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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...
Burger King is looking to merge with Canadian coffee and doughnut chain Tim Hortons. It’s the latest chapter in Burger King’s patterned history. I...
Educational apps are all over these days. How are they working for the education of our children? Plus: why our kids need more sleep....
From Trayvon Martin to Michael Brown, how media coverage unspools. Also, the #ISISmediablackout after James Foley's murder, and how the music of re...
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 video game Never Alone draws on a traditional Inupiaq story and the actual experiences of native Alaskan elders, storytellers and youth....
When disaster strikes a poor country, aid workers from all over the world normally flood the zone. This time, fear of the virus is keeping experts fro...
 

Entertainment

This week on Car Talk, a Massachusetts man begins speaking with a French accent after an accident. Thus we are introduced to Foreign Accent Syndrome, ...
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Get out your skinny ties and don your best Flock of Seagulls hairdo. Jim and Greg celebrate Duran Duran, A-Ha and the best of 1980's New Wave with "Ma...
A few weeks ago, “Rude” by the band Magic! managed to unseat Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy” as the #1 song in the United States. While most songs of ...
Dr. Benjamin Gilmer (left) gets a job at a rural clinic. He finds out he’s replaced someone — also named Dr. Gilmer (picture) — who went...
They're just like us! (If we ate bugs)....
A live show from the Monona Terrace in Madison, WI featuring Tiny filmmakers Christopher Smith and Merete Mueller and your weekly fix of All the News ...
A British man who was at a party called his girlfriend to stay he couldn't come home because he had been kidnapped. She called police, and they fined ...
 

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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-NEW Snap! This week on Snap Judgment from PRX and NPR, we proudly present... "End Of The Line." Amazing stories from those people who just...
Dan Barber is a celebrated young chef — but his passionate ethics and intellect have made him much more. He's out to restore food to its rightful pl...
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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 peop...
Bill Loomis on frog legs, Paul Lowe on preserving fish, Christine Hanway on kitchen updates, Ari Daniel on kitchen chemistry....

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Global Noir: travel and crime fiction together in one hour International Noir - Barry Forshaw; The Killing -- Soren Sveistrup; Reading: Kishwar Desa...
 

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