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The Good Listener: How Do I Share Music With My Kids? Should I?

47 min 53 sec ago

A dad can't wait to share songs with his newborn son. But are there right and wrong ways to do so?

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Fresh Air Weekend: Jill Lepore, Amy Poehler And HBO's 'Olive Kitteridge'

52 min 23 sec ago

Lepore explains how Wonder Woman's creator led a secret life in The Secret History Of Woman Woman; Poehler discusses her memoir Yes Please; David Bianculli reviews the HBO miniseries Olive Kitteridge.

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Jury Finds Tradition Is No Excuse For Brutal Hazing

1 hour 43 min ago

Dante Martin faces a possible 22 years in prison for manslaughter in the death of fellow Florida A&M band member Robert Champion.

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Boko Haram Says Kidnapped Girls Are Now 'Married'

1 hour 44 min ago

The Nigerian extremist group says more than 200 girls it kidnapped from a school in April have been married to fighters. The group also denies stories that it has reached a cease fire deal.

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Ray Rice Hearing, LaBron James Playing This Week In Sports

1 hour 50 min ago

The baseball season is officially over and that means basketball has begun. NPR's Scott Simon talks sports with NPR's Tom Goldman.

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At This Museum, Falling Back An Hour Takes The Whole Weekend

1 hour 50 min ago

When Daylight Saving Time arrives, who adjusts all those old clocks? Noel Poirier, director of the National Watch and Clock Museum, tells NPR's Scott Simon he has to turn back 60 pendulum clocks.

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Reviving A Grand Tradition Of 'Black Prophetic Fire'

1 hour 50 min ago

Cornel West's new book laments the decline of what he calls "prophetic fire" among black leaders, and lifts up six examples of people who were willing to risk their lives in the service of the truth.

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Rocket Explosion Raises Questions About Private Space Ventures

1 hour 50 min ago

NPR's Scott Simon talks to reporter Joel Glenn Brenner about the Virgin Galactic SpaceShip Two crash. She knew both pilots who were on board the spacecraft.

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Foot Power Wins In A Landslide, And Other Unsavory Election Trivia

1 hour 50 min ago

Heading into the midterm elections, NPR's Scott Simon talks to know-it-all AJ Jacobs about some old voting tricks, such as getting the citizens smashed before they cast their ballots.

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After A Life Of Critiquing Other's Music, 'Sylvie' Makes Her Own Album

1 hour 50 min ago

Sylvie Simmons has had a long and distinguished career as a music journalist, but she always had a secret desire to perform. She shares her first album, Sylvie, with NPR's Scott Simon.

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'Ciao, Carpaccio!' Painter's Reputation No Longer Sliced Thin

1 hour 50 min ago

Jan Morris's new book is an ode to Renaissance painter Vittore Carpaccio. Yes, the thinly sliced meat is named after him. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Morris about her life, work and favorite painter.

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Entemologist Gets Slammed For Euthenizing 'PuppySpider'

1 hour 50 min ago

Piotr Naskrecki's blog post about finding a "puppy-sized" spider in the wilds of Guyana went viral — then the hate mail and death threats started coming in. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Naskrecki.

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Despite A Royals Loss, There's Still Joy In Kansas City

1 hour 50 min ago

Must history always be written by the victors? The Kansas City Royals may have lost in a crushing defeat, but their fans are still grateful for a season that some have said, "dropped out of the sky."

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Plugging The 'Leaky Pipe' For Women, Minorities In Economics

1 hour 50 min ago

Fed Chair Janet Yellen said a "leaky pipe" prevents women and minorities from making it to the top of the economics field. NPR's Scott Simon talks to economist Julianne Malveaux.

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'Ebola Is Real': Group Works Beyond Government In Sierra Leone

1 hour 50 min ago

NPR's Scott Simon talks to John Caulker, executive director of the non profit Fambul Tok. His group has been working outside the government to contain the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone.

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Press Freedom Dwindles In Egypt

1 hour 50 min ago

Egypt's president says the nation is involved in a war against terrorism and the media is falling in line. Some talk show hosts have been pulled off the air for criticizing the government.

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Dreaming Up Ways To Use Fall Back's Extra Hour

1 hour 50 min ago

As Daylight Saving Time ends and Standard Time returns, NPR's Scott Simon wonders about that extra hour, and the different ways we might best put it to use. What will you do with it?

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Election Night Eating: A Tasting Menu For What's At Stake

3 hours 52 min ago

NPR's politics team is hosting an election night party Tuesday. But you can't have a party without good grub. So we've put together a menu inspired by the politics in play.

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Tech Week: Tim Cook's Reveal, Net Neutrality And Big Data Dishes

4 hours 26 min ago

Tim Cook publicly acknowledged that he's gay, the head of the Federal Communications Commission may have another net neutrality plan and IBM's supercomputer is helping chefs create new dishes.

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After A Sexual Assault And A Pregnancy, Vet Kept Her Pain Secret

4 hours 27 min ago

Trista Matascastillo was in officer training when she was sexually assaulted by someone she served with. Then she discovered she was pregnant. For six years, she didn't tell anybody what had happened.

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