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The Doctor, An Utterly Millennial Hero

Doctor Who fans waited with bated breath this summer for the announcement of the latest actor to play the Doctor. But the Doctor is more than a character on a show that millions love, he's arguably the chosen hero of the millennial generation.
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Contested Memories Find Common Ground In 'The Storied South'

The Storied South is a new book by folklorist William Ferris, collecting forty years worth of oral histories from Southern writers and artists. Ferris tells NPR's Celeste Headlee that the book was a way of getting everyone from Eudora Welty to Bobby Rush to a "common table of conversation."
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Pack A Pie For Your Picnic, Right In Your Hot Little Hand

Serving an entire fruit pie in the park can be a little messy. So forget the plates and forks and bake up a few hand pies instead. Baker Kim Boyce sells these picnic-friendly turnovers, filled with summer plums, peaches and berries, every day in her Portland, Ore., bakery.
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Clarification: Third Coast Documentary Festival

Last week on this program we featured a segment on the best short radio documentary, Blackbird Pot Pie: Noth the Pie Unami Made. In our excitement, however, we neglected to give credit to the winning producer, New Jersey-based independent producer Mary T. Diorio Schilling.
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A Taste Of The Future Of Food

This week, the first lab-grown meat was cooked and eaten. The scientific experiment cost more than $300,000 — a bit more than a Big Mac. Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with food futurologist Morgaine Gaye about what food of the future may be.
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Dr. Who, The Chosen Hero Of Millennials

The selection of the new actor to play the doctor on "Doctor Who" made headlines all over the world. Weekend Edition Saturday guest host Celeste Headlee muses on how every generation gets the hero it needs.
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Murder, Secrets And Lies By The Seaside In 'Broadchurch'

Guest-host Celeste Headlee speaks with Scottish actor David Tennant about his role as brooding detective in Broadchurch. The moody BBC crime drama follows a mismatched cop duo investigating the murder of a young boy in a British seaside town.
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Russian Vodka (Made In Latvia) And Other 'National' Products

Levi's jeans made in Asia; Honda Civics made in America. What other iconic national products have pulled the old switcheroo?
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Why Didn't The Store Just Let Oprah Buy The $38,000 Handbag?

Can you ever be rich enough or famous enough or beautiful enough to not be racially profiled while shopping?
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Watermelon Babies Of China: Your Friday Moment Of Zen

What's not to love about photos of babies dressed in watermelons? Amid a record-setting summer heat wave, Chinese netizens embrace the art of the fruit baby.

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