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Goodbye Jobs, Hello 'Gigs': How One Word Sums Up A New Economic Reality

Once used by '50s hipsters to connote a no-strings-attached job, "gig" has been co-opted by venture capitalists hyping the new economic order. Linguist Geoff Nunberg reflects on the word's resurgence.
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Friendships And Fractures: 30 Years Of Pickup Basketball

NPR's Peter Breslow started a weekly game in 1982. He wonders why he's still playing, all these years later.
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Springtime For Hitler: With 'Mein Kampf' Back In Stores, Germany Turns A Page

NPR's Scott Simon asks what a new publication of Mein Kampf says about modern Germany.
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Week In Politics: Gun Control Debate, Republican Presidential Race

Political columnists David Brooks of The New York Times and E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post join NPR's Kelly McEvers to discuss the latest in the gun regulations debate, and Marco Rubio's tactics to compete for Ted Cruz votes.
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Rose Is Banned From Baseball, But What About Accused Steroid Users?

Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens should be interrogated by the baseball commissioner the same way Pete Rose has been, opines sports commentator Frank Deford.
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Can I Just Tell You: Problems Money Can't Fix

Michel Martin shares questions she's pondering as the new year begins — like why one child's death is deemed a tragedy instead of a murder, and another ruled a murder instead of a tragedy.
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'Downton Abbey' Begins Its Sixth And Final Season

And it's about time the mansion closed its doors for the last time, says reviewer Eric Deggans.
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Barbershop: Bill Cosby, And Violence On Network TV

In the Barbershop, Goldie Taylor of The Daily Beast, Ann Hornaday of The Washington Post and NPR's Eric Deggans discuss the latest in entertainment news, including the charges against Bill Cosby.
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Remembering Natalie Cole, Who Made A Name All Her Own

The influential singer not only lived up to her father, Nat King Cole's legacy, she forged a new one entirely her own. NPR's Scott Simon looks back on a 2013 conversation with the late Natalie Cole.
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Week In Politics: Obama On Gun Control, GOP Presidential Race

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Eliana Johnson of the National Review about the week's political news. They discuss President Obama's announcement to take executive action on gun control, and the state of the race for the Republican presidential nomination.

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