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October 4, 2015 | NPR · The House’s upcoming agenda can “be one that is a successful path to the future or it can be a calendar of chaos, and that really is up to the Republicans,” Pelosi said.

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October 3, 2015 | NPR · As his Alzheimer’s disease advances, Greg O’Brien finds his personality shifting, too. “I know I can’t go back to who I was before,” he says. “I’ve got to learn to live with the new me.

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October 3, 2015 | NPR · After the mass shooting in Oregon, President Obama called on gun owners to ask whether the National Rifle Association represents their positions. Hunter Lily Raff says the answer for her is no.

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October 3, 2015 | NPR · A stretch of the old Berlin Wall has stood for decades as an open-air gallery, covered in fine art and graffiti. Bids for luxury developments in the area have artists hitting the streets in protest.

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October 3, 2015 | NPR · We’re taping the show in Ann Arbor this week, home of Michigan Football and sportswriter John Bacon. Bacon’s latest book is called Endzone: The Rise, Fall, and Return of Michigan Football.

October 3, 2015 | NPR · Author Kelly Gardiner’s new novel is a fictionalized version of the life of Julie d’Aubigny, a swashbuckling 17th-century fencer-turned-opera singer whose exploits often seem stranger than fiction.


October 3, 2015 | NPR · Tom Waits lays down his belief in mole democracy and New York City surrealism in a recently unearthed, freshly animated interview on PBS.

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October 3, 2015 | NPR · Jacobs’ achievements are almost too diverse to list: a humorist, record producer, sound designer and radio host, he achieved little fame but was a catalyst for giant steps in the worlds he touched.

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October 3, 2015 | NPR · “Our boat was on fire,” says Greek singer Monika of the 2012 accident that changed her life.

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