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January 31, 2015 | NPR · Starved, brainwashed and beaten, Emmanual Jal was a child soldier who escaped Sudan’s war. Now he’s an actor, musician and activist. But he says he still gets nightmares.
 

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January 31, 2015 | KQED · A play based on interviews with former NFL players, their families and fans digs deep: What’s so fun about a sport that devastates bodies and brains? And what if it can’t be made safer?
 

January 31, 2015 | APM · A top Japanese diplomat says indirect negotiations to free a captive journalist from the militant Islamic State group have reached a “state of deadlock.”
 

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January 31, 2015 | NPR · Australian writer Colleen McCullough has died at 77; she was best known for her doomed Outback romance saga The Thorn Birds, famously adapted for TV with Richard Chamberlain as a passionate priest.
 

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January 31, 2015 | KQED · A play based on interviews with former NFL players, their families and fans digs deep: What’s so fun about a sport that devastates bodies and brains? And what if it can’t be made safer?
 

January 30, 2015 | NPR · Melissa Block talks to Rob Dunn about his new book, The Man Who Touched His Own Heart, a history of science and medicine’s efforts to understand the working of the human heart.
 

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January 31, 2015 | NPR · Krall’s new album is a collection of songs she first heard on vinyl, from The Mamas & the Papas to the Eagles. She discusses getting know the originals and sharing music with her twin sons.
 

January 30, 2015 | NPR · Named after the mosquito-borne disease, LA’s band Dengue Fever combines psychedelic rock with Cambodian pop. For over a decade, the six member band have managed to stay relevant by sticking to this offbeat idea and introducing new sounds.
 

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January 30, 2015 | NPR · One of Canada’s most respected roots-music singer-songwriters performs live in West Virginia.
 

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