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Fueled By Fear, How Richard Nixon Became 'One Man Against The World'

Mon, 06/15/2015 - 2:14pm

In his new book, New York Times journalist Tim Weiner paints a portrait of a president overwhelmed by wars at home and abroad, whose self-destructive behavior resulted in "political suicide."

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Firearms Company Colt Defense Files For Bankruptcy Protection

Mon, 06/15/2015 - 2:04pm

Sam Colt founded the company in 1855. Colt Defense filed for Chapter 11 protection late Sunday.

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Instead Of Replacing Missing Body Parts, Moon Jellies Recycle

Mon, 06/15/2015 - 2:03pm

If a starfish loses a limb, a new arm buds and grows in its place. But young moon jellies have a different strategy for self-repair: Existing limbs rearrange themselves to regain symmetry.

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Rob Kalin, Founder Of Etsy

Mon, 06/15/2015 - 2:03pm

Host Jessica Harris talks with Rob Kalin, founder of the online handmade goods marketplace Etsy. Harris also talks with Lyndon Rive, co-founder of SolarCity.

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KEXP Presents: Torres

Mon, 06/15/2015 - 1:31pm

Mackenzie Scott explores themes of mortality, identity and religion on Torres' new album, Sprinter. Watch Scott and her band perform the title track in the KEXP studio.

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Song Premiere: Lucero, 'Went Looking For Warren Zevon's Los Angeles'

Mon, 06/15/2015 - 1:25pm

It's the record Ben Nichols wanted to make at age 15, but Lucero's new album shows the band's grown fully into itself. Hear the first single, a wistful meditation on missed off-ramps.

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My Friend, Ornette Coleman

Mon, 06/15/2015 - 1:22pm

Photographer John Rogers befriended the saxophonist and composer about 10 years ago. Then he started bringing other musicians to jam at Coleman's house.

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The Prettiots: Tiny Desk Concert

Mon, 06/15/2015 - 1:07pm

The three women in The Prettiots share their love of everything from Law & Order to old-school girl groups like the Shangri-Las.

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Chinese Travel Boom A Boon To U.S. Businesses

Mon, 06/15/2015 - 12:52pm

Last year, about 2 million Chinese tourists traveled to the U.S., a significant hike from 200,000 in 2003.

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Match CEO Explains The Algorithms Of Love

Mon, 06/15/2015 - 12:40pm

Sam Yagan, who also co-founded OKCupid, is a leading figure in the online dating world. He shares his perspective.

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CVS To Buy Target's Pharmacies For $1.9 Billion

Mon, 06/15/2015 - 12:33pm

The second-largest drugstore chain in the U.S. is buying Target's 1,700 pharmacies and clinics, letting it expand into some new markets.

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Cleveland Kids Get To Tell Their Stories Through Theater

Mon, 06/15/2015 - 12:25pm

Brick City Theatre is an outreach program of Cleveland Public Theater that works with young people aged 5 to 14.

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Sudanese President Flies Home After South African Court Orders His Arrest

Mon, 06/15/2015 - 12:23pm

President Omar al-Bashir was indicted by the International Criminal Court in 2009 on charges that he committed war crimes and genocide in Darfur, where 300,000 people died.

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Remembering John Carroll, A Champion Of Tough Journalism

Mon, 06/15/2015 - 12:22pm

NPR's David Folkenflik, who worked under Carroll at The Baltimore Sun, looks back at the career of the lauded newspaper editor who led the Los Angeles Times to 13 Pulitzer Prizes in just five years.

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DOD Says Islamist Extremist Leader Killed In Airstrike

Mon, 06/15/2015 - 12:20pm

The Pentagon believes Mokhtar Belmokhtar, who ordered a deadly attack on an Algerian gas plant in 2013, was killed in a U.S. strike.

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For Carly Fiorina, Gender-Identity Politics Is Complicated

Mon, 06/15/2015 - 12:12pm

While campaigning for the Republican presidential nomination in New Hampshire, gender-identity politics popped up again and again.

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A Blue Zone Worthy Recipe: Guy Raz's Vegan Chili

Mon, 06/15/2015 - 12:10pm

After our episode, The Fountain Of Youth aired, listeners wrote in to find out if they could get Guy's vegan chili recipe. So by popular demand, here it is!

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Catholic Archbishop Resigns Over Sex Abuse Scandal

Mon, 06/15/2015 - 12:06pm

The resignation of the archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis comes after prosecutors filed charges against the archdiocese.

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A Quest To Make A Meaningful Charitable Donation

Mon, 06/15/2015 - 11:52am

A movement called effective altruism offers guidance on maximizing the good from one's charitable donations.

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