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How The CIA Almost Lost A Key Informant

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Beyond the Senate's recent revealing report, further details about the CIA's brutal interrogation of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed were uncovered recently by Dexter Filkins of The New Yorker.

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All Things Considered

Protecting Yourself From Cyberattacks In the New Year

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Last year was the worst year ever for cyber attacks. NPR's Arun Rath talks to Kurt Stammberger of the Norse Corporation about how his company tracks such attacks and what we can do about protecting ourselves.

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All Things Considered

How Does Al-Qaida Continue To Grow?

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Al-Qaida is growing in Yemen. NPR's Arun Rath talks to Kareem Fahim of the New York Times about whether U.S. policy there is achieving its goals.

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All Things Considered

Depictions Of Muhammad Aren't Explicitly Forbidden, Says Scholar

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Many Muslims see any depiction of the Prophet Muhammad as disrespectful. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with religious scholar Reza Aslan about how radical Islamists have used that to justify attacks.

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Fresh Air

Fresh Air Weekend: 'Selma' Director Ava DuVernay And Writer George Pelecanos

Saturday, January 10, 2015

DuVernay talks about her film that dramatizes a turning point in civil rights history; Pelecanos explores crime, adoption and writing from an African-American point of view in The Martini Shot.

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Newark's New Mayor Proves His Crime-Fighting Powers Early

Sunday, January 04, 2015

Since his election, Newark, N.J., Mayor Ras Baraka has tried some unusual tactics to battle crime. He says that's just a small step in a very long effort to make Newark a safer place to live.

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All Things Considered

Marketers Turn To Memories Of Sweeter Times To Sell Cereal

Saturday, January 03, 2015

The taste of foods from our childhood can trigger intense emotional reactions. Thanks to the power of food nostalgia, General Mills is bringing back the sugary cereal French Toast Crunch.

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All Things Considered

Landing On Your Feet After Falling Through The 'Opportunity Gap'

Saturday, January 03, 2015

The unemployment rate for people under the age of 25 is more than twice the national average. As part of our Starting Over series, a young woman figures out how to bridge the "opportunity gap."

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All Things Considered

In Preventing Trans Suicides, 'We Have Such A Long Way To Go'

Saturday, January 03, 2015

A transgender teen's anguished suicide note has launched a national conversation. The founder of a suicide hotline for trans people says Leelah Alcorn's pain and lack of support are all too common.

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Fresh Air

Fresh Air Weekend: 'Serial' Host Sarah Koenig; Scott Saul On Richard Pryor

Saturday, January 03, 2015

Koenig talks about her reinvestigation of the 1999 murder of Maryland high school student Hae Min Lee; Saul discuss his book Becoming Richard Pryor.

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Fresh Air

What's It Like To Be Neil Patrick Harris? He Gives You Options

Thursday, January 01, 2015

The actor says he's been able to do a lot of different things in his life. So when he sat down to write a memoir, he made it a "Choose Your Own Adventure." Originally broadcast October 13.

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Morning Edition

Pastry With Soul. It's That Simple

Thursday, January 01, 2015

New York pastry chef Brooks Headley calls his cookbook Fancy Desserts. But his Italian grandmother is his real inspiration, he says, and she was all about homestyle: simple and fresh.

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Fresh Air

John Oliver Is No One's Friend On His New HBO Show

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

The comedian who was a correspondent on The Daily Show for 7 1/2 years now pokes fun on Last Week Tonight. Oliver talks about tasing his leg, temping for a thief and remaining an outsider.

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Fresh Air

For Comic Hari Kondabolu, Explaining The Joke IS The Joke

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Many comedians think that explaining jokes ruins jokes, but Hari Kondabolu doesn't mind. Especially when it comes to jokes about race and ethnicity, he's willing to explain until everyone gets it.

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Fresh Air

Fresh Air Weekend: The Best Of 2014 For Films, Books, Music And TV

Saturday, December 27, 2014

David Edelstein finds some greats in a "depressing" year for films; Maureen Corrigan picks 12 books of the year; Ken Tucker names his top nine albums; David Bianculli says 2014 was a good year.

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Fresh Air

Serial Host Sarah Koenig Says She Set Out To Report, Not Exonerate

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

The podcast is a reinvestigation of the 1999 murder of Maryland high school student Hae Min Lee. Her ex-boyfriend Adnan Syed is serving a life sentence but has always maintained his innocence.

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All Things Considered

Scoring The Screen: Thomas Newman And the Music Of 'Shawshank'

Monday, December 22, 2014

Oscar-nominated composer Thomas Newman — whose credits include animated films like Finding Nemo and Wall-E to classic dramas like The Shawshank Redemption — kicks off our "Scoring the Screen" series with Robert Siegel.

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All Things Considered

How One Family Controls Latin America's Legal Abortions

Saturday, December 20, 2014

One family is at the center of Colombia's first legal abortion clinic. NPR's Arun Rath talks to Joshua Lang about his feature story on the family in California Sunday magazine.

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This Season, Broadway Hits The Big Screen — Twice

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Two movies this holiday season are adaptations of Broadway musicals. NPR's Arun Rath talks with arts critic Bob Mondello and pop culture blogger Linda Holmes about Annie and Into The Woods.

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Fresh Air

Fresh Air Weekend: Timothy Spall, Review Of D'Angelo's 'Black Messiah,' John Cleese

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Spall plays J.M.W. Turner in the new film Mr. Turner; Ken Tucker says Black Messiah is as adventurous as any fan could hope for; Cleese'smemoir, So, Anyway..., covers his boyhood and early career.

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