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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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Here's The Thing

Ira Glass

Monday, November 24, 2014

In this extensive conversation with Alec Baldwin, Ira Glass lays it all out on the topics of religion, politics, fact-checking, and that dog who went as him for Halloween.

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All Things Considered

Countering The 8-Hour Sleep Schedule

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Many assume that sleeping 8 or 9 consecutive hours at night is instinctual. But in a recent essay in Aeon, Karen Emslie says that this sleep schedule is in fact distinctly modern.

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All Things Considered

How One Family Is Reacting To Obama's Immigration Plan

Saturday, November 22, 2014

This week, President Obama announced an executive action to protect millions from deportation. NPR's Tess Vigeland speaks with Arlete Pichardo about her reaction to the news, and how it will affect her family.

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All Things Considered

What Does Its Chosen Banner Say About ISIS?

Saturday, November 22, 2014

The so-called Islamic State is known for its social media savvy, but they also use more traditional propaganda: a flag. Tess Vigeland talks with vexillologist Ted Kaye about its design and history.

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Fresh Air

Fresh Air Weekend: Norman Lear, A Review Of Basement Tapes, Jon Stewart

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Lear, co-creator of All In The Family, talks about his new memoir; Ken Tucker reviews an album of musicians using Bob Dylan's lyrics; Stewart talks about his future hosting the Daily Show.

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Morning Edition

'If We Left, They Wouldn't Have Nobody'

Friday, November 21, 2014

When an assisted living home closed in California, many residents were still there with nowhere to go. But a cook and a janitor stayed, without pay, and took care of them.

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All Things Considered

Friend Remembers Unconventional Life, Career Path Of Peter Kassig

Monday, November 17, 2014

Abdul-Rahman Kassig, formerly known as Peter Kassig, is the most recent American captive beheaded by ISIS. Melissa Block speaks with Kassig's college friend, Joe Dages.

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Fresh Air

An In-Depth Look At The U.S. Cyber War, The Military Alliance And Its Pitfalls

Monday, November 17, 2014

In the book @War, Shane Harris reports that U.S. intelligence agencies, sometimes aided by corporations, are trying to dominate cyberspace. It's "changing the Internet in fundamental ways," he says.

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Words Fail When It Comes To Aromas

Sunday, November 16, 2014

It's easy to describe what something looks like, but a lot harder to describe how something smells. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Jay Gottfried, a neuroscientist who investigates this conundrum.

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Why Are So Many Jewelry Stores Being Robbed?

Sunday, November 16, 2014

A Manhattan jewelry store was robbed last week — in broad daylight! NPR's Rachel Martin speaks to numbers expert Mona Chalabi, who says the statistics on jewelry store heists will surprise you.

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Fresh Air

Fresh Air Weekend: Jon Stewart, Peter Mendelsund And A Review Of Bob Dylan

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Stewart talks about his debut film Rosewater; Mendelsund discusses how he designs book covers; Ed Ward reviews Bob Dylan's Basement Tapes.

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Words Matter, So Here's 'Word Matters'

Saturday, November 15, 2014

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Standards and Practices Editor Mark Memmott about the language NPR uses and why.

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TED Radio Hour

How Can First Impressions Mislead Us?

Friday, November 14, 2014

Artist Hetain Patel toys with race, identity, language and accent — and challenges us to think beyond surface appearances.

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TED Radio Hour

Why Do We Create Stereotypes?

Friday, November 14, 2014

Psychologist Paul Bloom explains why prejudice is natural, rational and even moral — the key is to understand why we depend on it, and recognize when it leads us astray.

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TED Radio Hour

Can Comedy Break Stereotypes?

Friday, November 14, 2014

Iranian-American comedian and actor Maz Jobrani describes a comic's role in challenging stereotypes — especially when it comes to Middle Eastern Muslims in America.

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TED Radio Hour

What's The Line Between Stereotyping, Celebrating Culture?

Friday, November 14, 2014

Playwright and performer Sarah Jones has a chameleon-like ability to change personas. Through these personas, she explores the fine line between stereotyping and celebrating different ethnic groups.

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Morning Edition

For Veteran, Hospice Care Work Connects Him To Family

Friday, November 14, 2014

Ron Riveira, who served in the Navy and Marines, now does hospice care for vets and says it allows him to help people like his grandparents. "Every time I go into a home, I see a piece of my family."

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All Things Considered

A Crime Drama Crosses The Atlantic And Detective David Tennant Is On The Case

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Tennant stars as the same grizzled detective in BBC's Broadchurch and FOX's Gracepoint. It was "too unusual an opportunity to turn down," he says.

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How Mr. Hasselhoff Tore Down This Wall

Sunday, November 09, 2014

After the fall of the Berlin Wall, Baywatch star David Hasselhoff sang to huge crowds gathered at the Brandenburg Gate, becoming a pop symbol of Germany's freedom and a hero to many.

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