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Doubts Persist On U.S. Claims Of North Korean Role In Sony Hack

Friday, December 26, 2014

One cybersecurity expert says there's no smoking gun to prove Pyongyang was behind the attack and that the FBI's evidence is circumstantial at best.

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All Things Considered

Economy Weathers A Bad Winter And Other Storms To Finish 2014 Strong

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Early in 2014, the economy was floored by the polar vortex โ€” plus, businesses and consumers were dazed by a government shutdown and debt limit fight. But it rebounded, and analysts are optimistic.

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All Things Considered

When Home And Health Are Just Out Of Reach

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Health insurance doesn't pay for housing, but sometimes that is what a patient needs most. A Medicaid experiment helps some elderly and disabled people move out of institutions into their own homes.

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All Things Considered

Could Glitter Help Solve NASA's Giant Telescope Problem?

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

NASA's next big space telescope costs $8 billion and is very heavy. New York scientists think they may have found the makings of a cheaper, lighter answer for future space scopes โ€” in a crafts store.

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Bound By A Plantation, Two Georgians Remember A Special Christmas

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Gen. Sherman burned the plantation down on his way to Savannah, and now the descendant of the planter and the grandchild of that planter's emancipated slave delight in sharing their story.

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All Things Considered

How Tinseltown Got Tipsy: A Boozy Taste Of Hollywood History

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Mark Bailey, who detailed old Hollywood's legendary love affair with liquor in his book Of All the Gin Joints, shares stories from a bygone era over cocktails at a legendary Hollywood bar.

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All Things Considered

CEO Says Sony Pictures 'Did Not Capitulate,' Is Exploring Options

Friday, December 19, 2014

Melissa Block talks to Sony Pictures CEO Michael Lynton about the cyber attack against his company and the cancellation of the Christmas Day release of The Interview.

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All Things Considered

Sarah Koenig On Serial: 'I Think Something Went Wrong With This Case'

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Serial, the hugely popular (and sometimes controversial) podcast spun off from This American Life, wraps up its first season today. NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Serial creator Sarah Koenig.

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All Things Considered

Angelina Jolie On Her Film's 'Unbroken' Hero: 'He Was Truly A Great Man'

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Louis Zamperini was an Olympian before he enlisted in World War II and became a prisoner of war. Jolie says he told her to "make a film that reminds people that they have greatness inside themselves."

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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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All Things Considered

LA's Unclaimed Dead Receive Prayers, And A Final Resting Place

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Every year since 1896, Los Angeles County has buried the cremated remains of people who die in the region, but whose bodies are never claimed. This year, the county buried the remains of 1,489 people.

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'Voices Within The Music': A Brief History Of Guitar Effects

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Be it an effects pedal or a hole stabbed in an amp, distortion and sound manipulation have long been part of rock 'n' roll's DNA.

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All Things Considered

Do Guns On The Premises Leave Workers More Safe Or Less?

Friday, December 12, 2014

Private companies used to make their own rules about guns on their property. But a growing number of states have adopted laws allowing workers to keep guns in their cars in the workplace parking lot.

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Morning Edition

Join The Morning Edition Book Club: We're Reading 'Deep Down Dark'

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Welcome to the first meeting of NPR's new book club! We're reading Hector Tobar's account of 33 men who were trapped for 69 days in a Chilean mine. Send us your questions; we may read them on-air.

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Morning Edition

Mexican Megafarms Supplying U.S. Market Are Rife With Labor Abuses

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

An investigation by the Los Angeles Times into labor camps on Mexican megafarms reveals appalling conditions. Reporter Richard Marosi says U.S. consumers need to pressure retailers for change.

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All Things Considered

This Nursing Home Calms Troubling Behavior Without Risky Drugs

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

The staff's goal was to reduce the prescription of antipsychotic drugs by 20 percent. In the first year, they cut use by 97 percent. How? By addressing the real reasons for agitation and aggression.

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Morning Edition

When It Comes To Day Care, Parents Want All Children Vaccinated

Monday, December 08, 2014

Parents have strong opinions about vaccination, a poll of parents done by the University of Michigan finds. Most want day care centers to require that children are up to date on their shots.

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All Things Considered

50 Years Of Coltrane's 'A Love Supreme'

Sunday, December 07, 2014

Fifty years ago this week, John Coltrane and his band stepped into the studio to lay down the tracks on what would become his most important statement: "A Love Supreme." NPR's Arun Rath takes a look back at the album.

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'Oxford American' Waltzes Across Texas

Saturday, December 06, 2014

The magazine's new Southern Music issue is all about Texas, from Bob Wills to Ornette Coleman.

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All Things Considered

Chris Rock On Standup, Sellouts And Defining Success

Friday, December 05, 2014

Rock wrote, directed and stars in Top Five, the story of a marquee comedian who abandons his standup roots for blockbuster film glory.

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