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Creepers, Golliwog, Spalding

Studio 360 - January 18, 2038 - 10:14pm
Kurt Andersen talks to novelist Anne Rice about the mystery and allure of monsters across movies, art, and literature.
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Diplomats Look To Solve Iran's Nuclear Issue As Deadline Nears

NPR News - 22 min 40 sec ago

More diplomats are joining the discussions this weekend, hoping to broker a deal to ease years of disputes over Iran's nuclear program.

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What We Learn When Find Silence

NPR Arts & Culture - 1 hour 53 min ago

From NPR's Guy Raz, host of the TED Radio Hour: the story of environmentalist John Francis, who took a 17-year vow of silence — and what he learned about the power of quiet.

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Oman Recalls Its Trade Empire With Hand-Built Boats

NPR News - 1 hour 53 min ago

The country of Oman once ran a vast maritime trading network. Today, a group there devotes itself to preserving that legacy by recreating the traditional boats that sailed the seas back then.

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Asians Benefit, Not Just Latinos, From Obama's Immigration Action

NPR News - 1 hour 53 min ago

President Obama used executive action this week to reshape the country's immigration system. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Karthick Ramakrishnan of the University of California about the new policies.

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Obama Grandmother Continues Life's Work Of Educating Young Kenyans

NPR News - 1 hour 53 min ago

Sarah Obama, 94, received an award from the United Nations on Wednesday, and hopes to raise money during the trip to build a school and hospital in her home village.

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Starfish Illness Harms Other Sea Creatures

NPR Health&Science - 1 hour 53 min ago

Starfish in the Pacific northwest are being decimated by what's called wasting disease. Researcher Drew Harvell tells NPR's Scott Simon that warming seas are making it worse.

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Author Wrestles With Wolves In 'Treat Us Like Dogs'

NPR Arts & Culture - 1 hour 53 min ago

NPR's Scott Simon talks to Carolyn Chute about her new novel, Treat Us Like Dogs and We Will Become Wolves. The book follows a reporter as she investigates a remote commune and its charismatic leader.

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Starfish Illness Harms Other Sea Creatures

NPR News - 1 hour 53 min ago

Starfish in the Pacific northwest are being decimated by what's called wasting disease. Researcher Drew Harvell tells NPR's Scott Simon that warming seas are making it worse.

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In Las Vegas, Obama Sells His Immigration Plan

NPR News - 1 hour 53 min ago

President Obama has begun to try to sell the American public on his controversial executive action on immigration. He started Friday, with a visit to Del Sol High School in Las Vegas.

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Shoveling Off To Buffalo Promises A Snowy Holiday Challenge

NPR News - 1 hour 53 min ago

While snowed-in Buffalo, N.Y. digs out, some Buffaloans are trying to figure out how to get home for Thanksgiving. That includes college students preparing for a difficult drive.

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London's Mayor Calls U.S. Tax Bill 'Outrageous'

NPR News - 1 hour 53 min ago

NPR's Scott Simon explains the controversy London Mayor Boris Johnson waded into recently. He's a U.S. citizen, and the Internal Revenue Service says he owes them taxes.

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Ferguson Braces For Grand Jury Decision

NPR News - 1 hour 53 min ago

A grand jury decision on whether Officer Darren Wilson will face charges for killing Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., may be near. The grand jury met behind closed doors on Friday.

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Obama Grandmother Continues Life's Work Of Educating Young Kenyans

NPR Politics - 1 hour 53 min ago

Sarah Obama, 94, received an award from the United Nations on Wednesday, and hopes to raise money during the trip to build a school and hospital in her home village.

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'Recasting' India's Economic Policy For The Free Market

NPR Arts & Culture - 2 hours 41 min ago

Fortune India editor-at-large Hindol Sengupta's new book chronicles India's lurching progress away from a state-controlled economy to a more open system that encourages business and investment.

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National Parks Look To Lock Out Wild Ginseng Diggers

NPR News - 3 hours 54 min ago

It's illegal to dig wild ginseng out of national park land. But it sells for thousands of dollars overseas, so poachers find it hard to resist.

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You Might Be Surprised When You Take Your Temperature

NPR News - 4 hours 11 min ago

Ebola has made us all obsessed with body temperature. 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit is normal, right? But what about 98.2? Or 99? And how high and low can you go on the thermometer and survive?

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Wealthy Arabs Flock To Pakistan To Kill The Bustards

NPR News - 4 hours 12 min ago

The Houbara bustard, a large bird whose numbers are declining, migrates to Pakistan every winter. Rich Arabs follow close behind and hunt them in large numbers. Some Pakistanis say this must stop.

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Wealthy Arabs Flock To Pakistan To Kill The Bustards

NPR News - 4 hours 12 min ago

The Houbara bustard, a large bird whose numbers are declining, migrates to Pakistan every winter. Rich Arabs follow close behind and hunt them in large numbers. Some Pakistanis say this must stop.

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In 'The Homesman,' Wind Is The Sound Of Insanity

NPR Arts & Culture - 7 hours 41 min ago

Two composers became instrument builders to score the film, set in the pioneer days of the American West. "We both knew what the movie sounded like. We just had to find it," Tommy Lee Jones says.

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