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A Prairie Home Companion

April 4, 2015: The News from Lake Wobegon

Saturday, April 04, 2015

"Spring has finally arrived and the crocuses are up and the flowers are up and there's green grass and people are hanging their sheets out on the line, just for the smell of it, just for the beauty of it." Donny Krebsbach ventures onto the lake in search of early spring ice fishing, Christopher Inqvist gets a summer job at Ralph's Pretty Good Grocery, and thoughts on the importance of yard work, in a monologue from April 2013.

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Snap Judgment

Snap #502 - The Big Payback

Friday, April 03, 2015

You knew it was coming. The day has arrived, and the universe wants its due. On the next Snap Judgment from NPR and PRX, "The Big Payback."

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On The Media

Podcast Extra: Jon Ronson and Public Shaming

Thursday, April 02, 2015

WNYC
Brooke talks with Jon Ronson about his new book, So You've Been Publicly Shamed. 
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On The Media

Episode 6: If You're Afraid of the Wolf, Stay out of the Woods

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Brooke discusses the sixth episode of House of Cards with Nina Khrushcheva and Dan Savage.
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Radiolab

VIDEO: Radiolab Presents: Radio Ambulante

Thursday, April 02, 2015

As a follow-up to our story Los Frikis, we're bringing you a translated version of Radio Ambulante's story on the same subject.
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Selected Shorts

Wondrous Women

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Guest host John Lithgow introduces two stories with strong women.

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Selected Shorts

Melisande

Thursday, April 02, 2015

A really, really bad hair day.

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Selected Shorts

Fault Lines

Thursday, April 02, 2015

The earth moves under her feet.

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The New Yorker: Fiction

Thomas McGuane reads David Means

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

On this month's fiction podcast, Thomas McGuane reads David Means' "The Tree Line, Kansas, 1934," and discusses it with The New Yorker's fiction editor, Deborah Treisman. It was first published in The New Yorker in 2010. McGuane’s own stories have been appearing the New Yorker since 1994 and his latest collection, “Crow Fair,” came out in March.

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On The Media

Episode 4: What Would Jesus Do?

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Brooke discusses the fourth episode of the season with two veteran political reporters.
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The Jonathan Channel

The Debate About Billie Holiday

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

This April would be been Billie Holiday's 100th birthday. To celebrate, we're telling the story of her life - beginning with her early years in Baltimore. Jonathan Schwartz narrates.

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The Jonathan Channel

Becoming Billie Holiday

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

This week, we're telling the story of a young Lady Day. Jonathan Schwartz narrates the transformation of the junvenile delinquent Billie Holiday into the full-fledged jazz musician.

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The Jonathan Channel

Prez and Lady Day

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

We continue telling the story of Billie Holiday's life by looking at her personal relationship with tenor saxophone player Lester Young. Jonathan Schwartz tells all. 

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Song Exploder

RJD2 - Games You Can Win (feat. Kenna)

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

RJD2 has been making music since 2002. His song "A Beautiful Mine" was turned into the opening credits music for Mad Men. He's a producer and beatmaker, but also a singer and songwriter. But for the vocals on the song "Games You Can Win," he tapped...

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The Longest Shortest Time

When the Breadwinner Makes Dough

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

First comes love, then comes marriage. Then comes a role reversal ... and lots and lots of donuts. 

New Tech City

Half the Teachers in America Use One App to Track Kids

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

What data security and privacy obligations do techies have to today's kids? Legally speaking, for the most part, it's what they set for themselves.

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The Moth Radio Hour

Molly Cameron & Stevie Long: StorySLAM Favorites

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Molly Cameron tries to re-create a spontaneous moment for an album cover and a Stevie Long finds the nerve to sit down and have a difficult conversation with her father.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The StoryCorps Booth in Your Smartphone

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

David Isay, the creator of StoryCorps, is using his $1M TED Prize to fund a mobile app that makes your smartphone a virtual booth . . .and allows participation around the world.

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Storycorps

StoryCorps 421: Beautiful Symmetry

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Jeff Wilson sits down with his former high school classmate Tammie Baird to talk about accidentally hitting her with his car in 1984. Also in this episode, remembering Susan Silverstone Darer.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

#BoycottIndiana; StoryCorps in Your Smartphone and Public Shaming

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

#BoycottIndiana; mental illness in pilots; StoryCorps comes to your smartphone; how social media has made it easier than ever to publicly shame people and a public art debate.