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The Good, The Bad And The Hot: Movies To Warm Winter's Bite

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 3:19pm

As much of the country shivers in the grip of a nasty winter, NPR movie critic Bob Mondello ponders cinematic heat — the movies that smolder, swelter and sizzle no matter what the mercury says.

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Phil And Dave Alvin On World Cafe

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 2:30pm

Hear and see an LA concert featuring the reunited brothers from The Blasters.

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Supreme Court Looks At Abercrombie & Fitch's Hijab Discrimination Case

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 2:21pm

A lawsuit involving a Muslim job seeker and the preppy mall retailer could have big implications for religious discrimination laws.

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'Her Calling Was To Help People Understand One Another': Remembering Dori Maynard

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 2:14pm

Racialicious founder Latoya Peterson has a tearjerker of a tribute to journalism diversity pioneer Dori Maynard.

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Senate Dems Agree To GOP Plan To Fund Homeland Department

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 2:06pm

The Republican plan to fund the Homeland Security Department drops the immigration provisions opposed by President Obama.

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Acclaimed Documentary Filmmaker Bruce Sinofsky Dies At 58

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 2:01pm

Sinofsky and his longtime co-director, Joe Berlinger, are perhaps best known for Paradise Lost, a trilogy of films about three teenagers convicted of killing three little boys in West Memphis, Ark.

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Jimmy Page Reflects On 40 Years Of Led Zeppelin's 'Physical Graffiti'

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 1:54pm

The guitarist shares memories of making Led Zeppelin's monumental double album, and talks about some of the artists who've changed his life over the years.

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George Fitzgerald, 'Full Circle'

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 1:33pm

The British producer and go-to remix artist released the first single from his forthcoming Fading Love album, and it's perfect Ibiza sunrise material.

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Mavericks' Singer Raul Malo Restlessly Explores Genres

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 1:12pm

In the band's latest album Mono, Malo demonstrates how he likes to make music that confounds the usual expectations of what a country hit-maker can do.

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A Hard Look At The Risks Of Transporting Oil On Rail Tanker Cars

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 1:12pm

Marcus Stern has spent the past year investigating the practice. Recent accidents in Canada and U.S. show that the cars aren't built for carrying so much oil, he says, and tracks are deteriorating.

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The World Loves The Smartphone. So How About A Smart Home?

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 1:08pm

The ultimate smart-home vision is a home that basically runs itself, from coffee makers to washing machines. But we're not there yet: The real world is a hard place for little computers to operate in.

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Eyelashes Grow To Just The Right Length To Shield Eyes

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 12:56pm

Eyelashes keep dust out and fend off drying breezes, a study finds. To do that they need to be a very precise length. Extra-long fake eyelashes hurt more than they help.

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Will Elizabeth Warren's Populist Message Shape 2016?

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 12:52pm

The Massachusetts senator is an unusual rookie politician. She insists she's not running for president, so what is her emerging role?

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Gary Burden On World Cafe

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 12:43pm

Watch the celebrated album cover artist discuss his experiences living in LA's Laurel Canyon through the '60s and '70s. He rides through his old stomping grounds with David Dye.

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FBI Arrests Three Men For Allegedly Plotting To Join Islamic State In Syria

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 12:40pm

The three men from Brooklyn were charged with conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization. Two of the men had already purchased tickets to Istanbul.

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Martine Rothblatt, Founder Of Sirius Satellite Radio

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 12:37pm

Host Jessica Harris talks with Martine Rothblatt, founder of Sirius Satellite Radio and United Therapeutics. Harris also talks with Jonathan Cedar, founder of Biolite.

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African Emoji CEO: Apple 'Missed The Whole Point' With Its Diverse Emojis

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 12:29pm

Alpesh Patel released the first-ever set of black emoticons last year. He says Apple still has a long way to go.

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Bringing Together African-American And Kosher Cuisines

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 12:20pm

Michael Twitty is a culinary historian who brings together the flavors of black and Jewish heritage on his blog Afroculinaria.

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Legal Marijuana Sparks Conflict In Washington, D.C.

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 12:12pm

Tonight at midnight, having 2 ounces of marijuana and growing it indoors will be legal in D.C. But that's about all that's certain.

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Harvey Kubernik On World Cafe

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 12:11pm

The author of Canyon of Dreams: The Magic and the Music of Laurel Canyon discusses the history of the bohemian LA neighborhood.

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