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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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Kennedy: Are We Ready For Big Tobacco-Style Marketing For Marijuana?

NPR Politics - October 30, 2014 - 10:27pm

Former U.S. Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy warns that if marijuana is legalized — there are votes Tuesday in Oregon, Alaska and D.C. — kids will be the ones to take the hit.

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The Devastating History Of Midterm Elections

NPR News - October 30, 2014 - 6:45pm

Over the past century, midterm elections have been pretty rough on the party that holds the White House.

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Eric Frein, Suspected Of Killing Pennsylvania Trooper, In Custody

NPR News - October 30, 2014 - 6:45pm

Police say Frein opened fire on two state troopers more than a month ago, and they've been searching for him since. The Pike County district attorney says he intends to seek the death penalty.

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The Devastating History Of Midterm Elections

NPR Politics - October 30, 2014 - 6:45pm

Over the past century, midterm elections have been pretty rough on the party that holds the White House.

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'The Book Of Strange New Things' Treads Familiar Territory

NPR Arts & Culture - October 30, 2014 - 6:20pm

Michel Faber's best-seller, The Crimson Petal and the White, captured the feel of Victorian London. His latest is a literary science-fiction tale that might disappoint hard core sci-fi fans.

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Red Cross Responds To NPR/ProPublica Report On Storm Response Inefficiencies

NPR News - October 30, 2014 - 5:56pm

An NPR investigation revealed how the emergency organization funneled its resources away from storm victims to create an "illusion of mass care." The Red Cross tells PBS NewsHour that's not true.

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The Billionaire Who Remade Retirement Living On A Massive Scale

NPR News - October 30, 2014 - 5:51pm

Gary Morse developed a mega retirement community called The Villages. His Florida haven for retirees grew to become the largest master-planned community in the country. Morse died Wednesday at 77.

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The Billionaire Who Remade Retirement Living On A Massive Scale

NPR Politics - October 30, 2014 - 5:51pm

Gary Morse developed a mega retirement community called The Villages. His Florida haven for retirees grew to become the largest master-planned community in the country. Morse died Wednesday at 77.

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Awful Moments In Quarantine History: Remember Typhoid Mary?

NPR News - October 30, 2014 - 5:38pm

Quarantines have been imposed on the sick and contagious for thousands of years. We look at the use — and abuse — of this strategy to stop the spread of disease.

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Maker Of 'Body Cams' Used By Police Reports Spike In Sales

NPR News - October 30, 2014 - 5:38pm

What's interesting is the spike started well before the August shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

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Ebola Researchers Banned From Medical Meeting In New Orleans

NPR Health&Science - October 30, 2014 - 5:06pm

One of the top scientific conferences on tropical diseases will take place without the people who have the most recent and direct experience with Ebola in West Africa.

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Ebola Researchers Banned From Medical Meeting In New Orleans

NPR News - October 30, 2014 - 5:06pm

One of the top scientific conferences on tropical diseases will take place without the people who have the most recent and direct experience with Ebola in West Africa.

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So For Halloween You're Dressing Up As ... A Sexy Ebola Nurse?

NPR News - October 30, 2014 - 4:42pm

Why are infectious disease costumes even a thing? It's actually a relatively new development in Halloween history, but there are precedents. See: Plague Doctor mask, Venice.

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Sweden Recognizes Palestine, Drawing Sharp Israeli Criticism

NPR News - October 30, 2014 - 4:42pm

Israel's foreign minister says diplomacy is "more complicated than ... furniture from Ikea." His Swedish counterpart responds that diplomacy, like Ikea furniture, needs "a partner ... [and] a manual."

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Nurse Kaci Hickox Takes A Bike Ride, Defying Maine's Quarantine

NPR News - October 30, 2014 - 4:40pm

Hickox, who returned to the U.S. after treating Ebola patients in West Africa, tested negative for Ebola upon her return, and she has no symptoms — so she says she poses no threat to the public.

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New Initiative Hopes To Connect Qualified Students With College Know-How

NPR Education - October 30, 2014 - 4:40pm

Thousands of qualified students from low-income backgrounds don't attend college because they don't have the information they need to apply. NPR's Melissa Block speaks with former New York City Schools chancellor Harold Levy about a program, funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies, which aims to use the Internet to link high school students to counselors and mentors.

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Saving The Amazon Will Take More Than Stopping Loggers

NPR Health&Science - October 30, 2014 - 4:40pm

In order to save the Amazon, it's not enough for deforestation to stop; areas that have been denuded also need recuperation. A Brazilian research scientist has released a report with the World Wildlife Fund that suggested actions to curb the effect of humans on the world's largest rainforest.

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A Well-Designed Parking Sign Can Make Life Much Easier

NPR Arts & Culture - October 30, 2014 - 4:40pm

Is it safe to park on the street, or are you risking a ticket? The more signs there are, the more confusing that question gets. Designer Nikki Sylianteng has found a way to help.

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'Nightcrawler' Jake Gyllenhaal: We're All Complicit In 'If It Bleeds, It Leads'

NPR Arts & Culture - October 30, 2014 - 4:40pm

"There's something very primal about the slowing down at an accident scene," says Gyllenhaal. He plays a freelance cameraman, racing to get the grisliest footage, in the film Nightcrawler.

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