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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...
President Obama made a lot of claims this week about how his move on immigration will boost the economy. We look at which industries will be impacted ...
A big new look at the legacy of Laura Ingalls Wilder and the woman behind the Little House....
How media narratives have irreversible effects, a prominent journalist describes his editorial regret regarding the Bill Cosby rape allegations, a...
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...
Host Michel Martin speaks with Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld for a final Faith Matters conversation....
Paul Albergo, Commander Chris Hadfield, Michelle Singletary, Norman Lear (Part 1), Jamal Simmons, Jesse Walker, Mia Bay. George Johnson, Gina Prince-B...
Ford is about to sell an aluminum-sided version of its F-150 pickup, setting the industry atwitter with expectation. Some hope that after 40 years on ...
For the first time ever, Google reached out to users in a matching campaign to help fund Ebola treatment and prevention. The company's philanthropic d...
 

Entertainment

This week on The Best of Car Talk, Alan thinks his Mercedes came with a 100,000-mile, self-destruct program. It’s suffered a series of problems ...
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Jim and Greg are joined by the legendary singer of Led Zeppelin, Robert Plant. Then they review the new album from TV on the Radio. ...
Alan Turing broke the Nazis’ Enigma code and helped win World War II for the Allies — and also invented modern computing; we’ll compare the lege...
We spend a month at a Jeep dealership on Long Island as they try to make their monthly sales goal: 129 cars. If they make it, they'll get a huge bonus...
Our panelists predict what the European space probe will find on the comet....
A live show from the Monona Terrace in Madison, WI serving up your weekly dose of All the News That Isn't, Thanks For the Memos and two hilarious roun...
Madagascar reports hundreds of plague cases each year. Health officials are concerned that this year's outbreak could grow rapidly now that it has rea...
 

International

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Hi. For a variety of reasons we're not using this blog at the moment. Primary among them is that the vast majority of our regular contributors have ma...
 

Culture

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On an all-new Snap, we take the scenic route. From PRX and NPR, we proudly present "Detour." Amazing stories from people steered off course....
In a probing and personal conversation, Reza Aslan opens a refreshing window on religion in the world and Islam in particular. It’s a longer view of...
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Topic: It's Bath-time for Baby Guest: Dr. Laura Jana, Pediatrician and author of Heading Home with Your Newborn LENGTH OF THIS PODCAST: 6 MINUTES...

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Tune in to our radio show on your local public radio station, or sign up for the podcast and listen at your leisure. Here's what it's about: Most of u...
Adam Rapoport on pumpkin pie, Stanley Tucci on recipes, Elizabeth Royte on food waste, Stump the Cook....

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We live much longer than we used to, thanks to medical advances, but what are the emotional and financial costs of extending life?  Some doctors ...
 

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