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'Panic' Out In Paperback (And Maybe Coming To A Theater Near You)

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 11:52am

Universal Pictures has hired Lauren Oliver to write the screenplay for her young adult novel. We revisit our interview with her.

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12-Year-Old Speaks Out Against Gender Gap In iPhone Games

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 11:40am

Madeline Messer wrote a piece in The Washington Post asking, "Why don't the characters in my apps look like me?"

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A Polka Revival In Cleveland

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 11:33am

The Chardon Polka Band is building a national following with its version of accordion music.

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Drum Fill Friday, For March 13

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 11:25am

Our recurring series for careful listeners, this week featuring a mix of drum fills handpicked by All Songs Considered co-host Robin Hilton. Hear the drum fill (or intro) and match it to the song.

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Prominent Architect Michael Graves Dies

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 11:25am

You may not know his name, but with more than 350 buildings and a line of households products, you probably know his work.

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Credit Agencies Agree To Wait Before Adding Medical Debt To Ratings

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 11:22am

Insurers sometimes wrangle with patients and for months before paying a bill. A new six-month waiting period will give consumers time to resolve disputes and avoid having their credit ratings dinged.

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Study: YouTube Videos Portray Drunkenness In Positive Light

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 11:20am

An analysis of more than 70 popular videos reveals that intoxication is mostly depicted as fun and humorous.

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Where Is Vladimir Putin?

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 11:06am

The Russian president hasn't been seen in public since March 5, leading to speculation that he's sick.

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On The Front Lines Of Fighting In Eastern Ukraine

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 11:06am

A fragile ceasefire is holding in the area, but NPR’s Corey Flintoff says he's seeing bloodshed on the front lines.

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Robert Langer, Chemical Engineer At MIT

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 10:38am

Host Jessica Harris talks with Robert Langer, a chemical engineer who has pioneered the fields of drug delivery and tissue engineering. Harris also talks with David Carmel, co-founder of Jumpstart.

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J.W. Taylor - "The Confession"

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 10:22am

J.W. Taylor tells his coming-of-age story about the night at the church lock-in. Performed live at Tales from The South.

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Family Secrets

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 10:22am

Rita Gigante grew up knowing her dad suffered from crippling mental illness. But she didn't know who her father really was.

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No Place Like Home

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 10:22am

Neil White was a businessman living well with his wife and kids... until he was convicted of bank fraud and sentenced to serve 18 months in prison in Carville, Louisiana.

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The Tribe

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 10:22am

When Glynn goes to a major pow wow to discover his Native American heritage, he uncovers something else.

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France Wins Battle Against Belgium's Plan For A Waterloo Coin

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 10:18am

A two-euro coin commemorating the bicentennial of Napoleon Bonaparte's defeat will not be widely released, after French objections over what it called a "negative symbol."

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