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January 29, 2015 | NPR · After six seasons, the final episode airs tonight. NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says the show is a rare gem; a family drama centered on the small, emotional moments between relatives.
 

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January 27, 2015 | NPR · Days later, bad feelings linger among the Miss Universe pageant viewers who believe that the wrong contestant won. Many watchers on social media say Miss Jamaica should be wearing the crown.
 

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January 27, 2015 | NPR · What happens when you try to make a burger out of a pun? One blog, two years, and dozens of recipes later, millions of fans can now cook up their very own Bob’s burgers.
 

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January 26, 2015 | NPR · Now that the Stephen Sondheim musical Into the Woods has made more than $100 million at the box office in just three weeks, NPR’s movie critic Bob Mondello has a modest musical proposal.
 

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January 26, 2015 | NPR · Dish Network soon debuts its Sling TV streaming service, with a small group of cable channels for $20 a month. NPR TV critic Eric Deggans tried it and says Sling TV is a welcome challenge to cable.
 

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January 25, 2015 | NPR · The actor who most famously plays Mr. Bean wrecked the high-performance car back in 2011. Luckily, he wasn’t seriously injured. But it did cost him $1.4 million to get it fixed.
 

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January 24, 2015 | NPR · Trevor Noah, a new international correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, turns a sharp eye on American policy — while answering the questions about world news that people are afraid to ask.
 

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January 23, 2015 | NPR · On this week’s show, the Comedy Central half-hour Broad City and the many hours we spent reading classics because we had to. (And sometimes wanted to.)
 

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January 22, 2015 | NPR · Every year at the Miss Universe pageant, things get a little bit amazing.
 

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January 22, 2015 | NPR · Michaels will anchor the Feb. 1 game between the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots. He tells Fresh Air about falling in love with sports and the hardest sport to announce.
 

 

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January 30, 2015 | NPR · Scientists studying HIV and Ebola have noticed another virus hitching along for the ride in some blood samples. Now they’re trying to figure out whether the lurker helps the body fend off disease.
 

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January 30, 2015 | NPR · For the past decade, wealthy Russians have flocked to the fabled slopes in the French Alps. But the drop in the ruble is now keeping them away, and the region’s economy is starting to feel the effect.
 

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January 30, 2015 | NPR · In his first six years in office, President Obama issued just two vetoes, the fewest of any president going all the way back to James Garfield. But that’s about to change.
 

Arts & Life

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January 30, 2015 | NPR · In part two of David Greene’s conversation with Bill Parcells, the legendary football coach discusses how he dealt with players’ drug use, and redemption for the former Baltimore Raven running back.
 

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January 30, 2015 | NPR · In God’s Bankers Gerald Posner explores the history of money, power and the church. During World War II, he says, the Vatican made money off of the life insurance policies of Jews sent to death camps.
 

January 29, 2015 | NPR · In Natalie Babbitt’s celebrated classic, a young girl stumbles upon a secret spring and the family the spring has given eternal life to. Babbitt says she wrote the book to help kids understand death.
 

Music

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January 29, 2015 | NPR · Count on 2015 as the year many will fall in love with Courtney Barnett, the best lyricist in rock. Barnett’s debut album, Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit, comes out in March.
 

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January 29, 2015 | NPR · The band draws on the rich traditions of American folk music while still sounding modern.
 

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January 29, 2015 | NPR · January’s roundup features music from Panda Bear, Father John Misty, Waxahatchee and more.
 

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