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'You Have To Be Bored': Dan Deacon On Creativity

‘You Have To Be Bored': Dan Deacon On Creativity

by NPR Staff When you think about composers, you might imagine someone agonizing at a piano with a quill poised at a blank sheet, tugging at hi...

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Eric Reed Plays Coleman Hawkins

Eric Reed Plays Coleman Hawkins

His instrument is now synonymous with jazz, but Coleman Hawkins was the first to carve out a place for the tenor saxophone in the music. A burly-t...

In Love And Music, Estelle Is Out To Get It Right

In Love And Music, Estelle Is Out To Get It Right

by NPR Staff When the world met Estelle, she was looking for an "American Boy" — or so went the chorus of her 2008 hit. In real life, the Bri...

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Bird Of A Feather: Rudresh Mahanthappa On Learning From Charlie Parker

Bird Of A Feather: Rudresh Mahanthappa On Learning From Charlie Parker

by NPR Staff In the early 1980s, when a young sixth-grader in Colorado first heard Charlie Parker, his life was transformed. Now a world-class ...

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First Listen: Diana Krall, 'Wallflower'

First Listen: Diana Krall, ‘Wallflower’

by Ann Powers In the 1970s, when Diana Krall was growing up, children and young adolescents regularly encountered very adult music on Top 40 ra...

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McDonald's Says It Won't Be Serving Chicken Raised On Antibiotics

McDonald’s Says It Won’t Be Serving Chicken Raised On Antibiotics

by Allison Aubrey and Eliza Barclay Fast food giant McDonald's announced Wednesday it will begin sourcing chickens raised without antibiotics. Over the next two years, the chain says its U.S. restaurants — which number around 14...

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10 Questions Some Doctors Are Afraid To Ask

10 Questions Some Doctors Are Afraid To Ask

by Laura Starecheski Imagine that the next time you go in for a physical, you're told there's a new tool that can estimate your risk for many of the major health problems that affect Americans: heart disease, diabetes, depression, ad...

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Prepare For 'The End Of College': Here's What Free Higher Ed Looks Like

Prepare For ‘The End Of College': Here’s What Free Higher Ed Looks Like

A lot of parents start worrying about paying for college education soon after their child is born. After that, there's the stressful process of applying to colleges, and then, for those lucky enough to get admitted into a good college, ...

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Why Shark Finning Bans Aren't Keeping Sharks Off The Plate (Yet)

Why Shark Finning Bans Aren’t Keeping Sharks Off The Plate (Yet)

by Alastair Bland For decades, sharks have gotten a raw deal on the high seas, where fishermen have butchered them alive by the hundreds of millions and thrown their carcasses overboard, keeping only the prized fins to sell to Asian ...

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Ever Cheat At Monopoly? So Did Its Creator: He Stole The Idea From A Woman

Ever Cheat At Monopoly? So Did Its Creator: He Stole The Idea From A Woman

by NPR Staff Monopoly can be pretty addictive once you start playing it, right? Well, for author and journalist Mary Pilon, searching for the game's true origins proved just as consuming. She writes: "In the process of reporting t...

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Psst, We’ll Pay You A Bribe If You Read This Story

by Roff Smith Your child is sick and requires admission to the hospital. As the clerk tut-tuts over the shortage of beds, he casts a speculative eye over his clipboard. The situation becomes clear: It's time to break out the wallet a ...

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Round 2: Health Care Law Faces The Supreme Court Again

by Nina Totenberg Round 2 in the legal battle over Obamacare hits the Supreme Court's intellectual boxing ring Wednesday. In one corner is the Obama administration, backed by the nation's hospitals, insurance companies, physician ...

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Not Clearing The Snow Off Your Car Before Driving Could Cost You

by Jeff Brady After weeks of winter storms, snow fatigue has set in across much of the country. You may be tired of clearing ice and snow off your car, but that can be a safety hazard. And now you could face a fine in some states. ...

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Internet Memes And ‘The Right To Be Forgotten’

by Jasmine Garsd "Scumbag Steve," "Overly Attached Girlfriend," "Bad Luck Brian." All these Internet celebrities have one thing in common: They didn't intend to become famous. Their pictures just happened to go viral. Is nothing off-l ...

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Where Have All The Teachers Gone?

by Eric Westervelt This is the canary in the coal mine. Several big states have seen alarming drops in enrollment at teacher training programs. The numbers are grim among some of the nation's largest producers of new teachers: In ...

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Source: Probe Of Ferguson Police Uncovers Racist Comment About Obama

by Carrie Johnson A federal civil rights investigation of the Ferguson, Mo., police force has concluded that the department violated the Constitution with discriminatory policing practices against African Americans, according to a la ...

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Shrink The FAFSA? Good Luck With That

by Cory Turner   Look closely. Buried deep in President Obama's 2016 budget (page 41) is a proposal to cut up to 30 questions from the Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The Obama administration has alrea ...

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Alleged Patient Safety Kickbacks Lead To $1 Million Settlement

by Marshall Allen Dr. Chuck Denham, once a leading voice for patient safety, will pay $1 million to settle civil allegations that he took kickbacks to promote a drug company's product in national health quality guidelines, the Justic ...

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Walk A Little Faster To Get The Most Out of Your Exercise Time

by Katherine Hobson Some people — who are they? — have no problem fitting regular aerobic exercise into their lives. The rest of us want to know how much we have to exercise to see health benefits. Now we have some answers: You m ...

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In English Town, Muslims Lead Effort To Create Interfaith Haven

by Ari Shapiro Inayat Omarji vividly remembers the worried reaction when he first looked into renovating the abandoned church in his neighborhood: "There's a bearded young Muslim chap involved in a church! Whoops! He's gonna turn it ...

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