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Lighten Your Thanksgiving Trek With These Audiobooks, Comedy Albums

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 3:28pm

An estimated 46 million Americans will take to the road this Thanksgiving. We survey some of the best recorded comedy and audiobooks so you can laugh away the tension if you're stuck in traffic.

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Young Ferguson Protestor: 'It's Bigger Than Us'

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 3:28pm

Audie Cornish speaks with Brittany Ferrell, the co-founder of Millennial Activists United, about her new life in activism and the importance of the millennial generation in continuing the fight for civil rights started by generations of the past.

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Kids Get In On The Action With NaNoWriMo

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 3:28pm

November is national novel writing month and some schools are participating by having students write long-form fiction.

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Colleges Ill-Equipped To Investigate, Adjudicate Sexual Assaults

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 3:28pm

In light of the allegations of sexual assault at the University of Virginia, Ari Shapiro speaks with Yale law professor Jed Rubenfeld about his recent critique of campus policies in the New York Times.

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Bureaucratic Hoops Make D.C. Affordable Housing Units Hard To Sell

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 3:28pm

This problem exists nationwide, but in the nation's capital, there are more requirements and restrictions. For example, D.C. limits the maximum resale price and makes homeowners wait before they sell.

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In Pakistan, A Self-Styled Teacher Holds Class for 150 In A Cowshed

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 3:28pm

In a remote village, poor children are on the front line of an education battle. The village's only educated person aims to teach them — and shame teachers who are paid but don't show up for work.

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Move Over Barbie, Frozen Characters Are More Popular This Holiday Season

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 3:27pm

A National Retail Federation survey says 20 percent of parents plan to buy toys from the film Frozen for their daughters. As for boys, Lego is the most popular toy this holiday season.

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Florida Woman In 'Stand Your Ground' Case Accepts Plea Deal

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 2:42pm

Marissa Alexander had been sentenced to 20 years in prison for firing what she said was a warning shot at her husband and his two children in 2010. Under the plea deal, she would serve 65 more days.

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Amid Violence, Iraq Fractures Again Along Religious Lines

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 2:28pm

Nearly a decade ago, Iraq's war drove millions from their homes and divided the country along sectarian lines. It's happening again in response to the latest brutality by the Islamic State.

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Something To Be Thankful For This Thanksgiving

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 2:03pm

Commentator Adam Frank says that no matter what your year has been like — no matter what you may have lost — you can always be thankful for the miracle that is planet Earth.

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Drugged Marshmallows Can Keep Urban Raccoons From Spreading Disease

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 1:50pm

Raccoons, as cute as they are, carry parasites that can be dangerous to humans. Mixing medicine with yummy treats reduced the disease risk for animals and humans in parks in Chicago.

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Four Holiday Goodies, Including 'Christmas At Downton Abbey'

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 1:39pm

It's not too early to be releasing Christmas albums, and Fresh Air rock critic Ken Tucker has been listening to a lot of them.

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In 'Redeployment,' Former Marine Explores The Challenges Of Coming Home

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 1:39pm

Phil Klay served in Iraq from January 2007 to February 2008. He recently won a National Book Award for his collection of short stories.

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Benedict Cumberbatch Lifts Above Biopic Formula In 'Imitation Game'

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 1:39pm

Cumberbatch stars as British mathematician and World War II code breaker Alan Turing in a film directed by Morten Tyldum and co-staring Keira Knightley as Turing's comrade in arms.

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Another Look At The Film Version Of Lois Lowry's 'The Giver'

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 12:50pm

We revisit our conversation with author Lois Lowry and director Phillip Noyce about the film version of the 1993 novel.

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St. Louis Radio Personality Responds To Ferguson Decision

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 12:40pm

After the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown, Jowcol “Boogie D” Dolby turned off the music and opened the phone lines.

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What New FDA Calorie Labeling Rules Mean For Businesses

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 12:35pm

A number of businesses that sell food are worried about how they will comply with the new rules from the Food and Drug Administration.

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Guest DJ Jessye Norman: From Augusta To Valhalla

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 12:26pm

After decades of performing, the celebrated soprano's enthusiasm for music is irresistible. She chooses some of her favorite recordings for an informal session of listening and conversation.

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Treatment For HIV Runs Low In U.S., Despite Diagnosis

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 12:16pm

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says only a third of Americans infected with HIV have the virus under control. Most have been diagnosed, though that's less common among the young.

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Ferguson Officer's Version Of Events Revealed In Testimony

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 12:12pm

The now-public testimony offers the first and most detailed account from Darren Wilson, who shot Michael Brown.

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