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Beth Hart's Advice To Fellow Musicians: 'We Have The Right To Say No'

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

As a budding rock singer in the '90s, Hart battled crippling addiction. Today, she's healthy — and shares how artists can survive in an industry that can be dismissive of mental illness.

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Are Cyborgs In Our Future? 'Homo Deus' Author Thinks So

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Yuval Noah Harari expects we'll soon engineer our bodies in the same way we design products. "I think in general medicine ... will switch from healing the sick to upgrading the healthy," he says.

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Monticello Restoration Project Puts An Increased Focus On Jefferson's Slaves

Monday, February 20, 2017

Thomas Jefferson's Virginia plantation is being renovated to shed more light on the enslaved people who lived and worked there. One of the most notable of those slaves was Sally Hemings.

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Alison Krauss And Buddy Cannon On The Working Relationship Behind 'Windy City'

Monday, February 20, 2017

Krauss' new album is her first solo effort in 18 years, but she and Cannon — who produced Windy City — go back much further than that.

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In 'Get Out,' Jordan Peele Tackles The 'Human Horror' Of Racial Fear

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Jordan Peele discusses his new film in which he addresses the politics of race. It's about an African-American man meeting his white girlfriend's family for the first time and the horror that ensues.

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In 'Things We Lost,' Argentina's Haunted History Gets A Supernatural Twist

Sunday, February 19, 2017

The country's military dictatorship ended decades ago, but author Mariana Enriquez says there's still "a ghostly quality to everyday life" there.

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Oddisee's 'The Iceberg' Has A Trove Of Stories Beneath Its Surface

Saturday, February 18, 2017

The hip-hop artist spoke with NPR's Scott Simon about visiting Syrian refugees, getting detained at airports and what a person's shoes can tell you about cultural difference.

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'Shining City' Is Packed With Timely Thrills

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Tom Rosenstiel — head of the American Press Institute — has written a novel about a political fixer who gets the biggest job of his career: Sanitizing a controversial Supreme Court nominee.

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How Hermann Rorschach's 'Inkblots' Took On A Life Of Their Own

Friday, February 17, 2017

These days, you're more likely to come across the concept of a Rorschach test in a cultural context than a clinical one. In a new book, author Damion Searls traces the history of the famous inkblots.

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Couple Moves On From Silence About Time In Japanese Internment Camps

Friday, February 17, 2017

This weekend marks the 75th anniversary of Franklin Roosevelt's executive order that led to the internment of Japanese-Americans. We hear from two people who were interned when they were children.

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Winston Churchill Ponders Extraterrestrial Life In Newly Discovered Essay

Friday, February 17, 2017

Astrophysicist Mario Livio discusses a recently unearthed essay written by Winston Churchill in 1939. Churchill wrote about the possibility of space travel and life on other planets.

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When Reality Is More Intense Than Psychedelics: Strand Of Oaks On 'Hard Love'

Friday, February 17, 2017

Musician Timothy Showalter, a.k.a. Strand of Oaks, spoke with NPR's Steve Inskeep about his new album and embracing life for what it is, even when things don't go so well.

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Zach Galifianakis Says 'Baskets' Isn't For Everyone, 'And That Was The Point'

Thursday, February 16, 2017

The comic plays a clown school dropout who finds work with a rodeo. He describes the show as "a weird mix" of drama and comedy. "It's an acquired taste," he says.

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Gay Journalist Leaves The Left Behind And Embraces A 'Brand New Conservative'

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Journalist Chadwick Moore says he's coming out. He's not coming out as gay — he did that a long time ago. Instead, Moore says he's abandoned the political left and has found a home on the right.

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Chef José Andrés To Close Restaurants For The 'Day Without Immigrants'

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

The celebrity chef will shut five of his restaurants Thursday. It's part of a national boycott calling on immigrants not to go to work in response to President Trump's immigration policies.

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Transcript And Analysis: Trump And Netanyahu Hold Joint Press Conference

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

The Israeli prime minister met with President Trump on Wednesday. NPR journalists have annotated their remarks made during a midday news conference.

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'Respect' Wasn't A Feminist Anthem Until Aretha Franklin Made It One

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Today, Franklin's recording of "Respect" is definitive. But when she recorded it on Valentine's Day 1967, it was a radical gender-bending of Otis Redding's original.

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What Do You Want To Know About Pandemics? Submit A Question

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

We're running a series on the rise of killer viruses. If there's something you'd like to know, ask us. We'll answer reader queries in an upcoming story.

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'Game Of Thrones' Composer Ramin Djawadi On Melodies That Stick

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

While preparing to take the Game Of Thrones concert experience on the road this spring, Djawadi spoke with NPR's David Greene about his composing process. He says it all starts with a hum.

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'There Is No Good Card For This': What To Say When 'Condolences' Isn't Enough

Monday, February 13, 2017

Have you ever struggled with how to be there for a friend in pain? If so, you're not alone. Illustrator Emily McDowell says her new book is a "guide for how to show up ... after you've sent the card."

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