podcast, walks us through the nods, the surprises, and the snubs.

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What's Right About A 6-Year-Old Who Breast-Feeds

Thursday, January 15, 2015

A UK woman's breastfeeding of her school-aged daughter has caused a furor. Anthropologist Barbara J. King tells us why everyone should calm down — and why prolonged breastfeeding can be beneficial.

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Morning Edition

In Jordan, The Comic Book Superheroes Fight Extremism

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Comic book creator Suleiman Bakhit found that many kids didn't have figures to look up to. So he created superheroes who combat religious extremism and they've been a big hit.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Mitt in 2016, Oscar Nominations, and The Dictionary

Thursday, January 15, 2015

The Takeaway explores a possible presidential run for Mitt Romeny, we have the details on the 2015 Oscar nominations, and we explain why the dictionary is going online-only.