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Live Monday: Pharrell Williams, In Conversation

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 2:33pm

Watch the producer extraordinaire sit down for a rare, in-depth interview with Jason King, host of NPR Music's R&B channel "I"ll Take You There," at 7:30 p.m. ET on Monday, Oct. 26.

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To Save The Lives Of Babies And Mothers, Ask For Advice From Peru

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 2:18pm

Each year, nearly 6 million children die of preventable and treatable conditions. Nearly 300,000 mothers die of complications from pregnancy and childbirth. Yet a new report offers reason for hope.

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Fighting Online Bullying, One Emoji At A Time

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 1:58pm

The latest Apple iOS update includes a mysterious "eye-in-speech-bubble" emoji that has puzzled developers. The symbol is part of the Ad Council's new digital anti-bullying campaign, "I Am A Witness."

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#NPRreads: Two Stories About Mental Health And A Profile Of Pitcher Bronson Arroyo

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 1:50pm

Also this week: An interview with Eric Schmidt, the chairman of Alphabet and formerly the chairman and CEO of Google.

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Sundays with Suave

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 1:25pm

We introduced you to Suave in our "Life Sentence" episode. Now we check in with him and hear what happens on Sunday morning at the maximum security prison where he's serving his time.

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Sabiduría from Suave

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 1:25pm

Before we sign off, Suave gives us some final thoughts for this episode on being locked up.

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A Father on Death Row

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 1:25pm

A father on death row in Texas talks about the challenges of keeping in touch with his son. He can only talk with his son by phone every three months or visit behind a glass wall.

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Ankle Monitors for the Undocumented

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 1:25pm

Instead of staying in detention, some undocumented people are now being tracked by ankle monitors.

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Sitting Vigil Behind Bars

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 1:25pm

At the California Medical Facility, prison officials believe that inmate patients deserve to die with dignity, despite the crimes they've committed.

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Locked Up with Diabetes

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 1:25pm

For people living with diabetes in prison, limited food options can raise serious health concerns.

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The High Price of Prison Phone Calls

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 1:25pm

For people in jail or prison, phone calls can cost up to 20 times what they cost from a cellphone. But the FCC recently regulated the costs of inmate phone calls. Latino USA explores.

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Clinton Scores Key Endorsement From Public-Employee Union

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 1:21pm

The AFSCME union's backing comes as many labor groups are still waiting to endorse a presidential candidate — and as Clinton is seeing the best stretch of her campaign.

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Yelp Reviews Can Take Food Poisoning Viral

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 1:20pm

Some public health researchers say consumer review sites like Yelp might just help them identify and investigate food poisoning outbreaks. But is the information reliable?

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CHART: Is Hurricane Patricia The Strongest Hurricane Ever?

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 1:19pm

The short answer is, it depends on the database. What we can say for sure is that Patricia is a monster of a storm.

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A Tale Of Two Sergeys: Boston Symphony Orchestra At Carnegie Hall

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 1:13pm

Conductor Andris Nelsons rallies the Tanglewood Festival Chorus in Prokofiev's riotous Alexander Nevsky and makes the orchestra shine in Rachmaninov's Symphonic Dances.

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A Hospital Reduces Repeat ER Visits By Providing Social Workers

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 1:03pm

Some people return to the emergency room again and again because it's their only source of medical care. A Wisconsin hospital hired social workers to help patients find better sources of care.

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Israeli Cafe Offers Discounts For Jews And Arabs To Share A Meal

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 12:42pm

During a month of renewed Israeli-Palestinian violence, one hummus restaurant is paying Jews and Arabs to sit down together for a meal. We drop in on the cafe to witness hummus diplomacy in action.

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Struggling Bush Campaign Starts Making Cuts

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 12:40pm

The former Florida governor's presidential campaign is slashing staff salaries, as the Republican tries to keep pace with a still-strong Donald Trump, surging Ben Carson and others.

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