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HIV Outbreak In Indiana Grows With Nearly 140 Confirmed Cases

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 3:22pm

NPR's Melissa Block speaks with Indiana State Health Commissioner Dr. Jerome Adams for the latest on the Indiana HIV outbreak. There are now 136 confirmed cases tied to injection drug users in one community in rural Scott County.

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Keith Murdoch, Father Of Media Baron, Disclosed Disaster At Gallipoli

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 3:22pm

NPR's Robert Siegel interviews Australian journalist Peter FitzSimons, author of Gallipoli, about how Keith Murdoch defied military censors and got the word out about how badly the battle was going.

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At A Georgia University, Tension Between Free Speech, Patriotism Sparks Protest

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 2:25pm

Hundreds of people showed up at the campus of Valdosta University to fly American flags, after other protesters desecrated a flag last week.

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Read Their Lips: No New Taxes. Pledge Season Is Officially Open.

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 2:07pm

For more than a quarter century, Republicans have been asked to sign a pledge not to raise taxes. The first two presidential candidates this year have signed it, but there could be one big holdout.

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Drum Fill Friday, With Cayetana's Kelly Olsen

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 1:33pm

Our recurring puzzler for careful listeners, this week featuring a selection of fills handpicked by Kelly Olsen, drummer for the band Cayetana. Hear the fill (or intro) and match it to the song.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: Food In Pop Culture And Going Back To College

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 1:30pm

On this week's show, we talk about competitive cooking shows, delicious food in the movies, and all the things we've learned about pop culture representations of college.

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CDC Warns More HIV, Hepatitis C Outbreaks Likely Among Drug Users

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 1:19pm

The U.S. epidemic of injected opioid use could lead to more severe outbreaks of HIV and hepatitis C, like those now occurring in Indiana, the Centers for Disease Control And Prevention says.

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Waka Flocka Flame Is Hiring

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 1:18pm

The rapper isn't using a headhunter. He's interviewing applicants — for the position of fulltime blunt roller — himself.

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'Pope And Mussolini' Tells The 'Secret History' Of Fascism And The Church

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 12:58pm

Historian David Kertzer says the Catholic Church lent organizational strength and moral legitimacy to Mussolini's fascist regime. Kertzer recently won a Pulitzer Prize for his book.

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Deception And Suspense By The Sea In The Iranian Mystery 'About Elly'

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 12:58pm

Recently released in the U.S., Asghar Farhadi's 2009 film follows a teacher invited on a beach trip by the mother of one of her students. David Edelstein calls the film "Hitchockian" in its suspense.

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An Audio Postcard From A Columbus Barbershop

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 12:52pm

As Peter O'Dowd follows part of the route of Abraham Lincoln's funeral train 150 years ago, he makes a pit stop to get a haircut.

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James Brown Documentary Wins A Peabody Award

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 12:40pm

We revisit our conversation with the filmmaker, a longtime Brown trombonist and a professor of ethnomusicology.

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Remembering Gallipoli, A WWI Battle That Shaped Today's Middle East

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 12:34pm

The clash at Gallipoli was one of the most memorable fights of World War I — and one of the most consequential. Its reverberations are still felt to this day in the chaotic Middle East.

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Drone Strike Deaths Raise Questions

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 12:33pm

Italy says it wants more information from the United States about how an Italian aid worker was killed in a U.S. drone strike.

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Legendary Rock Climber Lynn Hill

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 12:25pm

She's been pushing boundaries since she started climbing as a teen in the 1970s, a time when there were very few women in the sport.

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Japanese Train Breaks Speed Record, Again

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 12:20pm

A maglev train in Japan broke its own record, hitting a speed of 375 miles per hour on a test run near Mount Fugi.

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Aurora Shooter Trial Begins Monday In Colorado

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 12:12pm

The attack at a movie theater killed 12 people and injured 70. Nearly three years later, the case is finally going to trial.

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Fake Medicines Do Real Damage: Thousands Die, Superbugs Get Stronger

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 12:03pm

In tests of anti-malarial pills and antibiotics, 9 to 41 percent didn't meet quality standards. And the world does a crummy job chasing criminals who reap $75 billion a year from counterfeit meds.

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'Bali Nine' Ringleaders Could Face Indonesian Firing Squad Within Days

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 11:00am

Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, the ringleaders of the heroin-smuggling ring, are expected to be given their execution dates on Saturday. Indonesian law requires they receive 72 hours' notice.

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All Songs Plus One: Why We Like The Music We Like

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 11:00am

On this week's mini podcast: Is some music too simple — or too complicated — to enjoy?

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