Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan announced a 300 million dollar Recovery Act grant program on Friday for building green public housing units. He made the announcement in Denver as part of a sustainable community tour. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.

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October 9, 2015 | NPR · Before the Quartet was formed, Tunisia seemed doomed to walk the same path of violence, retributions and political chaos that had wreaked havoc in Egypt.

October 9, 2015 | NPR · The entertainer is set to be deposed Friday regarding allegations that he molested Judy Huth in 1974, when she was 15. A judge has ruled that the testimony be sealed until at least Dec. 22.

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October 9, 2015 | NPR · The Catholic sisters known for their blue and white habits say they have asked the government to de-register 13 orphanages over religious objections to the country’s new adoption guidelines.

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October 9, 2015 | NPR · Jeanette Winterson’s retelling of The Winter’s Tale includes hedge fund managers and a New Orleans setting. But critic Annalisa Quinn says the book doesn’t quite stand on its own.

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October 9, 2015 | NPR · On this week’s show, we chat about The Martian, consider other stories that enlighten us about the work people do, and — as always — offer up what’s making us happy this week.

October 9, 2015 | NPR · Geraldine Brooks’ retelling of the biblical epic of King David casts him as larger than life — jester, predator, conqueror and poet. Critic Jean Zimmerman says Brooks “gives the whole king his due.”


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October 9, 2015 | NPR · On this week’s +1 podcast, Peaches and Meg Remy of U.S. Girls talk about why they’re drawn to graphic music and how they navigate the issues that come with performing provocative material live.

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October 9, 2015 | NPR · In a 1986 session, the session pianist and Lester Young collaborator demonstrated his boogie-woogie style.

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October 9, 2015 | NPR · “I love working with him,” Cash says of Levanthal, her husband. “It’s the ultimate romance to me.”

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