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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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40 Years Later, Diane Von Furstenberg's Wrap Dress Still Wears Well

NPR Arts & Culture - 52 min 5 sec ago

In her memoir The Woman I Wanted to Be, Diane von Furstenberg says she owes her success to her mother, a strong, strict, Holocaust survivor who called Diane her "torch of freedom."

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Wanted: Wind Turbine Mechanic — Must Be Daredevil, Skilled With Hands

NPR Health&Science - 52 min 5 sec ago

Wind power is a growing part of the energy mix in the United States. And more wind turbines means there are new jobs for people to install and repair them. The job requires a unique skill set.

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New York Ebola Case Raises Questions About U.S. Readiness

NPR Politics - 52 min 6 sec ago

The first case of Ebola in New York City is raising new questions about U.S. readiness and response to the disease.

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For Republicans, Midterms About Getting Country 'Out Of The Mud'

NPR Politics - 52 min 13 sec ago

Robert Siegel talks with Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus ahead of the midterm elections.

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In Alabama, Darius Foster Is An Unlikely GOP Candidate

NPR Politics - 52 min 13 sec ago

Republicans are trying to make inroads with African-Americans in the Deep South, where increasingly the color of your skin predicts your party affiliation. In Alabama, the GOP is fielding a record number of black candidates this year. Darius Foster is among them.

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Alienating Leading Men: The Force Behind 'Listen Up Philip' And 'Majeure'

NPR Arts & Culture - 1 hour 14 min ago

NPR film critic Bob Mondello reviews Listen Up Philip and Force Majeure -- 2 movies, he says, with compelling lead men who are impossible to empathize with.

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TLC's 'Honey Boo Boo' Cancellation Shows Dangers of Exploitative TV

NPR Arts & Culture - 1 hour 17 min ago

TLC has canceled its unscripted show Here Comes Honey Boo Boo amid allegations that June Shannon, the mother of the show's young star, has been dating a convicted child molester.

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When You've Seen Subway Rats, Ebola Seems Like Nothin'

NPR News - 1 hour 18 min ago

New York has no time for fear-mongering and wild speculation about the spread of disease through their city. They're too busy crafting the perfect "Ebowla" joke for Twitter.

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Shooting In Washington School Leaves Shooter, One Other Dead

NPR News - 1 hour 40 min ago

Television images showed students running out of the Marysville, Wash., high school with their hands up. A local hospital said it had received four victims, three of them are in critical condition.

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Fashion Police: Why Are You Wearing Rubber Boots In Liberia?

NPR News - 1 hour 58 min ago

Like most people in Monrovia, our correspondent is constantly washing her hands with chlorinated water. But her booted feet are drawing strange looks.

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In Southeast Turkey, A Long History Of Bloodshed And Worship

NPR News - 2 hours 1 min ago

A vast plain near Syria is no stranger to military carnage. But a place known as "Potbelly Hill" holds ruins built in ancient times, possibly for ritual purposes, long before organized religion.

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'Citizenfour': A Paranoid Conspiracy Documentary About Edward Snowden

NPR Arts & Culture - 2 hours 14 min ago

Laura Poitras' new film isn't artfully shaped like her other documentaries. But she captures scenes as history is being made — and it will make you look both ways when you're on the street.

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Patchett: In Bad Relationships, 'There Comes A Day When You Gotta Go'

NPR Arts & Culture - 2 hours 14 min ago

Ann Patchett got married and divorced young. To her second husband, she said: "I'll be true, I'll be faithful ... but I don't want to live together." Her book is This Is The Story of a Happy Marriage.

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'Freakish' Sunspot Wows Astronomers

NPR Health&Science - 3 hours 27 min ago

AR 2192, the largest sunspot seen since the beginning of the current 11-year cycle that started in 2008, is producing strong solar flares.

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'Freakish' Sunspot Wows Astronomers

NPR News - 3 hours 27 min ago

AR 2192, the largest sunspot seen since the beginning of the current 11-year cycle that started in 2008, is producing strong solar flares.

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In Minnesota, Abandoned Wheelchairs Are Just Part Of The Landscape

Conversations at the World Cafe - 5 hours 16 min ago

If you live in Rochester, Minn., you'll get used to seeing wheelchairs left in odd places. The city is home to the Mayo Clinic, after all. But some of those wheelchairs venture far afield indeed.

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In Minnesota, Abandoned Wheelchairs Are Just Part Of The Landscape

NPR News - 5 hours 16 min ago

If you live in Rochester, Minn., you'll get used to seeing wheelchairs left in odd places. The city is home to the Mayo Clinic, after all. But some of those wheelchairs venture far afield indeed.

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Curiosity: It Helps Us Learn, But Why?

NPR Health&Science - 5 hours 31 min ago

New research suggests that curiosity triggers chemical changes in the brain that help us better understand and retain information.

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Curiosity: It Helps Us Learn, But Why?

Conversations at the World Cafe - 5 hours 31 min ago

New research suggests that curiosity triggers chemical changes in the brain that help us better understand and retain information.

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