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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...
As consumer prices increase more than expected, we look at what’s becoming more expensive (food, rents) and why – as well as asking who this will ...
Muckraking journalist Matt Taibbi sees a huge and growing divide in the US justice system, where big money buys innocence and poverty means guilt. He ...
A fond farewell to Stephen Colbert's character, remembering the genocide in Rwanda 20 years ago, and a report on the skin lightening industry....
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...
Muslim pop star Yuna shares some of her favorite songs for Tell Me More's series "In Your Ear."...
National Civil Rights Museum Forum 4.4.14 - Marian Wright Edelman, Hasan Kwame Jeffries, Bernard Lafayette, Bill Robinson, Joseph Ray Terry Jr. (aka R...
As pro-Russia demonstrators continue their tense standoff in Eastern Ukraine, police are conspicuously absent from city streets....
Policymakers are weighing the costs and benefits of universal preschool, trying to determine what works in the classroom. One of the places they're lo...
 

Entertainment

This week on Car Talk, Mara has tried everything to rid her car of its ant infestation. Well, maybe not everything, since there are no burn marks. Tom...
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Jim and Greg talk to Giorgio Moroder, one of the architects of Disco. And they review a new collaboration by Aimee Mann & Ted Leo. ...
If Scarlett Johansson pulled up in a van, would you get in? Jonathan Glazer’s sci-fi film Under The Skin casts the starlet as an alien prowling the ...
This week, stories of people being threatened and punished with public shame. Including the story of someone who was literally tarred and feathered. I...
Our panelists predict what we will do now that we can't go on the Internet....
This week we revisit the time Multiple-Emmy award-winning actress and star of the HBO comedy series Veep, Julia Louis-Dreyfus was Michael's special gu...
 

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Culture

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With a master of midrash as our guide, we walk through the Exodus story at the heart of Passover. It's not the simple narrative you've watched at the ...
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Listen To Our Podcast: 842 Health & the EnvironmentThe Best Antidote for Word Flu Is a Good BookVinegar Stars as Surprising Antidote to Sting of F...
Raghavan Iyer's Key 3, Michael Pollan on liberation, Wendell Pierce on New Orleans, Edward Lee on the South, Bee Wilson on spoons....

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Science fiction offers us visions of histories we don't know -- histories of the future and the past.  Today, legendary science fiction writers t...
 

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