An Air Force officer who was among nine Americans killed by an Afghan military pilot in Kabul was buried today at the Air Force Academy, where he taught foreign languages…Republican Congressman Doug Lamborn is taking aim at the Obama administration’s regulatory approach, blaming it for the country’s high gas prices…and, the Colorado Wildlife Commission has approved a rule banning the hunting of black bears in their dens.

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November 28, 2015 | NPR · Cooperage is one of the oldest trades in Britain. The skills needed to make wooden beer barrels were introduced by the Romans. Now there’s only one “Master Cooper” left in England.

November 28, 2015 | NPR · NPR’s Scott Simon and Bloomberg View’s Kavitha Davidson discuss the late Frank Gifford, concussions and the debate over locker room interviews.

November 28, 2015 | NPR · Li-Fi is a lot like Wi-Fi, but it uses light to transmit data. NPR’s Scott Simon speaks to the man who invented the faster alternative: Harald Haas.

Arts & Life

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November 28, 2015 | NPR · Box Office Poison artist Alex Robinson is back with a new group of likeable, everyday people, mulling over their desire (or lack thereof) for children and family in an episodic, free-floating comic.

Roundabout Theatre
November 28, 2015 | NPR · For 50 years the Roundabout has survived by presenting revivals of plays and musicals that other theaters won’t. Though rates are meager, it still manages to attract major stars for its productions.

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November 27, 2015 | NPR · Barbie commercials have come a long way since the 1950s, when one ad encouraged girls to want to get married. Today’s commercials market the doll to boys and show girls dreaming about their careers.


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November 28, 2015 | NPR · His 30-year career includes trailblazing with an electric trombone, but the Oberlin educator and jazz player has never recorded with a big band until now.

November 27, 2015 | NPR · In the ’70s, Richard Carpenter and his sister, Karen, made up the pop duo the Carpenters. On Dec. 5, PBS will begin airing Close to You: Remembering the Carpenters. Originally broadcast Nov. 25, 2009.

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November 27, 2015 | NPR · Hear the Scottish queer punk band perform a moving DIY ballad about loving someone who is in love with someone else.

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