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How To Inoculate Angry Teens Against Islamic Extremism

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 6:34am

Maajid Nawaz used to be a recruiter for an extreme Islamist group in the United Kingdom. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Nawaz about how the recruiting process works, and how it can be thwarted.

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Picasso, Nazis And A Daring Escape In 'My Grandfather's Gallery'

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 6:34am

As a little girl, Anne Sinclair knew Pablo Picasso. She talks with NPR's Scott Simon about why she didn't want the master to paint her picture, and her new memoir, My Grandfather's Gallery.

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Harmony Project Offers More Than Just Music In LA

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 6:34am

With public schools across the country cutting music instruction to save money, the Harmony Project in Los Angeles is trying to make up the difference. The nonprofit offers free music lessons to kids.

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Syrup Induces Pumpkin-Spiced Fever Dreams

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 6:34am

Hugh Merwin, an editor at Grub Street, bought a 63-ounce jug of pumpkin spice syrup and put it in just about everything he ate for four days. As he tells NPR's Scott Simon, it did not go well.

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From 'Yes' To 'No': One Scot's Shift On Independence

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 6:34am

Scottish author Ewan Morrison started out campaigning for the "yes" vote in the independence referendum, but ended up in the "no" camp. He talks with NPR's Scott Simon about what made him make the jump.

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This Ebola Outbreak 'Has Broken All The Rules'

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 6:34am

Laurie Garrett covered the Ebola outbreak in Zaire in 1995. She talks with NPR's Scott Simon about the U.S. mission to send military and monetary aid to Africa to help control Ebola in the region.

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Beyond Charity: Turning The Soup Kitchen Upside Down

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 6:03am

For 25 years, DC Central Kitchen has been a place for the hungry to feed themselves and learn new skills. Now a bustling social enterprise, it's inspired similar programs across the nation.

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Ebola Battlers Can Learn From Venice's Response To Black Death

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 6:03am

The city fathers didn't understand the plague they faced in the Middle Ages. Yet they improvised brilliantly. A new paper explains how their mindset is a model for how to face an unknown threat.

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Bolano's Newly Translated Novel Wrests Beauty From Despair

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 6:03am

A Little Lumpen Novelita is an intoxicating tale of a teenage girl who struggles to stay afloat. It cements Roberto Bolano's place as the most commanding Latin American writer of the last few decades.

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WATCH: The Boy Who Danced In The Face Of Ebola

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 5:03am

A nugget of joy in the battle against Ebola: A little boy infected with the virus dances his way through treatment — and he's really good.

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A Vulnerable Voice, Singing From Another Era

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 4:57am

As a kid, Scottish soul singer Paolo Nutini fell in love with male harmony groups like The Drifters. He says the fragility on those old recordings inspired the sound of his new album, Caustic Love.

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Bill Cosby's Huge, Complicated Post-'Cosby Show' Legacy

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 4:13am

A roundup of some notable profiles of Bill Cosby's life after Cliff Huxtable.

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Tech Week: Smartphone Privacy, Cyberstalking, Alibaba's Big Debut

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 4:12am

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba makes the biggest debut on the NYSE ever. The details, and the other tech stories that piqued our interest, are in this week's roundup.

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With Alibaba IPO, Yahoo Reaps A Big Reward From Risky Bet

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 4:11am

Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang made a smart move when his company invested in a Chinese e-commerce firm called Alibaba in 2005. With this week's Alibaba IPO, Yahoo will gain nearly $8 billion.

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Why Afghanistan's 'Underground Girls' Skirt Tradition To Live As Boys

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 4:11am

In a new book, journalist Jenny Nordberg writes about the bacha posh, young girls who dress up like boys to enjoy the freedoms of being an Afghan male for as long as they can.

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Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga Go 'Cheek To Cheek' On New Album

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 4:10am

The legendary crooner and pop superstar have a natural chemistry on their new collaborative album, which might introduce a new generation of pop fans to the world of jazz.

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Turkish Hostages Held By Islamic Militants Are Released

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 2:02am

Turkey's prime minister said that 49 hostages who were seized by Islamic militants in Iraq have been freed and safely returned to Turkey, ending Turkey's most serious hostage crisis.

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White House Briefly Evacuated After Man Jumps Fence, Makes It Inside

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 10:43pm

The 42-year-old got past the front doors Friday night before the Secret Service arrested him. President Obama and his family weren't home at the time.

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Texas Appears To Step Back From Proposal To Sell Alcohol At Some Gun Shows

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 6:08pm

The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission received hundreds of negative comments about the proposal. Staff of the commissioners deciding on the new regulations have advised against it.

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Episode 570: The Fine Print

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 5:41pm

Today on the show, we read our homeowners insurance policy — and get to the bottom of all that fine print that nobody every reads.

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