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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...
Personal income and spending seemed to stall in July, according to figures out today. Yet consumers and businesses both say they’re as confident as ...
Sex, power and Beyonc?'s feminism. The message to young women....
OTM has traveled the world exploring the nexus of media and society, reaching such far off places as Russia, China, and Egypt. But the center of Ameri...
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....
Special: Mississippi Freedom Summer 50th anniversary, roundtable discussion -- guests: Rita Bender, Charlie Cobb, Bob Moses...
The Texas governor is charged with abuse of office and coercing a public official, but he claims he was just doing what governors do: Vetoing a budget...
Proponents of the city's updated curfew, requiring all kids under 14 to be home by 9 p.m., say it keeps children safe. Critics believe the strict curf...
 

Entertainment

This week on Car Talk, Richard the Goat Rescuer’s new pals like to climb on things—including cars, and especially Richard’s girlfrie...
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New Orleans singer-guitarist Benjamin Booker talks about his blues influences and opening for Jack White and plays songs from his self-titled debut. L...
Linda Ronstadt’s career spanned decades and musical styles from country-rock to operetta. Parkinson’s disease has taken away her ability to sing, ...
Students all over are starting college this month, and some of them still have a nagging question: what, exactly, got me in? An admissions officer tel...
Our panelists predict what'll be the next big viral fundraiser after the Ice Bucket Challenge....
A look back to when the Collegehumor.com film Coffee Town was came out and was released digitally only. Founder and current CEO of the humor site, Ric...
Amazon has thousands of workers in Germany and many are unhappy that they're classified as lower-paid logistics workers. The company says they're well...
 

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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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You haven't seen them for years.  You've grown. You've changed. You're a different person now, right?   On the next Snap Judgment from ...
An enchanting hour of poetry drawing on the ways family and religion shape our lives. Marie Howe works and plays with her Catholic upbringing, the uni...
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We are very excited about the upcoming redesign of our website, PeoplesPharmacy.com, that will roll out soon. You should find it easier to locate the ...
Jeni Britton Bauer on ice cream, Andrea Nguyen on salad, Katy McLaughlin on fashion, Susan Glasser on politics....

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Where do you find crazy ideas and some of the world's smartest people? In theoretical physics - the world of parallel universes, super strings and bla...
 

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