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A hundred years later, a Welsh women's peace petition returns home

Friday, April 07, 2023

A Welsh petition for world peace sat forgotten in the Smithsonian for nearly 100 years. This week, it finally returned to Wales for its signatures to be digitized and its history remembered.

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From 'Dreamgirls' to 'Abbot Elementary,' Sheryl Lee Ralph isn't leaving the spotlight

Thursday, March 23, 2023

NPR's Juana Summers talks with Abbot Elementary's Sheryl Lee Ralph about her lengthy career and finding a spotlight later in life.

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Dan Ahdoot explores his relationship with food in 'Undercooked'

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with the comedian and actor on his new book, Undercooked: How I Let Food Become My Life Navigator and How Maybe That's a Dumb Way to Live.

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Rogê's samba-funk fusion brings Rio to LA

Wednesday, March 08, 2023

Brazilian samba musician Rogê already conquered Rio de Janeiro. Now, he's here to give the U.S. a taste of Brazil with his new album Curyman.

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Jean D'Amerique's novel 'A Sun to be Sewn' is his testimony to Port au Prince

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with author Jean D'Amerique about his novel A Sun to be Sewn: a tragic love story told from the perspective of a 12-year-old girl living in a neighborhood in Haiti.

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Sheryl Lee Ralph explains why she almost left showbiz — and what kept her going

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Sheryl Lee Ralph opens up about how she rediscovered her ability later in life, playing Barbara Howard in Abbott Elementary, and how she thinks about her success later in her life.

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From 'Dreamgirls' to 'Abbot Elementary,' Sheryl Lee Ralph isn't leaving the spotlight

Friday, February 17, 2023

NPR's Juana Summers talks with Abbot Elementary's Sheryl Lee Ralph about her lengthy career and finding a spotlight later in life.

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Cowboy boots, careers, sex... What do women want?

Monday, February 13, 2023

What do women want? Wanting: Women Writing About Desire is a collection of essays by women edited by Margot Kahn and Kelly McMasters. It chases after the true nature of what it means to want anything.

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Why a majority-Black city could wind up with a new white-appointed court system

Thursday, February 09, 2023

NPR's Juana Summer's speaks with Jackson, Miss., Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba on a new bill that would allow the state to create a separate court system for a district in the city.

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Neanderthal groups looked and acted differently than once thought, research suggests

Wednesday, February 01, 2023

Researchers re-analyzed elephant bones found in a German cave and say Neanderthals likely cut and butchered them, suggesting Neanderthal groups may have been larger and more sedentary than thought.

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Justin Bieber sells the rights to his entire catalog for over $200 million

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Justin Bieber is the latest musician to sell the rights to his entire catalog of music. NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Billboard music publishing reporter Kristin Robinson to explain the deal.

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Ben Shelton is the unexpected star of the Australian Open

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

The unexpected star of the Australian Open is a 20-year-old tennis player who had never been outside of the U.S. before this tournament. Ben Shelton has played his way into the quarterfinals.

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Rainstorms helped California's drought conditions, but there's further to go

Monday, January 16, 2023

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Sarah Porter, director of the Kyl Center for Water Policy at Arizona State University on what California needs to end their drought.

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What's the #1 thing to change to be happier? A top happiness researcher weighs in

Sunday, January 15, 2023

There are plenty of factors in life that contribute to happiness. But could keeping in touch with your loved ones be the most important?

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Encore: Michelle Yeoh finds beauty in the ordinary in 'Everything Everywhere'

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with actress Michelle Yeoh about her leading role in the sci-fi action movie Everything Everywhere All at Once.

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What's the #1 thing to change to be happier? A top happiness researcher weighs in

Tuesday, January 10, 2023

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Dr. Robert Waldinger, one of the authors of The Good Life: Lessons from the world's longest scientific study of happiness.

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San Francisco museum unveils a century-old device that plays piano and violin duets

Tuesday, January 03, 2023

San Francisco's Musée Mécanique has just unveiled its "Mills Bow-Front Violano Virtuoso," a century-old self-playing device which performs duets on piano and violin.

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Musician Manuel Göttsching died Dec. 4 at age 70

Friday, December 16, 2022

Musician Manuel Göttsching, known for his electronic music, died Dec. 4 at age 70.

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Musician Tobias Jesso Jr. becomes one of the first songwriter Grammy nominees

Tuesday, December 13, 2022

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with musician Tobias Jesso Jr., who is nominated for the first-ever Grammy Award for Songwriter of the Year, Non-Classical.

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Newt Gingrich thinks the GOP needs to stop underestimating Biden

Friday, December 09, 2022

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich about how President Biden has been able to complete his goals in a divided House.

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