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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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NPR Arts & Culture - May 27, 2014 - 12:00am

The summer-movie slate looks like a typically airheaded one, from Land of the Lost to the naughty new spoof Bruno. But fear not: We found a few dramas — even some foreign weepies — to help tide you over.

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Free Drug Samples Prompt Skin Doctors To Prescribe Costlier Meds

NPR News - 2 hours 22 sec ago

A study with dermatologists adds to growing evidence that free drug samples influence doctors' prescribing habits. The cost difference to patients can be hundreds of dollars per office visit.

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Rescuers Deliver Most, But Not All, Nigerian Schoolgirls To Safety

NPR News - 2 hours 48 min ago

According to the Nigerian military, all but eight of the girls kidnapped from a Nigerian boarding school have been rescued. As many as 100 girls had been abducted by militants earlier in the week.

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Israel's Ultra-Orthodox Put Faith In Unorthodox Dating Service

NPR News - 3 hours 2 min ago

Young ultra-Orthodox Jews are increasingly pursuing college degrees or joining the workforce. That's challenged matchmaking customs, and led to a new service that connects like-minded men and women.

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Bloomberg Seeks To Alter Gun Debate With $50 Million, And Moms

NPR News - 3 hours 13 min ago

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is committing more of his considerable fortune to getting gun safety laws passed. The initiative will support a grass-roots effort that seeks to enlist women.

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Bloomberg Seeks To Alter Gun Debate With $50 Million, And Moms

NPR Politics - 3 hours 13 min ago

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is committing more of his considerable fortune to getting gun safety laws passed. The initiative will support a grass-roots effort that seeks to enlist women.

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Book Review: 'Kinder Than Solitude'

NPR Arts & Culture - 3 hours 18 min ago

Ellah Allfrey reviews Kinder Than Solitude, by Yiyun Li.

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04-16-2014- Marketplace- Loans, summits, and $50 million

Marketplace - 3 hours 57 min ago
Whether banks have posted profits or losses this quarter, the data suggests that people are getting better at paying back their loans. Dan Bobkoff looks at what’s led to the overall improvement in creditworthiness for consumers. Then, the White House hosts a summit of deans from top biz schools today to talk about educating the leaders of the future. The event is in the lead-up to, you guessed it, another summit in June, that one about Working Families. We ask what comes of these confabs, and what real utility they provide. Plus, former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg is committing $50 million to creating an anti-gun voting operation. This is on top of $50 million to fight coal-burning plants, $53 million to fight overfishing of oceans, $50 million for women’s reproductive rights. What does $50 million buy?
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Justice's 'Peacemaker' Unit Focuses On Transgender Rights

NPR News - 4 hours ago

A unit originally created to keep the peace during the civil rights movement is training law enforcement on how to be more sensitive to transgender witnesses and crime victims.

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On Your Mark, Get Set, Grow: A Guide To Speedy Vegetables

NPR Health&Science - 4 hours 8 min ago

Impatient gardeners don't have to wait for summer to harvest salad fixings. A surprising variety of crops will bring homegrown produce to your table in as little as three weeks.

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On Your Mark, Get Set, Grow: A Guide To Speedy Vegetables

NPR News - 4 hours 8 min ago

Impatient gardeners don't have to wait for summer to harvest salad fixings. A surprising variety of crops will bring homegrown produce to your table in as little as three weeks.

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New Fossil Takes A Bite Out Of Theory That Sharks Barely Evolved

NPR Health&Science - 4 hours 21 min ago

A 325 million-year-old fossil find shows that the gill structures of modern sharks are actually quite different from their ancient ancestors.

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Legal Moves Might Mean Fiscal Relief, And More PR Troubles, For GM

NPR News - 4 hours 23 min ago

General Motors is signaling its plans to ask a bankruptcy judge for protection from lawsuits related to a defective switch recall. This could further complicate its current public relations crisis.

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South Korea Ferry Disaster Sets Rescuers, And Fears, In Motion

NPR News - 5 hours 1 min ago

Hundreds are missing after a ferry sank Wednesday off South Korea's southern coast. Reporter Jason Strother in Seoul offers details on the latest developments.

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Entering Talks In Geneva, U.S. Hopes For A Ukraine Breakthrough

NPR News - 5 hours 1 min ago

Secretary of State John Kerry is set to meet Thursday with officials from Russia, Ukraine and the European Union. They will discuss the crisis in Ukraine. While the Obama administration has said it has overwhelming evidence that Moscow is stirring up the unrest in eastern Ukraine, it says it wants to wait before expanding sanctions. Analysts say Washington has few other options.

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High School's Most Dreaded Test Gets A Makeover

NPR News - 5 hours 1 min ago

The College Board outlined changes today for its SAT, pairing the news with a few sample questions. NPR's Cory Turner details the makeover students can expect to find in spring of 2016.

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RIP FCAT, The Florida Test With A Chorus Of Detractors

NPR Education - 5 hours 1 min ago

The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test, or FCAT, is being replaced by a test aligned to the Common Core State Standards. StateImpact Florida's Sammy Mack remembers FCAT and its controversial run.

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High School's Most Dreaded Test Gets A Makeover

NPR Education - 5 hours 1 min ago

The College Board outlined changes today for its SAT, pairing the news with a few sample questions. NPR's Cory Turner details the makeover students can expect to find in spring of 2016.

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Under The Streets Of Naples, A Way Out For Local Kids

NPR Arts & Culture - 5 hours 1 min ago

A priest in Naples' tough Sanità neighborhood has put local kids — some from mob families — to work restoring underground catacombs full of early Christian art. The result? 40,000 tourists a year.

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