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Malta's Coast Guard Rescues Migrants — And Feels The Strain

Sunday, April 26, 2015

For more than a decade, the Mediterranean island nation has responded to distress calls from desperate migrants hoping to reach safety. The difference now is in the numbers.

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Kirk Franklin On 'Trap Gospel' And Taking Heat From The Church

Sunday, April 26, 2015

For gospel purists, Erica Campbell's "I Luh God" resembles secular club music in a way that's too close for comfort. Kirk Franklin knows a thing or two about that.

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What Kind Of Parent Are You? The Debate Over 'Free-Range' Parenting

Sunday, April 26, 2015

When a Maryland family let their children walk home alone from a park, it drew the authorities' attention and helped spark a national conversation. Two moms with differing views weigh in.

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Remembering The Doomed First Flight Of Operation Babylift

Sunday, April 26, 2015

In 1975, the first flight of orphans out of Vietnam made a crash landing, and many died. Forty years later, some of the survivors have reconnected, helping to lessen their lingering grief.

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This Weekend, Investigate The 'Edges' Of Fred Moten's Musical Poetry

Sunday, April 26, 2015

In honor of National Poetry Month, our latest Weekend Read is Fred Moten's collection The Little Edges. Poet Douglas Kearney says Moten's power is in his attention to music, both in text and subject.

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Actor Nick Kroll: 'I'm A Real Solid Uncle The First Hour'

Sunday, April 26, 2015

"By hour three," Kroll says, "I'm either on my phone or taking a nap." He tells NPR how being a youngest sibling and uncle of 12 informed his new film, Adult Beginners.

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Solving Crimes With Pollen, One Grain Of Evidence At A Time

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Dallas Mildenhall is one of the world's few forensic pollen experts. He recently identified a rare, mutated pollen grain that helped police crack a murder case in his native New Zealand.

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The World Music Education of Philip Glass

Saturday, April 25, 2015

In his new memoir, Music Without Words, the composer explains how a chance meeting with Ravi Shankar sparked a fascination with the cultures of the world and their music.

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Imagining The Power Of Edouard Manet's 'Very Active Muse'

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Maureen Gibbon's new novel, Paris Red, delves into the life of Victorine Meurent, Manet's favorite model and the central figure in some of his most famous paintings.

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Roomful Of Teeth: A Vocal Group That's 'A Band, Not A Choir'

Saturday, April 25, 2015

On the eclectic group's new album, Render, eight distinct voices assemble in a way that's hardly choral, according to artistic director Brad Wells and founding member Caroline Shaw.

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It's The Fuzz! Cat Detective Swipes A Claw At Crime In 'William'

Saturday, April 25, 2015

When the Mona Cheesa goes missing in Paris, "international cat of mystery" William is called in on the case. Helen Hancocks joins NPR's Scott Simon to talk about William & the Missing Masterpiece.

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Don't Take His Stapler: 'Paper Clip' Author's Passion For Office Supplies

Friday, April 24, 2015

James Ward's new book stems from a lifelong love of Post-it notes, pencils and paper clips. He tells NPR's Melissa Block that they remind him of his school days, when life was less complicated.

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The Nearly Lost Story Of Cambodian Rock 'N' Roll

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Before the Khmer Rouge regime, a thriving pop and rock scene adapted Western music heard on U.S. military radio stations. The documentary Don't Think I've Forgotten took 10 years to make.

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Debate: Is It Time To Abolish The Death Penalty?

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The practice is under renewed scrutiny after a series of botched executions in several states last year. The emotionally charged issue is at the center of the latest Intelligence Squared U.S. debate.

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Passion Pit's Michael Angelakos: 'I Was Really Pretty Lost'

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Michael Angelakos comes to terms with his mental health and dedicates parts of his new album, Kindred, to his wife.

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No Demons, No Angels: Attica Locke Aims For Black Characters Who Are Human

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

In her new novel, Pleasantville, and on TV's Empire, Locke does her best to avoid simple stories. "You do some good stuff and you do some bad stuff," she says. "We exist in the middle."

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O'Malley: America's Economy Needs 'Sensible Rebalancing,' Not 'Pitchforks'

Monday, April 20, 2015

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, who will decide on a presidential run soon, is for a higher minimum wage and wants to increase Social Security benefits even though some would pay higher taxes.

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Jazz's 'Sound Seeker' Finds Ancient Strings From Hungary And Greece

Monday, April 20, 2015

Saxophonist Charles Lloyd has built his career on merging musical styles, places and times. For his latest album, the newly minted NEA Jazz Master worked in two old European instruments.

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Transgender Man Leads 'Men's Health' Cover Model Contest

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Aydian Dowling is leading the popular vote by a landslide in the magazine's annual "Ultimate Guy" contest. If he wins the judges' round, he'd be the first trans man ever on the magazine's cover.

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System Of A Down, Armenia's Favorite Sons, On Facing History

Sunday, April 19, 2015

The band is performing in its ethnic homeland for the first time, on the centennial of the Armenian genocide. Singer Serj Tankian says that as historical events go, this one couldn't be more personal.

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