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Book News: National Book Longlists Contain Some Surprises, Many Subtitles

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 9:32am

Also: George R.R. Martin enters the political fray; Robert Darnton on censorship.

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James Judd - "The Book Report"

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 9:26am

A young James Judd thinks he has just the right book to claim victory of his school's annual book report contest.

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Lina Misitzis - "The Silver Bug"

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 9:26am

Lina's life changed after she got her first car, but for all the wrong reasons.

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Mike McGee - "The Birds And The Bees"

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 9:26am

A young Mike learns a life lesson the hard way.

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Drum Fill Friday, For Sept. 19

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 9:20am

Our regular puzzler for careful listeners, this week featuring a mix of classic rock and iconic pop fills. Hear the fill and match it to the song.

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Around The World In 8 Hospital Meals

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 9:14am

From tasty tempura to gross gruel, hospital meals across the globe vary wildly. Highbrow institutions in China and India have long served top-notch food. U.S. hospitals are starting to follow suit.

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Around The World In 8 Hospital Meals

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 9:14am

From tasty tempura to gross gruel, hospital meals across the globe vary wildly. High-brow institutions in China and India have long served top-notch food. U.S. hospitals are starting to follow suit.

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Scotland's Vote Could Bring Big Changes To England, Wales, N. Ireland

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 9:11am

British Prime Minister David Cameron says now that voters in Scotland have rejected independence, he is committed to giving more powers not only to Scotland, but also to the rest of the U.K.

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Why 'Is Corporal Punishment Abuse?' Is Such A Loaded Question

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 9:03am

An NFL star's arrest on child abuse charges has reignited a national debate about parents using corporal punishment. But how people feel about this issue is tied to some very personal questions.

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How Can Someone Move Beyond Murder?

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 8:58am

At the age of 19, Shaka Senghor was jailed for shooting and killing a man. That event started his years-long journey to redemption.

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How Do You Reinvent Yourself After a Near-Death Experience?

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 8:58am

Hugh Herr lost both legs in a climbing accident 30 years ago. Now, as the head of the MIT Media Lab's Biomechatronics group, he's building the next generation of bionic limbs.

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How Do You Reveal A Life-Changing Transformation?

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 8:58am

For most of Geena Rocero's career modeling lingerie and swimsuits, no one knew she was born a boy. Rocero talks about her decision to risk her career and reveal her background.

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How Did The Son Of A Terrorist Chose Peace?

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 8:58am

Zak Ebrahim is the son of terrorist El-Sayyid Nosair, one of the masterminds of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. He tells the story of being raised to hate and how he chose a very different path.

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Top Stories: French Jets Strike Militants; Next Steps For Scotland

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 8:40am

Also: Police arrest suspect in connection with huge California wildfire; Texas gets record rainfall from the remnants of a tropical storm; and judging NASA's new spaceships.

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Fla. Man Kills 6 Grandchildren, Daughter Before Suicide

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 8:05am

The shooter, Don Spirit, 51, had done time in prison on firearms violations in connection with the shooting death of his 8-year-old son during a 2001 hunting accident.

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Terry Gilliam Sees Future Through Familiar Eyes In 'The Zero Theorem'

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 7:55am

Terry Gilliam's latest sci-fi drama stars Christoph Waltz as a computer whiz working to decipher the titular equation. But the film's future is disappointingly similar to those we've seen many times.

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French Jets Conduct First Airstrikes Against ISIS In Iraq

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 7:27am

President Francois Hollande says the Rafale fighters "entirely destroyed" a logistics depot. His office said more air operations against Islamic State militants would be conducted in coming days.

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As Scotland Rejects Independence, Cameron Promises More Autonomy

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

At final count, the "no" votes won by a margin of 55 percent to 45 percent. The British prime minister said it had settled the question "for a generation."

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Hearse Convoy Gets Set To Enter Hell

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 6:00am

The town west of Detroit is embracing its name by holding its annual Hellfest celebration on Saturday, which includes a hearse car show.

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Traveling Videogame Museum Gets Permanent Home

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 5:57am

Frisco, Texas, approved funding for the museum. The Dallas Morning News reports visitors will be able to build their own versions of Pong, a big game in the 70s.

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