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German Filmmaker Wim Wenders Sums Up His Work In One Word

2 hours 37 min ago

That word is "searchers." Wenders says, "If you look at the history of filmmaking, most great filmmakers actually were working on one story for all their lives."

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Tales From The Crypt: The Funereal Music Of Myrkur

2 hours 38 min ago

Danish musician Amalie Bruun grew up playing classical piano and violin — but her passion is black metal. She discusses her debut album, M, parts of which were made in a real mausoleum.

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The Bloody Mary Meat Straw: An All-American Story

2 hours 55 min ago

Bloody Mary's have been around for ages, but an Iowa man has invented a way to take them to a whole new level: a straw made of meat. They've become a hit at bars, ballparks and stadiums. #America

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Broadway's First Black Jean ValJean Dies At 21

Sat, 08/29/2015 - 8:36pm

Kyle Jean-Baptiste made history earlier this summer as the first black actor — and youngest person ever — to play the lead character in Les Miserables on Broadway. He died in an accident Saturday.

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Shooters Quicker To Pull Trigger When Target Is Black, Study Finds

Sat, 08/29/2015 - 5:37pm

A new meta-analysis of trigger bias, drawing on 42 studies, found that when asked to evaluate a threat, people tend to shoot at black targets more often than white targets — and to do so more quickly

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R.I.P. Humvee: What's Next For Military Transport?

Sat, 08/29/2015 - 4:15pm

The reign of the Humvee is coming to an end and a new fleet of military vehicles is on the way. Washington Post reporter Christian Davenport discusses the history of the Humvee and what's next.

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With Futures Tied To Mining, Some Montana Towns Seek New Ways To Get By

Sat, 08/29/2015 - 4:13pm

Mining moves in boom-and-bust cycles. It's busting right now as metals prices are the lowest they've been in years. In states like Montana, that means small mining towns are looking for other options.

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Egyptian Court Hands Down 3-Year Sentences For Journalists And Activists

Sat, 08/29/2015 - 4:10pm

Three Al-Jazeera English journalists and several student activists were sentenced to up to three years and six months in prison in Cairo on Saturday.

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For Carl Phillips, Poetry Is Experience Transformed — Not Transcribed

Sat, 08/29/2015 - 4:10pm

Phillips' new collection is both raw and refined, drawing on intimate experience while shunning autobiography. "I become uncomfortable when people make an equation between author and poem," he says.

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A Real Horrorshow Property: 'Silence Of The Lambs' House On Sale

Sat, 08/29/2015 - 4:10pm

If you've ever wanted to live inside a part of Hollywood history, now's your chance. Scott and Barbara Lloyd are selling their home, which was was used for a set in The Silence of the Lambs.

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Demonstrators Storm Beirut, Demanding Solutions To Garbage-Collection Crisis

Sat, 08/29/2015 - 4:10pm

In Beirut, the Lebanese capital, bars and restaurants closed Saturday night in solidarity with anti-government protests that have grown over the last week.

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3 Views On A Tragedy: Reporters Recall First Days After Katrina

Sat, 08/29/2015 - 4:10pm

When Hurricane Katrina made landfall on the Gulf Coast, devastating regions of Louisiana and Mississippi, three of NPR's correspondents saw the storm firsthand. These are their stories.

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Nathaniel Rateliff, Honky-Tonk Soul Man, Stumbles Into A Hit

Sat, 08/29/2015 - 4:10pm

Along with his band The Night Sweats, Rateliff is the voice behind "S.O.B." — a new song with an old sound that's catching a lot of people off guard.

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Turkey, U.S., Conduct First Joint Airstrikes Against ISIS

Sat, 08/29/2015 - 3:55pm

Ankara, long hesitant to commit to the coalition against the self-declared Islamic State, said "[the] fight against the terrorist organization is a priority."

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Donald Trump In 9 Quotes And 200 Seconds

Sat, 08/29/2015 - 3:45pm

Trump took his act on the road to Tennessee, where he thrilled a conservative audience with an off-the-cuff routine that bordered on stand-up comedy.

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Protests In Malaysia Target Prime Minister Over Alleged Corruption

Sat, 08/29/2015 - 3:32pm

Pressure on Premier Najib Razak has mounted since a revelation last month that $600 million had been improperly transferred from a failing state fund.

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New Orleans Mayor On Katrina Anniversary: 'We Saved Each Other'

Sat, 08/29/2015 - 12:42pm

The 10th anniversary of the devastating storm was marked by prayers and church bells to remember the estimated 1,800 who lost their lives in the disaster.

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Ebola Flashback: Nancy Snyderman's Experience Was Different From Mine

Sat, 08/29/2015 - 11:03am

The Today show medical editor gave a new interview about her controversial quarantine. It triggered powerful memories for an NPR journalist who was in Liberia around the same time.

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Not My Job: Daniel Radcliffe Gets Quizzed On Chia Pets

Sat, 08/29/2015 - 10:53am

The actor is famous for having played Harry Potter on screen, so we ask him questions about hairy pottery — in other words, chia pets. Originally broadcast Nov. 1, 2014.

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Not My Job: Three Questions About Bass (The Fish) For Lance Bass (The Singer)

Sat, 08/29/2015 - 10:53am

We invite the former NSYNC member to play a game called "It's all about the bass, 'bout that bass, no trouble." Originally broadcast Feb. 14, 2015.

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