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First Listen: Bing & Ruth, 'Tomorrow Was The Golden Age'

Sun, 10/05/2014 - 10:03pm

On its second album, the New York instrumental collective touches nerves with delicate force. Bing & Ruth's music lulls you with meditative passages, then adorns them with gut-wrenching melodies.

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First Listen: Stars, 'No One Is Lost'

Sun, 10/05/2014 - 10:03pm

The Montreal band recorded its new album within earshot of a since-closed discotheque, and it shows. No One Is Lost prioritizes lightness and bittersweet uplift over the devastation of past records.

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First Listen: Meatbodies, 'Meatbodies'

Sun, 10/05/2014 - 10:03pm

Meatbodies' Chad Ubovich has learned to put his personal spin on the surf-strum mutant beach party championed by California psychedelic rock bands like Thee Oh Sees, Wand and Bleached.

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First Listen: Frazey Ford, 'Indian Ocean'

Sun, 10/05/2014 - 10:03pm

Ford's second solo album comes marinated in the soul tradition inherent to its Memphis birthplace, and seasoned liberally by the influence of her backing band, Al Green's Hi Rhythm Section.

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Ben Affleck, Gustavo Dudamel, And Dolphins

Sun, 10/05/2014 - 7:02pm

In this week's podcast of Weekends on All Things Considered, Ben Affleck talks about the movie Gone Girl, Gustavo Dudamel scores films, and evidence suggests that dolphins may not be so great.

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Neves Will Face Incumbent Rousseff In Brazil's Runoff Election

Sun, 10/05/2014 - 6:01pm

In Sunday's presidential election, incumbent Dilma Rousseff and right-of-center candidate Aecio Neves came out on top. Marina Silva, the environmentalist Socialist candidate, trailed far behind.

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A 'Post-Post-Colonial' Take On The Violent Birth Of Modern Jamaica

Sun, 10/05/2014 - 4:36pm

Marlon James' latest novel, A Brief History of Seven Killings, is not brief, and it contains many more than seven deaths. It's a portrait of Jamaica in the '70s, when gang warfare and reggae reigned.

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Dolphins: Adorable, Playful, Not As Smart As You Might Think

Sun, 10/05/2014 - 4:11pm

Dolphins are often considered the geniuses of the ocean. But some researchers have begun to challenge that notion, saying many mammals have similar skills and dolphins might not be that special.

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Alaska National Guard Scandal Adds Pressure To Election

Sun, 10/05/2014 - 4:05pm

A federal investigation into the Alaska National Guard details shocking abuses, and now the state's governor is on the defense about what he knew and when just weeks before election day.

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On Smartphones, The Power Of Voice Can Be Used Against You

Sun, 10/05/2014 - 4:05pm

NPR's Arun Rath talks with Yuval Ben-Itzhak of AVG about the vulnerabilities of the voice-activated personal assistants — like Apple's Siri — on smart phones and the possibility of voice hacking.

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The History Behind Sexual Consent Policies

Sun, 10/05/2014 - 4:05pm

NPR's Arun Rath talks with Kristine Herman about her role in Antioch College's controversial 1991 Sexual Consent Policy and her views on California's recent "affirmative consent" law.

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In Fighting Taliban, Is There A Conflict Of Interest for The U.S.?

Sun, 10/05/2014 - 4:05pm

Christine Fair, author of the book Fighting to the End: The Pakistan Army's Way of War, talks about why she believes the U.S. and Pakistan face a conflict of interest in fighting the Taliban.

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'You Have The Right To Remain Silent.' Or Do You?

Sun, 10/05/2014 - 4:05pm

Any devotee of TV crime dramas or police procedural shows hears the phrase regularly. But court decisions in recent years have chipped away at that principle.

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The Maestro And The Liberator: Gustavo Dudamel's Cinematic Debut

Sun, 10/05/2014 - 4:05pm

A new film about the life of Latin American military leader Simón Bolivar features music by a first-time film score composer: Gustavo Dudamel.

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Fortune-Tellers, Step Aside: Big Data Looks For Future Entrepreneurs

Sun, 10/05/2014 - 4:05pm

A venture capital firm is trying to target entrepreneurs before they create startups, or even have a business idea. There's no crystal ball involved — just public data and predictive analytics.

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WATCH: Protesters Disrupt St. Louis Symphony With 'Requiem For Mike Brown'

Sun, 10/05/2014 - 2:33pm

"Justice for Mike Brown is justice for us all," the demonstrators sang, referring to the unarmed black teenager killed by a police officer.

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Occupy Central: Faces From Hong Kong's Pro-Democracy Movement

Sun, 10/05/2014 - 1:04pm

On what could be a fateful day for the eight-day old civil disobedience movement, NPR's Anthony Kuhn brings us some of the sights.

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Gabby Giffords' Super PAC Fights For Her Old Ariz. House Seat

Sun, 10/05/2014 - 11:59am

Sympathy for former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who was shot in the head in 2011, helped get her successor elected. Now she lobbies for tighter gun laws, and a tough ad from her PAC has stirred anger.

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Hope For Ebola Treatment Found In Survivors

Sun, 10/05/2014 - 11:17am

Health officials are looking to those who have recovered from Ebola to treat new cases. The World Health Organization hopes to find antibodies in the blood of people who have fought off the virus.

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Authorities In Dallas Looking For Man Who Had Contact With Ebola Patient

Sun, 10/05/2014 - 11:06am

Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said they want to provide the man with a "compassionate place where we can monitor him and care for his every need."

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