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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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In Riots Sparked By An Ebola Quarantine, A Teen Is Shot And Dies

NPR News - 1 hour 20 min ago

Protesters were on the move. Soldiers fired. A teenage boy sustained wounds to both legs. For half an hour, no one could find an ambulance and no one came to care for him.

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Who Owns A Monkey's Selfie? No One Can, U.S. Says

NPR News - 1 hour 22 min ago

The U.S. Copyright Office says a monkey's photo can't be copyrighted — by the person who owns the camera or anyone else — because it wasn't taken by a human.

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Insurers Refuse To Cover Some Contraceptives, Despite Health Law

NPR News - 2 hours 10 min ago

An insurer denied free coverage for NuvaRing, a small birth control device that works for three weeks at a time by releasing hormones similar to those used by birth control pills.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: Live From The Bell House

NPR Arts & Culture - 2 hours 16 min ago

At our very first New York live show, we talk about the things we loved this summer and the things we're looking forward to in the fall. And, of course, we get to what's making us happy this week.

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Hamas Executes Suspected Informants After Deadly Israeli Strike

NPR News - 2 hours 36 min ago

One day after an Israeli airstrike killed three of its senior military leaders, Hamas says it has executed more than a dozen people it believes were spying for Israel.

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Russian Convoy Crosses Ukraine Border Despite Kiev's Protests

NPR News - 2 hours 38 min ago

The white trucks, which Moscow says are carrying only humanitarian aid, have been held up at the border for more than a week over fears they could be a ruse to resupply separatists.

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U.S. Prisoner Swap For Bergdahl Broke The Law, GAO Says

NPR News - 3 hours 36 min ago

The Pentagon didn't give enough notice to Congress and misused nearly $1 million when it swapped Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban leaders, the Government Accountability Office says.

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Book News: David Gregory To Write Book About Judaism

NPR Arts & Culture - 4 hours 1 min ago

Also: How to tell you're in a Balzac novel; Ernest Hemingway's letters.

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A Picture Of Language: The Fading Art Of Diagramming Sentences

NPR Arts & Culture - 4 hours 8 min ago

Once a popular way to teach grammar, the practice of diagramming sentences has fallen out of favor.

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Songs Of Innocence And Bitter Experience In 'Dreamless Dead'

NPR Arts & Culture - 4 hours 23 min ago

Comics critic Etelka Lehoczky says the wildly discordant art styles in a new graphic novel compilation of World War I poetry work to illuminate the emotional chaos of soldiers on the Western Front.

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Shoplifter Claims To Be Stone Temple Pilots Ex-Lead Singer

Morning Edition - 4 hours 55 min ago

Police in Beverly Hills arrested a guy for shoplifting who identified himself as Scott Weiland. The real Weiland posted a video saying he was touring and writing.

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Charity Will Benefit If Mayweather Reads 'Harry Potter'

Morning Edition - 5 hours 20 min ago

Rapper 50 Cent challenged Boxer Floyd Mayweather to read a page of a Harry Potter book aloud without messing up. If he can do it, 50 Cent will donate $750,000 to the charity of Mayweather's choice.

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Charity Will Benefit If Mayweather Reads 'Harry Potter'

Conversations at the World Cafe - 5 hours 20 min ago

Rapper 50 Cent challenged Boxer Floyd Mayweather to read a page of a Harry Potter book aloud without messing up. If he can do it, 50 Cent will donate $750,000 to the charity of Mayweather's choice.

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Pesticides Used On Florida's Mosquitoes May Harm Butterflies

Morning Edition - 6 hours 29 min ago

Environmentalists and a South Florida community want to limit aerial spraying for mosquitoes — saying it's ineffective and harmful to wildlife. Two butterfly species were added to the endangered list.

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Outside Groups Mirror Successful Strategies Of Political Parties

Conversations at the World Cafe - 6 hours 29 min ago

This is a big political year in Iowa. A U.S. Senate seat is up for grabs, and the Republican party has opened 11 field offices statewide. But there's also a new team working the state — the Virginia-based group Americans For Prosperity. Mobilizing voters, running TV attack ads — when do secretly financed outside groups start to resemble political parties?

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Protests In Ferguson Cause Some Kids To Suffer Emotional Distress

Conversations at the World Cafe - 6 hours 29 min ago

In Ferguson, Missouri, some parents have taken their children to protests, while others have chosen to leave them at home. We talk to families about their choices as educators and others meet to discuss how parents and children cope with unfolding events.

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Process Determining Next Afghan President Is Fraught With Delays

Conversations at the World Cafe - 6 hours 29 min ago

More than two months after Afghans voted for a new president, the results are unknown and the process in turmoil. Afghan and international monitors are muddling through an audit of all the ballots cast, and the two candidates are trying to come to agreement on the terms of a national unity government. A security agreement with the U.S. hangs in the balance.

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Blood From Ebola Survivors May Help Treat Patients

Conversations at the World Cafe - 6 hours 29 min ago

Global health officials are trying to figure out how they can safely and effectively collect blood plasma from Ebola survivors and give it to people sick with the virus. David Greene talks to David Wood, who is part of an Ebola interventions task force for the Word Health Organization.

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Is Syria Becoming A Partner In The Fight Against Islamist Terror?

Conversations at the World Cafe - 6 hours 29 min ago

Kelly McEvers talks to Emile Hokayem, of the International Institute for Strategic Studies, about the growing shift among some western nations toward the idea of working with Syria's Assad regime against Islamist militants.

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