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Cassandra Wilson On Piano Jazz

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 12:19pm

In 1999, host Marian McPartland welcomed the vocalist in for an hour of jazz standards, including "Surrey With The Fringe On Top" and "Old Devil Moon."

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Florida 'Loud Music' Shooter Michael Dunn Gets Life In Prison

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 12:10pm

Dunn was convicted earlier this month in a second trial for the fatal shooting of black teenager Jordan Davis in 2012.

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3-Year-Old Ebola Survivor Proposes To Nurse

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 11:08am

And she says yes! Ibrahim is one of three brothers who lost their mother to Ebola — but survived. While waiting to be reunited with his dad, the little boy fell in love.

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'Accidental Highwayman' Stands And Delivers

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 11:03am

Ben Tripp's young adult debut is a charming romp through a thoroughly theatrical 18th-century England populated by swashbuckling highwaymen, fairies and circus performers.

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Drum Fill Friday, For Oct. 17

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 11:00am

Our recurring puzzler for careful listeners, this week featuring a selection of fills handpicked by All Songs Considered co-host and producer Robin Hilton. Hear the fill and match it to the song.

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Nigerian Truce With Boko Haram Raises Hopes For Schoolgirls' Release

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 10:47am

The deal, announced by the country's defense chief, included negotiations for the release of more than 200 girls who were abducted by the extremist group in April.

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Take Your Medicine, Tap Your Phone And Collect A Prize

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 10:37am

Apps offer games and rewards to keep you taking your prescription medicine. While rewards may not be for everyone, they could give some people a helpful motivational boost.

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'Birdman' Tracks A Comeback In (Seemingly) One Long Take

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 10:24am

NPR film critic Bob Mondello says Birdman is an entertainingly complicated jigsaw puzzle — in both storytelling and technique.

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God of Thunder

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 10:09am

In 1904, Charles Hatfield claimed he could turn around the Southern California drought. Little did he know, he was going to get much, much more water than he bargained for.

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Sleight of Hand

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 10:09am

Country-folk singer Todd Snider has been likened to Bob Dylan, Tom Petty and many others. But he's also a storyteller. Here's one about the time Tony Bennett stole $65 from him.

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Sorcerer's Apprentice

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 10:09am

When he was a freshman in high school, David Hill learned that sometimes the best trick isn't magical at all.

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Bullet Catch

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 10:09am

Every magician fears performing The Bullet Catch: the deadliest trick in all of magic. Twelve magicians have died attempting it. Steve Cohen fears he may be number 13.

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Chasing the Dragon

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 10:09am

When Glynn's pastor forbids him from playing satanic fantasy games, he finds a new way to play a nerd favorite.

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In 'Listen Up Philip,' Literary Arrogance Stubbornly Refuses To Change

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 10:08am

In the new film starring Jonathan Pryce, Jason Schwartzman and Elisabeth Moss, two male writers prove far less clear-minded about their own behavior than the filmmaker is.

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Fiesta Fan Photos: Your Dishes On Display

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 9:51am

NPR listeners recently threw open their kitchen cabinets and showed off their collections of the brightly colored Fiesta dishware line: stacks of mix-and-match plates, favorite mugs, family heirlooms.

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White House Appoints An Ebola 'Czar'

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 9:38am

President Obama has selected former White House adviser Ron Klain to coordinate the U.S. response to the deadly disease.

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Bermuda Braces For Hurricane Gonzalo

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 9:14am

The hurricane will hit the British island territory, where residents are making preparations, later today as a Category 4 storm.

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Predictions Of 'Peak Oil' Production Prove Slippery

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 8:27am

Just a few years ago, authors were predicting production would soon hit a peak and then decline. But since then, supplies have surged. So are the forecasters now slapping themselves in the head?

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LA Schools Superintendent Steps Down, Defends Tenure

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 8:16am

John Deasy's resignation, announced by LA Schools board on Thursday, comes after high-profile tussles with the teacher's union and a troubled initiative to get an iPad in every student's hand.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Transparent' And Pop Culture Debuts

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 7:39am

On this week's show, NPR's Ari Shapiro joins us to chat about the Amazon show Transparent and about lots of different pop culture debuts.

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