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MIAMI 2012-05-09 - Schools have been open for a couple of weeks across much of Florida, but not all of the students know who their teachers are yet. There’s typically a lot of teacher turnover during the summer break, and schools can’t always get vacant teaching positions filled by the time school starts.
 

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In his award-winning role in the film Capote, film critic Roger Ebert wrote that the performance wasn't so much an imitation as it was a channeling of...
Oil slides ... stores gear up for Black Friday mania ... and two lucky turkeys get off scott free....
A new take on the life and music of Bob Dylan, from way inside the Dylan story. "Another Side of Bob Dylan."...
A special edition of On the Media examining the media's reaction to the grand jury decision not to indict Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson i...
NPR's Neal Conan reflects on his 11 years of hosting Talk of the Nation and thanks some of the influential contributors to the show along the way. Aft...
Host Michel Martin speaks with Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld for a final Faith Matters conversation....
Connie Rice, Bret Stephens, Robert Freeman, George Johnson, Maysa, Brian Krebs, Andrea Woroch, Marcus Baram, Colin A. Johnson...
As Ebola surges in the east African country, the capital city sends surveillance teams into the neighborhoods to record who might be sick with the vir...
The White House is reviewing how it handles hostage crises following the brutal murders of Americans abroad, but families of hostages say they're ofte...
 

Entertainment

This week on Car Talk, can Jim use an old car transmission as a potter’s wheel? Reverse could come in handy next time he mis-throws a pot. Elsew...
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Jim and Greg are joined by the legendary singer of Led Zeppelin, Robert Plant. Then they review the new album from TV on the Radio. ...
This is America’s vision of utopia. Generations of Americans have grown up with Walt Disney shaping our imaginations. In 1955, Disney mixed up some ...
Stories about people and places that are fronting in order to hide the truth. We visit a bizarre store in Milwaukee called Fearless Distributing, gove...
Our panelists predict what will be the next cause to get a fundraising song....
A live show from the Monona Terrace in Madison, WI serving up your weekly dose of All the News That Isn't, Thanks For the Memos and two hilarious roun...
The wild discount shopping that once was only a U.S. phenomenon has caught on in the U.K. and elsewhere, thanks largely to online retail giant Amazon....
 

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Hi. For a variety of reasons we're not using this blog at the moment. Primary among them is that the vast majority of our regular contributors have ma...
 

Culture

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This year on the 2014 Thanksgiving Special Snap presents you a platter full of stories of "Gratitude." Gobble 'em up, and thanks for listening....
Something of a celebrity in Quaker circles, Carrie Newcomer is best known for her story-songs that get at the raw and redemptive edges of human realit...
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Topic: Encouraging Your Shy Preschooler Guest: Michele Borba, author of The Big Book of Parenting Solutions LENGTH OF THIS PODCAST: 6 MINUTES...

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Tune in to our radio show on your local public radio station, or sign up for the podcast and listen at your leisure. Here's what it's about: Most of u...
Adam Rapoport on pumpkin pie, Stanley Tucci on recipes, Elizabeth Royte on food waste, Stump the Cook....

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In this hour, we explore the medical, spiritual and psychological mysteries of the moment of death. A Buddhist chaplain talks about preparing - now - ...
 

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