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The French Go Crazy For 'An American In Paris'

Thursday, December 25, 2014

The first-ever stage production of the 1951 Hollywood film starring Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron, with a Gershwin score, is getting rave reviews during its premiere in the city that inspired it.

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Morning Edition

Pope Francis And His Gift For Blending The Spiritual And The Political

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Despite detractors within the church, Pope Francis' emphasis on humility and mercy has won him strong support worldwide. He has addressed thorny issues such as Vatican finances and clerical sex abuse.

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Morning Edition

A Century Ago, When The Guns Fell Silent On Christmas

Thursday, December 25, 2014

World War I had just begun and the battles were blazing in the winter of 1914. But on Christmas Eve, something strange and unexpected happened. The soldiers in the trenches decided to call a truce.

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Fishko Files

Cab Calloway

Thursday, December 25, 2014

This notable date, December 25th, is also the birthday of the exuberant entertainer Cab Calloway of Hi-De-Ho fame. 

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: A Celebrity Christmas Special

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Happy Holidays from The Takeaway! Today, we're bringing you a Christmas Day Special—an hour packed with interviews featuring some of our favorite celebrities.

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PRI's The World

Join in on a winter celebration that helps keep the evil spirits away

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Munching on pomegranates and nuts, listening to music and poetry: It's all part of a winter festival that's celebrated in Iran and by Iranians abroad.

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China's Fierce Anti-Corruption Crackdown: An Insider's View

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

China's president has pushed hard to combat corruption. But he's meeting resistance from some bureaucrats who say their incomes have fallen because bribes are less common.

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PRI's The World

'Papa, you are brown, and I am white'

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Indian-American writer Deepak Singh wondered how much his lighter-skinned daughter understood about race. Turns out, more than he realized.

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The Takeaway

The Christmas Movie Extravaganza!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

There are eight movies you can see in the theatres this Christmas, but which one is the most suitable for the season?
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The Dinner Party Download

Holiday Bonus: Frolic with Molly Ringwald and Friends

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

We're issuing you a holiday bonus — in the form of an extra podcast. We know, it's what you wanted most of all. So we've wrapped up the contents of our recent Holiday Frolic live event in Los Angeles. You'll hear an extended version of the B.J. Nov ...

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The Dinner Party Download

Holiday Bonus: Frolic with Molly Ringwald and Friends

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

We're issuing you a holiday bonus — in the form of an extra podcast. We know, it's what you wanted most of all. So we've wrapped up the contents of our recent Holiday Frolic live event in Los Angeles. You'll hear an extended version of the B.J. Nov ...

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The Dinner Party Download

Holiday Bonus: Frolic with Molly Ringwald and Friends

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

We're issuing you a holiday bonus — in the form of an extra podcast. We know, it's what you wanted most of all. So we've wrapped up the contents of our recent Holiday Frolic live event in Los Angeles. You'll hear an extended version of the B.J. Nov ...

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PRI's The World

Meet the most famous woman in computing you've probably never heard of

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

To prevent Ada Lovelace from acquiring the crazy poetic temperament of her father, Lord Byron, Ada's mother forced her to study the cool logic of mathematics.

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The Takeaway

How Mariah Carey Won Christmas

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Of the thousands of jingles composed since 1940, Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas is You" has become an instant holiday pop classic.

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The Magic Of Christmas Eve Goes Beyond Religion

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

For a few hours on Christmas Eve, we let the charade and the walls drop and recognize each other for what we all are — fellow travelers on a journey no one understands, says commentator Adam Frank.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: North Korea's Internet Blackout, U.S. Economic Growth, Mariah Carey Winning Christmas

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

North Korea's internet goes ominously dark, Mariah Carey may have sung the best Christmas song ever, and Syria and Sierra Leone's streets are silent.

The Takeaway

'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,' 'Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb,' 'Annie,' 'The Interview'

Monday, December 22, 2014

Two sequels, one remake, and a film you may never see. It's a bizarre and exciting Movie Date podcast!
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The Takeaway

Doubt Begins to Swirl Around Sony Hack

Monday, December 22, 2014

The FBI say that North Korea is behind the Sony hack, but the country hasn't claimed responsibility. Wired's Kim Zetter has looked at the cyber trail. She says that it's a dead end.

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Morning Edition

Cuba's Jews, Catholics Have Very Different Takes On The U.S. Thaw

Monday, December 22, 2014

The country's tiny Jewish community is embracing the breakthrough. But some Catholics feel betrayed by President Obama's overtures to Cuba's communist government.

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The Sporkful

The Puerto Rican Egg Nog That Puts The Feliz In Your Navidad

Monday, December 22, 2014

We talk to coquito masters in Harlem and a moonshiner in the Bronx to learn about the holiday drink that’s the centerpiece of a Puerto Rican Christmas celebration.