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For The Record: Aging Out and Moving On

Sun, 01/11/2015 - 6:49am

The number of Americans over the age of 65 is expected to double in 35 years. That means more families grappling with what to do when a loved one can't live alone anymore.

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Giving Coats To Syrian Refugees To Fend Off A Bitter Winter

Sun, 01/11/2015 - 6:49am

Winter weather is making a vulnerable situation even worse for millions of Syrian refugees. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to UNICEF's Lucio Melandri about a program to provide winter clothes to refugees.

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Despite Charlie Hebdo, Optimism On The Future Of Islam In Europe

Sun, 01/11/2015 - 6:49am

A decade ago, Irshad Manji called for reform within Islam in her book, The Trouble with Islam Today. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Manji about her reaction to the recent events in France.

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Voices Of The Week: The 'Grim Reality' Of The Paris Attack

Sun, 01/11/2015 - 6:49am

We hear perspectives on the Charlie Hebdo attack, from Secretary of State John Kerry, French philosopher Bernard Henri Levy, Conan Obrien, Imam Anjem Choudary and Somali-born writer Ayaan Hirsi Ali.

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Ellar Coltrane, Taking Notes On Life And Girls For 'Boyhood'

Sun, 01/11/2015 - 6:49am

NPR's Tamara Keith spoke with the star of the film, Ellar Coltrane, who spent more than a decade shooting the movie. This story first aired on July 12 on Weekend Edition Saturday.

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This Weekend, Visit San Francisco's Famed Forbidden City In 'China Dolls'

Sun, 01/11/2015 - 6:49am

In this installment of Weekend Reads, Jean Kwok recommends Lisa See's novel China Dolls, about the unlikely friendship formed by three young women on vaudeville's all-Asian "Chop Suey Circuit."

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How To Revive The Worn Out Cliche

Sun, 01/11/2015 - 6:49am

Are cliches always tired? Not necessarily! NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Orin Hargraves, author of It's Been Said Before: A Guide to the Use and Abuse of Cliches.

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The More, The Better: Repetition Propels Songs Up The Charts

Sun, 01/11/2015 - 6:49am

It's an age-old question: What makes a hit song? NPR's Rachel Martin turns to USC professor Joseph Nunes for the answer. He says the secret formula may not be as complicated as we think.

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Eric Holder Heads To Paris In Wake Of Charlie Hebdo Attack

Sun, 01/11/2015 - 6:49am

Attorney General Eric Holder is attending international talks in Paris after the deadly attack on the satirical newspaper, Charlie Hebdo. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to reporter Lauren Frayer in Paris.

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After Silence, An 'Outline' Of A Life In Fragments

Sun, 01/11/2015 - 6:49am

Rachel Cusk's new novel Outline reflects the fragmentation of her own life in the story of a writer coming to terms with her dissolving marriage while on a summer teaching trip to Greece.

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World Leaders Join Unity March In Paris

Sun, 01/11/2015 - 6:37am

Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to march in solidarity with the victims of last week's attacks and in support of free speech.

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Mexican Carpoolers: A Photographer's View Of Truck Bed Commuters

Sun, 01/11/2015 - 6:03am

In the backs of pickup trucks, construction workers lie among tools and blankets, headed to the city for a day's work. Alejandro Cartagena turned his camera on the carpoolers.

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'Golden Son' Is Space Opera That Doesn't Forget The Opera

Sun, 01/11/2015 - 6:03am

Pierce Brown's followup to last year's Romans-in-space epic Red Rising is bigger, louder, and bloodier than its predecessor. Reviewer Jason Sheehan says it isn't perfect — but it is hard to put down.

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'Tasty': How Flavor Helped Makes Us Human

Sun, 01/11/2015 - 5:02am

From an evolutionary standpoint, flavor has long helped define who we are as a species, journalist John McQuaid argues in his new book, an exploration of the art and science of taste.

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A Musical Memorial For The Face Of Extinction

Sun, 01/11/2015 - 4:43am

Lonesome George was the last of his subspecies of giant tortoise from the Galapagos. For decades scientists tried to find him a mate, but he died alone. NPR's Adam Cole offers this elegiac tribute.

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New Streaming Services Are Changing TV — And Viewers, Too

Sun, 01/11/2015 - 4:36am

DISH Networks will soon debut Sling TV, a new streaming service for some cable channels with no cable subscription. NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says such services are changing how we watch TV.

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