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Trading Pom-Poms For Field Boots: Mireya Mayor's Big Break

Sat, 01/03/2015 - 4:57pm

The explorer's life plays out like an adventure film. But before she ever went diving with great whites, she was cheering for the Miami Dolphins — until a required science course changed her plans.

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Remembering An Iconic Cartoon Voice

Sat, 01/03/2015 - 6:58am

Voiceover artist Christine Cavanaugh died last month. She was the voice behind characters ranging from Babe the pig to Chuckie Finster of Rugrats.

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The Zig-Zagging History Of The Number Zero

Sat, 01/03/2015 - 6:58am

NPR's Eric Westervelt talks with Amir Aczel about his quest to find the origins of our number system and his new book, Finding Zero.

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The Music That Makes The Choreographers Move

Sat, 01/03/2015 - 6:58am

Peggy Hickey, Jamaica Craft and Mark Morris are all in the business of taking music, and making it visible as dance. They share some of their favorite songs of 2014.

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Sports Trading Cards App Comes With A Virtual Stick Of Gum

Sat, 01/03/2015 - 6:58am

Topps, the best-known of the sports card companies, isn't giving up on young people. David Roth of the sports website The Classical, tells NPR's Eric Westervelt about the baseball card app, Bunt.

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In 'Citizen,' Poet Strips Bare The Realities Of Everyday Racism

Sat, 01/03/2015 - 6:58am

For her latest collection, Claudia Rankine mined her and her friends' encounters with racism. She says she wanted to talk about "what happens when we fail each other as people."

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