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Female Butchers Are Slicing Through The Meat World's Glass Ceiling

December 7, 2014 - 4:54pm

The meat industry traditionally has been a male-dominated field. But as demand for local meat grows, that's made more room for women to carve out ownership roles in the business.

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Siblings Build A Butcher Shop For Meat-Loving Vegans

December 7, 2014 - 10:05am

Brother and sister Kale and Aubry Walch plan to open the country's first vegan butcher shop. Their goal: To free vegans from enduring yet another tofurkey holiday.

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Siblings Build A Butcher Shop For 'Meat'-Loving Vegans

December 7, 2014 - 10:05am

Kale and Aubry Walch plan to open the country's first vegan butcher shop. Their goal: to free vegans from enduring yet another tofurkey holiday.

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Just Say No, N-O

December 7, 2014 - 8:03am

Every answer today is a familiar two-word phrase or name with the initial letters N and O.

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In Troubled Times, Does 'The Black Church' Still Matter?

December 7, 2014 - 7:37am

As the nation endures a season of racial tension, NPR's Michel Martin talks about the mission of the black church and whether it remains relevant in the social justice movement.

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Before Dylan, Dave Ray's Blues Rocked Minneapolis

December 7, 2014 - 7:37am

When Bob Dylan moved to Minneapolis in 1959, he was overshadowed by a singer and guitar player named Dave Ray of the blues trio Koerner, Ray and Glover. A new box set traces the singer's evolution.

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Billions Of Years Go By, All In The Same 'Room'

December 7, 2014 - 7:37am

NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Richard McGuire about his arresting graphic novel, Here. It's an austere, profound journey backward and forward in time through the life of a single room.

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Millennia Of History, Beautifully Illustrated 'Here' In One Room

December 7, 2014 - 7:03am

Richard McGuire's Here started small — as an underground magazine cartoon 25 years ago. But it's grown to an epoch-spanning narrative that captures all the bits of history happening in one room.

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A Pop-Up Cafe Caters To Hikers Along The Pacific Crest Trail

December 7, 2014 - 5:19am

The 2,650-mile trail is grueling. But for a few weekends each season, hikers on the stretch near California's Sonora Pass encounter a hiker's dream: fresh fruit, cakes and other goodies for the weary.

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A Pop-Up Cafe Caters To Hikers Along The Pacific Crest Trail

December 7, 2014 - 5:19am

The 2,650-mile trail is grueling. But for a few weekends each season, hikers on the stretch near California's Sonora Pass encounter a hiker's dream: fresh fruit, cakes and other goodies for the weary.

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Is Privacy Protection 'More Awesome Than Money'?

December 6, 2014 - 6:46pm

Jim Dwyer's new book chronicles the life of Diaspora, a feisty, nonprofit social network dedicated to safeguarding personal privacy.

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Getting Your 'Shine On Is Becoming Increasingly Legal

December 6, 2014 - 5:13pm

Mention moonshine and you might think of an illegal backwoods still carefully hidden to evade authorities. But recently, legal distilleries have been popping up in a white lightning renaissance.

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At 86, Poet Donald Hall Writes On, But Leaves Verse Behind

December 6, 2014 - 5:13pm

The former U.S. poet laureate says he can't write poetry any more, but still has some prose in him. In a new book, Essays After Eighty, he considers his art, his beard and his experience growing old.

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Four Lessons From The Media's Conflicted Coverage of Race

December 6, 2014 - 11:38am

After grand jury decisions not to indict police officers in the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, NPR TV critic Eric Deggans notes media missteps in discussing race.

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Not My Job: E Street Drummer Max Weinberg Gets Quizzed On New Jersey

December 6, 2014 - 10:14am

Peter Sagal has taken more than a few potshots at his home state over the years, so we'll quiz Weinberg — a proud son of Newark — about some of New Jersey's highlights.

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First-Generation 'Boston Girl' Becomes Career Woman In Diamant's Latest

December 6, 2014 - 7:47am

Anita Diamant — who also authored The Red Tent — tells the story of Addie Baum in her latest novel. Baum is a Jewish girl, born in 1900 to immigrant parents in Boston's North End.

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A Spanish 'Rent' Marks Return Of Broadway Musicals To Havana

December 6, 2014 - 7:47am

A half-century after such shows were banned by the Castro government, rehearsals are underway for a Spanish-language production of the rock musical Rent.

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From Chic Manhattanite To 'Monk With A Camera'

December 6, 2014 - 7:47am

A new film tells the story of how Nicky Vreeland — a trained photographer and grandson of a fashion icon — used his camera to help rebuild the Tibetan Buddhist monastery he now leads.

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Playful And Serious? 'How To Be' Is Both

December 6, 2014 - 6:28am

Ali Smith's new How To Be Both combines inventive structural trickery and warm, sardonic writing in in parallel tales of a bereaved modern teenager and an Italian renaissance fresco painter.

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