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Talk, Sing, Read, Write, Play: How Libraries Reach Kids Before They Can Read

Tue, 12/30/2014 - 2:59am

This isn't your typical story time; public libraries are designing new programs to help parents and caregivers interact with toddlers in ways that will encourage future reading.

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Diversity In Space: Tracking The First Asian Pilot In The Star Wars Movies

Mon, 12/29/2014 - 9:33am

The Asian characters in the original Star Wars films are few, fleeting and often forgotten. But the Manager of the Holocron at Lucasfilm helps uncover their back stories.

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Playlist: Journey To Far Off Places

Mon, 12/29/2014 - 8:14am

Travel to unusual places with these TED Radio Hour stories.

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Playlist: Stories That Will Spark Your Imagination

Mon, 12/29/2014 - 8:08am

These TED Radio Hour stories will make you curious and maybe even ignite some creative ideas of your own.

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First Book Gets Reading Material Into The Hands Of Low-Income Students

Mon, 12/29/2014 - 4:06am

A study done in Philadelphia found a total of 33 books in a community of 10,000 children. A group is solving that problem by partnering with the publishing industry to get books to kids in need.

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Ladies Lead Whiskey Renaissance As Distillers And New Tipplers

Mon, 12/29/2014 - 2:16am

Whiskey was long considered a man's drink. But as sales of whiskey soar, it's women who are leading the new boom, thanks to a vanguard of female distillers, blenders and tasters.

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From Her Dad To Her 'Jamish' Roots, A Poet Pieces Her Story Together

Sun, 12/28/2014 - 4:22pm

Salena Godden grew up in 1970s England with a Jamaican mom and an absent English-Irish dad. In her memoir, Springfield Road, she looks back on her struggle to find her personal identity.

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A Cuppa Matcha With Your Crickets? On The Menu In 2015

Sun, 12/28/2014 - 8:39am

In the new year we'll be eating pot pesto, pork fat, and pancit along with the newborn progeny of Brussels sprouts and kale.

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Director: 'The Interview' Is A Case Of Accidental Irony

Sun, 12/28/2014 - 6:37am

Sony's movie, The Interview, was meant to be just a silly comedy, but now it's a symbol of free speech. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to its screenwriter, Dan Sterling.

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Jamie Oliver, Up To His Elbows In Mashed Potatoes With 'Comfort Food'

Sun, 12/28/2014 - 6:37am

For his new cookbook, chef Jamie Oliver compiled soul-soothing, stomach-satisfying recipes from around the world. And this time, he tells NPR's Linda Wertheimer, he worried less about calorie counts.

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Screenwriter: 'The Interview' Is A Case Of Accidental Irony

Sun, 12/28/2014 - 6:37am

Sony's movie The Interview was meant to be just a silly comedy, but now it's a symbol of free speech. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to its screenwriter, Dan Sterling.

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Jamie Oliver, Up To His Elbows In Mashed Potatoes With 'Comfort Food'

Sun, 12/28/2014 - 6:37am

For his new cookbook, chef Jamie Oliver compiled soul-soothing, stomach-satisfying recipes from around the world. And this time, he tells NPR's Linda Wertheimer, he worried less about calorie counts.

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'Selma' Tells The Civil Rights Story Through Black Eyes

Sun, 12/28/2014 - 6:37am

Director Ava DuVernay's film stands out for its focus on black characters. This story originally aired Dec. 27 on All Things Considered. Warning: This audio contains language some may find offensive.

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The Enduring Life Of Lit Mags: We'll Always Have (The) Paris (Review)

Sun, 12/28/2014 - 6:03am

Magazines of all stripes are struggling to negotiate the digital age — but writer Juan Vidal finds hope for the future of reading in the pages of his favorite new literary magazines.

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Novel Gives Voice To Virginia Woolf's Overshadowed Sister

Sun, 12/28/2014 - 4:38am

In Vanessa and Her Sister, Priya Parmar imagines what Vanessa Bell wrote in her journal when she and Woolf were helping to form the Bloomsbury Group, a gathering of London artists and intellectuals.

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Before The Internet, Librarians Would 'Answer Everything' — And Still Do

Sun, 12/28/2014 - 4:34am

The New York Public Library recently came upon a box of questions posed to the library from the 1940s to the '80s — an era when humans consulted other humans for answers to their daily questions.

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Comedian Andrea Martin: 'I Don't Think Age Has Anything To Do With It'

Sat, 12/27/2014 - 4:45pm

Now in her late 60s, Martin says she's still "excited and enthusiastic" about her work and doesn't have any intention of retiring. She published a memoir in September called Lady Parts.

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For Hollywood, 'Selma' Is A New Kind Of Civil Rights Story

Sat, 12/27/2014 - 4:23pm

The film, about a 1965 voting rights march, stands out for its focus on black characters, including some of the movement's lesser-known organizers, and the way it humanizes Martin Luther King Jr.

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One Man's Trash, Another Man's Fashion Brand

Sat, 12/27/2014 - 9:10am

Spanish entrepreneur Javier Goyeneche is looking to transform the world of sustainable fashion, with clothes that are made out of 80 or 90 percent recycled materials — from tires to old fishing nets.

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Author Asks Why WWI Genocide Still Splits Turks And Armenians

Sat, 12/27/2014 - 6:43am

As a child, Armenian-American writer Meline Toumani was taught to see Turks as a bitter enemy. She wrote her new book, There Was and There Was Not, in an effort to understand that conflict.

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