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

NPR News - 1 hour 41 min ago

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 big force in the real estate market.

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For One Parliamentarian, A Stronger Jordan Key To Fighting ISIS

NPR News - 2 hours 1 min ago

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 - 2 hours 23 min ago

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 - 2 hours 47 min ago

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 - 2 hours 48 min ago

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 - 3 hours 4 min ago

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 - 3 hours 4 min ago

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 - 3 hours 4 min ago

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 - 3 hours 14 min ago

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 - 3 hours 27 min ago

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 - 3 hours 43 min ago

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 - 4 hours 44 min ago

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 - 4 hours 44 min ago

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 - 4 hours 59 min ago

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 - 4 hours 59 min ago

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 - 5 hours 1 min ago

"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 - 5 hours 1 min ago

"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

Fresh Air with Terry Gross - 5 hours 1 min ago

"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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Alaska Farmer Turns Icy Patch Of Tundra Into A Breadbasket

NPR Health&Science - 5 hours 52 min ago

Warmer temperatures in Alaska are giving farmers flexibility to plant a wider range of crops over a longer growing season. One farmer says the secret to his bounty is soil enriched by flooding rivers.

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