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Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet Awarded Nobel Peace Prize

Fri, 10/09/2015 - 12:06pm

The group was awarded the prize for its contribution to the building of a democracy in Tunisia, in the wake of the Jasmine Revolution.

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Zombie Apocalypses Are A Hit Among Young TV Viewers

Fri, 10/09/2015 - 11:52am

NPR’s Eric Deggans discusses "The Walking Dead," which is returning for a sixth season, and the spinoff show "Fear the Walking Dead."

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At Texas Homecomings, Everything's Coming Up Mums

Fri, 10/09/2015 - 11:45am

Friday nights mean high school football in Texas, and for many high schools, it also means an unusual homecoming tradition: mums.

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What Chinese Scientist's Nobel Win Says About Science In China

Fri, 10/09/2015 - 11:40am

Tu Youyou has became the first Chinese Nobel laureate in natural science, but she's not part of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

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A Closer Look At Rupert Murdoch's 'Real Black President' Tweet

Fri, 10/09/2015 - 11:33am

The Republican presidential candidate is defending the business magnate after a tweet that some interpreted as racist.

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All Songs +1: The Hazards And Humor Of Making Explicit Music

Fri, 10/09/2015 - 11:06am

On this week's +1 podcast, Peaches and Meg Remy of U.S. Girls talk about why they're drawn to graphic music and how they navigate the issues that come with performing provocative material live.

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In 'Gap Of Time,' Shakespeare Is Updated, But Not Upstaged

Fri, 10/09/2015 - 11:03am

Jeanette Winterson's retelling of The Winter's Tale includes hedge fund managers and a New Orleans setting. But critic Annalisa Quinn says the book doesn't quite stand on its own.

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Mother Teresa's Missionaries Of Charity Says No More Adoptions In India

Fri, 10/09/2015 - 10:51am

The Catholic sisters known for their blue and white habits say they have asked the government to de-register 13 orphanages over religious objections to the country's new adoption guidelines.

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Sammy Price On Piano Jazz

Fri, 10/09/2015 - 10:27am

In a 1986 session, the session pianist and Lester Young collaborator demonstrated his boogie-woogie style.

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Why Is The Sky Blue? (On Pluto, That Is)

Fri, 10/09/2015 - 10:01am

Pluto's atmosphere has a blue haze, in a new photo from the New Horizons probe. But the particles causing that color are probably gray or red — and the planet's surface has red ice.

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California Approves A Sweeping Digital Privacy Law

Fri, 10/09/2015 - 9:56am

The bill was signed into law on Thursday by Gov. Jerry Brown. The law requires a warrant before any business turns over clients' metadata or digital communications to the government.

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Trump Superfan: 'I'm Hispanic ... We Vote For Mr. Trump'

Fri, 10/09/2015 - 9:55am

At a rally Thursday, a woman jumped on stage screaming with come-on-down-you-just-won-a-car excitement, "We love you, all the way to the White House."

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Could A Mushroom Save The Honeybee?

Fri, 10/09/2015 - 9:46am

The bees that pollinate crops are on the brink of collapse. One big reason why: a virus-carrying mite. Now, researchers think a rare fungi could boost bees' immune system and attack the mite itself.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'The Martian' And How-To Stories

Fri, 10/09/2015 - 9:28am

On this week's show, we chat about The Martian, consider other stories that enlighten us about the work people do, and — as always — offer up what's making us happy this week.

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Rosanne Cash And John Leventhal On Song Travels

Fri, 10/09/2015 - 9:00am

"I love working with him," Cash says of Levanthal, her husband. "It's the ultimate romance to me."

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Doctors Without Borders Are Now Doctors in Anguish

Fri, 10/09/2015 - 8:37am

Jason Cone, the executive director of the aid group, talks about the impact of the bombing on his staff — and on the people of Afghanistan.

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U.S. Says It Will Overhaul Program Intended To Train Syrian Rebels

Fri, 10/09/2015 - 8:30am

The U.S. will shift the focus to training so-called "enablers" in Turkey. Those leaders of opposition groups will gather intelligence and coordinate airstrikes with existing fighters.

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To Die At Home, It Helps To Have Someone Who Can Take Time Off Work

Fri, 10/09/2015 - 8:22am

A lot of things can affect whether a person can die at home as wished rather than in a hospital. One is whether a relative is able to take more than a few days off work to care for them.

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Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah: Tiny Desk Concert

Fri, 10/09/2015 - 8:03am

Artists don't usually tell long, rambling stories for us. They don't usually name their tunes "Ku Klux Police Department." The trumpeter presents his jazz-hybridized "stretch music" in performance.

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Music From The Shadows: Ancient Armenian Hymns And Piano Jazz

Fri, 10/09/2015 - 8:03am

Award-winning pianist Tigran Hamasyan merges ancient sacred hymns from his homeland with improvisation, and a little mystery.

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