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Bazaar Behavior

Friday, December 19, 2014

With the American History Guys

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Pride And Prejudice: For Latinos, Tamales Can Taste Of Both

Friday, December 19, 2014

Tamales are a Christmas Eve tradition throughout Latin America, but there are hundreds of different versions. Whose is best? That's a question likely to elicit a fiercely partisan response.

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The Walkout Protest: Past And Present

Friday, December 19, 2014

People in Boston, Buffalo and Oakland staged walkouts this week to call attention to questionable police tactics in communities of color. The walkout has been a popular form of protest in 2014.

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The Takeaway

The Caribbean's History is the Key to its Freedom

Friday, December 19, 2014

A new book from a Caribbean historian argues that colonialism changed the very notion of freedom in the tiny nations of the Caribbean.

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WNYC News

Embargo or Not, Castro Made a Habit of Visiting NY — Ask Bumpy the Bookie

Friday, December 19, 2014

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Castro honeymooned at the Waldorf in 1948. His 1960 visit, as the U.S. embargo loomed, was a political turning point.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Armed With Guns... And Paperbacks

Friday, December 19, 2014

A campaign to supply books to America's troops fighting in World War II.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Hollywood 'Cowardice,' Alt-Christmas Music, A Journey With Cancer

Friday, December 19, 2014

The Takeaway explores what "The Interview" means for modern cyber warfare, we hear some of the best alternative Christmas songs, and we hear from the women of "Under Her Skin."

Money Talking

Back to the Future – Cold War Style

Friday, December 19, 2014

If you miss nuclear standoffs and assassination plots, this was your week. A cast of Cold War foes dominated the news cycle. And now the U.S. needs to figure out what's at stake. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Poet Claudia Rankine on Being Black and American Now

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets Claudia Rankine talks about her poetic exploration of what it means to simultaneously be American, a citizen, and an African American woman.

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Fishko Files

Edith Head

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Movie legend Edith Head was, for decades, Hollywood’s most visible costume designer-- with nearly 1000 films to her credit as well as more Oscars than any other female. 

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All Things Considered

National Parks In Maryland, New York To Honor Harriet Tubman

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

After years of effort, legislation to honor abolitionist Harriet Tubman with national parks in Maryland and New York has passed Congress.

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Fresh Air

Between World Wars, Gay Culture Flourished In Berlin

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

In Gay Berlin, Robert Beachy describes the rise of a gay subculture in the 1920s and '30s, how it contributed to our understanding of gay identity and how it was eradicated by the Nazis.

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A Holy Land Christmas Porridge Honors A Damsel In Distress

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Some Christians in Israel and the West Bank celebrate Eid el-Burbara on Dec. 17. The feast honors St. Barbara, an early convert to Christianity whose story is echoed in the Rapunzel tale.

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All Things Considered

The 12 Days Of Quirky Christmas Foods Around The Globe

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

We're kicking off a 12-part series exploring the rich diversity of Christmastime edibles around the world. We've zeroed in on meals that reveal as much about a country's history as its gastronomy.

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Japan's Beloved Christmas Cake Isn't About Christmas At All

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The Japanese Christmas cake takes its name from the Christian holiday, but it actually symbolizes building a life of prosperity from nothing. And it's ubiquitous (it's even in your smartphone).

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All Things Considered

National Park Would Memoralize Manhattan Project

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

From 1942 to 1945, the U.S. government's Manhattan Project produced the world's first atomic bombs. A new national park, preserving the project's buildings and artifacts, is now in the works. Melissa Block speaks with Cynthia Kelly of the Atomic Heritage Foundation who has pushed for the preservation plan for 15 years.

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All Things Considered

Marvel At 75: Still Slinging Webs And Guarding Galaxies

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

What became Marvel Comics got its start in 1939 as Timely Publications. It went through many changes — but one constant has been writer Stanley Lieber, better known as Stan Lee.

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All Things Considered

150 Years Later, A Formal Apology For The Sand Creek Massacre

Monday, December 15, 2014

The Sand Creek Massacre of December 1864 left nearly 200 people dead. Now, hundreds of Cheyenne and Arapaho are returning to the Colorado site to mark the 150th anniversary of the tragedy.

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The Takeaway

Founding Fathers' Time Capsule Unearthed

Monday, December 15, 2014

A time capsule buried by Samuel Adams and Paul Revere in 1795 was recently unearthed from the Boston Statehouse.

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The Takeaway

In the Midst of World War I, a Christmas Truce

Monday, December 15, 2014

On December 24, 1914, in the midst of World War I, soldiers along the Western Front put down their weapons, left their trenches, and wished their enemies a Merry Christmas.

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