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An Old Lion, or a Lover’s Lute

Friday, December 19, 2014

Jerome and Ana work a couple blocks from one another in Oakland, California. When Jerome called out to her in the street, she pulled out her microphone and asked if he could repeat what he said to her. This is the conversation that followed.

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Love + Radio

An Old Lion, or a Lover’s Lute

Friday, December 19, 2014

Jerome and Ana work a couple blocks from one another in Oakland, California. When Jerome called out to her in the street, she pulled out her microphone and asked if he could repeat what he said to her. This is the conversation that followed.

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TED Radio Hour

Is It Enough To Be Politically Correct?

Friday, December 19, 2014

Political pundit Sally Kohn says we shouldn't worry as much about being politically correct; instead, she says, we need to focus on being emotionally correct.

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TED Radio Hour

Are We Wired To Be Compassionate?

Friday, December 19, 2014

Author Robert Wright says humans are not simply wired to be compassionate — we have evolved to feel compassion out of self-interest.

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TED Radio Hour

Has The Word 'Compassion' Lost Its Meaning?

Friday, December 19, 2014

Journalist and broadcaster Krista Tippett argues that overtly saintly and sappy connotations have made us lose touch with the true meaning of compassion — so she proposes a linguistic revival.

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TED Radio Hour

Why Aren't We More Compassionate?

Friday, December 19, 2014

Psychologist Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence, examines why we aren't more compassionate more of the time.

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TED Radio Hour

How Can We Make The World More Compassionate?

Friday, December 19, 2014

Religion scholar Karen Armstrong describes how compassion is the core principle in all world religions, in the form of the golden rule.

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Endless Ebola Epidemic? That's The 'Risk We Face Now,' CDC Says

Monday, December 15, 2014

Dr. Thomas Frieden visits West Africa this week to assess the fight against Ebola. His goal? Figure out how to keep the disease from turning into a permanent problem.

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Fresh Air

Fresh Air Weekend: Chris Rock, Nunberg's Word Of The Year, Jacqueline Woodson

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Chris Rock talks about finding the line between funny and "too far"; Geoff Nunberg declares "God view" as the word of the year; National Book Award winner Jacqueline Woodson talks about her memoir.

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Finland's HIM Releases Early Work In 'Lashes to Ashes'

Saturday, December 13, 2014

It's cold and dark in Finland, but the Finnish band HIM has been heating things up. HIM is currently touring the U.S.; two band members join NPR's Scott Simon to talk about their music.

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Fresh Air

Reporter In Kabul Wins Award For Courage In Journalism

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Rolling Stone's Matthieu Aikins reported on this year's opium harvest — the biggest in Afghanistan's history. He also talks about traveling with a rescue crew in Syria and a Shia militia in Iraq.

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All Things Considered

Pumping Up A Star: The Leaky Suit That Blew Up A Career

Saturday, December 06, 2014

From the My Big Break archives: Designer June Ambrose talks about how her big break came when hip-hop artist Missy Elliott needed a signature look for her first big video, "The Rain."

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Fresh Air

Fresh Air Weekend: Ray Davies, Books For Jazz Lovers And Josh Brolin

Saturday, December 06, 2014

Ray Davies discusses 50 years with The Kinks; jazz critic Kevin Whitehead reviews three jazz books out this holiday season; Josh Brolin, who stars in Inherent Vice, still wonders if he's good enough.

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Fresh Air

President Obama And The Courts: A Shift In Balance

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Journalist Jeffrey Toobin notes how Obama's appointees are a new mix of ethnic minorities, women and gay judges. But a couple of these courts are hearing suits that could undo some of Obama's actions.

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All Things Considered

Taking Stock Of America's Toxic Sites And The Millions Living Near Them

Sunday, November 30, 2014

A recent National Geographic article looks at toxic waste sites in the U.S. and the more than 49 million Americans who live near them. NPR's Eric Westervelt talks with writer Paul Voosen about his piece.

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All Things Considered

Examining The Myth Of The 'Superhuman' Black Person

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Social psychology researcher Kelly Hoffman has been researching white perceptions of black physicality as "superhuman" for the last three years. NPR's Eric Westervelt talks to Hoffman about her findings.

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Updating Centuries-Old Folklore With Puzzles And Power-Ups

Sunday, November 30, 2014

The developers of the video game Never Alone hope it can teach people about Native Alaskan folklore and traditions while still being fun to play.

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Fresh Air

Fresh Air Weekend: A Bob Hope Bio, Christmas Albums And An Accordionist

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Richard Zoglin talks about Hope's life and legacy; rock critic Ken Tucker recommends holiday listening; and Will Holshouser plays songs from his new album.

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Fresh Air

Marty Stuart: Keeper Of Country Music's Cowboy Couture

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Out of love and necessity, Stuart has become a country-music historian. "People were throwing things away," he says. "I just took it as a family matter."

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Love + Radio

The Magical World of Eva Julia Christiie

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Next to an imposing, largely abandoned circus building in Chisinau--the house-techno-soaked capital of the former Soviet Republic of Moldova--a Norwegian illusionist tries to figure out her next steps after escaping the chaos of Ukraine.

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