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April 27, 2015 | NPR · For this week’s Sandwich Monday, we try deep-fried cheese curds. They’re a regional specialty and the reason we haven’t left the Midwest.
 

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April 27, 2015 | NPR · A study analyzes more than a billion pieces of emoji data across 16 languages and regions to gauge how different nations communicate. Most emojis sent are happy faces and other positive symbols.
 

April 26, 2015 | NPR · Every answer to today’s puzzle is a familiar two-word phrase or name in which the first word starts with L-O and the second word starts with G.
 

Kate Robin
April 25, 2015 | NPR · Kaplan has been a writer and producer on TV shows such as Seinfeld, Six Feet Under and Girls. He’s also known for his distinctive New Yorker cartoons which he signs with his initials BEK.
 

April 23, 2015 | NPR · Indie pop star Ingrid Michaelson performs on her ukulele, turns on her Staten Island accent and covers a rewritten “Somebody That You Used to Know.”
 

April 19, 2015 | NPR · For each word starting with “W,” think of another word, also starting with “W,” that can follow the first to complete a compound word or a familiar two-word phrase.
 

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April 18, 2015 | NPR · Dick Flavin is an Emmy-award winning broadcaster, a PA announcer at Fenway Park and the Poet Laureate of the Boston Red Sox.
 

NPR
April 13, 2015 | NPR · This week, we try a British delicacy: All Day Breakfast in a can. We may be using the word delicacy incorrectly.
 

April 12, 2015 | NPR · For each word or phrase given, remove some of its letters so that those that remain, reading from left to right, will name a popular TV show, past or present.
 

Unicode/Apple
April 10, 2015 | NPR · The eggplant emoji has become a favorite of salacious sexters. To rescue its sullied rep, we turn to our emoji keyboards and conjure up recipes to highlight the fruit’s, ahem, culinary attributes.
 

 

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NPR
April 27, 2015 | NPR · For this week’s Sandwich Monday, we try deep-fried cheese curds. They’re a regional specialty and the reason we haven’t left the Midwest.
 

AP
April 27, 2015 | NPR · The number of people seen in the ER with psychotic symptoms or seizures after using a type of synthetic marijuana called K2 has soared. Manufacturers often change its chemistry to evade detection.
 

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April 27, 2015 | NPR · With fighting expected to pick up this spring, Afghanistan’s security is heavily dependent on elite forces like the commandos. NPR’s Tom Bowman profiles the top enlisted man.
 

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NPR
April 27, 2015 | NPR · For this week’s Sandwich Monday, we try deep-fried cheese curds. They’re a regional specialty and the reason we haven’t left the Midwest.
 

HBO
April 27, 2015 | NPR · Linguist Geoff Nunberg considers the roots and resonance of the latest tech buzzword to catapult into the mainstream. “Disrupt” may be ubiquitous now, but could the term be on the eve of a disruption?
 

AP
April 27, 2015 | NPR · Peter Carey and Rachel Kushner are among those who are withdrawing in protest from the PEN American Center’s annual gala. Kushner says she is uncomfortable with Charlie Hebdo’s “cultural intolerance.”
 

Music

April 27, 2015 | WXPN · Hear the stories that influenced the songs on the former teen idol’s new album, his 60th — and the relationship between the Osmonds and the Jacksons.
 

KEXP
April 27, 2015 | KEXP · Watch the Seattle natives perform the title track from their latest release, Time to Go Home.
 

April 27, 2015 | NPR · To mark the release of his seventh album, the singer-songwriter brings his acoustic guitar to the Fresh Air studio to sing some new songs as well as some of his favorites from the 1920s and ’30s.
 

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