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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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Giants Pummel Royals From The Start In Game 1 World Series Win

NPR News - October 21, 2014 - 11:46pm

A three-run first inning was all San Francisco needed to top Kansas City and steal home field advantage. They tacked on another four runs anyway to win 7-1.

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Ben Bradlee, Who Led 'Washington Post' To New Heights, Dies At 93

NPR News - October 21, 2014 - 8:09pm

As editor, Bradlee led the newspaper to national eminence with charm, drive, instinct and, most notably, an epic confrontation with the Nixon White House.

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Legendary 'Washington Post' Editor Ben Bradlee Has Died

NPR News - October 21, 2014 - 7:58pm

Bradlee was the editor who ushered in the paper's golden era, overseeing its reporting during the Watergate scandal.

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NBC News Photojournalist Is Now Ebola Free, Says Hospital

NPR News - October 21, 2014 - 7:13pm

The Nebraska Medical Center says Ashoka Mukpo was cleared by the CDC and will be discharged on Wednesday.

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Missouri Governor Announces Creation Of 'Ferguson Commission'

NPR News - October 21, 2014 - 6:19pm

The panel will study the social and economic conditions that fueled violent protests over the killing of an unarmed teenager this summer.

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Ebola Vaccine Could Start Testing In Africa By January

NPR Health&Science - October 21, 2014 - 6:08pm

The World Health Organization says two vaccine candidates now undergoing small-scale tests of dosage and safety in people might be ready for broader deployment in Africa by early 2015.

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Ebola Vaccine Could Start Testing In Africa By January

NPR News - October 21, 2014 - 6:08pm

The World Health Organization says two vaccine candidates now undergoing small-scale tests of dosage and safety in people might be ready for broader deployment in Africa by early 2015.

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In More Cities, That Doggie In The Window Is Not For Sale

NPR News - October 21, 2014 - 5:30pm

Almost 50 U.S. cities and towns have banned pet stores from selling puppies. The laws are aimed at cracking down on substandard, large-scale breeders, but many store owners say the bans are unfair.

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10-21-2014 Marketplace - Crash course

Marketplace - October 21, 2014 - 5:09pm
The Chinese economy grew at its slowest pace in five years during the third quarter. A cloudy forecast across the pond raises the question of if economic stalling in Europe or China is the greater threat to the U.S. economy. Next: In today's cheap fast-food market, where does McDonald's fit in? The company's third-quarter sales were worse than expected, with any number of reasons to blame, including food supplier controversies, service and lower pricing from competitors. Plus: Airbag manufacturer Takata does business with  Toyota, Honda, Nissan and BMW, just to name a few. The recent recall of airbags in several makes of cars is complicated by the widespread supply to so many different manufacturers.
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My Son Is Doctors Without Borders' 1,000th Ebola Survivor

NPR News - October 21, 2014 - 4:52pm

Liberian health worker Alexander Kollie lost his wife, daughters and brother to Ebola. Then his son tested positive for the disease. He survived, and now father and son are building a new life.

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For Healthy Liberians, Life Continues — With Some Adjustments

NPR News - October 21, 2014 - 4:51pm

The million-plus healthy residents of Liberia's capital, Monrovia, are doing their best to maintain their lives in a city where Ebola has killed more than 1,300.

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Partisan Divide Over Voting Rights Has Intensified In Obama Era

NPR Politics - October 21, 2014 - 4:27pm

Since his early days in politics, President Obama has championed the cause of expanding access to the ballot box. But that cause is facing growing resistance, in the guise of preventing "voter fraud."

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Amazon Deal With Simon & Schuster Raises Questions For Other Publishers

NPR Arts & Culture - October 21, 2014 - 4:27pm

Amazon has received a fair amount of bad press lately over its long-running dispute with the Hachette publishing house. So Monday's announcement of a deal with Simon & Schuster took some industry watchers by surprise.

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You Definitely Need This Condo Pony, And Other Products From 'SkyMaul'

NPR Arts & Culture - October 21, 2014 - 4:27pm

"The Hot Dog Clock" and "The Forever Diaper" are also must-haves. A San Francisco comedy group is once again poking fun at the in-flight catalog SkyMall.

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Duke Energy CEO: 'I Don't Think Of Myself As A Powerful Woman'

NPR News - October 21, 2014 - 4:27pm

Female executives are a rarity in the energy industry. But Lynn Good, CEO of Duke Energy, took the helm of the utility giant just as it was grappling with some very public challenges.

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Obama Has To Balance His Base Without Hurting Dems In Red States

NPR Politics - October 21, 2014 - 4:27pm

If Democrats have a chance of hanging onto Senate seats in southern states, they need to do well with African American voters. But for President Obama, that creates a difficult balance between turning out the base and energizing GOP voters who don't like him.

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From NFL To 'Scandal,' Whole Foods Buys TV Ads To Boost Its Brand

NPR News - October 21, 2014 - 4:09pm

A pioneer in selling organic, sustainable groceries, Whole Foods now finds itself beset by competitors. So it's launching its first national ad blitz to sell socially conscious consumers on its story.

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Hospitals Struggle To Beat Back Serious Infections

NPR News - October 21, 2014 - 4:05pm

About 75,000 patients a year die from infections they caught in the hospital. A Kaiser Health News analysis finds that nearly 700 hospitals across the nation have higher than expected infection rates.

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Watchdog: $7 Billion U.S. Effort Doesn't Dent Afghan Poppy Production

NPR News - October 21, 2014 - 3:35pm

The Special Inspector General for Afghan Reconstruction found that despite U.S. counternarcotics efforts, poppy cultivation in Afghanistan reached a record high in 2013.

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