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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...
We have seen progress in the workforce, which is increasingly diverse, but not in the c-suite. We look into the disparity between diversity in the wor...
Soylent is a grey smoothie the consistency of pancake batter that claims it can replace all your food. On a crowded planet, is this the future of food...
A Breaking News Consumer's Handbook: Infectious Disease Edition, "dark money" in midterm elections, and demystifying #GamerGate. ...
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....
Bryan Stevenson, Erwin Chemerinsky, Dorsey Nunn, George Johnson, Justin Simien, Louise Shelley, "Ending Poverty" Philadelphia Town Hall (excerpts), Je...
State Rep. Mike Bost's rants on the Illinois House floor are the stuff viral dreams are made of. Bost says he has good reason to be upset, and wants v...
A 250-year-old oak tree once stood in the way of the University of Michigan's new business school — until it was moved this weekend. It wasn't easy,...
 

Entertainment

This week on Car Talk, Jill has noticed a raft of men picking their noses in their cars. Is this topic too juvenile and tasteless even for Tom and Ray...
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Jim and Greg celebrate Halloween by dabbling in the dark arts with Peter Bebergal, author of "Season of the Witch: How the Occult Saved Rock and Roll....
At the height of her fame, Juliette Binoche turned down roles in blockbusters to do European art-house films. So why did she decide to do Godzilla thi...
Everyone knows you can't always believe what you read, but sometimes even official documents aren't a path to the truth. This week we have stories of ...
Our panelists predict now that we have an Ebola czar, who will be the next czar?...
Michael and the crew make a 'land run' to Oklahoma City, OK and settle at Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) Visual and Performing Arts Center are...
The Scottish soul singer, a best-seller in Europe, plays songs from his new album, Caustic Love....
 

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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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It's an ALL-SCARY SNAP! Those who think they know how the world works, are especially surprised when they hear that scream in the night. From PRX and ...
Human memory is a sensory experience, says psychiatrist Bessel van der Kolk. Through his longtime research and innovation in trauma treatment, he shar...
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Topic: Traditions to Welcome Your New Baby into the Fammily Guest: Jennifer Trainer Thompson-author of The Joys of Family Traditions LENGTH OF THIS PO...

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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...
Daniel Boulud's recipes, Samira Kawash on candy, Tricia Williams on coconut oil, James Bartlett on ghosts....

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Is there anything science won’t tackle? The latest question neuroscientists are taking on is, “What makes something beautiful?” We're checking i...
 

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