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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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As First Black American NHL Player, Enforcer Was Defenseless Vs. Racism

NPR News - February 26, 2015 - 9:41pm

Val James became the first American-born black player in the NHL in 1982. He ensured vicious racism, including fans throwing bananas on the ice. After 30 years in silence he is talking about it now.

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Families Of Sept. 11 Victims Watch Guantanamo Hearings With Mixed Feelings

NPR News - February 26, 2015 - 7:00pm

Five men are charged with planning the Sept. 11 attacks. When they appear for proceedings in Guantanamo Bay, people who lost loved ones that day are flown down to the courtroom to bear witness.

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Living Small In The City: With More Singles, Micro-Housing Gets Big

NPR News - February 26, 2015 - 5:58pm

Single people represent the fastest growing category of households in the U.S. That's made small dwellings — from micro-apartments to stand-alone tiny houses, a niche force in the real estate market.

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For One Parliamentarian, A Stronger Jordan Is Key To Fighting ISIS

NPR News - February 26, 2015 - 5:38pm

Arab youths dissatisfied with the present are looking longingly to the past, and Islam's glory days. That, and a dearth of opportunities, says Jordanian politician Rula Alhroob, make ISIS attractive.

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Ahead Of Netanyahu's Speech To Congress, Hints Of A Thaw

NPR News - February 26, 2015 - 5:15pm

The Israeli leader will meet with Sens. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Harry Reid, D-Nev., after his March 3 speech. Also, two senior Obama administration officials will address the AIPAC conference.

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'Don't Be Afraid Of The Bullets' A Memoir Of Reporting In Yemen

NPR Arts & Culture - February 26, 2015 - 4:52pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to journalist Laura Kasinof about her memoir on her experience reporting in Yemen during the Arab Spring called, Don't Be Afraid of the Bullets.

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Remembering Bertrice Small, One Of The Original 'Avon Ladies'

NPR Arts & Culture - February 26, 2015 - 4:51pm

Small, who died this week at 77, was one of a group of authors who helped transform romance in the 1970s from a relatively tame, demure genre to the bold, bawdy books that sell by the millions today.

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Why Two Democrats Will — And Won't — Attend Netanyahu's Speech

NPR Politics - February 26, 2015 - 4:35pm

Democratic U.S. Congressman John Yarmuth of Kentucky will not attend but Democratic Rep. Steve Israel of New York's Third District will. Robert Siegel talks to both Yarmuth and Israel.

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Marine Biologist Eugenie Clark Remembered As Passionate Shark Advocate

NPR Health&Science - February 26, 2015 - 4:35pm

During a career that spanned almost 75 years, Dr. Eugenie Clark was one of the world's foremost marine biologists and defender of sharks. Clark died Wednesday at the age of 92.

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Opposition Grows To Nicaragua Canal Connecting Atlantic And Pacific

NPR Health&Science - February 26, 2015 - 4:35pm

The canal would allow passage for the largest ships on the water, but cut through wetlands, forests and the region's largest freshwater lake — and environmentalists worry about the consequences.

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Will The Dietary Guidelines Consider The Planet? The Fight Is On

NPR News - February 26, 2015 - 4:25pm

A panel of nutrition experts recommends a diet lower in meat in part because it's better for the Earth. But the meat industry says environmental policy doesn't belong in nutrition guidelines.

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In Video: The Great Llama Drama Of 2015

NPR News - February 26, 2015 - 4:12pm

The nation was riveted by a pair of llamas that broke free in Sun City, Ariz. The llamas ran through parking lots and boulevards, until the men with lassos were called.

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South Korea Decriminalizes Cheating, Shares Of Contraceptive Companies Rise

NPR News - February 26, 2015 - 3:56pm

The country's Constitutional Court voted 7-2 to abolish a 1953 law that made adultery a crime punishable by up to two years in prison.

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Saudi Man Convicted Of Conspiracy In 1998 U.S. Embassy Bombings

NPR News - February 26, 2015 - 2:55pm

Khalid al-Fawwaz was convicted on all four conspiracy charges tied to the bombings of the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. The U.S. has said al-Fawwaz was Osama bin Laden's lieutenant in Britain.

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Banksy's Murals Turn Up In Gaza Strip

NPR News - February 26, 2015 - 2:55pm

The artist, who uses public spaces for his often-provocative murals, posted images of art created in the Gaza Strip, along with a two-minute video of life in the Palestinian territory.

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'Battle Creek' Has The Flavor Of A TV Throwback From An Earlier Age

NPR Arts & Culture - February 26, 2015 - 2:39pm

The new CBS show about two very mismatched investigative partners plays like a comedy. The characters are complicated and surprising, and the dialogue is crisp and quick. It's "a lot of fun to watch."

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'Battle Creek' Has The Flavor Of A TV Throwback From An Earlier Age

Fresh Air with Terry Gross - February 26, 2015 - 2:39pm

The new CBS show about two very mismatched investigative partners plays like a comedy. The characters are complicated and surprising, and the dialogue is crisp and quick. It's "a lot of fun to watch."

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From Naked Mole Rats To Dog Testicles: A Writer Explores The Longevity Quest

NPR Arts & Culture - February 26, 2015 - 2:38pm

"Nature knows how to let animals live a very long time," says Bill Gifford, whose latest book is Spring Chicken, a look at the history of anti-aging schemes and current ways people try to live longer.

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From Naked Mole Rats To Dog Testicles: A Writer Explores The Longevity Quest

NPR Health&Science - February 26, 2015 - 2:38pm

"Nature knows how to let animals live a very long time," says Bill Gifford, whose latest book is Spring Chicken, a look at the history of anti-aging schemes and current ways people try to live longer.

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