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Creepers, Golliwog, Spalding

Studio 360 - January 18, 2038 - 11:14pm
Kurt Andersen talks to novelist Anne Rice about the mystery and allure of monsters across movies, art, and literature.
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GAO: Bergdahl Exchange Violated Law

NPR News - August 22, 2014 - 12:57am

Congressional investigators say the Pentagon broke the law when it swapped Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, held prisoner in Afghanistan for five years, for five Taliban leaders.

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GAO: Bergdahl Exchange Violated Law

NPR Politics - August 22, 2014 - 12:57am

Congressional investigators say the Pentagon broke the law when it swapped Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, held prisoner in Afghanistan for five years, for five Taliban leaders.

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Poetry in Sexts & Music History in Drag

Studio 360 - August 22, 2014 - 12:00am

Patricia Lockwood, one of poetry’s brightest young stars, combines her funny Twitter persona with serious poetry to create surreal, text message-sized verse. She became internet famous for a poem called “Rape Joke” that managed to be both hilarious and devastating. We hear from Taylor Mac, the avant-drag performer who’s working on a decade-by-decade revue of American popular music, beginning all the way back in the 1770s. Plus, a punk rock teen, pierced to the hilt, discovers something even more hardcore — opera.

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Perry Says Ground Troops Must Be An Option Against Iraq Militants

NPR Politics - August 21, 2014 - 9:07pm

The Texas governor exploring a 2016 presidential bid says the Islamic State is too big of a threat to take direct intervention off the table.

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Perry Says Ground Troops Must Be An Option Against Iraq Militants

NPR Politics - August 21, 2014 - 9:07pm

The Texas governor exploring a 2016 presidential bid says the Islamic State is too big of a threat to take direct intervention off the table.

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Who Are The Protesters Getting Arrested In Ferguson?

NPR News - August 21, 2014 - 5:41pm

The violence at night in Ferguson, Mo., has calmed down for now. However, there have been more than 160 people arrested since the protests began. Police records offer a sense of who they are.

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08-21-2014- Marketplace- SoundCloud Adds Ads

Marketplace - August 21, 2014 - 5:27pm
Philadelphia plans to stop offering subsidies for school bus service for high school students who live within two miles of their school. We look at the impact of cutting out school buses on families and districts and whether those effects differ between urban and suburban areas. Plus, SoundCloud is going to start putting ads into its content stream. What happens to a company when, in order to find a business model, they have to undermine the very thing that created their customer base in the first place. Also, Dollar Store X rejects Dollar Store Z’s bid for it, preferring Dollar Store’s Y bid, saying it fears the X+Z combo couldn't pass antitrust muster. Could there really be an antitrust issue with “dollar stores”? We investigate.
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Contagious Kisses? We Answer Your Questions About Ebola Recovery

NPR News - August 21, 2014 - 5:25pm

Two Americans were released Thursday from an Atlanta hospital after treatment for Ebola. The news has generated a flurry of questions about what happens after you survive Ebola. So we asked the CDC.

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When The Wedding Is Just The Beginning

NPR Arts & Culture - August 21, 2014 - 5:03pm

The romantic drama Love Is Strange finds John Lithgow and Alfred Molina playing newly married men whose lives are upended and whose spaces are disrupted.

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'The One I Love': A Marriage That's Not Quite What It Appears

NPR Arts & Culture - August 21, 2014 - 5:03pm

The One I Love begins as an affecting story about marriage, but as it bogs down in too much explanation of its fantasy elements, it squanders good performances from Elisabeth Moss and Mark Duplass.

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Islamic State 'Beyond Anything We've Seen,' Hagel Says

NPR News - August 21, 2014 - 4:44pm

The secretary of defense says the extremists are well-funded and organized and that he expects them to "regroup and stage an offensive" despite U.S. airstrikes.

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Can Quinoa Take Root On The 'Roof Of The World'?

NPR News - August 21, 2014 - 4:29pm

Quinoa, once a homebody crop, crossed the Atlantic for the first time this century. Now the Food and Agriculture Organization has a hunch it can thrive in Central and Southwest Asia.

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Vision Problems Increase The Risk Of Early Death In Older People

NPR News - August 21, 2014 - 4:26pm

Older people whose visual acuity has slipped by just one letter on the eye chart are more likely to die sooner, researchers say. New glasses may be all it takes to maintain independence.

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European Fighters Take On More Prominent Roles In The Islamic State

NPR News - August 21, 2014 - 4:12pm

The hunt is on to identify the man in the James Foley execution video who speaks with a British accent. An estimated 2,000 Europeans have left home to join the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq.

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Failed Foley Rescue Reveals Challenges Faced By U.S. Intelligence

NPR News - August 21, 2014 - 4:10pm

Earlier in the summer, a U.S. raid failed to rescue American hostages in Syria, including journalist James Foley, who was executed in a video released this week by Islamist militants. The hostages were not where they were thought to be. NPR's Dina Temple-Raston discusses the limits on America's ability to gather intelligence in Syria, as well as the latest developments since Foley was killed.

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American Ebola Patients Leave Atlanta Hospital Healthy

NPR News - August 21, 2014 - 4:10pm

Two U.S. missionaries who caught the Ebola virus in Liberia have been discharged from an Atlanta hospital after fully recovering. They were the first known Ebola patients flown to the U.S. for treatment. Both received an experimental drug called ZMapp, but it remains unclear what role that treatment played in their recovery.

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McDonnell Takes The Stand, Founding Defense On Marital Dysfunction

NPR News - August 21, 2014 - 4:10pm

In the corruption trial of Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, McDonnell took the stand as a witness. Jeff E. Schapiro, politics columnist for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, discusses the testimony with Robert Siegel.

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The Quandary At Jackson Hole: Is It Time To Step Back From Stimulus?

NPR News - August 21, 2014 - 4:10pm

With the economy showing signs of positive momentum, the Federal Reserve is facing familiar questions at its monetary symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyo. Chief among these: Are interest rates too low? Robert Siegel asks Alan Blinder of Princeton University.

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Bank Of America Settles With Feds And States For Record Amount

NPR News - August 21, 2014 - 4:10pm

In the latest fallout from misdeeds leading up to the financial crisis, Bank of America has agreed to a record $16.65 billion deal with federal and state governments. The deal helps the bank avoid prosecution for the fraudulent sale of toxic mortgage-backed securities to investors.

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