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J.R. Ewing And A Found Recipe For Poppy Seed Cookies

It's not morbid! Cookbook authors the Brass Sisters want you to ask your elders for recipes this holiday season, before it's too late and they're gone. And also, try their Aunt Ida's tasty Poppy Seed Cookies.
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'Crushing Eastern Europe' Behind The 'Iron Curtain'

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Anne Applebaum describes the tactics the Soviets used after World War II to take over and transform much of Eastern Europe. Her book Iron Curtain was recently nominated for the National Book Award.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Nov. 8

There's more than meets the eye in these shows, which reveal how both objects and people possess layers that may not be immediately apparent.

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Meet 4 African Women Who Are Changing The Face Of Coffee

These women are a rarity in the African coffee world: They manage farms, market beans to buyers, and share their expertise to empower other women in their countries to do the same.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Nov. 7

What's buggin' you?

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The Business Of Hobbies

What happens when a burgeoning DIY movement meets a shrinking number of brick-and-mortar suppliers and a flourishing online marketplace.

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Cast Your Ballot For Your Favorite Election Movies

Talk of the Nation's favorite film buff Murray Horwitz lobbies for his picks for the best Election Day movies of all time. From Reese Witherspoon's Tracy Flick running for student council president in Election, to Chris Rock playing a fictional first black president in Head of State, cast your vote.
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Oliver Sacks, Exploring How Hallucinations Happen

The famed neurologist talks to Fresh Air about how grief, trauma, brain injury, medications and neurological disorders can trigger hallucinations — and about his personal experimentation with hallucinogenic drugs in the 1960s.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Nov. 6

Laugh, dance and be merry at these upcoming D.C.-area events.

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Lincoln's Screen Legacy, Decidedly Larger Than Life

Abraham Lincoln's likeness adorns everything from the penny to a South Dakota mountain. Naturally, such a heroic and tragic American figure has been a subject for the silver screen since its early days. NPR's Bob Mondello surveys some of the most memorable big-screen Lincolns.

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