Peter Breslow

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Eat Like The Ancient Babylonians: Researchers Cook Up Nearly 4,000-Year-Old Recipes

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Written on four tablets, three of which date back no later than 1730 B.C., the recipes are considered to be the oldest known. And they taste pretty good, says a scholar who re-created them.

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Remembering Henry 'Gip' Gipson

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Musician Henry "Gip" Gipson died this week. He ran a legendary blues juke joint in Bessemer, Ala.

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The Gulf Of Maine Is Warming, And Its Whales Are Disappearing

Sunday, October 06, 2019

Waters off the coast of Maine are warming faster than 99 percent of the world's oceans. That's forcing whales northward in pursuit of prey, threatening some of their already dwindling populations.

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What It's Like To Harvest Seaweed

Sunday, October 06, 2019

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro pays a visit to Larch Hanson, who has been harvesting wild seaweed in Maine for more than 40 years.

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A New Bloodsucking Leech Species Found Hiding Outside Washington, D.C.

Sunday, September 01, 2019

Smithsonian researcher Anna Phillips led the recent discovery of the new medicinal species. Its superficial similarities to a North American leech species helped prevent its detection before.

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After Years Apart, The Black Keys Get Back To Basics

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney speak with NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro about stripping down their sound and process on their first album in five years, Let's Rock.

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These Tiny Desk Contest Entrants Bring Mini-Symphonies To The NYC Subway

Saturday, June 29, 2019

NPR's Sarah McCammon speaks with Adrian Enscoe, Sydney Shepherd and Regina Strayhorn, members of the band Bandits on the Run and stand-out entrants in this year's Tiny Desk Contest.

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Satchmo In His Adolescence: 1915 Film Clip May Show Young Louis Armstrong

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Music historian James Karst explains his recent research into the early life of the legendary Louis Armstrong.

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In Mexico, New Groups Offer Aid To A Young Generation Of Deported DREAMers

Sunday, May 26, 2019

As former DREAMers return to Mexico with valuable skills and a desire to advance, a number of Mexican organizations are springing up to help these young people contribute to society.

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Deported After Living In The U.S. For 26 Years, He Navigates A New Life In Mexico

Sunday, May 19, 2019

After losing protections under the DACA program, Gilberto Olivas-Bejarano was deported to his birth country. In the Mexican city of León, far from his former life, he says he has much to offer.

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Salvador Dalí Meets The Marx Brothers In 'Giraffes On Horseback Salad'

Sunday, April 07, 2019

Salvador Dalí's friendship with Harpo Marx led him to write a Marx Brothers movie treatment, Giraffes on Horseback Salad. Studio head Louis B. Mayer killed it, but it lives again as a graphic novel.

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At 83, Mary Lane Upholds The Blues Tradition: 'I Still Got It'

Saturday, March 16, 2019

The Arkansas-born blues singer looks back on her career and discusses Travelin' Woman, her first album in more than 20 years.

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After Living Dozens Of Lives, Leading Stuntwoman Mimi Lesseos Has Lessons To Offer

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Stunt performers can take a punch or survive a fiery car crash. It may sound like a job for the young, but Lesseos has been at it for decades. At 54, she wants to pass on her work's rewards and snags.

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'Life Is A Lesson, And Sometimes It's Difficult To Learn': Cat Power Steps Forward

Friday, October 05, 2018

Six years since her last album, Cat Power has returned. The singer-songwriter talks about motherhood, memories and her latest album 'Wanderer.'

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Marcia Ball Looks Back On Her Blues Legacy: 'I'm Perfectly Suited For The Job'

Saturday, April 28, 2018

With five decades in show business, blues musician Marcia Ball talks about her latest album Shine Bright and the perks of life on the road.

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'Just As True': Johnny Cash's Poems Set To Music For New Album

Saturday, April 07, 2018

Johnny Cash's son, John Carter Cash, helps to immortalize his father's poems with a new album called Johnny Cash: Forever Words.

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Habibi Fuses Farsi Lyrics With Western Riffs

Sunday, March 18, 2018

The Brooklyn-based band doesn't need to speak English to pack a punch. Frontwoman Rahill Jamalifard talks about songwriting in Farsi and how Middle Eastern rock emboldens her.

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An American Rock Musician Teaches Guitar To Kabul's Street Kids

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Lanny Cordola has played guitar with Guns N' Roses and the Beach Boys. Now he devotes himself to teaching music to Afghan street children, most of them girls. He also helps pay for their schooling.

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In Washington, D.C., A Program In Which Birds And People Lift Each Other Up

Saturday, May 20, 2017

For 25 years, the Earth Conservation Corps has been cleaning up the capital's polluted Anacostia River. Volunteers have turned their lives around and now work to help others do the same.

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Otis Redding's 'Unfinished Life' Still Resonates

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Nearly 50 years after his untimely death, Redding's influence as a spirit of soul music remains. Jonathan Gould, author of a new biography of the singer, explains why.

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