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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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Staring Down Famine, Agencies Hesitate To Use F-Word In South Sudan

NPR News - 1 hour 28 min ago

The "famine" label will bring an influx of aid to South Sudan from foreign countries — but why do donor organizations wait for that F-word before getting involved?

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Chicaco Greets Little League National Champs As Returning Heroes

NPR News - 1 hour 28 min ago

Chicago has gathered for a parade to celebrate the Jackie Robinson West baseball team, which won the U.S. championship at the Little League World Series. Chicago Public Radio's Natalie Moore reports that this all-black team has helped to unify a city reeling from North and South Side segregation, as well as renewed attention on the city's violence.

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Surfers Flock To The Water, As Huge Waves Hit The West Coast

NPR News - 1 hour 28 min ago

High surf is hitting the Southern California coast, much to the delight of surfers and the worry of lifeguards.

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As BK Takes Tim Hortons, Canadians Stay Loyal To Their National Icon

NPR News - 1 hour 28 min ago

The takeover of Canada's Tim Hortons by Burger King is causing quite the stir in the great white north. Melissa Block talks with Ian Hardy, editor-in-chief of Inside Timmies, a fan site devoted to Tim Hortons, about the Canadian existential crisis over one of the country's cultural icons being taken over by an American corporation.

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Mapping Out The End Days Of The Midterm Campaign

NPR News - 1 hour 28 min ago

The end of August heralds the start to the final phase of the 2014 election season. As primaries wrap up and candidates ready themselves for November, NPR's Charlie Mahtesian lays out the political landscape.

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In Fixing Recalled Cars, GM Dealers Hope To Wow Customers

NPR News - 1 hour 28 min ago

General Motors has recalled 29 million autos in the U.S. so far this year. Dealers replacing the faulty parts aren't just fixing cars. They're repairing customers' relationships with the automaker.

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Mapping Out The End Days Of The Midterm Campaign

NPR Politics - 1 hour 28 min ago

The end of August heralds the start to the final phase of the 2014 election season. As primaries wrap up and candidates ready themselves for November, NPR's Charlie Mahtesian lays out the political landscape.

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The Life Of The Man Who Died Fighting For ISIS

NPR News - 1 hour 29 min ago

Douglas McAuthur McCain has earned a dubious distinction, as the first American to die in Syria fighting for the extremist group that calls itself the Islamic State.

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State Democrats Play Defense Ahead Of Midterm Elections

NPR Politics - 1 hour 29 min ago

Across the nation, state legislators are gearing up for Election Day. And they're well aware that their fates could be tied to national political forces like the president's low approval rating.

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There's A Big Leak In America's Water Tower

NPR News - 1 hour 45 min ago

Peaks around Glacier National Park store water that irrigates a large section of North America. But a warming climate is shrinking that snowpack, with ominous consequences for wildlife and people.

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It's Not Whisky, But Everyone In Scotland Drinks It By The Bottle

NPR News - 3 hours 3 min ago

Irn Bru is a neon orange soda that inspires passion and may help explain the strong independent streak in Scotland as it prepares to vote Sept. 18 on whether to break away from the United Kingdom.

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Lifetime Promises To Bring Out The 'Strong Black Woman' In White Women

NPR Arts & Culture - 3 hours 20 min ago

Lifetime's new makeover show layers racial politics on top of the uncomfortable dynamics of manipulating beauty and style choices, and comes up with something to offend just about everyone.

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Louis C.K. Reflects On 'Louie,' Loss, Love And Life

NPR Arts & Culture - 3 hours 43 min ago

C.K. won an Emmy for outstanding writing in a comedy series for an episode on his FX show Louie. In 2011, C.K. told Fresh Air about making his comedy special and his relationship with other comedians.

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As Cease-Fire Takes Hold, Big Question In Gaza Becomes What's Next

NPR News - 3 hours 55 min ago

Some semblance of normal life returned to Gaza, after Hamas and Israel accepted an open-ended cease-fire. People returned home and markets opened. What the future holds, however, is far from certain.

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Lizards And Worms Should Not Be On The School Lunch Menu

NPR News - 4 hours 19 min ago

India wins praise for providing free lunches to 120 million of its poorest children. But lax supervision has led to lapses that have sickened and even killed youngsters.

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Hate-Crime Convictions In Amish Beard-Cutting Case Thrown Out

NPR News - 4 hours 30 min ago

An appeals court in Cincinnati ruled that it was interpersonal disagreements rather than religious beliefs that sparked the attacks.

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Iraqi Christian Village: From Sanctuary To Ghost Town In 2 Months

NPR News - 5 hours 30 min ago

Villagers in Al-Qoush opened homes and schools to Iraqis fleeing the advance of the Islamic State. But that was June. Now it's a ghost town, as silent as it's 6th-century monastery.

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Back Home, Freed American Journalist Says He's 'Overwhelmed By Emotion'

NPR News - 6 hours 14 min ago

Peter Theo Curtis was released by a militant group shortly after another group, the Islamic State, beheaded the American journalist James Foley.

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Rice Bucket Challenge: Put Rice In Bucket, Do Not Pour Over Head

NPR News - 6 hours 54 min ago

Water is scarce in India, which is a good reason not to do the Ice Bucket Challenge. A journalist came up with another option — give a bucket of rice to a hungry person. Her version is going viral.

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