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Shacochis Spans Generations In 'The Woman Who Lost Her Soul'

In his new book, The Woman Who Lost Her Soul, Bob Shacochis returns to Haiti, but also takes the reader across continents and generations. The 700-page book has been compared to the work of Joseph Conrad, Graham Greene and Norman Mailer.
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Welcome To 'Night Vale' — Watch Out For The Tarantulas

The popular Welcome to Night Vale podcast imagines a creepy desert town where conspiracies are real. From the hooded figures lurking in the closed-up dog park to the mysterious lights above the Arby's, Night Vale is a standard small American town that's just not quite right.
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Help! I'm Taking My Kids To See One Direction!

The British boy band and international sensation releases its new movie this weekend, and there could be some screaming in the audience. Journalist Timothy Guy from the Press Enterprise speaks shares tips with host Scott Simon on how to cope if your kids take you to see This Is Us.
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Don't Panic! Your Questions On (Not) Washing Raw Chickens

Our story on the food safety risks posed by rinsing raw birds — a step advocated by many chefs and cookbooks — inflamed passions and prompted many questions. Here, we tackle some of your most frequently raised concerns.
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Call Me, Haiti? One Man's Quest To Skype Around The World

Mark Malkoff has lived inside of an IKEA store, consumed beverages at 171 Starbucks in Manhattan in less than 24 hours and proved that his kid's Big Wheel bike could beat a New York City bus. Now, the comedian has video chatted with people in 162 different countries — including North Korea.
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Not My Job: Pianist Emanuel Ax Takes A Quiz On Axe Body Spray

The classical pianist has won seven Grammy awards and recorded with the world's greatest orchestras. We've invited him to play a game called "You make men irresistible to women!"
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How Do You Say ...? For Some Words, There's No Easy Translation

The feeling of solitude in the woods ... the sunlight that filters through trees ... someone who tells a joke so badly that you have to laugh. In English, these things require a whole string of words. Not so in German, Japanese and Indonesian, respectively.
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Heaney's Poems — Great, Dangerous, Healing — Live On

The Nobel Prize-winning Irish poet Seamus Heaney died this morning in Dublin at the age of 74. In a remembrance, poet and critic Craig Morgan Teicher writes that Heaney had mastered sound and nuance, crafting poems you can taste and feel, alive and powerful, as you speak them aloud.
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If Revolution Isn't Televised, Can It Be Tweeted?

Host Michel Martin and editor Ammad Omar crack open the listener inbox for backtalk. This week, listeners tweet about online activism, and education.
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Does The NFL's Proposed Settlement Change The Game?

The National Football League has agreed to pay hundreds of millions of dollars in a settlement over concussion-related injuries. But the league also denies any wrongdoing. So is it a victory for the players? The Barbershop guys weigh in.

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