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'The Merry Widow' Opera Resurfaces With Renee Fleming

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 1:32pm

The Metropolitan Opera will be celebrating New Year's Eve with Franz Lehar's The Merry Widow in a new production starring soprano Fleming. But its greatest incarnations have been on film.

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Stephen King On Growing Up, Believing In God And Getting Scared

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 1:32pm

"The more carny it got, the better I liked it," King says of his new thriller, Joyland. King talks with Fresh Air's Terry Gross about his career writing horror, and about what scares him now.

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In The Life Of 'Olive Kitteridge,' It's The Little Things That Add Up

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 1:32pm

The HBO miniseries starring Frances McDormand is based on a collection of stories about residents in a small town in Maine. It's about family, friends and the tenuous relationships that make up life.

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With Reports Of Doping, World Marathon Majors Postpones Awards Ceremony

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 1:10pm

Rita Jeptoo, the accomplished marathoner who holds the course record at Boston, has reportedly tested positive for a banned substance. The Majors said it's awaiting a decision by the governing body.

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Leftover Cuties On 'Song Travels'

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 12:55pm

Leftover Cuties' sound is both retro and refreshing. Hear the Los Angeles noir-pop band perform its unique interpretation of "You Are My Sunshine."

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I Am A Teenage Witch

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 12:50pm

For some people, being a witch isn't just for Halloween. From Youth Radio, Akemi Weaver sent us this report to explain why.

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Ghost Stories From Around The World

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 12:50pm

People across the country are celebrating Halloween today, but scary creatures and folklore can be found around the globe.

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Defense Department Invests In Brain Implants For Depression, PTSD

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 12:40pm

WBUR's Carey Goldberg met up with the scientists and engineers who are taking on the challenge some call "a moon shot for the mind."

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Japan Unexpectedly Announces New Stimulus

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 12:35pm

The move comes amid continued concerns about the country's economy and follows a sales tax increase that put a damper on spending.

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Kenny Drew Jr. On Piano Jazz

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 12:34pm

In this 1992 session, Drew interprets Thelonious Monk's "In Walked Bud." Then, he and host Marian McPartland collaborate in a performance of "Falling In Love with You."

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Chevy Embraces 'Technology And Stuff' Gaffe

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 12:25pm

Rikk Wilde had a difficult time presenting a brand new truck to baseball's MVP, saying the truck has leading "technology and stuff."

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Seeing Red During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 11:20am

Decades of effort to raise awareness of breast cancer hasn't helped to reduce the death toll once it spreads. One woman living with metastatic breast cancer says it's way past time for a change.

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The Duke Boys

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 10:42am

Is two tons of prime American steel enough to renew a broken bond between brothers? Will Josh and Todd outwit the police once again? Or... will it all end in a fiery crash?

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Yanomami Mami

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 10:42am

A young anthropologist working in the Amazon jungle has no idea what he's in for — nor the impact it will have on his family for generations.

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Where No One Should Go

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 10:42am

In the desert of northern South Africa, you come across a puddle; at the bottom, there's a slot. This is the entrance to the third-largest fresh-water cave in the world... where the adventure begins.

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Why My Grandma Never Had A Pap Smear

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 10:40am

Women in the developing world may never be tested for cervical cancer. Clinics are far away, cultural biases may keep them away. Now an inexpensive test lets them do it themselves.

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In Conversation With George Clinton

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 10:24am

Watch the inimitable funk stalwart sit for not one but two interviews about his work and where it comes from. Along the way, he tells stories about his many decades in the music industry.

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Maine Judge Issues Order Restricting Nurse's Movements

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 10:04am

Kaci Hickox, who shows no symptoms of Ebola and has repeatedly refused to submit to a voluntary 21-day quarantine, must stay away from public places and maintain a 3-foot buffer.

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No Joke: French Town Cracks Down On Clown Costumes After Attacks

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 10:03am

The French town of Vendarques has banned people from dressing up as clowns for a month starting today. The move follows violent incidents across the country involving teens dressed as clowns.

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Drum Fill Friday, From Otis Brown III

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 10:02am

Our recurring puzzler for careful listeners, this week featuring a selection of handpicked fills and intros from jazz drummer Otis Brown III. Hear the fill (or intro) and match it to the song.

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