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It's The Fuzz! Cat Detective Swipes A Claw At Crime In 'William'

Sat, 04/25/2015 - 4:27am

When the Mona Cheesa goes missing in Paris, "international cat of mystery" William is called in on the case. Helen Hancocks joins NPR's Scott Simon to talk about William & the Missing Masterpiece.

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Pick The Perfect Profanity To Season Your Message

Sat, 04/25/2015 - 4:22am

Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price repeated a choice curse word 77 times in a press conference. NPR's Scott Simon defends profanity, but warns it can obscure meaning if too liberally applied.

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The Hard Work And Close Bonds Of Competitive College A Cappella

Sat, 04/25/2015 - 4:21am

Pitch Perfect may have made the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella look like a personality contest, but the real competition takes long hours and exacting musicianship.

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Invisible For Generations, 'Hidden Armenians' Emerge In Turkey

Sat, 04/25/2015 - 4:20am

Many Armenian Christians were slaughtered by the Ottomans a century ago, but some survivors were taken in by Muslim families. A growing number are now reclaiming their Armenian heritage.

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Pop-Up Podcast: Same-Sex Marriage And The Supreme Court

Sat, 04/25/2015 - 4:03am

As the Supreme Court prepares to hear arguments on same-sex marriage, NPR's legal and political correspondents break down the historic case.

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Strong Earthquake Shakes Kathmandu

Sat, 04/25/2015 - 2:56am

The 7.9 quake rocked the capital Katmandu before noon Saturday, collapsing houses, leveling centuries-old temples and cutting open roads in the worst temblor in the Himalayan nation in over 80 years.

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Pop-Up Politics Podcast: Same-Sex Marriage Before The Supreme Court

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 8:20pm

Pop-Up Politics Podcast: Same-Sex Marriage Before The Supreme Court

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Jenner: 'For All Intents And Purposes, I Am A Woman'

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 8:12pm

In an interview with Diane Sawyer on ABC's "20/20", the former gold-medal-winning Olympic decathlete described a struggle with gender identity that began in childhood.

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Apprehensions Along Southern Border Drop Dramatically In 2015

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 8:00pm

Apprehensions dropped by 28 percent compared to the same time period last year. Apprehensions of minors also dropped by 50 percent.

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A Most Indelible Ink: A Magazine Printed Using Blood

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 6:06pm

A Lebanese magazine published its latest issue using donated blood to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the massacre of an estimated 1.5 million Armenians.

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PepsiCo Swaps Diet Drink's Aspartame For Other Artificial Sweeteners

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 6:06pm

The company says Diet Pepsi consumers are concerned about aspartame. But the Food and Drug Administration has long affirmed that the sweetener is safe in amounts commonly used by beverage companies.

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Kamasi Washington's 'The Epic' In Concert

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 6:04pm

The music of the saxophonist's three-CD, nearly three-hour work comes to life in its full glory, assisted by his long-time working band, a choir, strings and plenty of special guests.

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#NPRreads: Rube Goldberg Machine's Dark Origins And Spalding Gray's Last Days

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 6:04pm

For your weekend reading, our staff also recommends a piece on an HIV outbreak in Austin, Ind.

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The Bad Plus Joshua Redman At Detroit Jazz Festival

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 6:02pm

Both the saxophonist and the collaborative trio are among the most celebrated and thoughtful jazz acts of the last couple decades. Their new quartet together remakes each others' tunes.

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Celebrating Joe Temperley In Concert

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 6:01pm

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra salutes its Scottish baritone saxophonist and elder statesman with a program of his favorite Ellingtonia and a new concerto by Wynton Marsalis.

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Vijay Iyer Trio At Metropolitan Museum Of Art

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 6:00pm

A piano trio that's made an art of collective rhythmic risk-taking plays Iyer's distinctive compositions and those of his disruptive heroes, with the backdrop of an Egyptian temple.

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These Animals Might Go Extinct Because No One Wants To Eat Them

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 5:47pm

Many species have gone extinct because humans hunted them into oblivion for their meat. But there's another group of animals that are endangered because we've lost interest in breeding them.

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Episode 619: The Free Throw Experiment

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 5:46pm

Casinos are worried that young people aren't interested in playing slots or other games of luck. They're turning to games that require skill, like basketball.

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Baltimore Police: Freddie Gray Should've Gotten Medical Help At Scene Of Arrest

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 4:31pm

Giving an update about how Gray was injured, police said they still have many gaps to fill, but the picture is becoming clearer. Police now know that Gray was never buckled into the police van.

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Lawless Libya: The Jumping Off Point For Migrants Heading To Europe

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 4:22pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Rebecca Murray, a freelance reporter for McClatchy in Libya, about the collapse of law and order, the rise of the self-declared Islamic State and the migrant crisis.

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