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Detroit's 'Frida' Aims To Build Latino Audiences For Opera

Saturday, March 21, 2015

The opera, based on the tumultuous lives of painters Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, coincides with a new exhibition at the Detroit Institute of Arts devoted to the year they lived in the city.

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Scientists Urge Temporary Moratorium On Human Genome Edits

Friday, March 20, 2015

Researchers who helped develop powerful techniques warn that tweaking the genome is now easy. More public debate's needed, they say, before making changes in genes passed from parent to child.

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Despite Cease-Fire, Skirmishes Carry On Along Ukraine's Front Line

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Separatists and their Russian allies are still trading fire with Ukrainian forces in eastern Ukraine, and casualty counts are rising. The separatists haven't withdrawn heavy weapons, Ukrainians say.

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Pain From The Grain: Corn Belt Towns Languish As Prices Drop

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Some farmers won't break even this planting season, and may have to tap into their savings. Many Corn Belt towns depend largely on these farmers and businesses linked to farming.

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Sex Discrimination Trial Puts Silicon Valley Under The Microscope

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Ellen Pao was vying to be one of the few women at the top of the venture capital world. Then she was fired. Now she's suing, in an industry where women often say they are sidelined and passed over.

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Clues To Autism, Schizophrenia Emerge From Cerebellum Research

Monday, March 16, 2015

The brain's cerebellum helps shape thinking and emotion, as well as physical coordination, research shows. Could stimulating that part of the brain help ease some aspects of autism and schizophrenia?

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The Truth About Humanitarian Work: High Ideals Vs. Hard Realities

Sunday, March 15, 2015

In this week's For the Record, we meet three humanitarian aid workers: one confronting the Ebola crisis, another trying to educate Syrian refugees and another who's stepped back from field work.

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Gather Ye Rosebuds: 'Citizen Kane' Screened At Hearst Castle

Sunday, March 15, 2015

The film by Orson Welles was inspired by media mogul William Randolph Hearst, who hated it with a passion. But this weekend, the film was finally shown at Hearst's legendary California castle.

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Albert 'Tootie' Heath, Drummer Extraordinaire, Turns The Tables

Saturday, March 14, 2015

NPR's Arun Rath had been dying to interview the renowned jazz drummer for years. When he got the chance, it turned out Heath had some questions for him, as well.

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Ferguson Mayor Knowles Slams 'Hostile Language' From Eric Holder

Friday, March 13, 2015

Saying that he's trying to save the community, Mayor James Knowles adds that he is frustrated and concerned by the tone of the attorney general's remarks.

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Hillary Clinton's Privacy Problem

Thursday, March 12, 2015

"I've always believed in a zone of privacy," Clinton once said. Her use of a personal email account while secretary of state is just the latest example of trying to defend that zone.

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Racial Tension Draws Parallels, But Madison Is No Ferguson

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

There are stark differences between what happened in Madison, Wis., and the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. But protesters say racism is still at the root of Tony Robinson's shooting death.

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A Sheriff And A Doctor Team Up To Map Childhood Trauma

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Sometimes a different perspective can help you see a problem with fresh eyes. The problem to be solved in Gainesville, Fla.? A hot spot of poverty, child abuse and neglect.

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The Teacher Who Believes Math Equals Love

Monday, March 09, 2015

NPR Ed is celebrating 50 Great Teachers. Today: The story of a young algebra teacher in Oklahoma oil country, who has taken an unorthodox approach to classroom math.

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Learning The Hard Truth About Lying

Sunday, March 08, 2015

Marilee Jones, the former dean of admissions at MIT, inflated her resume and resigned from her position in 2007. Coming back from that kind of mistake can be harrowing — and life-changing.

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Remembering A Golden Era Of Undefeated College Basketball Teams

Saturday, March 07, 2015

If they can pull it off, this year's Kentucky Wildcats would be the first undefeated team in almost 40 years. But back in the 1970s, flirting with perfection was practically routine.

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Iditarod's Top Dogs Will Brave New Twists

Friday, March 06, 2015

In the already challenging sled dog race, there has been a change in the normal route due to warm weather. The strongest veteran mushers size up their strengths that have prepared them to compete.

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Transgender Students Learn To Navigate School Halls

Thursday, March 05, 2015

A new poll shows that fewer young people see gender as limited to female and male. Youth Radio reporter Nanette Thompson talks with two students about their experiences at school.

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The Magic Trick That Could Help Students Pay For College

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

The IRS and the Department of Education already have the power to make the Free Application for Federal Student Aid easier without cutting questions. So why haven't they?

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Not Clearing The Snow Off Your Car Before Driving Could Cost You

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

A Pennsylvania lawmaker wants to fine people who don't clean snow off their cars before getting on the road. Other states have similar laws. But for trucks, clearing the snow poses its own hazard.

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