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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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U.N. Security Council Calls For Humanitarian Cease-Fire In Gaza

NPR News - July 28, 2014 - 12:25am

The call for a cease-fire followed new attacks by Israel and Hamas on Sunday despite going back and forth over proposals for another temporary halt to fighting. But the pace of fighting slowed Monday.

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This Week on the Radio: "Got Your Back"

This American Life - July 27, 2014 - 8:00pm
There is a special comfort that comes from knowing someone's got your back. You can do things that just weren't possible before. You take huge risks, including some that aren't necessarily advisable. This week: stories where one person's powerlessness is transformed when they discover they have backup. And we see what happens when that backup goes away.
Note: This episode contains un-bleeped curse words. BLEEPED VERSION

Broadcast July 26 to July 28

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How Do You Lose Half A Million Birds?

NPR Health&Science - July 27, 2014 - 6:12pm

For the last 25 years, a giant flock of purple martins has gathered in Lake Murray, S.C. in late July. This year, they didn't show up.

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'Love And Drowning' In The U.S. Virgin Islands

NPR Arts & Culture - July 27, 2014 - 5:11pm

In the Land of Love and Drowning, the islands are a magical setting for three generations of one family living through the modern history of the territory as it passes from Danish to American hands.

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Lessons In Manhood: A Boys' School Turns Work Into Wonders

NPR Education - July 27, 2014 - 5:07pm

At the East Bay School for Boys, teachers try to channel students' frenetic energy into resilience and creativity. They call shop class "work," and emphasize softer skills like empathy.

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What Makes This Fight In Gaza Different From The Others?

NPR News - July 27, 2014 - 5:02pm

Anne Barnard from The New York Times talks with NPR's Eric Westervelt about the differences between the current explosion of violence in Gaza and previous ones.

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On The Eve Of Ramadan's End, Fighting Resumes In Gaza

NPR News - July 27, 2014 - 5:02pm

Israel and Hamas carried out a rhetorical battle Sunday over the fate of dueling offers to extend a ceasefire. In the end, the fighting resumed after Saturday's 12-hour truce. Israel vowed to continue its military campaign, targeting tunnels along the border. Wary Gazans prepared as best they could for the feast that marks the end of Ramadan.

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Sorry, Lucy: The Myth Of The Misused Brain Is 100 Percent False

NPR Health&Science - July 27, 2014 - 5:02pm

The new Scarlett Johannson movie, Lucy, is based on the idea that most people only use only 10 percent of their brains. As it turns out, that idea is completely untrue — but it's oddly persistent.

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What It's Like To Own Your Very Own Harrier Jump Jet

NPR Arts & Culture - July 27, 2014 - 5:02pm

The Harrier Jump Jet is known for vertical take-offs and landings. It also has an accident-prone track record, but that didn't dissuade one pilot from buying his dream plane.

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Violence Spikes Anew In Iraq, As Islamic State Looks To Expand

NPR News - July 27, 2014 - 5:02pm

Bloodshed is escalating in Baghdad as the militant group known as the Islamic State seeks to expand its territory in Iraq. NPR's Eric Westervelt talks to reporter Alice Fordham in Erbil about life under the rule of the radical Islamic group.

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Veterans Advocacy Group Puts Corinthian Colleges On Blacklist

NPR Education - July 27, 2014 - 5:02pm

This past week, a group called Student Veterans of America announced a list of for-profit colleges that they claim are recruiting vets while simultaneously closing and selling off campuses. NPR's Eric Westervelt speaks with SVA president D. Wayne Robinson.

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With Judges Overriding Death Penalty Cases, Alabama Is An Outlier

NPR News - July 27, 2014 - 3:08pm

A jury gave Courtney Lockhart life in prison in 2010, but a judge sentenced him to death instead. Lockhart has appealed to the state Supreme Court, hoping it will reconsider judicial override rules.

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Vincenzo Nibali First Italian In 15 Years To Win Tour De France

NPR News - July 27, 2014 - 2:08pm

The cyclist had dominated the Tour, wearing the yellow jersey through all but two stages of the grueling three-week competition.

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U.S.: Satellite Images Show Russian Rockets Hitting Ukraine

NPR News - July 27, 2014 - 12:58pm

The State Department says the photos show burn marks from the firing of multiple rocket launchers inside Russia and resulting craters on the other side of the border.

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Judges Overturns D.C. Ban On Handguns In Public

NPR News - July 27, 2014 - 12:29pm

A district court judge says the law that prohibited people from carrying handguns outside their homes violates the Second Amendment.

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Smartsongs: Refrains The Brain Retains

NPR News - July 27, 2014 - 11:11am

Songs that teach and delight students of all ages.

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Birth Of 100-Millionth Person In Philippines Greeted With Joy, Concern

NPR News - July 27, 2014 - 10:45am

Chonalyn, a 6-pound girl, was born Sunday morning in a Manila hospital. But the head of the country's population commission says it will be a challenge to provide for so many people.

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How Our Story About A Child's Science Experiment Sparked Controversy

NPR Health&Science - July 27, 2014 - 10:33am

A researcher has complained that coverage in NPR and other outlets ignores his work and gives undue credit to a sixth-grader's project. But that sixth grader did make an original contribution.

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How Our Story About A Child's Science Experiment Sparked Controversy

NPR News - July 27, 2014 - 10:33am

A researcher has complained that coverage in NPR and other outlets ignores his work and gives undue credit to a sixth-grader's project. But that sixth grader did make an original contribution.

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