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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...
Clothing retailer ‘The Limited’ announced that it has teamed up with ‘Scandal’ star Kerry Washington and Lyn Paolo, the show’s costume desig...
Uproar over development plans for the Grand Canyon. We go to the Navajo Nation and the Canyon floor to see what's at stake....
As resources dwindle for news organizations, among the first casualties of cost cutting are the beats that were once the core of journalism’s missio...
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....
Gen. Tony Zinni (USMC, Ret.), 'Death of a King" book launch with Terrence McNally, Sergio Mendes, Amadou Sy, Erika DeSimone, Kimberly Palmer, George J...
A champion of abortion rights, the Texas gubernatorial candidate reveals she terminated two of her pregnancies — once because her life was endangere...
The Islamic State militant group released a video showing the execution of British aid worker David Haines. NPR's Lynn Neary talks with the BBC's Gord...
 

Entertainment

This week on Car Talk, Darlene’s bumpy road-trip prompts Ray to remember his explosive lesson about the dangers of over-inflated tires. Elsewher...
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As film audiences “Get On Up,” hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot look back at James Brown’s classic album Live at the Apollo. Later they review t...
An epidemiologist explains how life is like World of Warcraft when a deadly plague breaks out online. Rabies experts connect the dots between The Ilia...
We take it for granted that the majority calls the shots. But in one NY school district, that idea — majority rules — has led to an all-ou...
Our panelists predict what Great Britain will do to make Scotland stay....
A live show from the Monona Terrace in Madison, WI featuring Space X's Mission Integrator and Canada's 'Greatest Know-It-All' Andrew Rader and premier...
The attacks were conducted in support of Iraqi Security Forces, marking the first time the U.S. has used air power outside of its original mission to ...
 

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Culture

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An ALL-NEW Snap! From PRX and NPR, we're dropping the story-pocalypse. Snap proudly presents "The Passion" performed LIVE! at San Francisco's Nourse T...
The first in a four-part series on "The American Consciousness." Imani Perry is a scholar of law, culture, race — and hip hop. She acknowledges wise...
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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...
Diane St. Clair on buttermilk, Ben Sargent on lobster rolls, Trevor Corson on sushi, The Perennial Plate on Italy....

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Who are you? White or black, Muslim or Christian, working class or wealthy? Most of us rotate through many different cultural identities, at work and ...
 

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