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First Listen: Holly Herndon, 'Platform'

Sun, 05/10/2015 - 10:03pm

Platform draws drama out of changes in speed and texture and many little parts that work together to make a sort of musical machine.

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In Palo Alto's High-Pressure Schools, Suicides Lead To Soul-Searching

Sun, 05/10/2015 - 5:42pm

The competitive school district has seen four students take their own lives since October. One junior talks about reactions to the deaths, the pressures students face and her hopes for the future.

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Forget Brunch. Liberians Crown 'Mothers of the Year'

Sun, 05/10/2015 - 5:20pm

On Mother's Day, a Liberian mom might get a tiara and a title. And on Day 2 of Liberia's Ebola-free status, people are thrilled to add hugs to their tribute.

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Danielewski Returns With A Long, Sideways Look At 'The Familiar'

Sun, 05/10/2015 - 5:10pm

The author famous for the cult bestseller House Of Leaves is writing a new novel about a little girl who finds a kitten. The book is planned to be epic — 27 volumes total. Vol. 1 is nearly 900 pages.

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Civilian Suffering Continues To Worsen In Yemen

Sun, 05/10/2015 - 4:16pm

NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Teresa Sancristoval, a program manager with Doctors Without Borders in Yemen, about the situation on the ground and efforts to aid civilians.

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After Campus Suicides, Building Community With A Simple Statement

Sun, 05/10/2015 - 4:16pm

After two of her classmates took their lives, MIT freshman Isabel "Izzy" Lloyd made wristbands to promote compassionate outreach on campus. The white bands say TMAYD, for Tell Me About Your Day.

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Will Pregnancy Tests In Alaska Bars Dissuade Moms-To-Be From Drinking?

Sun, 05/10/2015 - 4:16pm

A small number of bars are offering the free tests as part of a state-funded pilot program aiming to reduce the number of babies born with fetal alcohol syndrome.

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After A Fiery Speech, A Top-Secret Job Offer In The Desert

Sun, 05/10/2015 - 4:16pm

A young Air Force captain thought his career was over. Instead, he was invited to join a stealth program — and told, "You've got 30 seconds and if you don't say yes, this conversation never happened."

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Kamasi Washington's 3-Hour Jazz 'Epic,' Complete With Creation Myth

Sun, 05/10/2015 - 4:16pm

The Los Angeles jazz saxophonist ended up on the latest records by rapper Kendrick Lamar and EDM producer Flying Lotus. His new three-CD recording is no less ambitious.

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International Adoptees Create A New Sense Of Community Together

Sun, 05/10/2015 - 4:16pm

Americans began adopting children from South Korea more than 50 years ago. Now adults, some of these adoptees gather regularly in New York to help and support each other.

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At The Heart Of The Freddie Gray Case, Six Officers Remain A Mystery

Sun, 05/10/2015 - 4:16pm

Little is known about the six Baltimore police officers charged in the April death of Freddie Gray. Their attorneys have filed a motion to have the case dismissed.

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Limited Cease-Fire Set To Begin In Yemen On Tuesday

Sun, 05/10/2015 - 4:16pm

Yemen's Houthi rebels agreed Sunday to a five-day ceasefire. Meanwhile, fighting rages on as Saudi-led warplanes continue to pound both northern Yemen and the capital.

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