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MIAMI 2012-05-09 - Schools have been open for a couple of weeks across much of Florida, but not all of the students know who their teachers are yet. There’s typically a lot of teacher turnover during the summer break, and schools can’t always get vacant teaching positions filled by the time school starts.
 

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In his award-winning role in the film Capote, film critic Roger Ebert wrote that the performance wasn't so much an imitation as it was a channeling of...
Twitter announced it lost $144 million in the first quarter, but it also registered a 25 percent gain in users in the period. That’s a good fir...
Conservative firebrand Dinesh D'Souza says he wants an America without apologies. He's also facing jail time. We'll hear him out....
A breaking news consumer's handbook for plane crashes, the challenges of choosing the right words in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and humor when...
NPR's Neal Conan reflects on his 11 years of hosting Talk of the Nation and thanks some of the influential contributors to the show along the way. Aft...
In her final "Can I Just Tell You?" essay for Tell Me More, host Michel Martin reflects on and expresses gratitude to the people who've made the bigge...
Phyllis Bennis, Elliott Abrams, Ritu Sharma, Martin Bucknavage, Hakim Bellamy, William B. Taylor Jr., Beth Macy, Deborah Halber, George Johnson, Ralph...
The wealth gap between white and black families is growing — and that's especially apparent in the housing market. Host Michel Martin talks to Washi...
Nora Sandigo is the legal guardian of hundreds of American-born children whose parents are here illegally. Without a guardian, they'd face foster home...
 

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Singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash performs songs from her recent album The River & the Thread and talks about carrying on her family's legacy and why the...
Pogo might be one of the most popular musicians in the world, but there’s a fair chance you’ve never heard of him. He doesn’t drop surprise albu...
There is a special comfort that comes from knowing someone's got your back. You can do things that just weren't possible before. You take huge risks, ...
Our panelists predict what will be the next shocking piece of good news to get us through the week....
We look back to when best-selling science writer Mary Roach returned to Whad'Ya Know? to discuss her book Gulp! Plus, a trip to the Town Of the Week -...
 

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Culture

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Snap celebrates 100 episodes on NPR and PRX with Snap Judgment Live! in Ann Arbor, Michigan. It's a night of unforgettable storytelling at the Ann Arb...
Sculptural artist Dario Robleto is famous for spinning and shaping unconventional materials — from dinosaur fossils to pulverized vintage records,...
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Our popular aluminum-free deodorant is available for 20 percent off, but only until Thursday, July 31. Deodorant based on milk of magnesia can help bo...
Sruthi Pinnamaneni on buffalo milk, Maria Elia on Greek cheese, Jolie Kerr on cleaning, Melissa Daka on wine, The Perennial Plate....

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Whatever happened to psychoanalysis?  It used to be the most influential science of the mind, but today its founder, Sigmund Freud, just looks li...
 

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