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Book Offers A Get-Wit-Quick Workout

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 6:22am

NPR's Ari Shapiro gets schooled in the art of being interesting by Benjamin Errett, the author of the new book, Elements of Wit.

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Ebola Shows Small Signs Of Slowing In Liberia

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 6:22am

U.S. troops have arrived in Liberia to set up emergency hospitals and start training health workers on Ebola care. Correspondent Jason Beaubien updates NPR's Ari Shapiro on the latest from Monrovia.

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Emotions Linger After Forgotten Events In Alzheimer's Patients

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 6:22am

A new study suggests that people with Alzheimer's can hold on to happy or sad feelings, even if they forget what triggered them. NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with the study's author, Edmarie Guzman-Velez.

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Ebola Diary: The Grave Diggers, The Mistress, The Man On The Porch

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 6:03am

NPR correspondent Jason Beaubien is on his third trip to the Ebola hot zone since July. Some things seem different — more international aid, more street life. But some things haven't changed.

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In Texas, Traffic Deaths Climb Amid Fracking Boom

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 5:38am

Texas is in the midst of a fracking boom, which is opening up huge energy reserves and bringing in jobs. But traffic fatalities, some involving inexperienced and fatigued truck drivers, have surged.

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A Ride In Monrovia Means Wrestling With Ebola

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 5:13am

Getting around Monrovia, Liberia's congested capital, has become more challenging since the Ebola outbreak began. Passengers and drivers tell NPR how they're coping.

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In Northern Virginia, Candidates See Opportunity In Asian Vote

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 5:11am

Democrats and Republicans are both trying to lure the votes of Asian Americans, the country's fastest growing racial group.

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The Royal Shakespeare Company Releases Music From Its Archive

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 5:08am

For more than a century, the Royal Shakespeare Company has commissioned music for plays. Its archive tracks the way music changes over time and across many productions.

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TV Giant Norman Lear Shares Gems From 92 Years Of 'Experience'

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 5:09pm

Host Arun Rath asked TV giant Norman Lear where he got the confidence to spend three years fighting to get All In The Family on air. His answer: "Can you say 'beats the **** out of me' on NPR?"

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