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First Listen: Horse Feathers, 'So It Is With Us'

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 10:03pm

The chamber-folk band's fifth album feels unerringly graceful — a quality that transcends tempo and tone, infusing every song with enough beauty to overwhelm sadness.

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First Listen: Neil Diamond, 'Melody Road'

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 10:03pm

On his new album, the singer returns to grand arrangements that support his pungent wit and unwavering emotionalism. It's a warm and spirited outing throughout.

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Hong Kong Police Clear Some Protest Barricades

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 7:58pm

The police removed barricades marking off areas that pro-democracy protesters have been occupying for two week. A police statement said it was an attempt to ease congestion, not to remove protesters.

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Cameron Esposito, Flying Lotus, And 'The Princess Bride'

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 5:57pm

In this week's podcast of Weekends on All Things Considered, comedian Cameron Esposito discusses her new album, as does Flying Lotus, and we get a look behind the scenes of The Princess Bride.

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The New Food TV: The Era Of Julia Child Packed Its Knives And Went

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 4:50pm

Since the original Japanese Iron Chef first appeared on the Food Network 15 years ago, how-to cooking shows have gradually been displaced by reality shows that pit chefs against each other.

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ISIS Advances On Kobani With Additional Fighters, Weapons

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 3:54pm

Outgunned Kurdish fighters are continuing to resist militants from the so-called Islamic State in the Syrian border town of Kobani. NPR's Arun Rath talks to correspondent Peter Kenyon in the region.

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Training Is Key In Lowering Risk For Health Care Workers Treating Ebola

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 3:54pm

NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Dr. Suzanne Donovan, an infectious disease specialist at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center, about the risk of infection for health care workers treating Ebola patients.

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'Protocol Breach' Cited In Second Case Of Ebola In Dallas

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 3:54pm

Texas health officials have confirmed preliminary tests show a health care worker — who was in contact with the man who died last week of Ebola in Dallas — has been diagnosed with the disease.

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The Case Of The Stolen Stradivarius

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 3:54pm

Milwaukee Orchestra concertmaster Frank Almond was carrying his rare Stradivarius violin out to the parking lot after a show when he was suddenly attacked. The violin, worth millions, was stolen.

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Liberian Singers Use The Power Of Music To Raise Ebola Awareness

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 3:54pm

Early on in the epidemic, the government and aid agencies commissioned songs that just ended up terrifying people. But the newer songs on the radio are catchy and danceable — as well as informative.

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To Cut Student Debt, Florida College Cuts Off Some Student Borrowing

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 3:54pm

One of Florida's largest community colleges is trying to reduce the amount of debt its students take on. As part of a federal experiment, it has barred them from taking out any unsubsidized loans.

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'As You Wish': Take A Peek At The Making Of 'The Princess Bride'

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 3:54pm

Actor Cary Elwes, best known for his dashing performance as the heroic farm boy Westley in The Princess Bride, has a new book out, full of memories from the cast of the cult classic.

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Music From Death's Doorstep: A Conversation With Flying Lotus

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 3:54pm

Crossing over — musically and metaphysically — has of late consumed the mind of Steven Ellison. He says his new LP as Flying Lotus is "my opportunity to make a film" about the moment of death.

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