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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...
Marketplace’s David Gura sums up the case between braodcasters and the firm Aereo and explains why it threatens to upend the way people consume tele...
The booming business of life coaches. Everybody seems to have one these days. Therapists are feeling the pinch. We look at the life coach craze....
A special theme hour - starring a computer competing against a comedian for laughs, the Army's recruitment chatbot, and Google crushing on robots. ...
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...
Ten years ago, Bisi Alimi came out on national television in Nigeria. He says the move alienated him from his family and forced him out of the country...
Russ Feingold, Rev. James Martin, Dr. Michael Roizen, Philip Bailey, Mayor Bill White, Elizabeth Kolbert, Dr. Marshalyn Yeargin-Allsop, George Johnson...
Officials in Columbus, Ohio, are scrambling to contain a burst of mumps cases. There's a new clinic open for vaccinations, and Ohio State University i...
Amelia Nelson was a volunteer nurse at the finish line of last year's Boston Marathon when the bombs went off. This year, she's back, and running for ...
 

Entertainment

This week on Car Talk, the Auto-Psychiatry booth is open, as Dennis tries to figure out why he dreamed about being offered a 1966 Ford Fairlane. Is a ...
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40 years of ABBA! "ABBA Gold" author Elisabeth Vincentelli and Eurovision expert John Kennedy O'Connor speak with Jim and Greg on the 40th anniversary...
This week, Kurt Andersen calls a listener named Ken in New Hampshire who turns out to be Ken Burns, the filmmaker. Burns has a few good words for our ...
We asked listeners to send us their best coincidence stories, and we got more than 1,300 submissions! There were so many good ones we decided to make ...
Our panelists each tell us about a new way to turn away unwanted advances, only one of which is real....
We look back to when New York Times London-correspondent Sarah Lyall was on the program! Plus, Planet of the Geladas with Thore Bergman, All the New...
 

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Culture

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From NPR and PRX, Snap Judgment proudly presents... "Choosing Sides."  Real stories from real people forced to decide on which side of the fence ...
"The soul is contained in the voice." StoryCorps founder David Isay and Krista Tippett have an intimate conversation about their shared love of listen...
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Are you getting our free online newsletter? If not, here's what you could be missing: all the questions and answers about pharmaceuticals, home remedi...
Dan Buettner on happiness, Victoria Tonay on dreams, Dana Bowen on Easter in Sicily, Justin Horner on tamales....

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When’s the last time you took a selfie? You know, a snapshot of yourself that you share online. From feminist selfies to funeral selfies to pol...
 

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