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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...
Airing on Friday, Jan. 30, 2015: Home ownership fell to its lowest level in many years. One reason for that? As households form, they rent before they...
"American Sniper." Clint Eastwood and Bradley Cooper's war film keeps crushing at the box office and stirring more controversy. We'll go to it....
Whether to name the perpetrators of mass shootings, the myth of defensive gun ownership, and the "Ebola Doctor" Craig Spencer....
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....
Jorge Ramos, Michael Connelly & Titus Welliver, Nnenna Freelon, Damien Chazelle...
Libya was hopeful after Moammar Gadhafi was overthrown, but today it's a nation torn apart, with two competing governments in two different cities, ea...
Glaciers moan and groan. They crackle, fizz and rumble. Researchers say the noises they make might help us understand how fast they're melting....
 

Entertainment

This week on The Best of Car Talk, Ray decides to play Stormchaser, during one of the worst blizzards in Our Fair State’s history. Fortunately, ...
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Last month marked the 45th anniversary of the Rolling Stones' notorious gig at the Altamont Speedway. Stanley Booth was there to witness it, and he li...
This was the spectacle that colonized our dreams. He was the most famous American in the world — a showman and spin artist who parlayed a buffalo-hu...
It’s safe to say whatever you want on the Internet; nobody will know it’s you. But that same anonymity makes it possible for people to say all the...
Our panelists predict what will be the big surprise from this year's Super Bowl....
A live show from the Monona Terrace in Madison, WI! Baraboo's folk sensation Phox perform for Michael and friends! Then, it's of to Texas for the Town...
Fox's hip-hop drama is a growing hit that could rescue the network. In a fragmented marketplace, the TV industry is learning the value of creating sho...
 

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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 the next Snap...They think they know you. You think you know them. On the next Snap Judgment from PRX and NPR... "You Don't Know Me." Amazing stori...
Courage is borne out of vulnerability, not strength. This finding of Brené Brown’s research on shame and "wholeheartedness" shook the perfectionist...
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Topic: The Not-So-Terrible-Twos (Toddler Years) Guest: Dr. Joanne Baum, author of Got the Baby, Where's the Manual 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...
Kat Kinsman on ethics, David Rosengarten on knives, Michael Ruhlman on roasting, Louise Hay, Heather Dane, Azalina Eusope....

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Welcome to the next generation of African writers.  They’re young, multi-lingual, and breaking out of all the old literary boxes.  This ho...
 

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