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Words Fail When It Comes To Aromas

It's easy to describe what something looks like, but a lot harder to describe how something smells. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Jay Gottfried, a neuroscientist who investigates this conundrum.
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Why Are So Many Jewelry Stores Being Robbed?

A Manhattan jewelry store was robbed last week — in broad daylight! NPR's Rachel Martin speaks to numbers expert Mona Chalabi, who says the statistics on jewelry store heists will surprise you.
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Fresh Air Weekend: Jon Stewart, Peter Mendelsund And A Review Of Bob Dylan

Stewart talks about his debut film Rosewater; Mendelsund discusses how he designs book covers; Ed Ward reviews Bob Dylan's Basement Tapes.
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Words Matter, So Here's 'Word Matters'

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Standards and Practices Editor Mark Memmott about the language NPR uses and why.
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What's The Line Between Stereotyping, Celebrating Culture?

Playwright and performer Sarah Jones has a chameleon-like ability to change personas. Through these personas, she explores the fine line between stereotyping and celebrating different ethnic groups.
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Can Comedy Break Stereotypes?

Iranian-American comedian and actor Maz Jobrani describes a comic's role in challenging stereotypes — especially when it comes to Middle Eastern Muslims in America.
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How Can First Impressions Mislead Us?

Artist Hetain Patel toys with race, identity, language and accent — and challenges us to think beyond surface appearances.
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Why Do We Create Stereotypes?

Psychologist Paul Bloom explains why prejudice is natural, rational and even moral — the key is to understand why we depend on it, and recognize when it leads us astray.
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For Veteran, Hospice Care Work Connects Him To Family

Ron Riveira, who served in the Navy and Marines, now does hospice care for vets and says it allows him to help people like his grandparents. "Every time I go into a home, I see a piece of my family."
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A Crime Drama Crosses The Atlantic And Detective David Tennant Is On The Case

Tennant stars as the same grizzled detective in BBC's Broadchurch and FOX's Gracepoint. It was "too unusual an opportunity to turn down," he says.

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