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Buddy DeFranco: The Clarinetist Who Swung To Bebop

December 26, 2014 - 6:26pm

A brilliant jazz improviser who toured with Count Basie and Billie Holiday, DeFranco devised many new paths for his instrument as small-group bebop overtook the big bands of the Swing Era.

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Sabiduría: Rita Moreno

December 26, 2014 - 6:02pm

We end our show with some words of wisdom from Latina icon and actress Rita Moreno.

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Las Posadas on the Border

December 26, 2014 - 6:02pm

Friendship Park, between San Diego and Tijuana, is open only a few times a year. We follow one family whose members try to find each other there.

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An Iconic Restaurant

December 26, 2014 - 6:02pm

The Mitla Café in San Bernardino, Calif., has been a catalyst for social change since the 1930's. It also serves great hard-shell tacos.

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Remembering Chespirito

December 26, 2014 - 6:02pm

Earlier this year, Spanish-language television lost one of its best-known actors, writers, and directors: Roberto Gómez Bolaños, better known as Chespirito.

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A Pop Music Revolution

December 26, 2014 - 6:02pm

Chile is in the midst of a music renaissance, inspired by 1980's American pop artists.

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Roberto Clemente: The Musical

December 26, 2014 - 6:02pm

In Pittsburgh, home of the Pittsburgh Pirates, a new musical celebrates the life of baseball great Roberto Clemente.

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Remembering Anthony Quinn

December 26, 2014 - 6:02pm

A mural in Los Angeles dedicated to Anthony Quinn, one of film's greats, gets a face lift. We look back at his career.

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Who Was La Malinche?

December 26, 2014 - 6:02pm

Latino USA's Antonia Cereijido dives into Mexican history to learn about the woman sometimes called "The Mother of All Mestizos."

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Body Of Catholic Priest Found In Southern Mexico

December 26, 2014 - 4:31pm

Rev. Gregorio Lopez Gorostieta's body was recovered after his abduction earlier this week in the southern state of Guerrero, where 43 students disappeared in September.

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Book Review: 'The Sacrifice' By Joyce Carol Oates

December 26, 2014 - 4:26pm

Alan Cheuse reviews The Sacrifice by Joyce Carol Oates.

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Donations Stream In For Slain New York City Police Officers

December 26, 2014 - 4:26pm

A foundation that supports first responders killed in the line of duty says it will take over the mortgages of the two New York City police officers killed last week as donations begin to come in.

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In The Nation's Capital, A Signature Soup Stays On The Menu

December 26, 2014 - 4:26pm

For 110 years, Senate bean soup has been offered every day but one in the U.S. Senate cafeteria. But few staffers have actually tasted the traditional soup of the "world's greatest deliberative body."

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For Iran And The West, A Rocky Year For Nuclear Diplomacy

December 26, 2014 - 4:26pm

Next year could be a make-or-break moment for efforts to ensure Iran can't acquire a nuclear weapon. But experts said the same about 2014. Instead, two deadlines came and went with no progress.

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For Russia's President, A Year Of Costly Triumphs

December 26, 2014 - 4:26pm

Vladimir Putin's popularity soared after the Winter Olympics and the annexation of Crimea. But his year is ending on a bitter note, with Russia in a deep recession and isolated internationally.

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Satanic Temple's Holiday Display Vandalized In Florida Capitol

December 23, 2014 - 5:36pm

A woman is in custody and the atheist group behind the display said it plans to press charges. The diorama of Lucifer falling into the flames of hell was part of the rotunda's free speech zone.

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Despite Russia's Woes, Putin Shows No Signs Of Bending On Ukraine

December 23, 2014 - 5:00pm

The ruble has lost about a third of its value against the dollar. NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Wall Street Journal Moscow Chief Greg White about Russia's deep recession.

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North Korea's Internet Outage Could Just Be Bad Timing

December 23, 2014 - 5:00pm

North Korea's nationwide outage, which came after President Obama promised a response for the Sony hack, was not likely caused by the U.S., Internet analyst Doug Madory tells NPR's Audie Cornish.

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Pope To Vatican Leaders: In-Fighting Must Stop

December 23, 2014 - 4:41pm

Pope Francis gave a harsh Christmas speech this week, diagnosing the Vatican leadership with "spiritual Alzheimers." Vatican watcher Rocco Palmo tells NPR's Audie Cornish about the pope's message.

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Number Of Cars Earning Top Safety Awards Nearly Doubles

December 23, 2014 - 4:22pm

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety says the number of vehicles winning its two safety awards jumped from 39 to 71 for the 2015 model year.

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