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London's Mayor On Winston Churchill: He Saved Civilization

Winston Churchill was a writer, an orator and a Tory. So is London Mayor Boris Johnson, and he has a new book about the late prime minister. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Johnson about his new book.
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'Occupy The Farm': In Berkeley, The Revolution Will Be Irrigated

A new documentary film follows protesters who occupied a research farm owned by the University of California. The film has become a symbol of the subversive possibilities of urban farming.
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The Ancient Art Of Cheese-Making Attracts Scientific Gawkers

In England, cheese-making is an art stretching back hundreds of years. But recently, scientists have become interested in the microbes that make the country's artisan cheeses so tasty.
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For Political Junkies, A (Literary) Post-Election Fix

Post-elections, Molly Antopol and Jason Sheehan reflect on the results by turning to their favorite political books, Elect Mr. Robinson for a Better World and Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail.
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As A New 'Doctor Who' Season Ends, Have Its Stories Matched The Hero?

Britain's Doctor Who series finishes its first season with new hero Peter Capaldi on Saturday. TV critic Eric Deggans says Capaldi's portrayal of the Doctor is often better than the stories he's in.
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'Grand Bargain' Will Help Save Detroit — And Its Art

A federal judge in Detroit ruled favorably on the city's "grand bargain" on Friday, approving the city's exit from Bankruptcy. We look at the role foundations played in bringing it about and the Foundation for Detroit's Future, which will be set up in the wake of the verdict.
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'Viva La Libertà' Offers Harmless Electoral Fun

NPR film critic Bob Mondello reviews Viva la Libertà, a lightweight Italian election comedy that might provide even Democrats with a smile this week.
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Can A Smell-Emitting Fork Alter How We Savor Flavor?

Flavor is a combination of taste and aroma. So can a scent-emitting fork trick our brains into thinking we're tasting something, when we're only just smelling it? The Salt team tests it out.
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George Clinton's Musical Life, From The Barbershop To Hip-Hop

NPR's Renee Montagne talks to the funk legend about his new memoir, Brothas Be, Yo Like George, Ain't That Funkin' Kinda Hard on You?
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The Challenge Of 'Big Hero 6': How To Make A Huggable Robot

Baymax, the lovable robot in the new Disney movie, was inspired by inflatable robots being developed at the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University.

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