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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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Detroit Bankruptcy Battle Begins In Federal Court

NPR News - 2 hours 19 min ago

The city's plan to restructure its debt has been praised as a creative way to protect both pensioners and its art museum. But some creditors — and residents — feel like they're being railroaded.

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As The U.S. Draws Down, Afghan Fighting Is Heating Up

NPR News - 2 hours 21 min ago

U.S. combat troops will be gone by year's end and Afghanistan is still trying to sort out its presidential election. The Taliban, meanwhile, have launched some of their largest offensives in years.

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Eric Cantor Joins Wall Street Investment Bank

NPR News - 3 hours 19 min ago

Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is joining the boutique investment bank Moelis & Company. The Virginia Republican was unexpectedily defeated in a June primary.

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Eric Cantor Joins Wall Street Investment Bank

NPR Politics - 3 hours 19 min ago

Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is joining the boutique investment bank Moelis & Company. The Virginia Republican was unexpectedily defeated in a June primary.

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FBI, Apple Investigate Claims Nude Celebrity Photos Posted Online

NPR News - 4 hours 17 min ago

The FBI is looking into allegations that online accounts of several celebrities had been hacked. Apple says it is determining whether its online photo-sharing service had been hacked.

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U.S. Military Forces Targeted Extremist Network In Somalia

NPR News - 4 hours 39 min ago

A day after an Islamic-extremist group launched an attack in Somalia, U.S. military forces have struck back. A Pentagon spokesman says the results of the operation are being assessed.

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NATO To Create New 'Spearhead' Force For Eastern Europe

NPR News - September 1, 2014 - 10:49pm

NATO leaders are expected this week to set up a rapid-response force to defend against potential Russian aggression.

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Analyst: Response To Russian Incursion Will Be 'Defining Moment' For NATO

NPR News - September 1, 2014 - 4:07pm

President Obama heads to Europe this week to take part in the NATO summit. The alliance is weighing how to respond to Russia's incursions into Ukraine.

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Doing The Hard Work Of Becoming A 'Real Man'

NPR Arts & Culture - September 1, 2014 - 4:07pm

The process of becoming a man isn't always an easy one, but poet Saeed Jones says that reading Real Man Adventures by T Cooper, can make the journey more joyful.

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Economic Impact Of Ebola Crisis Spreads Across Africa

NPR News - September 1, 2014 - 4:07pm

Ebola has exposed weaknesses in Africa's health networks and a failure to work together to arrest the spread of the virus. The "not our problem" response is taking an economic toll on the continent.

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40 Years After 'Working,' A View From The Driver's Seat

NPR News - September 1, 2014 - 4:07pm

Four decades after Studs Terkel's famous collection of oral histories was published, Radio Diaries revives one of his interviews with Helen Moog, an Ohio taxi driver and grandmother of five.

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Guns Boom In 2014 Campaign Ads

NPR Politics - September 1, 2014 - 4:07pm

Ads with candidates shooting guns are proliferating this year. It can all be traced back to Sen. Joe Manchin's famed 2010 spot "Dead Aim."

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3 Americans Detained In North Korea Urge U.S. To Secure Their Release

NPR News - September 1, 2014 - 3:18pm

The State Department said the men should be released out of humanitarian concern and asked that Kenneth Bae, who has been held for two years, be granted amnesty.

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09-01-2014- Marketplace- Made in the USA

Marketplace - September 1, 2014 - 2:39pm
Made in America is a very important consideration for many Americans. There's a perception that things made here are better quality and that buying them will help keep jobs in the country. It is a very powerful label, but if you want to put it on your product, you better mean it. Marketplace's Adriene Hill reports. And, Lizzie O'Leary talks to Earl Swift about his book, “Auto Biography,” about cars and the American dream. Plus, with it being Labor Day we thought it'd be a good time to check in on how much most American workers are getting paid for their labor these days. The answer? Not a whole lot more than they were three decades ago, relatively speaking. That's according to a new study of census data from the Economic Policy Institute.
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These 5 Crops Are Still Hand-Harvested, And It's Hard Work

NPR News - September 1, 2014 - 2:25pm

Saffron, vanilla, palm oil, cacao and cottonseed oil are still picked by hand in some parts of the world. Sometimes that manual labor shows up in the price of the food; sometimes it doesn't.

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The Flight Of The Passenger Pigeon, Now 100 Years Extinct

NPR News - September 1, 2014 - 2:15pm

Passenger pigeons were once the world's most abundant bird, but they were also the cheapest protein available. The last passenger pigeon, Martha, died exactly a century ago at the Cincinnati Zoo.

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To Model Manhood, Immigrant Dads Draw From Two Worlds

NPR News - September 1, 2014 - 1:55pm

Many immigrant men in the U.S. work hard to hold onto definitions of masculinity from their native countries — while also rejecting more rigid gender roles that may be the norm in their homelands.

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Cutting Back On Carbs, Not Fat, May Lead To More Weight Loss

NPR News - September 1, 2014 - 1:51pm

A new diet study concludes that a low-carbohydrate diet leads to almost three times more weight loss than a traditional low-fat diet where carbs made up 40 to 45 percent of calories.

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The Story Of Little Feat's Fame, Destruction And Revival

Fresh Air with Terry Gross - September 1, 2014 - 1:39pm

The archetypal '70s band had a charismatic frontman and wonderful songs, but they also had drug problems and kept breaking up. Their Warner Bros. recordings are in a new box set called Rad Gumbo.

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