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Investigative Journalist From Belarus Awarded Nobel Prize In Literature

Thu, 10/08/2015 - 3:49pm

Investigative journalist Svetlana Alexievich was awarded the 2015 Nobel Prize for Literature Thursday. She is the first writer from Belarus to win the prize.

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Correction: Product Integration And Televison Advertising

Thu, 10/08/2015 - 3:49pm

In an interview with New Yorker writer Emily Nussbaum Wednesday, NPR mistakenly characterized a segment on the The Late Show with Stephen Colbert as paid product placement. Both Taco Bell and Ben & Jerry's say they had nothing to do with the segment.

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Orrin Hatch On TPP: Despite Concerns, Fast-Track Authority Was 'Essential'

Thu, 10/08/2015 - 3:49pm

Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah has reservations on where the Trans-Pacific Partnership landed on patent protection. NPR's Robert Siegel talks to the senator about the GOP reaction to the trade deal.

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To Prevent The Next Plague, Listen To Boie Jalloh

Thu, 10/08/2015 - 1:44pm

He's a doctor, an imam and a millennial. His ideas about fighting Ebola in Sierra Leone are part of the reason that, this week, the three countries at the center of the epidemic reported no new cases.

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Fukushima Study Links Children's Cancer To Nuclear Accident

Thu, 10/08/2015 - 1:44pm

The study claims rates of thyroid cancer are high for children who lived near the tsunami-crippled nuclear plant in Japan. But other scientists are skeptical of the findings.

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Twice The Fun With Guest DJ Ibeyi

Thu, 10/08/2015 - 1:35pm

The twin sisters bring a long playlist to Alt.Latino, turning this week's episode into a singalong.

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Rep. Mo Brooks: McCarthy Not Conservative Enough For House Speaker

Thu, 10/08/2015 - 1:33pm

The Alabama congressman reacts to House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy's surprise withdrawal from the race for speaker.

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Where The Wild Fractions Are: The Power Of A Bedtime (Math) Story

Thu, 10/08/2015 - 1:08pm

A new study published in the journal Science shows that regular use of a specific math-based iPad app significantly improved math performance in elementary school children.

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Sen. Harry Reid Sues Makers Of Exercise Band Over His Injuries

Thu, 10/08/2015 - 1:06pm

The Senate minority leader and his wife are seeking more than $50,000 in damages over what they say is a defective resistance band that caused him to lose sight in his right eye, among other injuries.

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Remembering The 1905 Nashville Streetcar Protest

Thu, 10/08/2015 - 12:52pm

Fifty years before Rosa Parks helped spark the modern civil rights movement, Nashville's African-American community took a bold stand.

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An Exuberantly Dark First Novel Explores The Chaos Of Central Africa

Thu, 10/08/2015 - 12:50pm

Fiston Mwanza Mujila's novel, Tram 83, is a freewheeling tale about life in an imaginary place inspired by the author's home country, the Democratic Republic of Congo. Critic John Powers has a review.

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Dealing With Alcoholism In The Family

Thu, 10/08/2015 - 12:40pm

Patrick Kennedy, the son of the late Senator Ted Kennedy, has broken what he calls a "conspiracy of silence." It's not an uncommon story.

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Firstborns May Be More Nearsighted, And Parents May Be Why

Thu, 10/08/2015 - 12:37pm

Firstborns in Britain are more likely to be nearsighted, a finding that matches other studies. Maybe it's because parents are more likely to push studying than they do with subsequent kids.

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Could This Be The Cubs' Year?

Thu, 10/08/2015 - 12:33pm

The Chicago Cubs, who haven't won a World Series since 1908, move on to play the St. Louis Cardinals in one of the Division Series.

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Hero In French Train Attack, Spencer Stone, Stabbed In California

Thu, 10/08/2015 - 12:33pm

Stone, one of three Americans who helped stop a terrorist attack on a Paris-bound train in August, is said to be in stable condition following the incident in Sacramento.

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Michael Bloomberg Takes Climate Fight To Cities

Thu, 10/08/2015 - 12:20pm

New York's former mayor and Vancouver's mayor Gregor Robertson are pushing for climate change policies at the city level.

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KCRW Presents: Kurt Vile

Thu, 10/08/2015 - 12:19pm

Watch the live debut of "Life Like This," from Vile's most introspective and confident album yet.

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Do Russia And The U.S. Have Any Common Ground In Syria?

Thu, 10/08/2015 - 12:12pm

Joshua Landis, director of the Center for Middle East Studies at the University of Oklahoma, discusses the evolving situation in Syria.

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Sculptor Turns Rain, Ice And Trees Into 'Ephemeral Works'

Thu, 10/08/2015 - 12:11pm

British artist Andy Goldsworthy's sculptures melt and decay. "It's not about art," he says. "It's just about life, and the need to understand that a lot of things in life do not last."

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On Day Of Election, McCarthy Drops Out Of Speaker Race

Thu, 10/08/2015 - 12:06pm

NPR's Domenico Montenaro discusses the possible reasons for Kevin McCarthy’s withdrawal and what’s next for the House.

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