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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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Somalia's Al-Shabab Attacks African Peacekeepers

NPR News - 2 hours 14 min ago

Eight gunmen fired on the African Union's main based in Somalia, killing three soldiers and a civilian contractor.

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After The Presents, A Buttery Tea Cake Tradition

NPR Arts & Culture - 3 hours 41 min ago

For one family in Overland Park, Kan., it's not Christmas without Mrs. Lawrence. The tea cake, rich with butter and spices, is named for the neighbor who would hand deliver it every holiday season.

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How 'The Interview' May Change How Big Studios Do Business

NPR News - 3 hours 41 min ago

Sony's release of The Interview via streaming Internet services and in theaters at the same time is unprecedented for a major studio film and raises questions about the economics of future releases.

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Blind Syrian Refugee Writer Seeks To Make New Home In Sweden

NPR News - 3 hours 41 min ago

An aspiring writer who has fled the civil war is now adjusting to life in Sweden. She longs for home, but for now receives the assistance she needs — housing, language courses, transportation.

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Economy Weathers A Bad Winter And Other Storms To Finish 2014 Strong

NPR News - 3 hours 41 min ago

Early in 2014, the economy was floored by the polar vortex — plus, businesses and consumers were dazed by a government shutdown and debt limit fight. But it rebounded, and analysts are optimistic.

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What Would Jesus Drink? A Class Exploring Ancient Wines Asks

NPR Education - 3 hours 41 min ago

The details of wine and winemaking practices in biblical times are debated among experts. But we do know that vino in Christ's day was very different from what we imbibe today.

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Where Ebola Has Closed Schools, A Radio Program Provides A Faint Signal Of Hope

NPR Education - 3 hours 41 min ago

1.5 million children are out of school in Liberia. It's possible kids may not return to class until spring.

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In Britain, A Christmas Tradition Of Slapstick And Silliness

NPR Arts & Culture - 3 hours 41 min ago

For centuries, British families have celebrated the Christmas season by attending "pantomimes," silly musical comedies of stories such as Aladdin and Cinderella. The tradition is alive and well today.

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What Would Jesus Drink? A Class Exploring Ancient Wines Asks

NPR Arts & Culture - 3 hours 41 min ago

The details of wine and winemaking practices in biblical times are debated among experts. But we do know that vino in Christ's day was very different from what we imbibe today.

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Why Bury Fig Trees? A Curious Tradition Preserves A Taste Of Italy

NPR Arts & Culture - 3 hours 41 min ago

For generations, Italian-American fig growers in the Northeast have buried their trees in trenches for the winter. It's a tradition that preserves both flavor and ancestral ties to southern Italy.

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In Britain, A Christmas Tradition Of Slapstick And Silliness

NPR News - 3 hours 41 min ago

For centuries, British families have celebrated the Christmas season by attending "pantomimes," silly musical comedies of stories such as Aladdin and Cinderella. The tradition is alive and well today.

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For Venezuela, Drop In Global Oil Prices Could Be Catastrophic

NPR News - 3 hours 41 min ago

The South American nation is home to the world's largest oil reserves and earns most of its foreign reserves from oil. It faced a deep economic crisis even before petroleum prices began their plunge.

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Low Gas Prices Predicted For 2015 And Beyond

NPR News - 3 hours 41 min ago

Prices at the pump have dipped below $2 a gallon in some parts of the country this month, with average prices more than one-third lower than this summer. Analysts say that trend is likely to continue.

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Employers Help Legal Immigrants On Path To Citizenship

NPR News - 3 hours 41 min ago

Some firms are helping their legal immigrant employees by bringing citizenship workshops and legal assistance to the jobsite. About 100 companies in seven cities are participating in the program.

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What Would Jesus Drink? A Class Exploring Ancient Wines Asks

NPR News - 3 hours 41 min ago

The details of wine and winemaking practices in biblical times are debated among experts. But we do know that vino in Christ's day was very different from what we imbibe today.

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Why Bury Fig Trees? A Curious Tradition Preserves A Taste Of Italy

NPR News - 3 hours 41 min ago

For generations, Italian-American fig growers in the Northeast have buried their trees in trenches for the winter. It's a tradition that preserves both flavor and ancestral ties to southern Italy.

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Where Ebola Has Closed Schools, A Radio Program Provides A Faint Signal Of Hope

NPR News - 3 hours 41 min ago

1.5 million children are out of school in Liberia. It's possible kids may not return to class until spring.

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Father Of Jordanian Pilot Held By ISIS Issues Plea For His Release

NPR News - 4 hours 23 min ago

The father of 26-year-old Flight Lt. Moaz al-Kaseasbeh, urged his son's Islamic State captors to treat him well and set him free because "we are all Muslims."

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After 522 Years, Spain Seeks To Make Amends For Expulsion Of Jews

NPR News - 7 hours 46 min ago

Spain's monarchy decimated the Jewish population by expelling, killing or forcibly converting Jews in 1492. Now the country may offer their descendants Spanish citizenship.

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