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Bluff The Listener

13 hours 5 min ago

Our panelists tell three stories about someone saving the environment only one of which is true.

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Panel Round One

13 hours 5 min ago

Our panelists answer questions about the week's news: It's a crime not to eat this food.

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Who's Bill This Time

13 hours 5 min ago

Bill Kurtis reads three quotes from the week's news: Modi and The Bam; New Koch; An Offensive Play.

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Not My Job: Sen. Jon Tester Gets Quizzed On Testers Of Johns

13 hours 5 min ago

Jon Tester of Montana may be the only senator who regularly travels to Washington with a 40-pound suitcase filled with meat he butchered himself.

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All Is Not So Well In The NFL Ahead Of Super Bowl Sunday

13 hours 19 min ago

Deflategate tops a "tough year" for the league, says Commissioner Roger Goodell. The NFL has also grappled with domestic violence and child abuse claims.

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Merkel: No Relaxing Of Terms On Greek Debt

14 hours 2 min ago

The German chancellor says she wants to keep Athens in the eurozone, but that EU lenders have already made substantial concessions on the terms of the bailout.

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Fresh Air Weekend: Benedict Cumberbatch, 'American Sniper' Review And 'Teenage Brain'

14 hours 2 min ago

Cumberbatch portrays the eccentric mathematician Alan Turing in The Imitation Game; John Powers reviews American Sniper; neuroscientist Frances Jensen discusses why teens should protect their brains.

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Serena Williams Wins Australian Open For 19th Grand Slam Title

15 hours 4 min ago

The tennis superstar beat Russia's Maria Sharapova in the final 6-3 7-6 (7-5). She is now third in a list of Grand Slam singles champs.

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An Arctic Institution, Sweden's Ice Hotel Turns 25

15 hours 30 min ago

This year marks 25 years of the original Ice Hotel, carved from snow and ice bricks in far northern Sweden. It's also an annual art contest, where visiting artists sculpt and created their own rooms.

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Prime Minister Loses His Noggin But Keeps Talking In 'Head Of State'

15 hours 30 min ago

Who says a beheaded man can't still be head of state? NPR's Scott Simon speaks with British journalist, author and TV host Andrew Marr about his novel, Head of State.

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Super Bowl And Skullduggery: The Week In Sports

15 hours 30 min ago

It's nearly time for the Super Bowl, but Howard Bryant of ESPN.com and ESPN the magazine tells NPR's Scott Simon that more people are talking about off-the-field scandals than the actual game.

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In LA, Women Build A Mosque Where They Can Call To Prayer

15 hours 30 min ago

A women-led mosque held its first jumma'a, or Friday prayer service, in Los Angeles this week. The group is hoping to strengthen the Muslim community in America by empowering the faith's women.

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Fighting In Eastern Ukraine Drags On Into WInter

15 hours 30 min ago

Government troops are locked in a fierce battle with Russian-backed separatists, while civilians suffer freezing cold. Correspondent Corey Flintoff shares the latest with NPR's Scott Simon.

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What Romney's Retreat Means For GOP Hopefuls

15 hours 30 min ago

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with senior Washington editor Ron Elving about the narrowing Republican presidential field for 2016 and what we've seen so far in the first month of the new Congress.

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Rod McKuen, The Cheeseburger To Poetry's Haute Cuisine

15 hours 30 min ago

Poet Rod McKuen was loved by millions but mocked by literary critics. He died this week at age 81.

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An Odd Crew Dreams Of Swashbuckling In 'We Are Pirates'

15 hours 30 min ago

Acclaimed writer Daniel Handler, a.k.a. Lemony Snickett, drew criticism last year for a racist comment at a literary event. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Handler about his new novel, We Are Pirates.

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The Infite Whiteness Of Public Radio Voices

15 hours 30 min ago

The hashtag #publicradiovoices, about the "whiteness" of public radio, trended on Twitter this week. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Gene Demby of NPR's Code Switch team about the conversation.

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Pennsylvania Law Allows NRA To Sue Cities Over Gun Rules

15 hours 30 min ago

The NRA has already filed suit against Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Lancaster, claiming the cities' gun ordinances are illegal.

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Amiri Baraka Didn't Worry About His Politics Overpowering His Poetry

15 hours 30 min ago

"The real hallmark of an effective political artist is that the politics is accepted with the art," said Baraka. A new career-spanning anthology collects his work from 1961 to 2013. He died in 2014.

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In A Few Fateful Years, One Record Label Blew Open The Blues

15 hours 30 min ago

Music was an afterthought for Paramount Records, a short-lived label founded by a furniture company. But in its final years, it gave vital exposure to the artists who would come to define Delta blues.

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