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We Quiz Novelist Amy Tan On Tanning Techniques

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 8:59am

We invite the author to play a game called "It's the bronze golden look that says, 'early death from melanoma!' " — three questions about tanning. Originally broadcast Aug. 2, 2014.

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Tech Week: Women's Raises, Screen Time And Super-Locked Phones

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 8:59am

Controversial remarks about women not needing to ask for raises, how people in tech often limit their kids' screen time and a heated debate over smartphone encryption topped our tech coverage.

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Millennials: We Help The Earth But Don't Call Us Environmentalists

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 8:45am

Millennials are the most likely to favor traditionally pro-environment policies and believe climate change is man-made. But they are also the least likely generation to identify as environmentalists.

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Fresh Air Weekend: Marty Stuart And Caitlin Doughty

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 8:03am

Out of love and necessity, Marty Stuart has become a country-music historian; Mortician and author Caitlin Doughty talks about the crematory industry and her new memoir Smoke Gets In Your Eyes.

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Comer Cottrell, Creator Of The People's Jheri Curl, Dies At 82

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 7:32am

Cottrell died last Friday in Plano, Tex. His do-it-yourself product brought more affordable curly hair to the masses.

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Kmart Says Its Store Registers Were Hacked, Exposing Credit Cards

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 7:30am

The Sears-owned company says it removed the malware after it was discovered Thursday. It announced the exposure late Friday, saying no personal data or PIN numbers were lost.

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The Good Listener: When You Need To Concentrate, Which Music Is Best?

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 7:03am

Do you spend your days wearing headphones and staring at a computer screen, looking for music to fill your head without distracting you from the task at hand? This column is for you.

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Raquel Sofia: Tiny Desk Concert

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 7:03am

The singer has spent most of her career 20 feet from stardom as a backup singer for Juanes and Shakira. Now, she headlines a concert of her own behind Bob Boilen's desk.

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Actor Alan Cumming Is Not His 'Father's Son'

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 6:42am

In a terrible way, Alan Cumming's childhood taught him how to act. He learned how to read a room and to avoid his father's wrath. He talks with NPR's Scott Simon about his new memoir.

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Lots Of Baseball And A Little Soccer: The Week In Sports

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 6:42am

NPR's Scott Simon and NPR's Tom Goldman talk baseball playoffs. Last night, the Kansas City Royals beat the Baltimore Orioles in the 10th inning, the team's fourth extra-inning playoff game.

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Woman Finds Jeweled Treasure In Agatha Christie's Trunk

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 6:42am

When an English woman bought a trunk at an estate sale, she was surprised to discover a diamond brooch and other jewels that belonged to Agatha Christie. She speaks with NPR's Scott Simon.

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Author: Supreme Court Usurped Congress On Voting Rights

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 6:42am

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Darryl Pinckney about his essay "Blackballed," a personal and historical reflection on the struggle of black Americans for the right to vote.

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Governor's Wife's Revelations Show Flair For Scandal In Oregon

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 6:42am

On Thursday, Oregon's first lady, Cylvia Hayes, admitted to receiving $5,000 to marry a man who wanted a green card. NPR's Scott Simon talks to political editor Charlie Mahtesian about the scandal.

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Some Weapons Bound For Syrian Rebels End Up With ISIS

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 6:42am

Conflict Armament Research tracks the weapons the self-proclaimed Islamic State uses. As Damien Spleeters tells NPR's Scott Simon, the group traced weapons back to more than 20 countries.

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Turkey's Troubles Complicate U.S. Battle With ISIS

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 6:42am

Turkey is divided over how to respond to ISIS on its border and Kurdish unrest within the country, making Turkey a shaky partner for the U.S.-led coalition.

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Researchers Say Beavers Are More Than Simple Pests

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 6:42am

Most people think of beavers as pests — they cause floods and block irrigation. But as Mel Babik tells NPR's Scott Simon, she's finding a new use for the buck-toothed critters in the Yakima Basin.

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Director Tries To Keep Guantanamo Politics Out Of 'Separation;

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 6:42am

In a new movie, Camp X-Ray, Kristen Stewart plays a guard at Guantanamo who lets one of the detainees get to her. NPR's Scott Simon talks to director Peter Sattler about his first feature film.

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Half-Year After Takeover, Russia Controls Crimea

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 6:42am

Six months after it was annexed by Russia, most nations still consider Crimea part of Ukraine. But Morning Edition's David Greene tells NPR's Scott Simon the republic is clearly dominated by Russia.

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Despite New Sources, Europe Still Relies On Russian Oil

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 6:42am

Suma Chakrabarti, president of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, tells NPR's Scott Simon about efforts to reduce Europe's energy dependence on Russia.

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