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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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Getting Hospice Care Shouldn't Have To Mean Giving Up

NPR News - 1 hour 25 min ago

Medicare is trying a different approach in one experiment: Some hospice patients will still be able to get treatments aimed at prolonging life.

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Solving The Scourge That Is Slow Hotel Wi-Fi

NPR News - 1 hour 30 min ago

Hotels are happy to charge you $300 a night for a stay, but their Wi-Fi speeds are often too slow to stream a movie. Now, two competing sites are trying to solve the problem.

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NCAA Reaches $75 Million Settlement In Head-Injury Lawsuit

NPR News - 2 hours 30 min ago

The settlement, which a judge has to approve, also calls for a change in the way schools handle concussions, including when players can return to play following such injuries.

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Time To 'Girl Up:' Teens Fight For The Right To School, Soccer

NPR News - 3 hours 29 min ago

Sure, they talk about boys. But mainly they talk about girls — and how to bring better education, health care and other opportunities to their sisters in poor and sometimes prejudicial countries.

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Time To 'Girl Up:' Teens Fight For The Right To School, Soccer

NPR News - 3 hours 29 min ago

Sure, they talk about boys. But mainly they talk about girls — and how to bring better education, health care and other opportunities to their sisters in poor and sometimes prejudicial countries.

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Sometimes You Feel Like A Nut, Sometimes You Just Drive One

NPR Arts & Culture - 3 hours 46 min ago

After graduation, a group of college students landed a nutty job — quite literally. For the next year, they will don the monocle of Mr. Peanut and drive the Planters Peanut Nutmobile.

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Sometimes You Feel Like A Nut, Sometimes You Just Drive One

NPR News - 3 hours 46 min ago

After graduation, a group of college students landed a nutty job — quite literally. For the next year, they will don the monocle of Mr. Peanut and drive the Planters Peanut Nutmobile.

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Sometimes You Feel Like A Nut, Sometimes You Just Drive One

NPR News - 3 hours 46 min ago

After graduation, a group of college students landed a nutty job — quite literally. For the next year, they will don the monocle of Mr. Peanut and drive the Planters Peanut Nutmobile.

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White House Says Delayed Action On Climate Change Could Cost Billions

NPR News - 4 hours 37 min ago

The White House says the cost of inaction outweighs the cost of implementing more-stringent regulations on greenhouse gas emissions.

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Sideshow Podcast: Pogo is YouTube's Favorite Musician

Studio 360 - 5 hours 25 min ago

Pogo might be one of the most popular musicians in the world, but there’s a fair chance you’ve never heard of him. He doesn’t drop surprise albums like Beyoncé or fill stadiums like the Boss, but he rules on YouTube. His channel has well over 300,000 subscribers, and his pop culture mash-up music videos have been viewed more than 100 million times.

Pogo’s real name is Nick Bertke. Where some mash-up artists stun with clever technique or surreal juxtapositions, Pogo is first and foremost a fan, passionate and careful with his sources. He grew up in New Zealand immersed in American culture – Back to the Future, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, all things Disney. Even as a child, he was fascinated by the small sounds that made up the bigger pictures he would watch over and over. As an adult, he found a way to make music with them: “What if you made this kind of collage of all of these sounds and voices?” Bertke wondered. “So that you’re actually using a film and the essence of that film to make a song?”

His first attempt was posted in 2007, when YouTube was a toddler. He dismantled Disney’s Alice in Wonderland and put it back together in under three minutes:

“Alice” won Pogo millions of views and a letter from Disney – not a takedown notice, but an invitation to Pixar’s California headquarters. He left with a copy of Up before it was released and sent back “Upular.” Since then he’s made a career out of commissioned videos, with original work for Warner Brothers, Showtime, and a number of car companies.

But Pogo makes pop music, and his white whale is the live show, which he says he has yet to perfect. He dreams of costumed dancers and remixing his work live. In the meantime, he confronts “a terrible bucket of stress, having to go on that show with this dinky laptop,” he says. “On the other hand, it is immensely invigorating and inspiring as well.”

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Athletes Should Fear The Heat More Than The Heart Attack

NPR News - 5 hours 38 min ago

It's hard not to worry about heart problems when running hard in hot weather. But heat stroke is a far bigger health risk, researchers say. Marathon organizers are trying to make races safer.

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China Puts Former Top Communist Party Official Under Investigation

NPR News - 5 hours 43 min ago

Former security czar Zhou Yongkang is accused of "serious disciplinary violation," which often implies that criminal corruption charges will follow.

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Book News: Louise Shivers, Author Of 'Here to Get My Baby Out of Jail,' Dies

NPR Arts & Culture - 5 hours 50 min ago

Also: Linda Gregerson has a new poem in The New Yorker; allegations of sexual harassment at the country's biggest comic book convention.

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Israel's Prime Minister Says Gaza War Could Be 'Prolonged'

NPR News - 6 hours 10 min ago

Benjamin Netanyahu called the operation in Gaza justified and asked Israeli citizens to prepare for a long conflict.

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N.H. Promises To Let D.C. Residents Buy Booze There

Morning Edition - 6 hours 59 min ago

A clerk in Concord recently refused to sell liquor to a resident of the nation's capital because state law says licenses from other states can be used to buy booze, and Washington isn't a state.

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For Iraqis In Crisis, Dividing The Country Seems A Poor Solution

Morning Edition - 7 hours 14 min ago

For centuries, Shiites, Sunnis and Kurds had coexisted in Mosul, but some fear ruptures there may be harbingers of the partition of Iraq. If that happens, Ahmed Ali may never see his farm again.

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Venezuelans Celebrate Chavez With A Focus On His Handwriting

Morning Edition - 7 hours 49 min ago

The handwriting is familiar to Venezuelans: Chavez spent hours on national TV writing and drawing to explain his policies, mostly in caps and socialist red. It's also a computer font: ChavezPro.

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Crews Are Containing Western Wildfires, But More Bad Weather's Ahead

NPR News - 8 hours 30 min ago

Firefighters are making good progress on a number of destructive wildfires burning in the West. In Washington, fire crews are hoping to contain the largest fire in that state's history within the next week.

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On NASA's Birthday, Mars Rover Sets A Mileage Record

Morning Edition - 8 hours 30 min ago

NASA's Opportunity Mars rover set a record Monday for driving a longer distance than any other manmade craft sent to another celestial body.

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